Judge Greenlights Legal Challenge To Health Law’s Subsidies

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There are more days in court ahead for the health law. On Tuesday, a federal judge delivered a mixed decision, allowing a lawsuit to proceed that challenges whether the government can legally provide some health plan subsidies. The subsidies are being given to people who meet certain eligibility requirements to help pay for coverage purchased from the new […]

Live Blog: Exchanges Launch, Government Shuts Down

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It’s Oct. 1, which means that the online insurance marketplaces created by the Affordable Care Act are launching. But it also means that the start of the new federal fiscal year was marked by a government shutdown. KHN helps you make sense of the day’s developments on this live blog and with our coverage of […]

Today’s Headlines – Jan. 16, 2013

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Today’s early morning highlights from the major news organizations, including reports examining how mental health issues play a role in efforts to curb gun violence and expand gun control efforts. The New York Times: For ‘Party Of Business,’ Allegiances Are Shifting Big business is so fearful of economic peril if Congress does not allow the […]

Today’s Headlines – Jan. 15, 2013

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Today’s early morning highlights from the major news organizations, including the latest on how Medicare and other entitlement programs fit into the looming battle over raising the federal debt limit. The Wall Street Journal: Obama Escalates Debt Fight Mr. Obama said he was willing to work with the GOP on an agreement to cut spending—including […]

Today’s Headlines – Jan. 14, 2013

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Today’s early morning highlights from the major news organizations, including reports about the health care marketplace and about the issues being raised by this year’s intense flu epidemic. The Wall Street Journal: Public-Private Fund Aims At Health Care, Housing Gap Hoping to bridge the gap between low-income residents and health-care services, a $100 million fund […]

Today’s Headlines – Jan. 11, 2013

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Today’s early morning highlights from the major news organizations, including reports on developments in the health care marketplace as well as state health policy and budget news Politico: Insurers’ 2014 Hikes Already Taking Toll If you work for a small business, your next health insurance premium may give you sticker shock. Many of the small-business […]

Today’s Headlines – Jan. 10, 2013

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Today’s early morning highlights from the major news organizations, including reports about Jack Lew, who is President Barack Obama’s pick to head the Treasury Department and has a record of protecting Medicaid and the safety net. The Wall Street Journal: Obama Aide Is Treasury Pick In 2011, as political leaders were designing the spending reductions […]

Today’s Headlines – Jan. 9, 2013

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Today’s early morning highlights from the major news organizations, including a number of health policy developments on the state level. Politico: Berwick Eyeing Run For Massachusetts Governor Former Obama administration Medicare chief Don Berwick — vilified by Senate Republicans who made his confirmation impossible — is considering a run for Massachusetts governor in 2014, he […]

Today’s Headlines – Jan. 8, 2013

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Today’s early morning highlights from the major news organizations, including coverage of a government report concluding that U.S. health-care spending grew at a record low pace for a third consecutive year. The New York Times: Growth Of Health Spending Stays Low National health spending climbed to $2.7 trillion in 2011, or an average of $8,700 […]

Today’s Headlines – Jan. 7, 2013

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Today’s early morning highlights from the major news organizations, including news about entitlement spending in the context of the debt debate, as well as reports regarding the health insurance industry. The Associated Press/Washington Post: White House, GOP Draw Red Lines In Debate On US Debt Limit, Vow Not To Budge Republicans say they are willing […]

Today’s Headlines – January 4, 2013

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Today’s early morning highlights from the major news organizations, including reports that the Department of Health and Human Services gave seven more states the thumbs up to run their own health exchanges. NPR: Bargain Over Fiscal Cliff Brings Changes To Health Care The bill that prevented the nation from plunging over the fiscal cliff did […]

Today’s Headlines – Jan. 3, 2013

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Today’s early morning highlights from the major news organizations, including more analysis of how the “fiscal cliff” deal impacts health programs as well as what the upcoming deficit talks might have in store for entitlement spending. The Washington Post’s Wonkblog: The Fiscal Cliff Cuts $1.9 Billion From Obamacare. Here’s How. The fiscal cliff deal is, […]

Today’s Headlines – Dec. 18, 2012

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Today’s early morning highlights from the major news organizations, including reports about some of the health program specifics involved in offers traded in the ongoing fiscal cliff negotiations. The New York Times: Obama’s New Offer On Fiscal Crisis Could Lead To Deal The offer is close to a plan proposed by the speaker on Friday, […]

Today’s Headlines – Dec. 17, 2012

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Today’s early morning highlights from the major news organizations, including weekend updates regarding the fiscal cliff negotiations as well as news regarding states’ decisions on health exchanges. The Associated Press/Washington Post: Movement Seen In ‘Fiscal Cliff’ Talks  As Boehner Offers Revenue Boost In return, Boehner is asking for $1 trillion in spending cuts from government […]

Today’s Headlines – Dec. 14, 2012

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Today’s early morning highlights from the major news organizations, featuring the latest reports on the fiscal negotiations — including how proposals to raise the Medicare eligibility are playing. The New York Times: With Gap Wide And Time Short, Obama And Boehner Meet With time running short to work out a deal to avert a year-end […]

Today’s Headlines – Dec. 13, 2012

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Today’s early morning highlights from the major news organizations, including stories about how proposals to cut Medicare and other entitlement programs are playing with Democrats, and how a new poll shows overwhelming support from the public for a compromise deficit deal. The Wall Street Journal: Spending-Cut Proposals Drawing Democratic Flak One big question in Washington’s […]

Today’s Headlines – Dec. 12, 2012

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Today’s early morning highlights from the major news organizations, including reports that GOP lawmakers want to see details on the safety net cuts President Barack Obama would offer as part of the “fiscal cliff” talks while some liberal Democrats want to leave Medicaid out of it. Los Angeles Times: Fiscal Talks Hobbled By New Finger-Pointing […]

Today’s Headlines – Dec. 11, 2012

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Today’s early morning highlights from the major news organizations, including coverage of yesterday’s HHS announcement to states that the federal government will not fund partial Medicaid expansions. The New York Times: Obama Approves Health Insurance Marketplace In 6 States The Obama administration gave conditional approval on Monday to health insurance marketplaces being set up by […]

Today’s Headlines – Dec. 10, 2012

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Today’s early morning highlights from major new outlets, including the latest about yesterday’s “fiscal cliff” meeting between President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner, as well as other health policy reports. The Washington Post: Time Running Out On ‘Fiscal Cliff’ Deal The contours of a deal to avert the year-end fiscal cliff are becoming […]