Republican Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson is in favor of maintaining the state's successful Medicaid expansion program, but only under certain circumstances.
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.
The Affordable Care Act provision that shifts the costs for the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) to the federal government has had the unintended consequence of encouraging states to spend their CHIP dollars elsewhere.
Even as the healthcare industry puts an increased emphasis on cutting costs, Medicare's payment rules for nursing homes seem to encourage these facilities to provide expensive--and even harmful--excess care.
After defending his position to expand Medicaid during the first Republican presidential debate, Ohio Gov. John Kasich's administration reported the program cost $2 billion below estimates in the most recent fiscal year.
After making moves last week to block funding from Planned Parenthood under Medicaid, Louisiana and Alabama may be in conflict with federal law.
In an effort to overhaul the Medicare program, House Republicans will start drafting a Medicare "premium-support" bill next year.
Medicare will soon start paying for a new and pricey cancer medication, Blincyto, which costs about $178,000 for a standard course of treatment.
Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) claims that insurers participating in the state's Medicaid program are negotiating hospital rates that are too high, a reason as to why the program is not generating enough savings.
Though some have championed Meaningful Use as a key tool for driving reform in the healthcare system, its power pales in comparison to that of the increasingly popular Medicare Advantage program.