Newspaper Articles – Loren Heal

California Obamacare Exchange Is Running Out of Money

After spending more than $1 billion on startup costs, California’s state-run Obamacare health insurance exchange has failed to produce the expected returns and is rapidly running out of money.

Benefits of Health Information Exchanges Identified

Health information exchange (HIE) is the transfer of electronic information such as lab results, clinical summaries, and medication lists, and its proponents claim it can be used

President Calls for Federal Drug Price Negotiation in Medicare Part D

President Barack Obama’s latest budget proposal calls for the federal government to negotiate Medicare Part D drug prices directly with pharmaceutical companies.

Illinois Moving 2.2 Million Medicaid Patients to Managed Care

Illinois is sending 2.2 million of its 3.1 million Medicaid patients to managed care, a system where the state pays a fixed amount for each patient instead of reimbursing provider

Doctors Reject Electronic Health Record Mandate

In an effort to increase the use of electronic health records by doctors, hospitals, and other health care providers, Congress passed the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Hea

Three States Rush to Tie Common Core Testing to Graduation

Three states are rushing ahead to integrate Common Core testing into their education systems. New Jersey, Maryland, and Washington state will tie graduation to Common Core tests.

SHOP Exchanges Fail to Draw Customers

A key provision of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act has failed to attract many customers.

New AP History Curriculum Emphasizes Negative View of U.S. History, Principles

The College Board has changed its Advanced Placement U.S. history curriculum so it now omits central figures and battles from American history and puts in their place negative depictions of U.S.

Pennsylvania Decision to Expand Medicaid Could Prove Costly

The state of Pennsylvania has announced it will expand its Medicaid program under an agreement reached with the federal Department of Health & Human Services, even after the federal government

Outreach Campaign Doubles Arizona School Choice Enrollment

Thanks to program changes and an aggressive outreach campaign, families of 2,479 students have applied for Arizona’s Empowerment Scholarship Accounts for the 2014-2015 school year, compared to 1,10