GovBeat: health care


Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 02/27/2014

Report: Almost 4 million with mental illness won’t be covered in states that don’t expand Medicaid

Medicaid expansion would mean millions more would get mental health care coverage.

By Reid Wilson  |  06:00 AM ET, 02/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  health care, newsletter

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 01/31/2014

Health care spending still rising for states and cities

Federal spending growth is slowing, but state and local spending is up.

By Reid Wilson  |  10:00 AM ET, 01/31/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, health care, newsletter, States

Posted at 11:58 AM ET, 01/29/2014

San Francisco thinks Obamacare can cut costs, crime rates

Signing up prisoners for health-care coverage could cut recidivism rates.

By Reid Wilson  |  11:58 AM ET, 01/29/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  California, health care, obamacare, States

Posted at 11:45 AM ET, 01/16/2014

Three states are reconsidering, while one ends, contracts with HealthCare.gov maker

At least four states are reevaluating their contracts with CGI Federal, the contractor behind HealthCare.gov.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  11:45 AM ET, 01/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Hawaii, health care, Massachusetts, North Carolina, obamacare, VERMONT

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 10:00 AM ET, 01/07/2014

Session Preview: Nebraska governor’s last lap

Dueling tax reform proposals will dominate Gov. Dave Heineman’s final legislative session.

By Reid Wilson  |  10:00 AM ET, 01/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  affordable care act, budget, health care, medicaid, Nebraska, obamacare, prisons, session preview, States, taxes

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 01/07/2014

Session Preview: Virginia’s new beginnings

Gov.-elect Terry McAuliffe will press Republicans on Medicaid expansion.

By Reid Wilson  |  06:00 AM ET, 01/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  affordable care act, health care, medicaid expansion, minimum wage, obamacare, session preview, States, virginia

Posted at 12:05 PM ET, 01/06/2014

Session Preview: Maryland, where politics comes first

Politics will dominate as Democrats jockey for position.

By Reid Wilson  |  12:05 PM ET, 01/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  affordable care act, health care, Maryland, minimum wage, obamacare, session preview, States

Posted at 11:51 AM ET, 12/28/2013

Flu virus increasing across country, widespread in 10 states

Officials say the states most affected so far this year are mainly in the Northeast and South.

By Reid Wilson  |  11:51 AM ET, 12/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  flu, health care, influenza, newsletter, States

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 06:00 AM ET, 12/06/2013

Study: Refusing Medicaid expansion will cost states billions of dollars

Texas stands to lose $9 billion in federal funding in a single year by refusing to expand Medicaid.

By Reid Wilson  |  06:00 AM ET, 12/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  affordable care act, health care, medicaid, medicaid expansion, newsletter, obamacare, States

Posted at 09:23 AM ET, 12/04/2013

Texas wants background checks for health-care navigators

The state will require background checks, additional training and certification of financial responsibility.

By Reid Wilson  |  09:23 AM ET, 12/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  affordable care act, health care, newsletter, obamacare, States, texas

Posted at 10:50 AM ET, 12/03/2013

South Dakota Gov. Daugaard won’t rule out future Medicaid expansion

Gov. Dennis Daugaard may be hinting he’s open to expanding Medicaid in the future.

By Reid Wilson  |  10:50 AM ET, 12/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  affordable care act, health care, medicaid, obamacare, South Dakota, States

Posted at 12:06 PM ET, 11/25/2013

Vermont health-care Web site security breached

Documents show a security breach went further than the state first reported.

By Reid Wilson  |  12:06 PM ET, 11/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  affordable care act, health care, States, VERMONT

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 06:00 AM ET, 11/16/2013

Health-care law’s flaws threaten Obama’s governing thesis, and his party

President Obama won by pledging to make government work. His party will suffer when it doesn’t.

By Reid Wilson  |  06:00 AM ET, 11/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  affordable care act, campaigns, elections, health care, newsletter, Obama, obamacare

Posted at 10:12 AM ET, 11/08/2013

Audit: Louisiana paid almost $2 million in health benefits for dead people

A new audit shows the state spent money on Medicaid recipients who were already deceased.

By Reid Wilson  |  10:12 AM ET, 11/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  health care, Louisiana, States, waste

Posted at 02:16 PM ET, 11/05/2013

Kaiser: 17 million eligible for health-care tax credits

The Kaiser Family Foundation report also found up to 29 million would be eligible to buy from marketplaces.

By Reid Wilson  |  02:16 PM ET, 11/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ACA, health care, obamacare, States

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 06:01 AM ET, 10/25/2013

State insurance boards frustrated with Obamacare technical glitches

Questions go unanswered even as HealthCare.gov slowly improves.

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Tags:  affordable care act, health care, obamacare, States

Posted at 10:41 AM ET, 10/23/2013

Where ObamaCare enrollees actually live

Bookmark this state-by-state breakdown of applications created and processed.

By Reid Wilson  |  10:41 AM ET, 10/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  affordable care act, health care, obamacare, States

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 10:01 AM ET, 10/16/2013

The Affordable Care Act won’t help these 5 million people

Millions of Americans living in poverty make too much and aren’t old enough to qualify for Medicaid.

By Reid Wilson  |  10:01 AM ET, 10/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  affordable care act, health care, obamacare, Rankings, States

Posted at 10:48 AM ET, 10/01/2013

Local governments fighting states over the right to explain Obamacare

The fights in at least two states — Tennessee and Florida — revolve around the law’s so-called navigators.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  10:48 AM ET, 10/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  health care, State v. Local

Posted at 03:58 PM ET, 09/30/2013

How states are spreading the word on health-care exchanges

States are already running aggressive campaigns to introduce health care marketplaces, which launch Tuesday.

By Reid Wilson  |  03:58 PM ET, 09/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  affordable care act, health care, Kentucky, Koch brothers, obamacare, Oregon, States

Posted at 12:33 PM ET, 09/25/2013

Obamacare is getting really good local coverage

Around the country, state and regional papers fawned over lower rates under Obamacare.

By Reid Wilson  |  12:33 PM ET, 09/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  health care, obamacare, States

Posted at 12:02 PM ET, 09/03/2013

Hispanics most likely to go without health insurance

Hispanics are much more likely to go without insurance than whites or blacks.

By Reid Wilson  |  12:02 PM ET, 09/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  alaska, census, florida, health care, insurance, massachusetts, montana, States

Posted at 08:09 AM ET, 08/29/2013

GOP-led states blocking Obamacare

Some Republican-led states have come up with new ways to thwart Obamacare.

By Reid Wilson  |  08:09 AM ET, 08/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  affordable care act, health care, missouri, obamacare, ohio, States