More Medicare and Medicaid Articles

  • NY's Medicaid covering post-birth contraceptives

    NEW YORK (AP) — Emboldened and incensed by the U.S. Supreme Court's recent decision limiting certain contraceptive coverage in the private sector, New York health officials moved forward Thursday with a plan to provide contraceptive devices to low-income women who don't want to get pregnant soon...

  • Groups spend heavily lobbying on Medicaid

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The trade group representing Virginia hospitals and the conservative advocacy group, Americans for Prosperity, spent heavily on lobbying during their fight over whether to expand Medicaid eligibility, newly filed reports show. The Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association,...

  • Kentucky Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes resurrects 'Mediscare' tactic

    Kentucky senatorial candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes reached deep into the Democratic Party's bag of tricks for her latest line of attack against incumbent Sen. Mitch McConnell: Mediscare.

  • Alaska wants mediation over Medicaid billing system

    JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The state of Alaska has requested mediation over what it considers a failure by the vendor Xerox Corp. to address problems with Alaska's new Medicaid payment system. Gov. Sean Parnell, in a statement Thursday, said that if mediation doesn't work, "the state is prepared to...

  • Dem candidate is all for expanding Medicaid program that his wife's practice doesn't accept

    John Foust, a Democratic House candidate in Virginia, has made it a point to attack his Republican opponent, Barbara Comstock, for opposing the Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act.

  • Federal judge won't dismiss Fla. Medicaid lawsuit

    MIAMI (AP) — A federal judge refused Tuesday to dismiss a lawsuit that alleges Florida provides inadequate care to children in its Medicaid program, despite state claims that privatizing the program will resolve many of the problems. The state argued that a massive statewide overhaul to...

  • Amedisys: SEC ends Medicare-related investigation

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Securities and Exchange Commission has wrapped up an investigation into Amedisys' participation in the federal Medicare program, and no enforcement actions will be recommended, the home health care and hospice services provider says. The Baton Rouge, Louisiana,...

  • Pence, Ritz seek federal dollars without strings

    Last week saw two diametrically opposed Indiana politicians go to great lengths to ensure the state wins large sums of federal money without the strings that are normally attached.

  • Fla man charged in Medicare scam among most wanted

    MIAMI (AP) — A Miami man has been added to federal health officials' list of most wanted fugitives. Sandy De La Fe was indicted last year on charges of conspiracy to commit health care fraud and health care fraud. Investigators say De La Fe owned a Miami pharmacy and participated in a...

  • HHS releases 1,296 pages of regulations ahead of holiday weekend

    The timing of the news release is part of a long pattern for President Obama's administration, which has often used holidays as an opportunity to dump dense regulatory changes when most reporters and Americans are focused on their holiday plans.

  • Florida Medicaid privatization underway statewide

    MIAMI (AP) — More than three million Medicaid recipients around the state are transitioning into managed care under Florida's massive overhaul to privatize its Medicaid program. The change comes three years after the Legislature voted to privatize the program, saying the roughly $23 billion a...

  • Mike Pence submits request for Medicaid alternative

    Gov. Mike Pence on Tuesday asked that the federal government expand health care coverage for Indiana's low-income residents using a state-run alternative to traditional Medicaid.

  • Arkansas lawmakers OK insurance, lotto, prisons bills

    Arkansas lawmakers gave final approval early Wednesday to bills addressing teacher health insurance premiums, prison overcrowding and new limits on the lottery, wrapping up a special legislative session that left unresolved until next year the long-term questions surrounding the three issues.

  • 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.

  • VIDEO: House sees more work ahead on Medicare fraud

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



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