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The Obama administration is launching a national video contest designed to convince young people to sign up for coverage, spending $30,000 on prizes to draw the YouTube generation.
During a Monday planning meeting, a Virginia Medicaid policymaking panel examined what other states are doing in terms of expanding the program. Hundreds of conservative activists who oppose this health law provision rallied at the state capitol.
Redistricting - Not Just For Politics - Now Being Considered For Liver Transplant Waiting List System
The Associated Press reports on this development.
Medpage Today reports that Richard Kronick, PhD, will become the director of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality later this month.
New research shows that rural emergency room physicians are increasingly using videoconferences to gain access to specialty care.
The proposal to opt out of the federal health plan would save billions of dollars but could bring uncertainties for employees.
In the meantime, New York state health officials have posted a plethora of data online about the state's hospitals and doctors.
A selection of health policy stories from California, Louisiana and the District of Columbia.
The Associated Press reports that Montana released monthly premiums for health insurance plans that will be sold on that state's exchange while the Connecticut Mirror reports on rates in that state and how the exchange will enable consumers to comparison shop. Also in the news, Kansas insurance agents are encouraged to take an online course so they can sell plans that will be available in Kansas' online marketplace.
Speaking in Texas, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said it was up to state leaders to propose alternative ways to expand health coverage to the poor. Meanwhile, in Florida, Gov. Rick Scott raised privacy concerns related to so-called navigators, who will be trained to walk people through their insurance options under the health law.
Viewpoints: Republican Patient Takes GOP Health Message To Task; The Deadlines The Administration Has Missed
A selection of editorials and opinions on health care from around the country.
Take a look at KHN's lighter side, featuring today's cartoon and health policy haiku.
The administration of Gov. Jay Nixon, a Democrat, has walked a political tightrope as the state gets ready for a federal initiative that the Republican-led Legislature strongly opposes and state voters have weighed in against — twice.
Today's early morning highlights from the major news organizations, including reports about the continued efforts by the Obama administration and some states to raise awareness about the health law's new insurance options.
The SHOP exchanges are intended to make it easier for small businesses to offer their employees a variety of good plans, but that option is being delayed for a year in 33 states.