By Philip Klein | 02/21/14 06:25 PM
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on Friday provided advanced notice to insurers about proposed cuts in Medicare Advantage payments in 2015 as part of President Obama's health care law. Medicare Advantage is a program that offers privately administered insurance options to...
By Charles Paul Blahous | 02/21/14 11:46 AM
The president can delay his budget, but no good can come from further postponing our country’s desperately needed financial reforms.
By Brian Hughes | 02/20/14 03:12 PM
President Obama's upcoming budget will not include a previous offer to lower cost-of-living increases for Social Security and other government benefits, the White House said Thursday. “The compromise embedded in last year’s budget included policies like chained CPI — the number one...
By Ben Neary | 02/20/14 08:58 AM
A legislative committee that heard public testimony Wednesday in favor of a bill that would expand Medicaid in Wyoming didn't vote on the matter and the committee chairman said it likely wouldn't vote Thursday, either.
By Associated Press | 02/20/14 08:25 AM
A judge said he will decide in two to three weeks whether bond insurers' claims that the millions of dollars they are owed by Detroit should be considered secured debt during the city's bankruptcy.
By Josh Boak | 02/20/14 07:56 AM
The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits fell a slight 3,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 336,000, a sign that layoffs remain low. The Labor Department said Thursday that the four-week average of applications, a less volatile measure, rose slightly to a seasonally adjusted...
02/20/14 02:15 AM
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Republicans in the Virginia House of Delegates are set to vote against a proposal to accept federal Medicaid funding. A largely symbolic full floor vote is scheduled for Thursday. Republican leaders said they wanted to show they are united in opposition to a proposal by...
By Andrew DeMillo | 02/19/14 08:39 AM
The Arkansas House failed Tuesday to renew the state's compromise Medicaid expansion plan, leaving in limbo the future of a program heralded as a model for Republican-leaning states to implement the federal health overhaul.
By Associated Press | 02/19/14 08:35 AM
Corbett's administration could be ready to submit its proposal to the federal government to draw down billions of Medicaid expansion dollars to help uninsured working adults buy health insurance.
By Fenit Nirappil | 02/19/14 08:29 AM
California's government will increase the amount it contributes to state employees' pensions starting this summer, and cities and other government agencies will follow suit in two years, to help cover the cost of benefits for retirees who are living longer.
02/18/14 05:30 PM
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island mayors on Tuesday blasted the closed-door talks that yielded a proposed settlement in the legal challenge to the state's 2011 pension overhaul, complaining that they weren't consulted about a proposal that will cost local taxpayers millions. Several local...
02/18/14 05:15 PM
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's largest pension fund is considering increasing how much government agencies contribute to their workers' pensions. The rate increases proposed in this afternoon's California Public Employees' Retirement System board meeting comes because retirees are...
02/18/14 04:45 PM
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The war of words between Democratic and Republican lawmakers over whether to accept federal Medicaid funds to provide health insurance to low-income residents continued at the Capitol Tuesday, with members from both parties accusing the other of being out-of-touch...
By John Hanna | 02/18/14 08:51 AM
Advocates for expanding Medicaid in Kansas staged a small Statehouse rally Monday, but the Republican-dominated Legislature still didn't seem much interested in taking up a proposal tied to the federal health care overhaul.
By Associated Press | 02/18/14 08:47 AM
The House is expected to vote Tuesday on a bill that would fund the "private option" that was approved last year as an alternative to expanding Medicaid under the federal health care law. Under the private option, Arkansas is using federal Medicaid funds to purchase private insurance for...
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