03/10/14 12:32 PM
Among other changes, the regulation proposed to remove three classes of drugs from a special protected list that guarantees seniors access to a wide selection of critical medications.
03/10/14 09:17 AM
WASHINGTON — With just three weeks left to sign up under President Obama's health care law, a major survey tracking the rollout finds that the uninsured rate keeps going down. The Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index, released Monday, found that 15.9 percent of U.S. adults are uninsured thus...
By Associated Press | 03/08/14 05:52 PM
A south-central Idaho home-meal delivery service accused by state and federal officials in a lawsuit of overbilling Medicaid by nearly $900,000 is denying the allegations.
By Associated Press | 03/06/14 08:21 AM
New Hampshire's state Senate is set to vote on a bipartisan agreement to use federal Medicaid money to buy private health insurance for thousands of poor adults.
By Associated Press | 03/05/14 08:56 AM
Ending a budget standoff reminiscent of the fight that shuttered the federal government last year, Arkansas lawmakers have spared the state's first-in-the nation plan to use Medicaid funds to purchase private insurance for the poor.
By Associated Press | 03/05/14 08:49 AM
Federal officials have rejected a request by South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard for a partial expansion of Medicaid. The federal health overhaul gives states the option of expanding Medicaid to cover people earning up to 138 percent of the federal poverty level.
03/04/14 07:45 PM
WISE, Va. (AP) — Gov. Terry McAuliffe went to the heart of coal country in one of the state's poorest regions Tuesday to make the case that Virginia needs to expand Medicaid eligibility to about 400,000 low-income residents. The trip was part of a new barnstorming effort by the governor to...
By Paul Bedard | 03/04/14 12:07 PM
A dramatic cut in Medicare payments to medical suppliers, coupled with a 250 percent increase in audits, is hitting large and small firms hard, with one mail-order company revealing that it had to fire eight workers just to stay open.
By Associated Press | 03/01/14 01:34 PM
Advocates for the home health care industry say the 14 percent cut in Medicare payments it will see over the next four years is unprecedented and could result in a loss of services for thousands of homebound seniors and disabled individuals in Oregon.
By Associated Press | 03/01/14 01:26 PM
A New York City doctor has pleaded guilty in a long-running bribes-for-test referrals scheme involving a northern New Jersey firm.
By David M. Drucker | 02/28/14 05:22 AM
Seniors disapprove of Obamacare at higher rates than other influential voting blocs and their opinion of the law could sway which political party they support in the midterm elections, according to a Republican poll shared with the Washington Examiner. The national survey of seniors, conducted...
02/27/14 08:30 PM
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah's Republican governor announced Thursday he wants to reject a full Medicaid expansion that would enroll more people in the government program, and instead seek federal dollars to cover the poor in private plans. Gov. Gary Herbert's decision came after months of...
By Veronique de Rugy | 02/27/14 02:44 PM
The president's budget is scheduled to come out next week. It is late again. Unfortunately, we can expect that the president didn't use this extra time to find responsible solutions to put the country on a sustainable financial path.
02/26/14 09:25 AM
RALEIGH, N.C. — Gov. Pat McCrory's health agency on Wednesday planned to unveil its latest version of ideas on how to change North Carolina's $13 billion Medicaid health care system for about 1.7 million poor and disabled people. The state Department of Health and Human Services was...
02/24/14 05:45 PM
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Virginia Chamber of Commerce and state business leaders renewed their call Monday for Republican House lawmakers to accept billions in federal Medicaid funds, saying it would be a boost for the state's economy. The group said at a Capitol news conference that the...
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