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Top CMS Official To Leave Post

12 hours 13 min ago

Jonathan Blum, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services principal deputy administrator, will leave May 16.

Four Insurers Enroll Nearly 95% Of California Sign-Ups

12 hours 14 min ago

Nonetheless, experts say California's online marketplace increased competition in the state's individual market. Meanwhile, lower-than-expected enrollment in Oregon creates budget issues, and a Democratic congresswoman from Arizona calls on the administration to extend the enrollment deadline past April 15.

Democrats In Tough La., Pa., and Fla. Races Embrace Health Law

12 hours 41 min ago

Sen. Mary Landrieu of Louisiana, Rep. Allyson Schwartz, who is running for governor of Pennsylvania, and Florida gubernatorial candidate Charlie Crist tout the improvements from the law.

Lawsuit Challenging Health Law Subsidies Gains Backing Of 38 GOP Lawmakers

12 hours 42 min ago

The challenge, brought by Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., targets the rule allowing the federal government to pay part of the health insurance premiums for lawmakers and some staffers.

Survey: Most Americans Favor Health Law's Birth Control Coverage Mandate

12 hours 42 min ago

Though this health law provision continues to be controversial and is the subject of various legal challenges, a recent survey conducted by University of Michigan researchers found that 69 percent of Americans support the requirement.

Va. Lawmakers Back At Work, But Not Dealing With Medicaid Impasse

12 hours 45 min ago

Republicans in the General Assembly are opposed to expanding the program for low-income residents, but that could threaten the passage of a state budget. Meanwhile, news outlets look at the issue in North Carolina, Missouri and Arizona.

Viewpoints: Health Spending Ready To Start Climbing Again; Cruz's 'Nightmare' Comes True

12 hours 46 min ago

A selection of editorials and opinions on health care from around the country.

Political Cartoon: 'Bill Of Health?'

12 hours 57 min ago

Take a look at KHN's lighter side, featuring today's cartoon and health policy haiku.

First Edition: April 23, 2014

14 hours 27 min ago

Today's early morning highlights from the major news organizations, including a range of health policy news reports, including developments related to the health law, to the marketplace and at the state level.

Trials And Tribulations Of Expanded Health Coverage

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 09:57

News outlets report how, as the overhaul "chips away" at the nation's number of people without insurance, the law's solutions to the problem often come with challenges of their own.

Detailing The Winners: Who Scored The Most Health Exchange Sign-Ups

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 09:56

In California, it was Anthem Blue Cross, while Kaiser Permanente, Rocky Mountain Health Plans and the Colorado HealthOP appeared to fare well through that state's online insurance marketplace. Meanwhile, reports also track how the small business exchanges did in Rhode Island and Connecticut.

Polls Offer Competing Visions Of Electorate's Views On Health Law

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 09:25

A Fox poll finds more than half of voters are inclined to support candidates that oppose the health overhaul, but Democrats say that other polls show a band of independent voters who may not like the law but don't want it repealed.

McAuliffe Renews His Push To Expand Virginia's Medicaid Program

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 09:23

Medicaid expansion news from Virginia and Kansas as well as a report about how some CHIP advocates are now concerned about how the expansion could impact the insurance program for children.

Viewpoints: The Case Against Jenny McCarthy's Vaccine Stand; Apathy On HIV; Defeating Alzheimer's

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 09:20

A selection of health policy editorials and commentaries from around the country.

Viewpoints: How Dems Should Run On Obamacare; A $54,000 Copter Ride

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 09:47

A selection of opinions and editorials from around the country.

Ohio Inmates Getting Medicaid; Va. Hospitals Pushing Legislature

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 09:44

As prison inmates in Ohio gain their freedom, state officials are trying to get many of them enrolled in health coverage for low-income people. In Virginia, where the General Assembly is at an impasse on the budget because of the dispute over expanding Medicaid, hospitals seek to convey their message about the economic costs.

GAO Examines Efforts To Raise Funds To Boost Health Law

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 09:44

The investigation examined the campaign by federal officials to raise funds to promote enrollment in health insurance, The New York Times reports. GAO did not give a legal opinion on the propriety of the efforts.

Clinton Papers Reveal Failed Health Law Efforts

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 09:40

Newly released papers offer a glimpse of how the former president's team had hoped to win over moderate Republicans as well as Democrats, and also reassure Americans that the plan wouldn't disrupt coverage if they already had it.

Internet Bug Spurs Healthcare.gov To Reset Customer Passwords

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 09:37

Federal officials say there is no evidence that any consumer's information was compromised by the Heartbleed problem but they wanted to protect personal data.

States Have Limited Time For Decision On Setting Up Marketplaces

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 09:37

Those states that let the federal government run their health law insurance exchanges can still apply for federal money to set up a state-run one instead, but that funding opportunity expires in a few months, AP reports. Meanwhile, other outlets look at the deadline enrollment surge and its possible effect on health care costs.