West Virginia hospitals welcome review of agreement | (Huntington, W.Va.) Herald Dispatch
Although they disagree with a judge's ruling, officials with Cabell Huntington Hospital and St. Mary's Medical Center said they are looking forward to a review of the merits of the West Virginia Health Care Authority's "well-reasoned" decision to grant them a cooperative agreement.
Tennessee insurance commissioner: Obamacare exchange 'very near collapse' | (Nashville) Tennessean
Tennessee's insurance regulator proclaimed the state's Obamacare exchange "very near collapse" Tuesday, after signing off on hefty premium hikes in an extraordinary bid to keep the program afloat.
Texas owes the Medicaid program $57.8 million, report says | Dallas Morning News
The state of Texas received nearly $58 million from the federal Medicaid program for health services that did not qualify for reimbursement — and it may be asked to return part of the money.
Nurses' strike approaches at New York hospital | (Albany, N.Y.) Times Union
With no movement on a two-year-old contract impasse, about 140 registered nurses at Nathan Littauer Hospital seem headed for a two-day strike on Sept. 1, as announced by the New York State Nurses Association union last week.
Talks between Allina Health, nurses union go nowhere | (Minneapolis) Star Tribune
Representatives for Allina Health and the union representing 4,800 of its hospital nurses ended a 12-hour negotiating session late Tuesday without reaching agreement. Each side blamed the other for the latest failure in talks that have been going on since February.
Blue Cross' ACA problems still under review, says North Carolina regulator | (Raleigh, N.C.) News and Observer
North Carolina's insurance regulator is now re-examining problems which caused customers to be double-billed, dropped from coverage or assigned to health plans they had not selected.