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HHS Awards CHIP ‘Performance Bonuses’ To 23 States

December 31st, 2011 | Comments Off | Posted in Health Insurance today
The extra payments will go to states which have streamlined the enrollment for their Children's Health Insurance Programs.

Romney Defends Mass. Mandate; Gingrich Once Supported That Plan

December 28th, 2011 | Comments Off | Posted in Health Insurance today
Romney says an insurance mandate is fundamentally a conservative principle, The Hill reports. Meanwhile, recent news accounts have found past statements by Gingrich praising Romney's health law efforts in Massachusetts.

Roundup: HIV Staff To Be Cut In Ga.; Abortion News In N.J., Mo.; Wis. Medicaid Coverage In Limbo

December 23rd, 2011 | Comments Off | Posted in Health Insurance today
News outlets report on state health policy developments in Georgia, California, Missouri, New Jersey, Colorado, Wisconsin, Iowa, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Oregon.

Republicans Widen Probe of AARP Tax Status

December 23rd, 2011 | Comments Off | Posted in Health Insurance today
House Republicans question the tax-exempt group's involvement in the sales of health insurance products.

Oregon Hospitals Lose Battle Against New Law; Pittsburgh Hospital, Insurer Reach Agreement

December 23rd, 2011 | Comments Off | Posted in Health Insurance today
A roundup of hospital news from around the country.