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  • Reports differ on Medicaid changes House made to Ohio budget

    A Cleveland-based organization led by Ohio's former Medicaid director says House changes to the Medicaid program in the state budget could result in hundreds of thousands losing health coverage. A report released recently from John Corlett of the...
  • INSIDE WASHINGTON: Insurers pass tax along to the states

    There's more than a touch of absurdity in the way an industry fee in President Barack Obama's health care law is being passed along to state taxpayers. As Alice in Wonderland might say, a curious tax just got curiouser. The burden to states could mount...
  • Missouri lawmakers quit early; deadly force bill fails

    Missouri lawmakers concluded a tumultuous annual session Friday, ending their work ahead of a deadline while failing to pass a bill rewriting the state's deadly force standards for police in response to last summer's fatal shooting in Ferguson. The House...
  • Legislators agree to do budget, health care during session

    Florida's Republican-led Legislature will return to the state Capitol in June and try to do what they couldn't do during their 60-day session that crashed to a halt. GOP legislative leaders announced late on Friday that they have come up with a long list...
  • Special session agenda set, budget work remains

    Special session agenda set, budget work remains
    TALLAHASSEE — House and Senate leaders formally agreed Friday to meet June 1 for a limited special session to settle their differences over health care spending that brought the regular session to an acrimonious end two weeks ago. The special...
  • Analyst Calls Aetna Acquisition Of Humana Or Cigna 'Imminent'

    Analyst Calls Aetna Acquisition Of Humana Or Cigna 'Imminent'
    A financial analyst who covers Aetna said this week that the health insurer is poised for a large acquisition and that Humana or Cigna are likely targets. None of the companies would talk about the matter Friday, and the report was strictly one analyst's...
  • State Moves To Make Costly Hepatitis C Drugs More Accessible To Medicaid Patients

    HARTFORD — Connecticut is poised to make a new class of costly hepatitis C drugs more accessible to the state's poorest patients. The state Department of Social Services will classify Sovaldi, Harvoni and Viekira Pak as preferred drugs in its...
  • Colorado health insurance exchange raises fees

    The board of directors of Colorado's health insurance exchange has raised fees that will be passed on to consumers as it and other states face decreased federal funding and struggle to predict enrollment figures. The hike in administrative fees to 3.5...
  • Budget bargain in the works but local hospitals, pols nervous

    Budget bargain in the works but local hospitals, pols nervous
    TALLAHASSEE – House and Senate leaders are edging closer to formally calling lawmakers back for a special session to solve the budget dispute, but the ripple effect of the bruising political fight over health care has hospitals on edge and local...
  • Scott a hypocrite for asking feds to bail out budget

    Scott a hypocrite for asking feds to bail out budget
    Gov. Rick Scott needs to stop the hypocrisy of blaming the Obama administration for Florida's failed Medicaid politics. Scott went to the Capitol last week to enlist Florida's congressional delegation in his effort to force the Centers for Medicare &...
  • Gov. Rick Scott's antics gaining national notice

    Gov. Rick Scott's antics gaining national notice
    It has always been irrational for states to decline to expand their Medicaid programs under the Affordable Care Act. The 21 states that have refused to take advantage of this element of Obamacare have denied access to coverage for 4 million people, left...