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  • Paul LePage phone campaign focuses on Social Security

    Maine Gov. Paul LePage's re-election team has launched a phone campaign seeking to clarify the Republican governor's position on Social Security.

  • Illinois pushes ahead with Medicaid managed care

    CHICAGO (AP) — Facing a Jan. 1 deadline, the state's top Medicaid official announced a timetable Monday for moving hundreds of thousands of low-income patients into managed care health plans. Department of Healthcare and Family Services Director Julie Hamos said 1.7 million people will get...

  • Va. House GOP lays out Medicaid legal strategy

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia House Republicans have retained a former U.S. solicitor general in preparation for a potential legal showdown with Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe over the governor's ability to expand Medicaid eligibility. House Speaker William J. Howell and other Republican...

  • VIDEO: House sees more work ahead on Medicare fraud

    House lawmakers say some fraudulent Medicare providers are slipping through the cracks.

  • Missouri governor vetoes, freezes $1b of spending

    Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon vetoed or froze more than $1.1 billion in spending Tuesday, citing concerns about declining revenues and the potential for new tax breaks to drain state dollars even further.

  • Va. House tosses out McAuliffe's Medicaid veto

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The GOP-controlled Virginia House of Delegates tossed out a pair of Gov. Terry McAuliffe's line-item budget vetoes Monday while a new Republican majority took control of the state Senate. House Speaker William J. Howell ruled during a legislative veto session that two of...

  • California expands Medi-Cal while continuing cuts

    California has been praised by health advocates for its early embrace of the federal health care expansion, but the new state budget has raised questions about its commitment to getting the poorest residents into doctors' offices and dentists' chairs.

  • Here's where $14 billion of taxpayer money for Medicaid went

    Medicaid wrongly paid out more than $14 billion last year to managed care organizations, often for treatments or services that were not necessary, never performed or weren't eligible for coverage. That's according to a new report from the Government Accountability Office. For comparison, $14...

  • David Vitter says he'd consider Medicaid expansion

    Republican U.S. Sen. David Vitter on Monday left open the possibility of expanding Louisiana's Medicaid program to cover more of the working poor.

  • Senate officially rejects North Carolina House budget proposal

    A top state Senate budget-writer says differences with the House over Medicaid spending and the state lottery must first be resolved in negotiations for a final updated North Carolina spending plan.

  • Veterans Affairs scandal is a look at future of Obamacare

    If Obamacare isn't repealed, we know what the future of health care will look like, thanks to the Veterans Affairs scandal. It will mean long delays to see a doctor, ridiculous hurdles to obtain basic tests, demoralized doctors and hospital waiting lists. These are all inevitable byproducts of...

  • Bedside rationing is coming with Obamacare but doctors can stop it

    National uproar over the Veterans Affairs scandal should refocus the nation's attention to the issue of health care rationing. Under VA care, 40 patients died while waiting for treatment at a Phoenix, Ariz., facility. Not only is that the tip of the iceberg in terms of what government-run...

  • VIDEO: Philip Klein discusses reform conservatism with Yuval Levin

    As the 2014 midterm elections heat up and the political world prepares for the presidential race soon after, there's been a vibrant discussion on the right about offering a positive conservative governing agenda. In the latest edition of "Dialogue," I talk to Yuval Levin, one of the most...

  • Arkansas state Senate race focuses on Medicaid expansion

    State Rep. John Burris was among the most vocal opponents of the federal health care overhaul among the Republicans in the state House. Now running for a north Arkansas state Senate seat, however, he finds himself being portrayed as a cheerleader for the law he derides as "Obamacare."

  • Virginia GOP gains upper hand in state budget impasse, could doom Medicaid expansion

    Virginia state Sen. Phillip P. Puckett's surprise resignation Saturday has handed Republicans control of the state Senate and also put them in control of the next step in the state's ongoing budget impasse.



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