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Jonathan Blum, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services principal deputy administrator, will leave May 16.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A selection of editorials and opinions on health care from around the country.
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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.
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.
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.
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but Democrats say that other polls show a band of independent voters who may not like the law but don't want it repealed.
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.
A selection of health policy editorials and commentaries from around the country.
A selection of opinions and editorials from around the country.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.