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Tab for single-payer proposal in California could run $400-B

A proposed single-payer health system in California would cost about $400 billion annually, with up to half of that money coming from a new payroll tax on workers and employers, according to a state analysis. The report by the state … Continue reading

May 24, 2017

CMS gives states until 2022 to meet Medicaid standards of care

by Phil Galewitz The Trump administration has given states three extra years to carry out plans for helping elderly and disabled people receive Medicaid services without being forced to go into nursing homes. Federal standards requiring states find ways of … Continue reading

May 17, 2017

Clock is ticking on GOP bill: 5 ways health care tug-of-war may play out

by Julie Rovner The House may pass its bill to repeal and replace parts of the Affordable Care Act. But Republicans’ pathway to fulfilling their seven-year effort to undo the federal health law is getting narrower by the day. “As of now, … Continue reading

May 09, 2017

5 things to watch as health care overhaul heads to Senate

AFTER weeks of will-they-or-won’t-they tensions, the House of Representatives managed to pass its GOP replacement for the Affordable Care Act on Thursday, May 4 by a razor-thin margin. The vote was 217-213. Democrats who lost the battle are still convinced they … Continue reading

May 05, 2017

California hospitals lose ground in quality of care, report card shows

NEARLY half of California hospitals received a grade of C or lower for patient safety on a national report card aimed at prodding medical centers to do more to prevent injuries and deaths. The Leapfrog Group, an employer-backed nonprofit group … Continue reading

April 18, 2017

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