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What will happen with healthcare policy under President Trump ... or ... Clinton?

What will happen with healthcare policy under President Trump ... or ... Clinton?

By Harris Meyer  |  July 23, 2016

The November elections surely won't end the nonstop, eight-year political war over the shape of the U.S. healthcare system. But the ballot results likely will determine whether the changes driven by the ACA continue in the same direction or the system returns to its previous, less-regulated form.

Calif. to get nearly $2B in uncompensated-care funds

By Virgil Dickson  |  July 23, 2016

For the next four years, California's public hospitals will collectively receive up to $472 million annually to cover hospital visits for the uninsured as part of a waiver meant to reform the state's Medicaid program.

Commentary: Value public health equally to police, clean water

Commentary: Value public health equally to police, clean water

By Dr. Ram Raju  |  July 23, 2016

Despite policy and technological innovation occurring nationwide, “Healthcare Nirvana”—better outcomes, cost effectiveness and health equity—remains unrealized. It is time to invest in a better healthcare future for all.

Blog: Ryan prevails over Trump in Republican health policy platform

Blog: Ryan prevails over Trump in Republican health policy platform

By Harris Meyer  |  July 18, 2016

The GOP health policy platform released Monday left no trace of Donald Trump's campaign statements about not touching Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security and making sure all Americans have healthcare when they need it. And there's no discussion about controlling soaring prescription drug costs.

Land of Lincoln's exit from Obamacare market mirrors a shift away from PPOs

Land of Lincoln's exit from Obamacare market mirrors a shift away from PPOs

By Kristen Schorsch, Crain's Chicago Business  |  July 18, 2016

Land of Lincoln Health's looming exit from the Obamacare exchange, announced July 12, takes Illinois a step closer to a PPO-free world. The Chicago not-for-profit offered one of the broadest so-called PPO plans on the market—part of its appeal and, potentially, a factor in its demise.

Video: A conversation with Ascension CEO Anthony Tersigni

Video: A conversation with Ascension CEO Anthony Tersigni

By Modern Healthcare  |  July 16, 2016

In a conversation with Modern Healthcare editor Merrill Goozner, Ascension CEO Anthony Tersigni explains how the Catholic system's business strategy aligns with its mission to care for all people, particularly the poor and vulnerable.

Editorial: Why assume healthcare cost controls will fail?

Editorial: Why assume healthcare cost controls will fail?

By Merrill Goozner  |  July 16, 2016

Last week, two well-respected groups of government economists predicted the end is nigh for the era of restrained growth in healthcare spending. Ignore them. They've been wrong before. They will be proven wrong again.

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