KHN: Many On Medicaid See Boost In Benefits As Economy Improves

By Phil Galewitz With an improving fiscal climate, many states are increasing benefits for Medicaid recipients and paying their providers more. The trend is continuing into fiscal year 2015 for those who rely on Medicaid, the state and federal health insurance program for the poor, according to a survey of 50 state Medicaid programs released Tuesday … Continue reading

KHN: Survey Finds Wealthier Patients In California More Satisfied With Their Health Care

By Daniela Hernandez Money may not buy happiness, but patients with more money to spend tend to be happier with their health care providers, a statewide survey sponsored by the Blue Shield of California Foundation found. Based on responses from 1,500 California residents, researchers found that among those whose household incomes fell below 200 percent of the … Continue reading

KHN: California Sends Incorrect Information To 246,000 Low-Income Patients

By Anna Gorman This KHN story was produced in collaboration with  California has mistakenly sent letters to 246,000 low-income residents, warning they may need to find new doctors next year under the state’s newly expanded Medicaid program. The error frustrated counties and community health centers which have repeatedly assured patients they can keep their providers when … Continue reading

KHN: Advocates Head To Court To Overturn Medicare Rules For Observation Care

Photo: National Committee to Preserve Medicare and Social Security

By Susan Jaffe MAY 03, 2013  This KHN story was produced in collaboration with  After Lois Frarie, a 93-year-old retired teacher from Monterey, Calif., spent four days at a local hospital while being treated for a broken elbow and pelvis, she went to a nearby nursing home to build up her strength. But her family was stunned … Continue reading

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