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Judge denies Alaska lawmakers' attempt to block Medicaid expansion

Alaska Gov. Bill Walker has scored a victory in his showdown with the state's legislature over Medicaid expansion.

Lack of data leaves unanswered questions about Medicare Advantage

For years, health insurance companies have claimed that Medicare Advantage can provide better care at a lower cost. But is this really the case?

ACA waivers offer opportunity to expand premium assistance

Some of the more flexible provisions of the Affordable Care Act, such as State Innovation Waivers, have the potential to revitalize the concept of health insurance premium assistance. 

Why insurers should be watching New Jersey ACOs

New Jersey has certified three of six applicants for its Medicaid Accountable Care Organization (ACO) Demonstration Project. And insurers could benefit by following the three community coalitions--the Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers, the Healthy Greater Newark ACO and the Trenton Health Team--during the three-year demonstration project. 

Competition hard to come by in Medicare Advantage markets

Amid concern over the effects of major consolidation in the health insurance industry, a new report highlights the fact that most Medicare Advantage markets already are scarcely competitive.

Medicaid to save billions as antipsychotic drug patents expire

Medicaid will likely save billions of dollars each year when patents for five antipsychotic medications expire, allowing the state-federal health insurance program to offer generic versions for its members.

Alaska legislature sues Gov. Walker over Medicaid expansion decision

Alaska's legislature is suing Gov. Bill Walker over his decision to expand the state's Medicaid program under the Affordable Care Act.

How Medicare Advantage could kill nonprofit insurers

Small, regional nonprofit insurers are feeling a negative impact from the Medicare Advantage program that could force them to raise premiums, cut benefits or even leave the market.

How Arkansas plans to change its private-option Medicaid program

Republican Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson is in favor of maintaining the state's successful Medicaid expansion program, but only under certain circumstances.

3 factors that will transform Medicare

Although Medicare was built on a failing model of fee-for-service, the nation's largest insurer has been making plans to transform itself into the future, say two health policy experts.