Monthly Archives: January 2018

Idaho ‘Pushing Envelope’ With Health Insurance Plan: How Far Can It Go?

Critics say Idaho’s insurance department can’t unilaterally ignore federal law, including some of the Affordable Care Act’s protections for people… Continue reading »

Part Of Oregon’s Funding Plan For Medicaid Goes Before Voters

A sign in support of Oregon’s Measure 101 is displayed by a homeowner along a roadside in Lake Oswego, Ore…. Continue reading »

No Closer To DACA Deal, Republicans Push Plan B To Keep Government Open

Demonstrators protest at Sen. Dean Heller’s, R-Nev., office in support of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), and Temporary… Continue reading »

Hospitals In States That Expanded Medicaid Less Likely To Close

Up to one half of rural residents are covered by Medicaid, says Michelle Mills, CEO of Colorado Rural Health Center…. Continue reading »

CHIP Funding Could Run Out On Jan. 19 For Some States

The CHIP program provides health coverage to 9 million children from lower-income households that make too much money to qualify… Continue reading »

Hospitals Nationally Hit Hard By Medicare’s Safety Penalties

Each year, hundreds of hospitals lose 1 percent of their Medicare payments through the Hospital-Acquired Conditions Reduction Program. The penalties… Continue reading »