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Big gap among hospitals prepared for health reform

Although Obama's reelection has reinforced the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, not all hospitals are prepared for the changes coming under the reform law, according to new research from the California HealthCare Foundation.

Frugal patients won't change docs to save money

Patients know what they want, but they don't know how to get there. Sixty percent of consumers listed "low out-of pocket costs" when they visit the doctor as a top priority, but only 19 percent prioritized "understanding in advance how much care would cost."

Could new immigration laws fix the doc shortage?

Immigration policies prevent a sufficient number foreign-born physicians, nurses and other medical personnel from working in the United States, according to a new study from the National Foundation for American Policy.

Time to rise above petty politics in healthcare

I recognize we don't live in a utopian society. But is it so crazy of me to wish we all could just get along? Apparently, it is--especially if you're a politician. I had hoped that with...

3 ways Obama win affects your practice

Deb Beaulieu The re-election of President Barack Obama means that, despite lingering challenges, the Affordable Care Act will proceed. Healthcare insiders predict that it will affect...

15 healthcare leaders who have something to say

In this special report,  FierceHealthcare editors scoured the archives and turned up 15 of the most interesting, thought-provoking and memorable quotes from healthcare leaders in the past year. 

HHS gives states more time to design insurance exchanges

Insurers have a little extra breathing room to comply with federal regulations for health insurance exchanges--but states must still send letters of intent to design a state-based exchange by Friday.

Payers must accept health reform as 'law of the land'

Now that the Election Day dust has settled and the health reform law has survived a nasty political battle, I would like to remind my dear readers of some wise comments made two years ago (to the...

CBO: Excluding broker fees from MLR would cost $1B

A bill amending the health reform law's medical-loss ratio provision to prevent insurers from counting agent fees as administrative fees, would cost the federal government roughly $1 billion between 2013 and 2022.

Health reform to stay the (bumpy) course

Reelected for a second term, President Barack Obama is expected to carry out the landmark Affordable Care Act of 2010--but not without some resistance from a split Congress.