After a ruling that the bill could not be passed through the reconciliation process, senators are scrambling to find another way to get the legislation before the president, who would veto it.
UnitedHealth Group's announcement this month that it will consider exiting the insurance exchanges in 2017 because of sizable financial losses on its exchange business was the latest in a series of blows to the Affordable Care Act.
Marty Fattig, CEO of Nemaha County Hospital in Auburn, Neb., discusses rural hospitals' challenges in recruiting staff, the problems created by Nebraska's refusal so far to expand Medicaid to low-income adults and how he motivates his employees.
The recent election of a Democratic governor in Louisiana who is committed to expanding Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act has given hope to hospitals and other advocacy groups that back expansion of coverage to low-income adults in the 20 states where Republican leaders so far have balked.
Data Points for the week of Nov. 23, 2015, covered the following topics: Abortion, smoking, insurance exchange enrollment, prostate cancer, colorectal cancer and specialty drug costs
Data Points for the week of Nov. 2, 2015, covered the following topics: PTSD, apps for diabetes patients, vaccine safety, childhood hunger
Health insurer Cigna Corp. has agreed to settle multiple class-action lawsuits that alleged Cigna and its pending acquirer, Anthem, shortchanged investors and agreed to a bad deal.
Lahey Hospital and Medical Center has agreed to pay $850,000 in a settlement with HHS' Office for Civil Rights to resolve alleged privacy and security violations stemming from the theft of a laptop computer with unencrypted patient records.
The Veterans Affairs Department on Wednesday presented a plan to Congress for overhauling the way veterans receive care outside the VA. It would move toward value-based provider payments and would need at least $1.5 billion to get it started.