By Philip Klein | 08/20/14 06:16 PM
Crossroads GPS, an arm of the Karl Rove-founded political action committee American Crossroads, has dipped its toes into the key Arkansas U.S. Senate race with an ad attacking Sen. Mark Pryor, D-Ark., on Medicare and Social Security.Â
08/20/14 10:30 AM
BOSTON (AP) — Companies that insure Medicaid patients in Massachusetts are pressing for an increase in the payments they receive from the state for serving low-income residents. The health insurers say $140 million in losses since the start of the year are the result of an expensive new...
By Kelly Cohen | 08/19/14 06:19 PM
From September 2009 through October 2011, Medicare and Medi-Cal, the Golden State's Medicaid program, were falsely billed for more than $20 million worth of prescriptions for the costly medicines.
08/18/14 06:45 PM
CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois used faulty methods for withdrawing federal Medicaid money, resulting in "a perpetual 'treadmill effect'" of regular overdraws of dollars that the state later had trouble repaying, federal auditors said in a report released Monday. The state's withdrawals exceeded its...
By Andrew DeMillo | 08/18/14 09:09 AM
Three governors who expanded Medicaid under the federal health care overhaul said Saturday there are economic and moral arguments for embracing a key part of the law, despite strong political opposition in their southern states.
By Alan Suderman | 08/18/14 09:05 AM
The candidates in a special election that will determine which political party controls the state Senate are spending big money and throwing sharp elbows ahead of Tuesday's contest.
By Gary D. Robertson | 08/18/14 09:03 AM
The 2013-14 General Assembly will be marked in North Carolina's history books as the first in more than 140 years in which the legislative and executive branches were simultaneously under Republican control. It ushered in a rightward shift in state government philosophy on taxes, education and...
08/14/14 07:15 PM
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — State lawmakers spent hours Thursday discussing ways to better provide low-income residents with health care since Texas has rejected the expansion of Medicaid under the federal Affordable Care Act, but the hearing ultimately generated more questions than answers. Texas is...
By Arina O. Grossu | 08/14/14 04:02 PM
A groundbreaking meta-analysis study was just published in State Politics and Policy Quarterly showing the positive impact of state-level pro-life laws in reducing abortion rates.
08/12/14 03:07 PM
AUSTIN, Texas (Legal Newsline) – Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott reached a $19.5 million agreement on Monday with Taro Pharmaceuticals USA Inc. to resolve allegations of Medicaid fraud. Taro allegedly engaged in the fraudulent reporting of inflated drug prices to the Medicaid program....
By Associated Press | 08/11/14 08:09 AM
The Arkansas Department of Human Services says nearly 8,000 more Arkansans were approved for coverage under the state's expanded Medicaid program last month.
By Linda Chavez | 08/08/14 10:53 AM
Next week I'm scheduled for a cervical spinal fusion that costs upward of $100,000, but I won't be paying for it. Like 50 million other Medicare recipients, I will receive the medical care I need more or less free of charge thanks to Medicare.
08/05/14 05:15 PM
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A federal agency has asked the Pence administration to resubmit its proposal for an alternative Medicaid expansion because Indiana's initial application didn't include input from a band of Potawatomi Indians. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services returned the...
By Associated Press | 08/05/14 08:35 AM
The federal government has granted a three-year renewal of Florida's Medicaid managed care program.
By Associated Press | 08/05/14 08:33 AM
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.
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