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Parsing The Mixed Messages Regarding Health Plan Costs

3 hours 52 min ago

The Huffington Post breaks down the good and bad news surrounding what people may pay next year for coverage in the wake of the health law. Meanwhile, Modern Healthcare takes a look at how the Obama administration decision to let people keep health coverage that didn't comply with the overhaul's standards is impacting premium rates.

Some Embattled Democrats Embracing Obamacare

3 hours 53 min ago

News outlets look at Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor's promotion of the health law in a campaign ad as a sign the law may be less radioactive. Meanwhile, Politico notes that 30 of the 34 House Democrats who voted against the law are no longer in office as the partisanship that it engendered grows.

State Highlights: Only 1/3 Chose Medicaid Plan In Fla.; Calif. Prop 46 Money

4 hours 21 min ago

A selection of health policy stories from Florida, Oregon, California, New York, Missouri, Iowa, Illinois, Massachusetts, Minnesota and New Jersey.

Viewpoints: Employers And Health Benefits; Sen. Pryor's ACA Endorsement; Waging War On Hep C

4 hours 24 min ago

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

Research Roundup: Surgical Site Infections; Medicare Drug Plans

4 hours 26 min ago

Each week, KHN compiles a selection of recently released health policy studies and briefs.

First Edition: August 22, 2014

6 hours 38 min ago

Today's early morning highlights from the major news organizations, including coverage of issues related to hospice care.

Texas Faces Barriers To Signing Immigrants Up For Coverage

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 09:56

Outreach is also proving a big barrier to signing Latinos up for health insurance in California, many say.

Special Election Secures GOP Control Of Va. Legislature

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 09:55

The results are expected to hamper efforts by Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe to expand Medicaid.

Sen. Pryor Debuts Campaign Ad Embracing Health Law Provisions

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 09:21

The Arkansas Democrat, who is in a tough reelection fight, talked about his own struggle with cancer and how the health law provisions that prohibit insurance companies from denying coverage to people with medical problems could have helped him.

Handicapping How 'Obamacare,' Other Health Issues Play Into Campaigns

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 09:21

The New York Times examines how the outcome of midterm elections and subsequent efforts to replace parts of the health law could factor into the presidential campaign landscape. Meanwhile, a recent poll notes that small business owners are less concerned about the health law than previously.

Viewpoints: 'Raw Judicial Politics' On Health Law; Texas Abortion Trial; Suicide And Gender

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 09:18

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

Longer Looks: The Right To Pain Relief; Limiting Access To Sovaldi

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 09:17

Each week KHN finds interesting reads from around the Web.

First Edition: August 21, 2014

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 07:08

Today's early morning highlights from the major news organizations, including reports about a new "Obamacare" ad in the Arkansas Senate race and a California poll measuring how the state's voters feel about a ballot initiative that would expand the state's ability to regulate health insurance rates.

Health Law's Medical Device Tax Falls Short Of Revenue Target

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 09:53

An IG report concludes that the Internal Revenue Service continues to face problems implementing this tax, including difficulties in identifying the companies that owe it.

Md. Officials Vow To Have Marketplace Working In November

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 09:52

The online insurance website was plagued with problems during last year's enrollment season, but state officials say they are confident the $40 million reconstruction of the site will work.

Big Support For Insurance Rate Regulation Measure In California

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 09:24

A proposal to randomly drug test doctors and increase the limit on medical malpractice lawsuit awards also has a strong show of support in the poll.

Viewpoints: Threat To Drug Development; GOP's Obamacare Criticism Tempered; Finding Doctors For Seniors

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 09:23

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

First Edition: August 20, 2014

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 07:03

Today's early morning highlights from the major news organizations, including a report from California that Anthem Blue Cross is being sued again regarding its narrow-network health plans as well as a prediction from Maryland officials regarding the state's online insurance marketplace.

In Arkansas' Private-Plan Medicaid Expansion Model, Enrollees May Have To Contribute To HSAs

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 00:00

Meanwhile, in Wisconsin, Gov. Scott Walker defended his Medicaid policy and decision not to pursue the health law's expansion.

White House Won't Turn Over Security Info For Healthcare.gov

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 09:41

The Obama administration rejects a request from The Associated Press, saying the information could be used by hackers to break into people's accounts.