140,000 in NH now eligible for addiction treatment under Medicaid | New Hampshire Union Leader
Some 140,000 Medicaid recipients became eligible for addiction recovery services last week under revisions to state Medicaid practices, state health officials said.
More hospitals get rid of nurseries | Today.com
Babies traditionally go to the hospital nursery after they're born, but these days, many hospitals are doing away with those facilities. It's known as the "baby friendly" initiative.
Wisconsin mayor looks to take on hospitals healthcare pricing | Wisconsin Public Radio
Madison (Wis.) Mayor Paul Soglin wants to know why there are different prices for hospital care depending on how a patient pays. "If you look at the column, go down every one of these items, you'll see that the private insurance payment is almost twice of what is the payment for Medicare patient," said Soglin, who recently asked the Madison Common Council to approve a resolution pressing hospitals to be more transparent.
Hospitals track physical, verbal assaults on healthcare workers | (Fort Myers, Fla.) News-Press
Physical and verbal assaults are ever present in emergency rooms and elsewhere in hospitals, and state legislatures are being pressed to pass tougher penalties for violence against healthcare workers.
Healthcare experts question future of Obamacare marketplace in South Carolina | (Charleston, S.C.) Post and Courier
With insurers struggling to make money and access to plans severely limited, top South Carolina health officials warn the Obamacare health insurance marketplace is on the verge of collapse.
Uncertainty surrounds Louisiana's newly Medicaid-eligible, choices with Obamacare plans | (Baton Rouge, La.) Advocate
This refrain may sound familiar: If you qualify for Medicaid but you like your “Obamacare” plan, you can keep it ... unless you can't. That's the confusing and mixed message residents are getting from the state and insurance companies now that Louisiana has become the 31st state to expand Medicaid coverage under the Affordable Care Act.
Abortion rights groups are gearing up for a major assault against dozens—and ultimately hundreds—of state laws after their biggest legal victory in a generation. Lawyers for groups such as Planned Parenthood say the Supreme Court's historic ruling opening a new front in the decades-old war over abortion access.