News

February 10, 2017

President Donald Trump nominated Seema Verma, president, CEO and founder of national health policy consulting company SVC, to head CMS. There, she would support confirmed HHS Secretary Rep. Tom Price by taking a hands-on role in the Trump administration's plan to repeal and replace the ACA.

February 09, 2017

The State University of New York (SUNY) and the University of the West Indies (UWI) are uniting in a partnership to create the SUNY-UWI Center for Leadership and Sustainable Development. The center is aiming to provide services to underserved Caribbean communities offering educational and training programs to the Caribbean and its Diaspora locally and abroad, said the center’s director.

February 09, 2017

California State University, Los Angeles and its partners, the Biocom Institute and the Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator (LACI), have been awarded an i6 Challenge grant of nearly $500,000 to fund LABioStart, a boot camp to train emerging bioscience entrepreneurs in the region and prepare them to launch bioscience startup companies.

February 08, 2017

As Congress continues to debate repealing of part or all of the Affordable Care Act, state lawmakers are beginning to think of a contingency plan.

February 07, 2017

States say a holdover proposed rule to change the Medicaid and CHIP appeals process would require a change in state laws to implement it. The rule was proposed by the Obama White House that could still be approved by the Trump administration.

February 07, 2017

The University of Delaware is collaborating with former Vice President Joe Biden to establish a new domestic policy institute

February 03, 2017

The State of Illinois and University of Illinois System announced a new partnership today which advances Illinois as the nation’s premier ‘Smart State’, integrating next-generation technology to improve quality of life, grow the state’s economy and retain and attract residents.

January 31, 2017

This report presents findings from a Kaiser Family Foundation survey about § 1115 MLTSS waiver enrollment, spending, and program policies in 2015.

January 31, 2017

The Affordable Care Act (ACA), as a whole, did not have a significant impact on pharmacy services per se. However, a complete repeal would likely impact certain areas of pharmacy services including the drug benefit for the exchange plans, the donut hole for Medicare Part D, states’ necessary Medicaid rebates, and certain recipients of 340B drugs.

January 30, 2017

Gov. Tom Wolf's administration said Monday that consolidating four state public health agencies into a single department will eliminate red tape and keep benefits intact with minimal layoffs as the Democratic governor tries to balance a massive projected deficit.

January 30, 2017

In its final Medicaid spending report, the Obama administration conceded that Medicaid enrollment growth and spending could deplete other federal programs.

January 28, 2017

Litigation between Republican state lawmakers, federal officials and new Gov. Roy Cooper's administration on his effort to expand Medicaid to hundreds of thousands of North Carolina residents has been put on hold for a couple of months.

January 26, 2017

The Trump administration's plans to change the way Medicaid is funded to a lump-sum or "block grant" payment could once again leave a lot of Ohioans uninsured and burden an already-strained safety net, according to local hospitals, health policy analysts and managed care providers.

January 26, 2017

Governor Paul LePage’s has written a letter outlining changes to the state’s Medicaid program that they want green-lit by President Donald Trump.

January 24, 2017

As candidates two years ago, the Republican governors of Kentucky and Arkansas swore they would do away with “Obamacare” if elected. But a funny thing happened between the campaign trail and the governor’s mansion: Reality set in.

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