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Judge says Arizona Medicaid plan hospital fee is constitutional

By Associated Press  |  August 27, 2015

A judge ruled Wednesday that a hospital assessment that pays for the expansion of Arizona's Medicaid program did not require a supermajority vote of the Legislature to be enacted and is therefore constitutional.

With Nevada co-op closing, are more to come?

By Bob Herman  |  August 27, 2015

Nevada Health Co-op is shutting down by Jan. 1, the not-for-profit health plan announced Wednesday. It is now the third co-op to fold, and data suggest it's possible other co-ops may follow suit.

Average premiums of Florida's individual ACA plans to rise 9.5%

Average premiums of Florida's individual ACA plans to rise 9.5%

By Bob Herman  |  August 26, 2015

The price of health plans sold on and off Florida's insurance exchange will go up an average of 9.5% next year, Florida's Office of Insurance Regulation said Wednesday. The final rates vary widely by insurer and type of plan.

Outlook for not-for-profit hospitals gets first upgrade since 2008

By Beth Kutscher  |  August 26, 2015

Not-for-profit hospitals are on stable financial ground again after several years of navigating a rocky business environment. For the first time since 2008, credit rating agency Moody's Investors Service upgraded the outlook on not-for-profit hospitals to stable from negative.

The justice who decided healthcare reform's fate

The justice who decided healthcare reform's fate

By Lisa Schencker  |  August 22, 2015

U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts' influence on healthcare is hard to overstate, especially after this year's landmark King v. Burwell case. He placed No. 1 on Modern Healthcare's ranking of the 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare for 2015.

Editorial: Moving beyond a sterile reform debate

Editorial: Moving beyond a sterile reform debate

By Merrill Goozner  |  August 22, 2015

The latest Kaiser Family Foundation tracking poll showed most Americans are more concerned about the rising price of drugs than repeal of the Affordable Care Act. But drug prices are not the only cost issue on peoples' minds.

Voters, candidates at odds on healthcare

Voters, candidates at odds on healthcare

By Shannon Muchmore  |  August 22, 2015

Several GOP candidates have signaled they'll campaign on conservative approaches to healthcare reform, but it's not at all clear that they will have much resonance with voters, who have indicated that the healthcare issues they care most about now are the ones that affect their pocketbooks.

Review shows feds misstated Arizona insurance co-op results

By Associated Press  |  August 21, 2015

A federal government analysis that said Arizona's health insurance co-op had gotten just a fraction of its projected enrollment last year missed thousands of signups and incorrectly showed the state not-for-profit set up under the Affordable Care Act signed up only 4% of the people it expected in...

North Carolina providers, insurers may compete for managed Medicaid

By Bob Herman  |  August 21, 2015

A political and philosophical brawl among providers, insurers and policymakers in the Tar Heel State is reaching a possible resolution as North Carolina's Legislature attempts to coalesce around a bill that would overhaul the state's Medicaid program.

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