Markets and Marketplaces sure to shudder.
Thursday the Trump administration moved a wide-ranging executive order with the stated purpose of expanding lower-cost insurance options, allowing employers to give workers money to buy their own coverage...National News
What can be seen is the Trump Administration placing hurdles to success.
Advocates say the Health and Human Services Department has done more to suppress the number of people signing up than to boost it. HHS has slashed grants to groups that help consumers get insurance coverage, for example. It also has cut the enrollment period in...
A refresher may be in order of what the acronyms mean and their purposes.
The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) is an independent US federal body. MedPAC was established by the Balanced Budget Act of 1997 (P.L. 105-33). The Commission's 17 members bring diverse expertise in the financing and delivery of health care...
An executive order is being finalized that would permit health plans offered by associations to allow individuals to pool together and buy insurance outside their states, a unilateral move that follows failed efforts by Congress to overhaul the health care system.
Soon after the latest Senate Repeal and Replace bill failed, Sen. Rand...National News
Management layers between its hospitals and corporate offices are expected to dissolve in hopes of cutting expenses for the hospital chain amidst the growing volume of investors calling for reorganization after Tenet reported a $56 million operating loss in its second quarter following declining hospital admissions.
As the nation's...National News
This closing includes 12 skilled nursing facilities and four assisted living facilities. Sale proceeds from the closing were approximately $108 million.
In addition, the company has completed the sale to BlueMountain and affiliated buyers of 66 skilled nursing facilities and four assisted living facilities for aggregate proceeds of...
Steward Health Care System LLC (Steward) becomes sole operator of the newly merged company and will oversee 36 individual hospitals across 10 states along with managed care operations in Arizona, Utah, and Massachusetts.
Dr. Ralph de la Torre, chairman and CEO of Steward said,
This merger enables Steward to expand our successful,...
The travel controversy is the latest incident to raise ethical questions about Price during his seven-month term as Trump’s health chief.
Price, an orthopedic surgeon and former House Budget Committee chairman, was surrounded by controversy since his nomination to the nation’s top health post in January. He made questionable...National News
Federal budget year expired September 30 without congressional action to continue funding the program.
CHIP is a partnership between the federal government and states that insures American children from low and moderate-income families.
CHIP was passed into law with bipartisan support under President Bill Clinton in...National News
Rep. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) represents Arizona's 9th District, but by moving into the race for a U.S. House seat, Arizona Mayor Greg Stanton is expected to throw his hat into the Congressional race to win Sinema's former House seat.
Sinema announced her intentions to get into the 2018 race on YouTube
According to The...
An executive order may come next week allowing individuals to purchase insurance across state lines.
Touted for years by Republicans, this move is purported to increase competition that will help drive down prices. Experts are not so sure. Insurers have never been enthusiastic.
On Wednesday Trump said,
“I’ll probably be...
Short deadlines, frantic offers of deals to gain one vote at a time.
The decision on Tuesday not to vote on the Graham-Cassidy bill marked the fourth Affordable Care Act repeal bill failure since the summer began. But Republicans say they’re not going to stop, and Sen. Murkowski’s decision not to oppose the bill provided a small...National News
New duties are added to the three Colorado hospitals she serves as CEO.
Karsten will continue to serve as CEO for North Colorado Medical Center in Greeley, McKee Medical Center in Loveland and Banner Fort Collins Medical Center in Fort Collins.
Karsten will be supported by Hoyt Skabelund, Western Division CEO overseeing Banner’s...National News
More than 100 online pharmacies no longer have access to web domains like buyhydrocodoneonline.com and buyklonopin.com after the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) seized their sites for selling unapproved prescription drugs.
As part of a major global operation known as Operation Pangea X, an international effort by INTERPOL and the...
Lacking the political support necessary to pass, the Graham-Cassidy bill will not come before the U.S. Senate for a vote prior to September 30, the deadline for the fast-track reconciliation process.
With as many as 30 million Americans slated to lose coverage and a chorus of industry and citizen groups voicing their opposition to the...
Developments put the outcome of potential vote next week in doubt.
Five things to know about what the bill proposes:
It could lead to insurer rules being waived in some states.
It would change Medicaid funding dramatically.
It prohibits Planned Parenthood from receiving Medicaid payments for one year.
It does not contain...National News
It does not go well.
He wanted to compare prices for a procedure his daughter was to have. He began the price shopping process with several advantages: He lives in Massachusetts, which has price transparency laws; he's a physician; he has researched price transparency and consumerism; and he had a lot of time to shop around because...
Governor Doug Ducey and Senator John McCain are pivotal in the outcome.
With 50 'yes' votes required in the next few days, all eyes are on the three Republican senators that ended the last Repeal and Replace effort. McCain, fighting brain cancer, was the deciding vote against a GOP Affordable Care Act repeal this summer.
With just a few days left, the focus is on passing Cassidy-Graham.
President Trump and Vice President Pence have been making calls to senators and governors in a furious effort to gain support for a last-ditch Affordable Care Act repeal bill. Read about the efforts on The Hill.
Senate Republicans expressed growing hope Monday for...National News
Senate Health Committee chairman Alexander on Tuesday released a statement ending a bipartisan effort to find an Affordable Care Act fix.
"During the last month, we have worked hard and in good faith, but have not found the necessary consensus among Republicans and Democrats to put a bill in the Senate leaders’ hands that could be...