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Alito steps into ACA contraception case

By Lisa Schencker  |  April 16, 2015

Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito signed an order Wednesday temporarily granting relief to a handful of Pennsylvania religious organizations from a lower court's decision that they must notify insurers of their intention not to provide birth control to employees, or face fines under the ACA.

Low spending growth saves Medicare $316 billion, HHS says

By Bob Herman  |  April 15, 2015

HHS patted itself on the back Wednesday, saying Medicare spending was $316 billion lower than expected between 2009 and 2013 thanks to its policies. But various economic trends indicate the slowdown may not last.

Video: Dr. Patrick Conway, the CMS' CMO

Video: Dr. Patrick Conway, the CMS' CMO

By Modern Healthcare  |  April 11, 2015

Dr. Patrick Conway, CMO and acting principal deputy administrator at the CMS, says the Obama administration's push to transform the healthcare system is yielding real results, even as some providers have struggled as the agency tinkers with the frameworks and benchmarks of its new models.

Meet the physician candidate who's not Rand Paul

Meet the physician candidate who's not Rand Paul

By Modern Healthcare  |  April 11, 2015

Republican Sen. Rand Paul may be the most high-profile physician with libertarian leanings to jump into the 2016 presidential race, but he's not the first.

Community clinics use innovation to address key challenges

Community clinics use innovation to address key challenges

By Carmela Castellano-Garcia  |  April 10, 2015

The old proverb states, “Necessity is the mother of invention.” Nowhere does that ring more true than in our nation's healthcare system following the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, and it is particularly true for community clinics and health centers.

Medicaid expansion battles continue as legislative sessions wind down

Medicaid expansion battles continue as legislative sessions wind down

By Virgil Dickson  |  April 09, 2015

Bipartisan efforts continue in three states to expand Medicaid as the clock runs down on their legislative sessions. Hospital groups and other supporters face tough fights against opposition spearheaded by a Koch brothers-backed advocacy group.

Smaller Enroll America could spell trouble for ACA sign-ups

Smaller Enroll America could spell trouble for ACA sign-ups

By Virgil Dickson  |  April 09, 2015

The dramatic downsizing of Enroll America, the not-for-profit group tasked by the White House to educate Americans about the Affordable Care Act, could depress enrollment in states where local lawmakers oppose the law.

Tax refunds for many take hit or get bump from health law

By Associated Press  |  April 05, 2015

As the April 15 tax deadline nears, people who got help paying for health insurance under President Barack Obama's law are seeing the direct effect on their refunds—hundreds of dollars, for better or worse.

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