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’Mystery shoppers’ to monitor access to docs
Alarmed by a shortage of primary care doctors, Obama administration officials are recruiting a team of "mystery...
CA insurance commissioner to Blue Shield: Delay rate hike
California's new insurance commissioner called Thursday for health insurer Blue Shield of California to delay...
Second person denied AZ transplant coverage dies
A second transplant candidate denied coverage because of state budget cuts has died, and hospital officials say the...
Blue Shield of CA seeks rate hikes of up to 59% for individuals
Another big California health insurer has stunned individual policyholders with huge rate increases---this time it's...
TennCare funding problem persists despite overhaul
Eight years ago, Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen successfully campaigned on his pledge to fix TennCare or end it. Since...
Medicaid cost crisis looms for Bay State
Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick approved a record $9.6 billion last July for the state?s health insurance program...
A push to ease prescription drug shortages
Minnesota State Sen. Amy Klobuchar has voiced concern about a growing shortage of prescription drugs, including...
Doctor sex misconduct cases monitored in secrecy
A private program that has long kept secret watch over Illinois doctors receiving substance-abuse treatment is now...
Las Vegas panel discusses how best to stem the spread of infection
A Las Vegas Sun investigation found that lethal “superbugs" are infecting thousands of patients in local...
South Carolina to cover obesity surgery next year
Obese government workers in South Carolina can get stomach-shrinking surgery through the state health plan under a...