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March 17, 2015 | Julie Rovner, Kaiser Health News

A total of 16.4 million non-elderly adults have gained health insurance coverage since the Affordable Care Act became law five years ago this month, a "historic" reduction in the number of uninsured.


January 28, 2015 | Anthony Brino

Indiana is pushing the bounds of Medicaid with the first-ever consumer-driven health plan for low-income populations. It's opening up new possibilities for other right-leaning states, but testing federal limits.


January 19, 2015 | Anthony Brino

Under a mantra of "consumer centricity," the nation's largest Blue Cross company is taking a long-view on America's changing demographics and insurance access points.


January 16, 2015 | Anthony Brino and Susan Morse

The nurse turned hospital executive turned chief federal healthcare regulator is leaving the government. Now the industry is left wondering: Who will take the reigns in the Obama Administration's pivotal fourth quarter?


January 12, 2015 | Phil Galewitz

Provider and patient advocates are worried about a Supreme Court case that could restrict the ability to sue over low Medicaid reimbursement rates.


January 7, 2015 | Anthony Brino

Amid a fractious public dispute with its chief rival, Highmark and its health system are making a community investment that, though unlikely to turn a profit, may reap returns in loyalty and reputation.


January 5, 2015 | Anthony Brino

Two of Medicaid's top leaders are leaving the federal government, opening vacancies for chief regulatory positions amid a booming period of evolution in the program.


January 5, 2015 | Sarah Jane Tribble

Donna Giron is frail. She has Crohn's disease and uses a wheelchair to get around because walking exhausts her. But she doesn't want to be in the nursing home where she has lived since May.


December 30, 2014 | Anthony Brino

In the year and years ahead for Medicaid, change will be driven as much by states as Washington, and managed care companies may have as many opportunities as challenges.


December 30, 2014 | Paul Kiel

Public hospitals can be among the most aggressive in collecting debts from poor patients, not only garnishing their wages, but cleaning out their bank accounts.


December 30, 2014 | Anthony Brino

After a debut of health insurance marketplaces that fit all of the worst government contracting stereotypes, CMS has found a lead contractor to try to improve exchanges into the next decade.


December 22, 2014 | Anthony Brino

As the second largest health insurer formerly known as WellPoint nurtures the new corporate Anthem brand, it's also continuing to grow its presence in the government-funded health plan space.


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