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Survey: Even In Southern States, Medicaid Expansion Is Popular

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Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi and South Carolina have a lot in common: The summers are hot and the political climates are conservative. These are states where Mitt Romney handily beat Barack Obama in the 2012 presidential election, so it’s not surprising to learn that the president’s signature health law is unpopular there. But despite the […]

Today’s Headlines – June 8, 2012

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The Washington Post: White House, Lawmakers Prepare For Supreme Court Ruling On Obama’s Health-Care Law In this city of rumors and leaks, it has been an excruciating lead-up to the Supreme Court ruling on President Obama’s health-care law. The decision is just days away, but virtually no one knows precisely when it will come or […]

Berwick Calls For Leaders To Rise Above ‘Political Catechism’

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Every week, reporter Jessica Marcy selects interesting reading from around the Web. Rolling Stone: Don Berwick On The Fate Of ‘Obamacare’ Between July 2010 and December 2011, Dr. Donald Berwick was head of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the agency that runs the government’s health insurance programs. In a sane world, he would […]

Advocacy Group Targets Democratic Senators With Ad Featuring Pat Boone

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The 60 Plus Association, a conservative-leaning advocacy group focused on issues for seniors, began running new television spots this week targeting five incumbent Democratic senators for their support of the Medicare provisions in the 2010 health law. 60 Plus, which backs the premium support proposal for Medicare authored by Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., is spending […]

Romney’s Evolution On Abortion; The Birth Of The HIV Epidemic

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This week’s selection of intriguing weekend reading includes articles from Slate, the Los Angeles Times, American Medical News, Salon, Columbia Journalism Review, The Washington Post, BBC and Medscape. Slate: The Conversion: How, When, And Why Mitt Romney Changed His Mind On Abortion (GOP presidential candidate Mitt) Romney began his political career as a pro-choicer. In the story […]

An Animated Conversation About ACOs

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Accountable Care Organizations are a continuing source of interest to both health care providers and consumers. We at KHN have called them “the hottest three-letter word in health care.” Now WBUR’s CommonHealth blog has put together a video animation that walks viewers through how ACOs work and what that means for consumers.  The blog promises that […]

A New Way To Carry KHN In Your Pocket

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Can’t get enough Kaiser Health News?  Now there’s a new way to take KHN with you everywhere you go. KHN is available on Google Currents, a mobile news app for smartphones and tablets.  It works on any iPhone or Android phone, plus any iPad or Android tablet. The Google Currents edition of Kaiser Health News […]

On First Lady’s Guest List: Young Adult Insurance Coverage

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Adam Rapp of Fall Creek Township, Ill., will have one of the best seats in the House as President Barack Obama addresses a joint session of Congress Tuesday night. In a custom dating back to the Reagan administration, the first lady’s guest list for the annual State of the Union address combines both personal and political […]

TV Spots Target Three Republicans On Medicare Cuts

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The AFSCME and SEIU trade unions, along with the liberal advocacy group Americans United for Change, are warning Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev., Sen. Scott Brown, R-Mass. and Rep. Denny Rehberg, R-Mont., that votes in favor of Medicare and Medicaid budget cuts will be unpopular with seniors. The groups launched ads today featuring the voice of  a […]

Mixed Verdict: Ohioans Vote Against Health Law; Miss. ‘Personhood’ Fails

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Ohioans overwhelmingly endorsed a constitutional amendment designed to block implementation of the individual mandate in the Buckeye State, but Mississippi voters rejected an anti-abortion amendment to that state’s constitution. Here are some details of last night’s election results — and what they mean about the voters’ mood on health policy issues: Ohio Referendums: By a […]

AARP, Iowa Hospitals On Air To Defend Medicare, Medicaid

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While some organizations are turning to social media to get their message out about possible Medicare and Medicaid cuts, others are relying on old-fashioned paid media on television and radio.  AARP and the Iowa Hospital Association are among the first on the air with messages for Congress and the super committee. AARP AARP’s ad focuses […]

Welcome To Capsules

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Today Kaiser Health News launches a blog that  will complement our coverage of health care policy and politics. Capsules will provide a new venue for staff-written news and observations, outside voices and commentary and other timely and interactive features. We look forward to your feedback and hope you will make Capsules an important part of your […]