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Washington News

WA: Agencies brief legislators on Medicaid transformation

WA: Agencies brief legislators on Medicaid transformation

OLYMPIA — State legislators continue to raise concerns over the function and sustainability of Washington state’s …



California News

UnitedHealthCare and Oscar Health will join Covered California in 2016

UnitedHealthCare and Oscar Health will join Covered California in 2016

Covered California announced on July 27 that it will add two new plans to its 2016 portfolio of health plans—national health …



Oregon News

OR: Policy Board prepares for big changes to state health care metrics

OR: Policy Board prepares for big changes to state health care metrics

Oregon’s health care transformation experiment has yielded data—lots of it. Lynne Saxton, Director of the Oregon Health …



Alaska News

Premera has largest 2014 reinsurance payout in Alaska

Premera has largest 2014 reinsurance payout in Alaska

Alaska captured roughly $35 million of the $7.9 billion in 2014 reinsurance (RI) payments made by the federal government. …



Catch your state’s monthly briefing on top issues in health care administration and health policy.

Federal News

King v. Burwell:  Expect the unexpected

King v. Burwell: Expect the unexpected

The Supreme Court’s decision in King vs. Burwell will be handed down in about 2 weeks as the Court’s session …



Press Release News

Covered California announces 2016 rates

Covered California announces 2016 rates

Average Increase Is 4 Percent; Consumers Who Shop Can Lower Their Premium by an Average of 4.5 Percent SACRAMENTO, Calif. — …



Commentary

Exclusive: AK Rep. Hawker responds to questions about Medicaid expansion

Exclusive: AK Rep. Hawker responds to questions about Medicaid expansion

Alaska Representative Mike Hawker (R-28), Chair of the Legislative Budget & Audit (LB&A) Committee, reached out to …



5-Things

Questions on Medicaid expansion | Sustainability of individual market | Barbra Nault

Questions on Medicaid expansion | Sustainability of individual market | Barbra Nault

Alaska made national headlines this month by announcing Medicaid expansion, but that may serve to distract from some …