Hospitals facing big divide in pro- and anti-ACA states

By Beth Kutscher Bradford Regional Medical Center and Olean General Hospital sit just 20 miles apart on opposite sides of the Pennsylvania/New York border. They serve a similar patient population in the rural, forested region. They are both owned by the not-for-profit Upper Allegheny
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Regional News/South: Mississippi Blues seeks to halt gov’s HMA order

By Modern Healthcare Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant is backing hospital chain Health Management Associates in its spat with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Mississippi. The governor issued an executive order to force the insurer to include HMA’s hospitals in its network. Now the Blu
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States Spend $28M, Then Leave Exchanges To The Feds

Late last year, Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer announced that her state would not build its own online insurance marketplace, a pillar of the Affordable Care Act, because there were too many unknowns. What Brewer didn’t say was that her state had spent $9 million in federal money to reach th
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Health insurance aids employers

As Tennessee lawmakers argue whether to call for the repeal or implementation of the Affordable Care Act, 900,000 Tennesseans go without health insurance and adequate health care.   Read More..
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More states work to implement health care law

Illinois, Nevada, Oregon, South Dakota, Tennessee and Washington receive grants to establish Affordable Insurance Exchanges Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced today that Illinois, Nevada, Oregon, South Dakota, Tennessee and Washington will receive mo
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