More Entitlements Articles

  • Feds investigate Idaho Medicaid contractor

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Federal officials are investigating a contractor Idaho selected to oversee its Medicaid behavioral health program for possibly violating patient-privacy laws. In a collaborative report from the Idaho Statesman and Boise State Public Radio (http://bit.ly/1pqUk0O ), health...

  • Tennessee may expand Medicaid

    Republican Gov. Bill Haslam said that the state will submit a plan to federal regulators "sometime this fall with a plan ... that we think makes sense for Tennessee," according to the Nashville Tennessean.

  • Applications for US unemployment aid slip to 298K

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits slipped 1,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 298,000, a low level that signals employers are cutting few jobs and hiring is likely to remain strong. The four-week average, a less volatile measure, dropped to 299,750,...

  • Poll shows huge lead for Tom Wolf over Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett

    Corbett had gotten closer in recent polls, but Thursday's release shows the Democrat Wolf with 49 percent and the incumbent governor with 24 percent.

  • Online food stamp fraud growing, GAO reports

    One online posting in Raleigh, N.C., offered 10 days of cooking and cleaning services in exchange for food stamps. Someone in Charlotte offered to exchange beer for food stamps, according to GAO.

  • At ease: Obama eyes transgendered troops

    The Pentagon "likely will" allow transgendered Americans to serve openly in the military where 15,500 now secretly serve, according to a new report issued by top former generals.

  • Arizona high court to consider Medicaid suit

    The Arizona Supreme Court is set to consider whether to take up Gov. Jan Brewer's appeal of a lower court decision allowing a lawsuit challenging her Medicaid expansion plan to proceed.

  • California government forces Catholic colleges and insurers to cover elective abortion

    California state board reverses past ruling and requires all employer-sponsored insurance plans to cover elective abortions.

  • Kansas City at center of Operation Homeless

    Officials say Kansas City plays a central role in a gang scheme that hires homeless people to cash counterfeit checks.

  • Job No. 1 for the next Pennsylvania governor? A huge budget gap

    Job No. 1 for whoever wins this fall's election for Pennsylvania governor likely will be trying to solve the state government's messy fiscal situation.

  • Glitches delay Medicaid enrollment for former foster kids in Oklahoma

    By Jaclyn Cosgrove, Staff Writer April Merrill has lost track of the number of phone calls she has made, trying to get young people signed up for Medicaid. There was the young man who had a painful abscess in his mouth and was having trouble communicating at work. There was the young woman...

  • Layoffs raise new issues in state hiring dispute

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Gov. Pat Quinn's unexpected move to deal with a scathing report about political hiring in his administration will not put the jobs scandal to rest as he mounts a difficult campaign for re-election. Quinn aides announced last week that the state Department of...

  • Zogby Report Card: 'Very bad form' playing golf after ISIS beheading

    President Obama dropped a grade by rushing back to vacation to play golf after a statement on the ISIS beheading of an American journalist. "Very bad form," said pollster John Zogby.

  • We can avoid more Fergusons

    Change has swept our nation over the years. Technologies abound that no one would have dreamed of. And millions of black Americans have moved into the ranks of the upper middle class, the rich and the super rich.

  • Nebraska recovering jobless benefits overpayments

    LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska Labor Department has recovered nearly $5.8 million this year from people who were given too much unemployment pay, either because of errors or because they lied on their applications, the department said Friday. The total includes more than $2.7 million...



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