Price and utilization are the two basic components of the nation's healthcare tab, and wild differences in prices for common medical procedures appear to be driving it up.
A nimble inside-the-Beltway operative, Stephen Ubl took the reins of the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America just as public outrage over high drug prices was hitting its peak. In an interview with Modern Healthcare Editor Merrill Goozner, Ubl shares his views on the drug-price...
After months of uncertainty surrounding Health Republic Insurance of New York's liquidation process, new court documents released April 22 provide clarity on what creditors can expect to receive. That is a welcome development for doctors and other providers who say are owed more than $200 million.
UnitedHealth Group's decision to pull out of most of the Affordable Care Act's insurance exchanges created a big headache for the Obama administration, but the reality of the situation is a lot more nuanced than it might appear.
Arkansas' Republican-controlled Legislature, including Democratic members, voted last week to kill the state's successful Medicaid expansion. But it was just a tactic to get around a minority of conservative GOP senators who had enough votes to end the expanded program.
Warning that providers could lose billions of dollars in reimbursement, Texas is seeking an emergency 15-month waiver from the CMS that would extend financing for programs designed to cover the unpaid bills of Medicaid-eligible patients who haven’t signed up for the program.
Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Thursday effectively saved Arkansas' first-in-the-nation hybrid Medicaid expansion by voiding part of a budget bill that would have ended the subsidized insurance for more than 250,000 poor people.
The Arkansas Senate voted to kill the state's successful Medicaid expansion. The House is set to do the same Thursday. But it's all political maneuvering to get around conservative Republicans.
Two people with first-hand knowledge of Hillary Clinton's history on healthcare say she has done outstanding work in expanding coverage and research funding, and that the Clinton they know is nothing like the self-serving politician described by her critics.
A Crain's investigation shows how Health Republic, the insurance company that was supposed to be about people, not profits, misled its customers and ran itself into the ground.
Innovative research and healthcare reform don't happen overnight. A commitment to research and evaluation is needed to make sure we get good value for healthcare dollars spent.
Republican opponents of Arkansas' hybrid Medicaid expansion blocked funding for the program Thursday, leaving lawmakers scrambling to find a way to save the expanded coverage for thousands of poor people and resolve a standoff over the state's budget.