Medicare’s Drug-Pricing Experiment Stirs Opposition May 25, 2016 A proposal to change the way Medicare pays for some drugs has set off intense reaction and lobbying — all tied to a common theme: How far should the government go in setting prices for prescription drugs?
Doctors’ House Calls Saving Money For Medicare May 23, 2016 A pilot project in which doctors provide primary care at home for very frail Medicaid beneficiaries saved $25 million in 2014, and nine of the 14 practices participating earned bonuses totaling nearly $12 million.
A Primer: How The Fight Against Zika Might Be Funded May 17, 2016 The Senate approved an amendment to a must-pass appropriations bill that provides $1.1 billion to combat the virus’s spread. But a separate House proposal, which has drawn a veto threat from the White House, is also pending and it is not clear how they might compromise. But public health advocates say efforts are needed soon to fight the mosquito-based disease.
AR Governor Extends Medicaid Expansion April 21, 2016 The unusual strategy helped the governor get around a small group of Republican senators who threatened to cancel the expansion, which has brought coverage to more than 267,000 state residents.
Medicaid Expansion and Poor Adults' Health Care April 18, 2016 Doctor visits and hospital stays were more likely for low-income adults in states after they expanded Medicaid under Obamacare, researchers reported in the Annals of Internal Medicine Monday.