09/03/14 05:00 AM
CHICAGO (AP) — Gov. Pat Quinn's administration wants to double down on long-acting birth control methods for the poor, hoping to save taxpayer money on unplanned pregnancies. Officials with the Illinois Medicaid program plan to increase payments to doctors and clinics for methods such as...
By Justin Green | 08/29/14 11:29 PM
The fight over Medicaid expansion might be nearing the beginning of the end.
08/29/14 04:30 PM
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Federal officials are investigating a contractor Idaho selected to oversee its Medicaid behavioral health program for possibly violating patient-privacy laws. In a collaborative report from the Idaho Statesman and Boise State Public Radio (http://bit.ly/1pqUk0O ), health...
By Justin Green | 08/29/14 12:40 PM
Republican Gov. Bill Haslam said that the state will submit a plan to federal regulators "sometime this fall with a plan ... that we think makes sense for Tennessee," according to the Nashville Tennessean.
By Kelly Cohen | 08/27/14 03:09 PM
One online posting in Raleigh, N.C., offered 10 days of cooking and cleaning services in exchange for food stamps. Someone in Charlotte offered to exchange beer for food stamps, according to GAO.
By Associated Press | 08/26/14 08:03 AM
The Arizona Supreme Court is set to consider whether to take up Gov. Jan Brewer's appeal of a lower court decision allowing a lawsuit challenging her Medicaid expansion plan to proceed.
By Joel Kotkin | 08/25/14 01:11 PM
If high-density development dominates the country's future, expect far fewer Americans -- and far more rapid aging of the population.
08/25/14 05:00 AM
By Jaclyn Cosgrove, Staff Writer April Merrill has lost track of the number of phone calls she has made, trying to get young people signed up for Medicaid. There was the young man who had a painful abscess in his mouth and was having trouble communicating at work. There was the young woman...
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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