The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services approved Iowa's partially privatized plan to expand Medicaid, which is more stringent than other states, but it rejected part of the plan that would have required very poor Medicaid members to pay premiums.
Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) proposed a deficit savings plan that cuts fund to Medicare providers, a move that healthcare industry experts and critics strongly oppose, CNN reported.
The foremost nurses union in Massachusetts is petitioning for the Bay State to mandate increased financial disclosure by hospitals, as well as limits on the salaries of top hospital executives, the Boston Globe reports.
Unlike past years when physicians' concerns focused mostly on scenarios that might occur in an evolving U.S. health system, 2014 will call for doctors to address the new realities of practicing...
The Obama administration and insurers have been touting low premiums for plans sold on the health insurance exchange, but the ability to "window shop" on HealthCare.gov could impact consumers' plan choices. The window shopping feature, which was expanded as part of the Nov. 30 reboot to HealthCare.gov, allows consumers check out plans available in their area without first creating an account.
Ohio officials launched a new website that will help enroll consumers into its newly expanded Medicaid program. The website, Benefits.Ohio.gov, determines whether consumers are eligible for Medicaid, reported the Columbus Dispatch.
It's little surprise that David Sedaris, whose acid observations about how Americans inflict themselves on one another are the best put to paper since Ambrose Bierce, left this country years...
An Austin, Texas hospital improved the efficiency of its emergency department by taking inspiration from an unlikely model: the assembly line.
As open enrollment gets into full swing, some state health insurance exchanges are experiencing a leadership shakeup. The executive director of Maryland's health insurance, for instance, has stepped down from her post amid criticism and technical problems.
The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services and the White House have been releasing multiple numbers in an attempt to show the federal health insurance exchange website, HealthCare.gov, is operating smoothly now. But how many of those data points really matter?