GovBeat: Healthcare


Posted at 04:51 PM ET, 01/15/2014

South Carolina session preview: First up, dealing with a ‘mega potato farm’

Billions of gallons of public water are at stake.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  04:51 PM ET, 01/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, budgets, health care, Healthcare, legislature, legislatures, obamacare, session preview, South Carolina

Posted at 12:50 PM ET, 01/15/2014

New Hampshire session preview: Expect fights over guns, the death penalty and pot

Expect some big fights out of the small state.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  12:50 PM ET, 01/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  casinos, gambling, guns, health care, Healthcare, legislature, legislatures, Marijuana, medicaid, New Hampshire, pot, session preview

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 01/15/2014

Hawaii Session Preview: Lawmakers return today to talk cooling schools

The state will take up policies both familiar and unique.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  06:00 AM ET, 01/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, education, Hawaii, health care, Healthcare, legislature, legislatures, obamacare, session preview

Posted at 10:30 AM ET, 01/07/2014

Session Preview: In Idaho, education’s a top priority

Education and health care will take center stage during the 2014 session.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  10:30 AM ET, 01/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  education, health, Healthcare, Idaho, legislature, medicaid, medicaid expansion, session preview

Posted at 10:30 AM ET, 12/18/2013

New Hampshire is best prepared for a major infectious disease outbreak

If you live in Georgia, Nebraska or New Jersey, well, good luck.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  10:30 AM ET, 12/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  health, Healthcare, New Hampshire

Posted at 09:30 AM ET, 12/13/2013

Study: Hawaii’s the healthiest state and Americans didn’t get fatter this year

New state-by-state rankings look at health in America across a number of measures.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  09:30 AM ET, 12/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alabama, Arkansas, Hawaii, health, health care, Healthcare, Louisiana, maps, Massachusett, Minnesota, Mississippi, New Hampshire, Rankings, VERMONT, West Virginia

Posted at 10:30 AM ET, 11/25/2013

States are better at running Obamacare than the federal government

The five best state exchanges have enrolled more than 35 percent of those eligible. The best federal exchange hasn’t even enrolled 6 percent.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  10:30 AM ET, 11/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  California, Connecticut, health care, Healthcare, Maryland, newsletter, obamacare, Rhode Island, VERMONT

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 11/22/2013

A Montana group wants voters to decide on the Obamacare Medicaid expansion

By Niraj Chokshi  |  06:00 AM ET, 11/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  health, health care, Healthcare, Montana, obamacare

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 11/21/2013

How Obamacare has fared in each state

Chart out how many people have applied and been able to choose plans for nearly every state.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  06:00 AM ET, 11/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  health, health care, Healthcare, newsletter, obamacare

Posted at 10:40 AM ET, 10/30/2013

State spending on prison health care is exploding. Here’s why.

A trio of factors are driving costs, but some states are working to rein them in.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  10:40 AM ET, 10/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  health care, Healthcare, prisons, spending

Posted at 05:25 PM ET, 10/21/2013

Ohio just became the fourth GOP-controlled state to approve Medicaid expansion under Obamacare

The nation is now evenly split between states that are expanding Medicaid and those that aren’t.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  05:25 PM ET, 10/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  health care, Healthcare, Ohio

Posted at 02:42 PM ET, 09/25/2013

At $144 a month, Minnesotans will have the cheapest low-cost premium under Obamacare

Premiums for the cheapest of the low-cost plans will be cheapest in Minnesota and most expensive in Wyoming, according to HHS.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  02:42 PM ET, 09/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Healthcare, obamacare

Posted at 06:02 AM ET, 09/20/2013

Eight things the new Census data tells us about state and local health coverage rates

While the private coverage rate dropped nationally from 2010 to 2012, most states saw no significant change.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  06:02 AM ET, 09/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Healthcare

Posted at 09:10 AM ET, 09/19/2013

Report: 86,000 deaths a year would be avoided if some states improved their health systems

There’s a nearly fourfold disparity between the best and worst state health systems.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  09:10 AM ET, 09/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Healthcare, Rankings

Posted at 12:01 PM ET, 09/17/2013

Many states with few insured citizens aren’t expanding Medicaid under Obamacare

Many of the states whose citizens are most likely to be uninsured have no plans to expand.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  12:01 PM ET, 09/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Connecticut, coverage, Delaware, District of Columbia, expansion, Florida, georgia, Hawaii, health, Healthcare, insurance, Iowa, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, medicaid, Minnesota, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, texas, VERMONT, wisconsin

Posted at 02:55 PM ET, 08/29/2013

Adults in the Northeast and Midwest are relatively well-insured. The rest of the country not so much.

Insurance rates for working-age adults split almost perfectly along geographic lines.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  02:55 PM ET, 08/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Healthcare