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47 min ago | The Hill

Defending Big Pharma

For Lori Reilly, vice president for policy and research at the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America , the constant struggle to find new cures and treatments hits close to home.


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Hepatitis, Medicine, Health, Medicare

4 hrs ago | The Miami Herald

Health officials crack down on Medicaid marketing

State health officials are taking a cue from past problems and are banning health insurance companies from marketing their plans directly to Medicaid consumers as the state is rolling out a massive overhaul by transitioning millions into managed care.


Related Topix: Marketing, Health, Health Insurance, Florida, Florida Government

Mon Jul 21, 2014

Bellingham Herald

State officials: 75K in Hawaii have no health care

Officials said at a joint House committee briefing that roughly 75,000 people in Hawaii don't have health insurance, down from well over 100,000 last year.


Related Topix: Health Insurance, Health, Healthcare Law, Law, World News, Japan,

Independent Women's Forum

Medicaid Contraction: New York Patients Losing Coverage

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Western New York is turning away 53,000 New Yorkers with Medicaid coverage.


Related Topix: Health, New York, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Chris Collins, New York Government

US News & World Report

Media Are Letting Democrat John Foust Get Away With Medicaid Hypocrisy

Comparing the way the media treat candidates, once partisan affiliation is overlaid atop a given issue, is a tired, old saw in conservative commentary.


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Health, US News, US Supreme Court, US Politics, Barack Obama, Opinion

Business Journal

Fitch: ACA beginning to hurt hospitals in states like Tennessee

Hospitals in states that have chosen not to participate in expanded Medicaid eligibility under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act - such as Tennessee - are expected to face increasing financial challenges in 2014 and beyond, according to a new report from Fitch Ratings .


Related Topix: Health, Health Insurance, Washington DC

Crooks and Liars

Hospitals In Medicaid Opt-Out States Are Beginning To Face Money Problems

Even large national and regional health care plans have been affected by the divergence in public health care funding schemes across America.


Related Topix: Health, Health Insurance, Rick Perry, US Governors, Liberal Political News

WNYC-AM New York

Does the Affordable Care Act Mean the End of NJ's Health Centers?

Six months into its first year, the Affordable Care Act is dramatically reshaping the country's health care sector.


Related Topix: Medicine, Perth Amboy, NJ, Health Care Policy, Health

The Daily Republic

Why are Republicans so cold-hearted?

Did you see the column in last week's Daily Republic, "Are Republicans cold-hearted toward the poor?" It was one of those Ben Boychuk and Joel Mathis pieces where one writer takes the liberal side and the other the conservative side and attempt to spin the question first one way and then the other.


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Medicare, Health, Opinion

Sun Jul 20, 2014

Manchester woman can't get deceased husband's name off health plan

Since the death of her husband, Martin in May, Debra Jacobsen of Manchester has been trying to get his name dropped from the health insurance policy they purchased on the health insurance marketplace.


Related Topix: Manchester, NH, Health, Lung Cancer, Medicare

The Charlotte Observer

Tackling Medicaid in North Carolina

We don’t know if Gov. Pat McCrory was sincere or not when he said last week that he’s open to expanding Medicaid once a plan is in place to fix its unpredictable cost problems.


Related Topix: Law, Healthcare Law, Health, US Governors, Pat McCrory, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Mike Pence, US Politics, Raleigh, NC

WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

Hattiesburg to use $250K NLC grant to reduce number of uninsured families, children

Hattiesburg will use a $250,000 grant from the National League of Cities to implement an outreach program to increase enrollment in Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program, or CHIP.


Related Topix: Hattiesburg, MS, Health, Health Insurance

Hospitals See Troubles In Red States That Snubbed Obamacare's Medicaid Deal

While record numbers of Americans sign up for the larger Medicaid health insurance program for the poor, financial issues are emerging for medical care providers in the two dozen states that didn't go along with the expansion under the Affordable Care Act.


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Health, Health Insurance, District of Columbia Government, Washington DC, Healthcare Industry

The American Journal of Managed Care

Optimizing Specialty Pharma Product Access and Reimbursement Support Services

Jeffrey Albright, director national accounts, Jazz Pharmaceuticals, said that many patients' access to specialty pharmaceutical products - which treat serious or life-threatening illnesses - can be limited as health plans struggle to control costs.


Related Topix: Startups, Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Healthcare Law, Law, Health, Medicare

Wall Street Journal

Can You Really Afford a New Child?

Expecting a child this summer? Most births in the U.S. occur in August, with July a close second.


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Health, Autism, Mortgage, Personal Finance

Sat Jul 19, 2014

Wall Street Journal

Surveys Show Shrinking Ranks of Uninsured

The new Affordable Care Act and the recovering economy may have helped as many as nine million Americans obtain health insurance in the past year.


Related Topix: Health Insurance, Health, Healthcare Law, Law, Health Care Policy, Medicare

Milwaukee Journal-Sentinal

State's low Medicaid payments pinch doctor practices in low-income areas

Today's Paper, also known as the e-Edition, is an online replica of the printed newspaper.


Related Topix: Health, Medicine, Milwaukee, WI

The Washington Post


Welcome to Health Reform Watch, Jason Millman's regular look at how the Affordable Care Act is changing the American health-care system - and being changed by it.


Related Topix: Hepatitis, Medicine, Health, Oregon Government, Oregon, Healthcare Law, Law, Biotech, Gilead Sciences, Healthcare Industry, World News

Partners HealthCare deal an issue in governor race

Coakley said the deal resolves her antitrust investigation into Partners and fundamentally alters the organization's negotiating power for 10 years while barring Partners from raising its costs by more than the rate of inflation through 2020.


Related Topix: Worcester County, MA, Healthcare Law, Law, Health

WVIZ-TV Cleveland

Regional News Stories: New Legislation Looks To Increase Treatment...

A nationwide opiate epidemic has left area treatment centers with long patient waiting lists.


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Drug Addiction (Substance Abuse), Health, US Politics, US News, Democrat, Representative Marcia Fudge