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Shumlin team to push less ambitious health changes

By Associated Press  |  December 21, 2014

After Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin dropped his long-sought goal of a universal, publicly funded healthcare system this past week, key members of his healthcare team immediately got back to work picking up less ambitious pieces of the plan.

Coverage expansion, low cost growth, continued reform battles highlight 2014

By Harris Meyer  |  December 20, 2014

Healthcare providers and insurers were busy implementing healthcare reform in 2014, millions of uninsured Americans gained coverage, and healthcare spending growth remained modest even as partisan warfare over the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act continued in full force.

Obamacare enrollment on pace to meet predictions

Obamacare enrollment on pace to meet predictions

By Adam Rubenfire  |  December 20, 2014

The latest enrollment numbers from the insurance exchanges show that after the first month of open enrollment, sign-ups are on track to meet or surpass the Obama administration's projection that 9 million to 10 million Americans will buy exchange plan coverage for 2015.

A holiday wish list for healthcare

A holiday wish list for healthcare

By Merrill Goozner  |  December 20, 2014

The holiday season is a time when we count our blessings and shower gifts on those we love. It's also the time when we vow to do better in the coming year.

Catholic Health Initiatives keeps Fitch rating despite setbacks

By Melanie Evans  |  December 19, 2014

Fitch Ratings is maintaining it's A+ credit rating for Catholic Health Initiatives, the rapidly expanding national health system that earlier this week reported a sharp drop in its operating performance. Rival rating agency Standard & Poor's recently downgraded CHI because of weak financial results.

Supreme Court decision could mean $65 billion in lost insurance subsidies

By Paul Demko  |  December 18, 2014

Florida residents would lose $12.3 billion in financial assistance in 2016 if the U.S. Supreme Court strikes down insurance subsidies for states that haven't established their own exchanges, according to an analysis done by Democratic staffers on the House Energy and Commerce Committee.

Vermont governor abandons single-payer healthcare plan

Vermont governor abandons single-payer healthcare plan

By Associated Press  |  December 18, 2014

Calling it the biggest disappointment of his career, Gov. Peter Shumlin said he was abandoning plans to make Vermont the first state in the country with a universal, publicly funded healthcare system.

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