The November elections surely won't end the nonstop, eight-year political war over the shape of the U.S. healthcare system. But the ballot results likely will determine whether the changes driven by the ACA continue in the same direction or the system returns to its previous, less-regulated form.
For the next four years, California's public hospitals will collectively receive up to $472 million annually to cover hospital visits for the uninsured as part of a waiver meant to reform the state's Medicaid program.
Despite policy and technological innovation occurring nationwide, “Healthcare Nirvana”—better outcomes, cost effectiveness and health equity—remains unrealized. It is time to invest in a better healthcare future for all.
Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine, named Friday by presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton as her vice presidential running mate, is a strong ally of Clinton's in her push for improving the Affordable Care Act and expanding Medicaid to more states.
The Obama administration cannot force a Missouri lawmaker and his family to carry health insurance that includes contraception coverage despite the Affordable Care Act's requirement that insurers cover birth control, a federal judge ruled Thursday.
The GOP health policy platform released Monday left no trace of Donald Trump's campaign statements about not touching Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security and making sure all Americans have healthcare when they need it. And there's no discussion about controlling soaring prescription drug costs.
Land of Lincoln Health's looming exit from the Obamacare exchange, announced July 12, takes Illinois a step closer to a PPO-free world. The Chicago not-for-profit offered one of the broadest so-called PPO plans on the market—part of its appeal and, potentially, a factor in its demise.
In a conversation with Modern Healthcare editor Merrill Goozner, Ascension CEO Anthony Tersigni explains how the Catholic system's business strategy aligns with its mission to care for all people, particularly the poor and vulnerable.
Last week, two well-respected groups of government economists predicted the end is nigh for the era of restrained growth in healthcare spending. Ignore them. They've been wrong before. They will be proven wrong again.
'We need a healthcare policy in this country. We don't have one. We have a healthcare financing policy'
Modern Healthcare editor Merrill Goozner recently asked Ascension CEO Anthony Tersigni about the steps they've taken to reduce the financial burden for low-income people when they access the healthcare system and other major issues affecting the sprawling system's operations.
Bernie Sanders finally endorsed Hillary Clinton for the Democratic presidential nomination last week, and to win the Vermont senator's backing, Clinton tweaked her healthcare platform.
Providers and payers across the country will be expected to adhere to a new HHS policy this week that prevents discrimination against patients based on their gender or gender identity.