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Obama: Sebelius’ service was extraordinary

Obama: Sebelius’ service was extraordinary

April 11, 2014 1:24 pm by | 0 Comments

President Obama said in remarks at the White House that Kathleen Sebelius told him in March that she was going to step down as the secretary of the Department of…


State health insurance exchange executives face tough questions from house subcommittee (AUDIO)

State health insurance exchange executives face tough questions from house subcommittee (AUDIO)

April 3, 2014 4:07 pm by | 0 Comments

For some states, like California, things have gone well. But the rollout in states like Maryland and Oregon has been rocky. Mary Agnes Carey and CQ Roll Call’s Emily Ethridge…



Sebelius: Healthcare.gov Should Have Been Rolled Out Differently (Audio)

Sebelius: Healthcare.gov Should Have Been Rolled Out Differently (Audio)

December 11, 2013 3:05 pm by | 0 Comments

KHN’s Mary Agnes Carey and CQ Roll Call’s Emily Ethridge discuss HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius’s latest testimony on Capitol Hill Wednesday, which also included updates on steps officials are taking…


You might be surprised on how much your state spends on Medicare (Table)

You might be surprised on how much your state spends on Medicare (Table)

November 27, 2013 2:21 pm by | 0 Comments

One out of every five dollars Medicare spends goes to nursing homes, home health services or other post-acute facilities and services. The spending varies greatly between states: Louisiana spends 31…


Interactive Chart: Bonuses and penalties For U.S. hospitals

Interactive Chart: Bonuses and penalties For U.S. hospitals

November 14, 2013 4:59 pm by | 0 Comments

Medicare has two payment incentive programs for hospitals that are part of an effort to make them accountable on quality. One gives bonuses and penalties to hospitals based on how well they performed on 24 quality measures. That program is called Value…


Sebelius says she’s responsible for Healthcare.gov problems

Sebelius says she’s responsible for Healthcare.gov problems

October 30, 2013 3:42 pm by | 0 Comments

The Health and Human Services secretary also said she couldn’t give firm numbers on how many people have enrolled for health insurance using the website because the data are not…


Medicare administrator apologizes for Healthcare.gov problems (Podcast)

Medicare administrator apologizes for Healthcare.gov problems (Podcast)

October 29, 2013 3:44 pm by | 0 Comments

But while Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Administrator Marilyn Tavenner said in her Capitol Hill testimony Tuesday that some website subcontractors hadn’t met expectations, she offered few other details…



Health on the Hill: The latest on defunding the health law

Health on the Hill: The latest on defunding the health law

October 10, 2013 12:32 pm by | 0 Comments

Fights over defunding the health law remain at the center of legislative battles eight days into a federal government shutdown and just a week before the nation hits its debt ceiling. KHN’s Mary Agnes Carey and CQ Roll Call’s Emily Ethridge discuss the…


Health on the Hill: How will government shutdown battle be resolved?

Health on the Hill: How will government shutdown battle be resolved?

September 26, 2013 11:49 am by | 0 Comments

The Affordable Care Act lies at the center of a last minute push to fund the government past Sept. 30. Mary Agnes Carey and Politico Pro’s Jennifer Haberkorn discuss how the standoff is likely to be resolved.

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Health on the Hill: ACA and the budget showdown

Health on the Hill: ACA and the budget showdown

September 19, 2013 2:38 pm by | 0 Comments

With implementation of major provisions of the law looming, Republicans see this fall’s budget showdown as their last chance to slow or stop the president’s signature legislation from taking effect. Mary Agnes Carey and Politico Pro’s Jennifer Haberkor…


How did key Obamacare insurance turn into ‘skinny’ health insurance?

How did key Obamacare insurance turn into ‘skinny’ health insurance?

August 25, 2013 4:50 pm by | 1 Comments

It came as a surprise to some that the Affordable Care Act seems to allow large employers to offer health insurance that pays for preventive care and not much else. Check…


Here’s an interactive chart of hospital CEO pay: From Kaiser Permanente to Cleveland Clinic

Here’s an interactive chart of hospital CEO pay: From Kaiser Permanente to Cleveland Clinic

June 16, 2013 11:50 pm by | 0 Comments

Kaiser Health News and ABC obtained compensation details for CEOs at dozens of top nonprofit and government-supported hospital systems. Source documents are available as downloadable .ZIP files by clicking hyperlinks…


The IRS and its role in the Affordable Care Act

The IRS and its role in the Affordable Care Act

May 16, 2013 9:24 am by | 0 Comments

Mary Agnes Carey talks to Joanna Kerpen, a partner at the law firm McDermott Will & Emery, about the role of the IRS in implementing and enforcing provisions of the health law after recent revelations the agency inappropriately targeted conservativ…


CMS finally has a leader as Senate confirms Tavenner

CMS finally has a leader as Senate confirms Tavenner

May 15, 2013 7:01 pm by | 0 Comments

KHN’s Mary Agnes Carey talks with Jennifer Haberkorn of Politico Pro about the Senate’s confirmation Wednesday of Marilyn Tavenner to head the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and what awaits her.
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States managing their own exchanges get more money for outreach to consumers

States managing their own exchanges get more money for outreach to consumers

May 5, 2013 2:12 pm by | 1 Comments

The wide variation in spending to hire and train people to provide consumer assistance in the first year of the new marketplaces could have a major impact on how many people actually get coverage under Obamacare, experts say.