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.
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?
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.