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  • Big round of Vermont state worker layoffs seen possible

    Top aides to Gov. Peter Shumlin warned Thursday that Vermont's unionized state labor force could see more than 400 layoffs if the union does not agree to re-open its contract and negotiate pay cuts. Meanwhile, the chairwoman of the House Ways and Means...
  • Study: Health reform will net Kentucky $819M savings by 2021

    Gov. Steve Beshear's decision to expand Kentucky's Medicaid program will cost taxpayers more than $1.1 billion by 2021 according to a new state study released Thursday. But the study also says Kentucky's next governor should be able to find money to...
  • Anthem data breach poses a big test for its CEO

    Anthem data breach poses a big test for its CEO
    In unusually blunt terms, the chief executive of Anthem Inc. told investors recently that his company and the health insurance industry rank last in customer service. That was before the insurance giant disclosed a massive data breach last week...
  • APNewsBreak: LePage goes to Supreme Court with Medicaid case

    Gov. Paul LePage's administration petitioned the nation's highest court Thursday to consider whether Maine can remove thousands of low-income young adults from the state's Medicaid rolls after the federal government rejected the state's request to do so....
  • Report: Small group accounts for 11 percent of hospital admissions

    Report: Small group accounts for 11 percent of hospital admissions
    Three percent of patients hospitalized in Pennsylvania in fiscal 2014 were "super-utilizers" — people admitted five or more times in a year, according to a new report from the Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council. Those 21,308...
  • Rauner's Illinois budget threatens hospitals, executives say

    Rauner's Illinois budget threatens hospitals, executives say
    Shudders rippled through Illinois hospital and pharmacy industries earlier this week when Gov. Bruce Rauner proposed cuts to health care for the poor as part of his first budget for a financially shaky state. In his budget address Wednesday, the...
  • Options for signing up for health coverage after open enrollment

    Options for signing up for health coverage after open enrollment
    The open enrollment period for state or federal marketplace health insurance ended Feb. 15. If you missed the deadline and you don't have qualified coverage on your own, you could face penalties. The good news: You might be able to avoid a fee if you...
  • Hassan's $11.5 billion budget includes modest new revenue

    Higher education and health care emerged as the top spending priorities in New Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan's proposed $11.5 billion two-year state budget, but Republican lawmakers say they won't support new revenue sources she is proposing to pay for the...
  • Hawaii bills aim to help Micronesian migrants pay for health care after rule switch

    Hawaii lawmakers are trying to make it easier for people living in the state under the Compact of Free Association to pay for health care. The state recently decided to end Medicaid coverage for most Micronesian migrants and to enroll them in health...
  • Advocates For Oldest, Sickest, Poorest Worry About Gov's 'Tough Choices'

    Advocates For Oldest, Sickest, Poorest Worry About Gov's 'Tough Choices'
    HARTFORD — In his budget address on Wednesday, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy repeatedly emphasized efforts to provide relief to Connecticut's middle class. "Even in this time of difficult choices, we must not ask any more of our middle class," the...
  • Rauner budget strikes at Illinois hospitals, nursing homes

    In proposing to cut Illinois' Medicaid program by $1.5 billion, Gov. Bruce Rauner has chosen to go toe-to-toe with three powerful business lobbies: retail pharmacies, nursing homes and hospitals. The Republican wants to reinstate service cuts temporarily...