A California bill that would eliminate health insurance companies and provide government-funded health coverage for everyone in the state would cost $400 billion annually and require significant tax increases, according to a state legislative analysis.
Inova’s joint-venture health plan with Aetna is exiting the Virginia exchange marketplace in 2018 to stem losses that are dampening an otherwise strong rebound at the system.
The CEO of Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center resigned last week after faculty accused him of harming the institution's culture and reputation.
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Dr. Toby Cosgrove, the longtime CEO of the Cleveland Clinic, announced last week he will be stepping down by the end of this year.
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Norton Healthcare in Kentucky saw strong investment gains, an area that has helped other health systems score earnings wins for the year.
Wisconsin last week unveiled plans to overhaul Medicaid by requiring members to pay insurance premiums and undergo a drug screening.
The state of Massachusetts sued Universal Health Services in federal court last week, accusing it of illegally charging Medicaid for outpatient mental health services by unqualified staff.
The CMS will allow cash-strapped Alabama to postpone its Medicaid privatization and restructuring demonstration.
Iowa's privatized Medicaid program has asked the federal government to pay up to $225 million in risk-corridor payments to make up for losses experienced by the health insurers that run the year-old managed-care program, and other regional news.
The Illinois Supreme Court ruled last week to uphold a state law that exempts not-for-profit hospitals from paying property taxes.
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and the Cleveland VA Medical Center have teamed up open a new center dedicated to finding solutions to antibiotic resistance.
A federal judge last week ruled against the proposed union between Advocate Health Care and NorthShore University HealthSystem, leading the two Chicago-area hospital systems to announce that they will not continue their merger effort.
Indiana officials have not responded to claims that they cooked the books when assessing the performance of the state's Medicaid expansion.
Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner outlined a reboot of the state's Medicaid managed-care program, which would require insurers picked through a competitive bidding process to be held accountable for patient outcomes.
Obamacare repeal could cost Chicago's home county $300 million a year, and other Midwest regional news
Officials in Cook County, Ill., say that an Obamacare repeal and the related expansion of Medicaid could cost the county health system—and, ultimately, local taxpayers—$300 million a year or more.
Hospitals in central Illinois are rejecting managed Medicaid plans at such a troubling rate that lawmakers are calling it a “crisis.”
Medicare Advantage insurer MeridianCare has entered into a value-based contract with Oak Street Health, a Chicago-based network of 19 primary-care clinics serving the Medicare population.
Northeast Ohio faces a projected shortage of 3,500 nurses by 2020—a fate that hospital officials throughout the region are working to address.