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States generally add benefits to Medicaid - one of the largest programs in state budgets - during strong economic times.
As many rural hospitals nationwide face serious financial difficulties, the funding enhancements pioneered in Indiana have been a key factor in helping to keep city and county hospitals economically viable, advocates say.
The agreement would guarantee payment of subsidies that help some low-income policyholders, for two years. It would also restore $110 million in 'outreach' funding cut by the Trump administration.
The situation in Puerto Rico’s health system is far more vulnerable than those in Texas or Florida, which also weathered hurricanes this fall.
The sticker shock associated with new cancer treatments is 'just the starting point.'
Wildfires threatened homes and workplaces alike for California health care providers.
Hundreds of organizations sued the Obama administration over the contraceptive mandate. Two are anti-abortion groups that do not qualify for religious exemptions.
Even after reducing its 2018 rate increase, Anthem's hike ranks second-highest among the 11 insurers that sell coverage in California's exchange.
With the future of ACA subsidies unclear, Covered California decided to tack a 12.4 percent surcharge on certain health plans in 2018, with taxpayers expected to cover most of the added cost.
Dozens of teaching health centers created by the ACA aim to attract and keep new physicians.