Political observers question the wisdom of Paul Ryan and other Republicans promising to restructure and cut Medicare and Medicaid heading into the 2018 election campaign.
Demand for doctor and hospital services slightly waned in 2016 after intense demand the previous year as previously uninsured consumers got the care they needed thanks to expanded coverage under the ACA.
Indiana is changing the way it imposes cost-sharing on its Medicaid enrollees in order to provide them with more consistency on what they must pay out of pocket.
In his initial confirmation testimony, former pharma executive and HHS secretary nominee Alex Azar said he would stop drug manufacturers from gaming the system and blocking generic competitors from the market.
The Rauner administration in Illinois has finalized contracts with seven private health insurers that could cost the state up to $15 billion a year.
Alaska has asked for federal permission to create a new managed mental health program for the state's Medicaid enrollees.
The CMS will ask the White House to allow it to evaluate whether states are overpaying for medical equipment in comparison to Medicare rates. Medical equipment providers say the crackdown comes as they are already struggling financially.
Ahead of its move to managed care, North Carolina is seeking federal funds to pay the debt of doctors willing to work with Medicaid enrollees and boost its recruitment efforts. The state has also sought to impose work requirements and premiums on Medicaid beneficiaries.
Money problems at the Oregon agency that oversees Medicaid could be more than twice as large as already disclosed, a new report reveals.
IlliniCare, a private insurer that's part of Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner's Medicaid managed-care overhaul, is cutting reimbursement rates to medical suppliers by up to 50%.
How do two former Washington insiders view the results of last week's election? Former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle, a Democrat, and former HHS Secretary Mike Leavitt, a Republican, offer their perspectives.
Margaret Murray, CEO of the Association for Community Affiliated Plans, discussed the challenges of 2018 open enrollment, prospects for congressional action to stabilize the individual markets, and what's needed to address the opioid addiction crisis.