By Associated Press | 02/15/14 12:57 PM
New Hampshire is one of six states still undecided on whether to expand Medicaid as part of the federal health care overhaul.
By Philip Klein | 02/14/14 01:35 PM
On Friday, the New York Times reported that "[o]ne in five people who signed up for health insurance under the new health care law failed to pay their premiums on time and therefore did not receive coverage in January, insurance companies and industry experts say."
By Scott Rasmussen | 02/14/14 11:03 AM
The big story about the federal budget this week was the Republican Party's struggle to deal with raising the debt ceiling. Last year's big budget story was President Obama and the Democrats coming to grips with the so-called sequester, a policy gimmick that modestly slowed the growth of federal...
By Michael Virtanen | 02/14/14 09:02 AM
New York reached an agreement Thursday with federal officials for a waiver that would allow the state to reinvest $8 billion in Medicaid savings that officials say will be used to support hospitals and improve health care.
02/13/14 09:21 AM
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — A political action committee on Wednesday announced a new television ad airing around Arkansas targeting Republican Senate hopeful Tom Cotton on Medicare and the Farm Bill, two issues that Democrats believe will be key in U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor's fight for a third term....
By Associated Press | 02/12/14 08:27 AM
The so-called "Path to Transformation" Medicaid waiver was posted online this week. If approved by the federal government, it would allow the state to obtain $5.2 billion in federal funds over five years to update the state's health care infrastructure.
By Sean Lengell | 02/12/14 06:19 AM
Despite strong bipartisan support in Congress to undo a recently passed cut to military pensions, a debate between the House and Senate over whether to offset the cost of restoring the benefits has muddied its path for progress. The Republican-led House on Tuesday easily passed a measure to...
02/10/14 03:30 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The American Medical Association says it strongly supports legislation that would change the way Medicare pays doctors, to emphasize quality care and not just sheer volume of services. The endorsement Monday from AMA President Ardis Dee Hoven provided a boost for a...
By Alan Suderman | 02/10/14 08:15 AM
Top House Republicans have not shifted in any noticeable way in their opposition to plans to expand Medicaid, plans they say are unsustainable.
02/09/14 02:11 PM
In the 4 1/2 years since the Great Recession ended, millions of Americans who have gone without jobs or raises have found themselves wondering something about the economic recovery: Is this as good as it gets? It increasingly looks that way. Two straight weak job reports have raised doubts...
By Associated Press | 02/08/14 04:07 PM
Judge throws out Arizona lawmakers' suit challenging Gov. Jan Brewer's Medicaid expansion plan.
By Philip Klein | 02/07/14 03:43 PM
In defending President Obama's health care law in the wake of a Congressional Budget Office finding that it would create disincentives to work, Jason Furman, chairman of the White House Council of Economic Advisers, invoked Social Security and Medicare.
By Byron York | 02/06/14 06:36 PM
Democrats from President Obama on down have been touting Obamacare's sign-up numbers. Even after the system's disastrous rollout, they like to point out, roughly three million people have signed up for private insurance, while 6.3 million have signed up for Medicaid.
By Katie Terhune | 02/06/14 08:55 AM
Democrats' hopes of expanding Medicaid coverage to more low-income Idahoans were dashed Wednesday when the House Health and Welfare Committee voted against even holding a full debate on the measure.
By Philip Klein | 02/05/14 11:33 AM
In the last three months of 2013, between 1.1 million to 1.8 million people signed up for Medicaid through President Obama's health care law -- far less than the numbers touted by Obama in his State of the Union address, according to a report by a health care advisory firm Avalere.
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