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Inslee joins swath of Democrats seeking presidency. Here's his record on health care.

March 1, 2019


Washington Gov. Jay Inslee (D) on Friday announced he is seeking the Democratic presidential nomination with a campaign focused on climate change, which he said "touches the heart of things so many of us care about: our jobs, our health, our safety and our children's future."

In the states: CMS OKs Colorado's value-based drug pricing plan, New Mexico lawmakers propose Medicaid buy-in option, and more

March 1, 2019


American Health Line rounds up the latest health care news in the states.

Democrats urge Trump admin to stop approving Medicaid work requirements

February 25, 2019


Citing the more than 18,000 Arkansas residents who have lost coverage because of the state's Medicaid work requirements, Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), the ranking member on the Senate Finance Committee, and House Energy and Commerce Committee Chair Frank Pallone (D-N.J.) in a letter sent Tuesday asked HHS Secretary Alex Azar to ensure the Trump administration does not approve new state Medicaid work requirement requests.

US will spend $6T on health care by 2027, CMS says. Here's what will drive that growth.

February 21, 2019


CMS' Office of Actuaries predicts average national spending growth in the United States will increase by 5.5% annually from 2018 to 2027, outpacing growth in the country's gross domestic product and reaching a total of nearly $6 trillion by 2027.

Idaho health officials move ahead with voter-approved Medicaid expansion

February 20, 2019


The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare on Friday announced it has submitted a proposal to CMS to implement a voter-approved Medicaid expansion in the state that does not include work requirements or other restrictions recently proposed by state lawmakers.

Medicare wants to revamp ambulance payments, aiming to prevent avoidable ED visits

February 15, 2019


HHS on Thursday announced the launch of a new voluntary payment model for emergency ambulance services—called the Emergency Triage, Treat, and Transport (ET3) model—that would allow Medicare to reimburse first responders for care delivered on-site or via telemedicine, even if patients are not taken to a hospital.

In the states: Georgia seeks partial Medicaid expansion, Maine co-op asks SCOTUS to hear case on risk corridor payments, and more

February 15, 2019


American Health Line rounds up the latest health care news in the states.

Where Democratic presidential hopefuls Delaney, Klobuchar stand on health care

February 13, 2019


Former Rep. John Delaney (D-Md.), who is seeking the Democratic nomination for president, recently discussed the details of his proposal to implement a universal health care system in the United States, as Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) this week announced she is joining the swath of Democrats seeking the nomination.

HHS wants to bolster patients' access to their electronic health data. Here's how.

February 12, 2019


HHS on Monday proposed two new rules that aim to give patients greater access to their electronic health information—and call out health care providers who impede health data sharing.

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