PayerHealth Industry Wields Power in California's High-Stakes Battle to Lower Healthcare Costs
Lobbyist used their political clout and close ties with the governor to devise a friendlier alternative that doctors, hospitals and...
Covid-19Community Clinics Shouldered Much of the Vaccine Rollout. Many Haven't Been Paid.
Clinics are owed tens of millions of dollars, at minimum, for shots they've given since the vaccines received emergency authorization.
PayerAs Democrats Bicker Over Massive Spending Plan, Here's What's at Stake for Medicaid
Twelve Republican-controlled states have yet to adopt the Medicaid expansion, leaving 2.2 million low-income adult residents uninsured.
TelehealthOIG: States Report Challenges with Tele-Behavioral Health Services
The hurdles to broadening tele-behavioral health services for Medicaid enrollees come as the nation "confronts the psychological and emotional impact...
PayerCalifornia's Reboot of Troubled Medi-Cal Puts Pressure on Health Plans
Poor care coordination is one of the many shortcomings of Medi-Cal, which covers over a third of the state's population...
PayerLeader of California's Muscular Obamacare Exchange to Step Down
As executive director of Covered California, Peter Lee has worked closely with the administrations of Democratic presidents Barack Obama and...
PayerGeorgia Eyes New Medicaid Contract. But How Is the State Managing Managed Care?
Georgia is among more than 40 states that have turned to managed-care companies to control Medicaid costs.
StrategyIt's Not Just COVID: Recall Candidates Represent Markedly Different Choices on Healthcare
Exactly where all the leading Republican recall candidates stand on healthcare is unclear.
StrategyColorado Clinic's Prescription for Healthier Patients? Lawyers
A Colorado health clinic incorporates legal assistance into its medical practice for patients facing eviction or deportation proceedings, among other...
StrategyCalifornia Set to Spend Billions on Curing Homelessness and Caring for 'Whole Body' Politic
California will prioritize the homeless under an experiment to move Medi-Cal beyond traditional care delivery and into the realm of...
PayerCovered California Opens Special Enrollment for Wildfire Victims
Consumers in counties under a state of emergency have 60 days from the date the emergency was declared to sign...
Covid-19Medicaid Vaccination Rates Founder as States Struggle to Immunize Their Poorest Residents
The problems reflect the decentralized nature of the health program, funded largely by the federal government but managed by the...