More Entitlements Articles

  • Feds grant Florida 3-year Medicaid renewal

    The federal government has granted a three-year renewal of Florida's Medicaid managed care program.

  • North Carolina legislature in limbo without adjournment plan

    The North Carolina House and Senate spent weeks this summer unable to agree on a state budget. Now their inability to agree on how to adjourn could leave this year's session in more confusion.

  • New York City to pay $1m to settle Medicaid probe

    Federal authorities say New York City has agreed to pay $1.05 million to settle allegations that the city's Human Resources Administration failed to stop Medicaid payments for health care coverage for beneficiaries who became ineligible.

  • Change to public employee annuities spurs exodus

    A northwestern Indiana judge will lose a combined 67 years of experience this month when all three of his employees retire.

  • Newsflash! Medicare is still going bankrupt, and taking Uncle Sam with it

    It's becoming a ritual. Medicare trustees release an annual report projecting bankruptcy at some point in the not-so-distant future. And America yawns.

  • Are government patient satisfaction surveys undermining the Hippocratic Oath?

    "Just give me antibiotics; that's what worked last year." So demanded a character of Dr. Mark Greene on the long-running show "ER" while suffering from the seasonal flu.

  • Big Government worked better in the industrial age; not so much in digital era

    Bureaucracies did a good job of delivering passports and maintaining files in the industrial age. But they can't keep up in the information age.

  • NY awarding $36m in grants to help crime victims

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York has announced $36 million in grants for 179 community organizations, hospitals, police and agencies statewide for services to crime victims. The grants administered by the Office of Victim Services are expected to expand the assistance network by funding 22...

  • California prisons change mental health treatment

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California prison officials are pledging to take a more gentle approach with mentally ill inmates after graphic images of prisoners being repeatedly doused with pepper spray in their cells were made public. The Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation says in a...

  • Christie creates panel to study pension overhaul

    PARSIPPANY, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie is looking outside his administration for solutions to the state's budget woes. Christie signed an executive order Friday convening a nonpartisan blue ribbon commission assigned to produce recommendations for tackling the state's rising pension and...

  • Illinois patients continue nursing home care waits

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois changed its law last year to streamline decision-making on state-paid nursing home care, but an audit has found that a backlog remains. Auditor General William Holland found in a review that of 4,226 people waiting as of July to see if Medicaid will pay for...

  • Weekly unemployment insurance claims decrease

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — First-time claims for unemployment insurance in Louisiana for the week ending July 26 decreased from the previous week's total. The state labor department figures released Friday show the initial claims decreased to 2,312 from the previous week's total of 2,543. For the...

  • Slow, steady progress: U.S. economy adds 209,000 jobs in July, unemployment ticks up to 6.2 percent

    The U.S. labor market may finally be gathering momentum. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday that the economy added 209,000 payroll jobs in July.

  • Congress passes highway bill hours before deadline

    After several delays, Congress voted late Thursday to keep federal highway money flowing to states just hours ahead of a midnight deadline.

  • Candidate goes homeless to show economic gap

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Republican candidate for California governor said Thursday he spent a week living as a homeless person in Fresno to highlight the disparity between the governor's claim that the state is making an economic comeback and the reality faced by the working poor in the...



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