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Hospitals will support full practice authority for Pennsylvania nurse practitioners

By   /  May 3, 2016  /  Health Care, Issues, News, Pennsylvania, Regulations, State Government  /  No Comments

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Pennsylvania’s largest hospital lobby on Monday agreed to back a plan to allow nurse practitioners to serve patients without signing costly collaborative agreements with physicians.

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Embracing Obamacare still no recipe for Republican success

By   /  May 2, 2016  /  Commentary, Health Care, National, Ohio, Politics & Elections  /  No Comments

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Ohio Gov. John Kasich bills himself as the most electable Republican presidential candidate, but he’s strangling the party’s strongest health care message.

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Nurse practitioners want freedom to practice without expensive physician oversight

By   /  May 2, 2016  /  Health Care, Issues, News, Pennsylvania, Regulations, State Government  /  No Comments

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Nurse practitioners in Pennsylvania are pushing for changes to state regulations that they say will lower costs and increase patients’ health.

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The one-sided Medicaid show in Texas

By   /  April 28, 2016  /  Commentary, Health Care, Texas  /  No Comments

Medicaid expansion ran loose in Texas last week.

Medicaid in Texas and the federal government that continues to expand it are just as voracious and as difficult to pay for as they have ever been. Somebody had to say it. You certainly weren’t going to find it in your standard issue news coverage. What you did learn over the past few weeks is […]

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Arkansas Republicans fall in line for Obamacare expansion

By   /  April 25, 2016  /  Arkansas, Health Care, News  /  No Comments

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Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson’s attempt at rebranding his state’s Medicaid expansion under the 2010 federal health law paid off last week.

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Kasich carries Obamacare dichotomy to Maryland

By   /  April 20, 2016  /  Health Care, Maryland, National, News, Ohio, Politics & Elections  /  No Comments

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John Kasich’s presidential campaign arrived in Maryland minus the pretense that he would fully repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

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