State market would improve access to health care | Arizona Capitol Times

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Gov. Katie Hobbs demonstrated her political acumen during her recent showdown with the Republican-controlled legislature to pass an $18 billion bipartisan budget. She worked diligently with both sides to negotiate a deal that addressed some of the state’s greatest needs, especially affordable housing, infrastructure, and expanding health insurance for children. While these articles will have … Read more

Californias Health Care Affordability Board discusses plans for healthcare sector consolidations and mergers – State of Reform

Californias Health Care Affordability Board discusses plans for healthcare sector consolidations and mergers - State of Reform

The California Health Care Affordability Board (HCAB), a decision-making body tasked with setting statewide and sector-specific spending goals and approving key benchmarks, discussed the state’s action plan to address facility consolidation health professionals during a meeting earlier this month. Katherine Gudiksen, executive director of Source on Healthcare Price and Competition in the law department of … Read more

New insurer joining state Medicaid program gives Iowans more options

Liz Matney, director of Iowa Medicaid.

Beginning Saturday, Iowa’s new Medicaid insurer Molina Healthcare will administer benefits to 205,181 Iowans under Medicaid and Hawki as the insurer officially joins the state program. July 1 marks the start date for two managed care agreements with Iowa Medicaid, a joint state and federal program that funds approximately $7 billion annually in health care … Read more

Pritzker signs bills altering Illinois health insurance market by establishing rate revision, a state market

Oh, I signed!  says State Senator Laura Fine, D-Glenview, as she realizes that her bill giving the Department of Insurance new oversight authority was approved by Gov. JB Pritzker on June 27, 2023. (Andrew Adams/Capitol Illinois News)

Oh, I signed! says State Senator Laura Fine, D-Glenview, as she realizes that her bill giving the Department of Insurance new oversight authority was approved by Gov. JB Pritzker on June 27, 2023. (Andrew Adams/Capitol Illinois News) SPRINGFIELD Gov. JB Pritzker signed into law legislation Tuesday that will dramatically change the health insurance market in … Read more

Illinois health policy experts discuss Medicaid managed care and the future of eligible dual coverage – State of Reform

Illinois health policy experts discuss Medicaid managed care and the future of eligible dual coverage - State of Reform

Value-based healthcare experts have outlined federal governments changes to the proposed rules for Medicaid managed care and how they report improved alignment and quality of care for dual Medicaid-Medicare eligible special needs plans (D-SNP) at the 2023 Illinois State Health Care Policy Reform Conference earlier this month. Get information on upcoming events, insights from key … Read more

5 signs you’re in a constant state of “fight or flight”

Experts explain how stress can affect our emotions, memory, sleep and relationships.

Experts explain how stress can affect our emotions, memory, sleep and relationships. Experts explain how stress can affect our emotions, memory, sleep and relationships. You may have heard of the fight-or-flight response, an evolutionary mechanism that allows us to enter a state of survival in the presence of physical or psychological threats. And while the … Read more