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Senators seek lawmakers' focus on mental health reform

By Shannon Muchmore  |  May 21, 2016

Sens. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) and Bill Cassidy (R-La.) hope a gathering of mental health professionals this week will remind their fellow legislators that time is running out to reform the country's mental health system.

Highmark sues feds over ACA payments

Highmark sues feds over ACA payments

By Bob Herman  |  May 17, 2016

Health insurer Highmark is suing the federal government to recover money owed under the risk-corridor program for plans sold on the Affordable Care Act's insurance exchanges. Republicans in Congress, calling the program a bailout for insurers, stymied HHS' ability to cover the obligations.

Insurers dive into ACA's exchanges as big names exit

By Bob Herman  |  May 16, 2016

UnitedHealth Group and Humana are bailing on multiple exchanges that sell individual health insurance, and more than half of the not-for-profit co-ops have closed up shop. But other companies are willingly, and quietly, taking their place.

In surprising turnabout, Oklahoma eyes Medicaid expansion

By Associated Press  |  May 16, 2016

In what would be the grandest about-face among rightward leaning states, Oklahoma is now moving toward a plan to expand its Medicaid program to bring in billions of federal dollars from President Barack Obama's new healthcare system.

What, me buy insurance?

What, me buy insurance?

By Bob Herman  |  May 14, 2016

The tax penalty and other measures designed to get younger, healthier people to sign up for individual plans on the ACA's insurance exchanges have not accomplished their mission of preventing adverse selection.

Q&A: Universal Health CEO believes Obamacare is here to stay

Q&A: Universal Health CEO believes Obamacare is here to stay

By Modern Healthcare  |  May 14, 2016

Alan Miller, chairman and CEO of Universal Health Services, recently spoke with Modern Healthcare senior reporter Harris Meyer about the reasons for the company's improving financial performance at a time when some other for-profit hospital chains are struggling.

House GOP win on Obamacare lawsuit won't change much—for now

House GOP win on Obamacare lawsuit won't change much—for now

By Lisa Schencker  |  May 14, 2016

A federal judge's decision that the Obama administration unconstitutionally spent money to pay for part of the Affordable Care Act may not disrupt health plans or beneficiaries right away. But the fresh uncertainty immediately delivered a blow to the share prices of hospitals and health insurers.

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