Sebelius, former Kansas governor, calls for Medicaid expansion | Topeka (Kan.) Capital-Journal
Former Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius made a pitch Wednesday for expansion of Medicaid in Kansas, urged women to assume a more active role in politics and denounced escalation of a sales tax on food by the Republican-led Legislature and Gov. Sam Brownback.
Support for Medicaid copays plan is crumbling in Louisiana | (New Orleans) Times-Picayune
Legislative support appears to be crumbling for plans to charge Medicaid recipients copays for receiving healthcare services. Gov. John Bel Edwards threw his support behind copays after Republicans pushed for the measure as part of Medicaid expansion.
As changes come to the healthcare industry in Michigan's Muskegon-Grand Haven market, one major new building plan in Grand Haven is causing tension between two large Michigan hospital chains.
The costs of treating cancer haven't been outpacing the overall rise in health care costs, it turns out. Over the last decade, the cost to treat cancer patients has grown at roughly the same rate as all health care spending. That goes against a wide-reaching narrative that said cancer care costs have been outstripping other medical concerns, according to a new study by actuarial firm Milliman.
Minnesota doctors sharing medical records with patients weigh changing how they take notes | (Minneapolis, Minn.) Star Tribune
A growing number of Minnesota doctors are giving patients unfiltered access to their clinical notes in an effort to help them understand and follow treatment recommendations. But they are reaching a dilemma in the process: Do they switch to layman language, or continue to write notes in expedient jargon and acronyms that are familiar to colleagues but Greek to patients?
Baylor All Saints Fort Worth to double size of emergency department | Fort Worth (Texas) Star-Telegram
Baylor Scott & White All Saints Medical Center-Fort Worth was beyond capacity in 2015, a trend that could only get worse as Baby Boomers age. That's why All-Saints is adding 36,300 square feet to its emergency department with new trauma and treatment rooms and new technology. The rapid expansion is set for completion by late spring of 2017.
Minnesota lawmakers propose fix for dangerous state hospitals | (Willmar, Minn.) West Central Tribune
Money is needed to end an epidemic of injuries being suffered in two state-run hospitals, and Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton puts the figure at $177 million.