October 3, 2012 CPRThe federal government wants hospitals to take responsibility for discharged patients to make sure they are not admitted again within 30 days. Medicare will penalize hospitals with many repeat admissions, but some think putting this whole burden on hospitals is not fair.
September 20, 2012 Oklahoma's attorney general claims that an IRS rule to implement the federal health overhaul law's subsidies for some insurance exchanges exceeds the agency's authority. The Congressional Budget Office says more people than previously estimated may have to pay a penalty for not having health coverage.
September 12, 2012 The Census Bureau reported a decline in the number of Americans without coverage in 2011. But the ranks of the uninsured remain pretty high.
August 22, 2012 While the clinics have proved popular, their focus on the uninsured has led some to question whether the mobile model will be rendered moot by expansions of insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act.
August 21, 2012 KHNCriminals who defraud public health care programs to the tune of billions of dollars a year are now up against sophisticated computer systems designed to catch them. But the new efforts may yield far more leads than the current team of investigators and analysts can handle.
August 10, 2012 Though more employers are encouraged to offer health insurance through the Affordable Care Act, bad employee health habits, like poor diet and smoking, are causing health care costs to skyrocket. To combat this expensive trend, many employers are using cash to encourage better health.
August 3, 2012 WVTFOver the next few years, the Affordable Care Act will probably boost demand for nurses to take care of the newly insured. But with many nursing faculty retiring, and not enough in the pipeline, nursing schools will have a challenge training the next generation of nurses.
July 24, 2012 The Supreme Court decision that made the expansion of Medicaid optional for states will result in 3 million fewer people getting coverage. And that will also reduce the overall price tag of the law over the next decade by about $84 billion.
July 5, 2012 The Supreme Court's upholding of President Obama's health care law has led to its re-emergence as a campaign issue. That makes it a good time to look at the similarities and differences between Obama's law and the one signed into law by Mitt Romney when he was Massachusetts' governor.
July 3, 2012 Though elected officials have strong opinions on both sides of the healthcare law, it seems that some are hazy on the details. Test your own knowledge of what the health care ruling means for Americans.