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Editorial: FLOTUS—the healthcare influential we forgot

Editorial: FLOTUS—the healthcare influential we forgot

By Merrill Goozner  |  August 20, 2016

Michelle Obama during her nearly eight years in the White House succeeded in changing the national conversation about diet and exercise, and gave a major boost to transparency about the foods we eat.

Health center conference will focus on getting right mix of providers

By Harris Meyer  |  August 20, 2016

Speakers such as Dr. Karen DeSalvo, HHS' acting assistant secretary of health, will discuss how innovative care models such as patient-centered medical homes will drive which types of healthcare professionals are most needed to serve the clinics' low-income patients.

Insurers can make money in the exchanges. Just ask Kaiser.

Insurers can make money in the exchanges. Just ask Kaiser.

By Bob Herman  |  August 20, 2016

Kaiser Permanente, the $61 billion system that includes health plans, hospitals and medical groups, is “absolutely” sticking with the exchanges over the long term, Kaiser CEO Bernard Tyson told Modern Healthcare last week.

Aetna pullout heightens pressure for ACA exchange fixes as elections near

Aetna pullout heightens pressure for ACA exchange fixes as elections near

By Harris Meyer  |  August 16, 2016

The startling withdrawal of Aetna from many Affordable Care Act exchanges has accelerated the search for ways to preserve competition in those markets, such as making participation a condition for Medicaid contracts or a concession for proceeding with proposed mergers.

ACA waiver rules may scare away states

ACA waiver rules may scare away states

By Erica Teichert  |  August 08, 2016

The Treasury Department's and HHS' rules governing Section 1332 waiver approvals may dissuade states from applying for the program, according to a government watchdog report.

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