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  • HHS releases 1,296 pages of regulations ahead of holiday weekend

    The timing of the news release is part of a long pattern for President Obama's administration, which has often used holidays as an opportunity to dump dense regulatory changes when most reporters and Americans are focused on their holiday plans.

  • Florida Medicaid privatization underway statewide

    MIAMI (AP) — More than three million Medicaid recipients around the state are transitioning into managed care under Florida's massive overhaul to privatize its Medicaid program. The change comes three years after the Legislature voted to privatize the program, saying the roughly $23 billion a...

  • Mike Pence submits request for Medicaid alternative

    Gov. Mike Pence on Tuesday asked that the federal government expand health care coverage for Indiana's low-income residents using a state-run alternative to traditional Medicaid.

  • Arkansas lawmakers OK insurance, lotto, prisons bills

    Arkansas lawmakers gave final approval early Wednesday to bills addressing teacher health insurance premiums, prison overcrowding and new limits on the lottery, wrapping up a special legislative session that left unresolved until next year the long-term questions surrounding the three issues.

  • Paul LePage phone campaign focuses on Social Security

    Maine Gov. Paul LePage's re-election team has launched a phone campaign seeking to clarify the Republican governor's position on Social Security.

  • Illinois pushes ahead with Medicaid managed care

    CHICAGO (AP) — Facing a Jan. 1 deadline, the state's top Medicaid official announced a timetable Monday for moving hundreds of thousands of low-income patients into managed care health plans. Department of Healthcare and Family Services Director Julie Hamos said 1.7 million people will get...

  • VIDEO: House sees more work ahead on Medicare fraud

    House lawmakers say some fraudulent Medicare providers are slipping through the cracks.

  • Missouri governor vetoes, freezes $1b of spending

    Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon vetoed or froze more than $1.1 billion in spending Tuesday, citing concerns about declining revenues and the potential for new tax breaks to drain state dollars even further.

  • California expands Medi-Cal while continuing cuts

    California has been praised by health advocates for its early embrace of the federal health care expansion, but the new state budget has raised questions about its commitment to getting the poorest residents into doctors' offices and dentists' chairs.

  • Here's where $14 billion of taxpayer money for Medicaid went

    Medicaid wrongly paid out more than $14 billion last year to managed care organizations, often for treatments or services that were not necessary, never performed or weren't eligible for coverage. That's according to a new report from the Government Accountability Office. For comparison, $14...

  • David Vitter says he'd consider Medicaid expansion

    Republican U.S. Sen. David Vitter on Monday left open the possibility of expanding Louisiana's Medicaid program to cover more of the working poor.

  • Senate officially rejects North Carolina House budget proposal

    A top state Senate budget-writer says differences with the House over Medicaid spending and the state lottery must first be resolved in negotiations for a final updated North Carolina spending plan.

  • Veterans Affairs scandal is a look at future of Obamacare

    If Obamacare isn't repealed, we know what the future of health care will look like, thanks to the Veterans Affairs scandal. It will mean long delays to see a doctor, ridiculous hurdles to obtain basic tests, demoralized doctors and hospital waiting lists. These are all inevitable byproducts of...

  • Bedside rationing is coming with Obamacare but doctors can stop it

    National uproar over the Veterans Affairs scandal should refocus the nation's attention to the issue of health care rationing. Under VA care, 40 patients died while waiting for treatment at a Phoenix, Ariz., facility. Not only is that the tip of the iceberg in terms of what government-run...



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