Health

Former Molina CEO named Calif. medical school dean

Dr. J. Mario Molina, the former CEO of Medicaid managed care insurer Molina Healthcare, has been named the founding dean of Claremont, Calif.-based Keck Graduate Institute’s new school of medicine. Though it will be several…




The Scoop: August 23, 2019 Edition

In this edition: Reinsurance gets federal approval in Montana, Delaware Maryland short-term plans will cover mental health/substance abuse treatment Colorado considers an SEP for Medigap enrollees Simple Health Plans customers across nation get a special…


$16B veterans’ health project hits major snag

The Pentagon has yet to give the VA authority to link its network to the current VA record system, decades-old VistA, which is key to implementation, a congressional staffer said. | Charles Dharapak, File/AP Photo…


Alaska governor signs sharp Medicaid cuts as hospitals sue

Many Alaska hospitals and other healthcare providers face significant Medicaid payment cuts following Republican Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s veto Monday of a bipartisan bill to restore Medicaid funding that the governor pushed to reduce. Dunleavy, an…





U.S. health officials approve Montana reinsurance pool

HELENA, MONT. (AP) — Montana officials say U.S. health officials have approved the state’s plan to create a reinsurance pool that aims to lower individual health insurance premium costs. Gov. Steve Bullock and State Auditor…