Medicaid, the 50-year-old federal-state health coverage plan for the poor, has devolved into a political inter-industry feud in the impoverished Mississippi Delta. What does the fight foretell about the Medicaid industry and how it treats the nation's poorest?
Modern Healthcare's 115th Congress on the State of Healthcare is a featured collection of commentaries from lawmakers and healthcare organization leaders.
The Office of Management and Budget is taking a look at a proposed rule aiming to end the practice of data-blocking.
Shuttled between prison and the healthcare system, AIDS patient Johnny Wells' story is symbolic of the cracks that exist in a fractured Medicaid program.
A Mississippi state senator has introduced a bill to expand Medicaid every year since Obamacare went into effect, but so far it's been off the table. The 2019 governor's race could change the picture.
Negotiations over the final bicameral opioids package are snagged on controversial provisions, and a final agreement could get delayed through the weekend.
Addiction medicine experts have raised concerns that the Senate opioid bill passed this week is another missed opportunity to make the most impact toward combating the crisis.
A push by Big Pharma to claw back Medicare Part D donut hole money as part of the opioids package has hit sharp Democratic opposition.
Two top Democrats on the House Oversight Committee want to subpoena the Trump administration's documents around its Medicaid work requirement policy. HHS officials haven't responded to their previous requests for information.
HHS wants to work with private companies like venture capital firms and startup incubators to discuss strategies to accelerate investment, innovation and research in healthcare.
The Senate's health committee is questioning the government's role in helping patients understand what they should pay for their healthcare—and whether Congress can change the incentives in a complex system that doesn't encourage shopping.
A Senate proposal would take aim at hospital balance billing—a practice that has caused sticker-shock reverberations across the country and sparked increasing public outcry.