U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

Court rules against insurers in risk corridors payments
Jun 14 | Susan Morse
Between 2014 and 2016, total payments fell short by more than $12 billion.
Trump seeks to reorganize HHS
Jun 06 | Susan Morse
The move would give HHS a new name, potentially including the word welfare, and consolidate safety-net programs…
Medicare Part D drug spending spikes 77%
Jun 05 | Beth Jones Sanborn
Even after taking into account manufacturer rebates, spending still increased more than 60 percent and the ranks of beneficiaries paying $2,000…
S&P: 340B cuts could further weaken struggling hospitals
Jun 04 | Beth Jones Sanborn
Program is a crucial part of operations for hospitals that serve vulnerable populations because it offsets the high costs…
Trumps wants drug companies to post prices in ads
May 11 | Susan Morse
Strategies include increased competition and negotiation with incentives to lower list prices and out-of-pocket costs, HHS Sec.…
May 10 | Susan Morse
Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar's proposal would cut funding to the CDC and NIH, focus on opioid epidemic…
Trump seeking cuts to CMMI, CHIP
May 09 | Susan Morse
Funds targeted were appropriated but never spent.
NH is 4th state approved for Medicaid expansion work requirement
May 08 | Susan Morse
Kentucky Indiana and Arkansas have also received ACA waivers for work requirements under policies…
Medicaid expansion battles in Maine and Virginia
May 03 | Susan Morse
Both states are struggling over whether or not to broaden Medicaid programs to insure more citizens.
DHS payment
May 02 | Susan Morse
Lower court's decision about disproportionate share hospital payments undermines the…