More Medicare and Medicaid Articles

  • Missouri lawmakers hear pleas to expand Medicaid

    Missouri's Republican-led Legislature has repeatedly rejected Medicaid expansion proposals over the past two years and shows little inclination of embracing one now.

  • Arizona House delays vote on $9.2 billion budget

    The Arizona House of Representatives on Monday failed to reach a budget deal after hours of tenuous discussions and a called off vote that left a frustrated Speaker Andy Tobin huddled with members of his own party who refused to back a plan he endorsed.

  • Terry McAuliffe proposes 2-year pilot Medicaid expansion

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Gov. Terry McAuliffe proposed a two-year pilot of an expanded Medicaid program Monday in a bid to persuade Republicans to end an impasse over the state's budget. The new Democratic governor announced the plan shortly before the General Assembly returned to Richmond for...

  • Florida whistle-blower says she's been shunned

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — The whistle-blower who sued and alerted the U.S. Department of Justice about wrongdoing at Halifax Health Medical Center says she's been shunned by some of her co-workers. Elin Baklid-Kunz and her attorneys are set to receive a $20.8 million settlement for blowing the...

  • Louisiana court: Give contractor records about cancellation

    BATON ROUGE, La. — Louisiana must give a fired contractor records about cancellation of its $200 million contract to process Medicaid claims, the state appeal court in Baton Rouge ruled in response to an open records request. The Jindal administration canceled Client Network Services Inc.'s...

  • Virginia's General Assembly returning for special session

    Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe plans to propose a 2 percent raise for state employees when lawmakers return to Richmond on Monday for a special session in which they will try to pass a roughly $96 billion two-year budget.

  • Millions on the sidelines for big health care push

    Millions of people in the United States will remain uninsured despite this week's final, frenzied push to sign them up under the health law. Their reasons are all over the map.

  • Exclusive interview: Gov. Scott Walker's limited government pragmatism

    Last fall, as the popular history went, Republicans were locked in a civil war pitting Tea Party purists who wanted to stand on principle against pragmatists representing the party's establishment. But this lazy narrative obscured the reality -- there were many Americans who wanted Republicans...

  • With health law, workers ponder the I-Quit option

    CHICAGO — For uninsured people, the nation's new health care law may offer an escape from worry about unexpected, astronomical medical bills. But for Stephanie Payne of St. Louis, who already had good insurance, the law could offer another kind of escape: the chance to quit her job. At 62,...

  • Clinic biller guilty in $2.5M health care fraud

    MIAMI — A man who handled billing duties at a South Florida medical clinic has been convicted in a $2.5 million health care fraud case. Jurors in Miami this week convicted 51-year-old Cecilio Pelaez Delgado of 10 counts of health care fraud and one conspiracy count. Each count carries a...

  • Medicaid expansion supporters rally at Virginia capitol

    Several hundred supporters of Medicaid expansion gathered at the state Capitol to send a message to lawmakers who are deadlocked on the issue.

  • Gov. Terry McAuliffe travels Virginia touting Medicaid expansion

    In his first months on the job, Virginia Gov. Terry McAullife is trying to capitalize on Democrats' takeover of top state offices and the state Senate by pushing a key element of President Obama's health care law through a Republican-dominated House of Delegates.

  • Arizona hospital not at risk of losing Medicare funds

    Arizona State Hospital is now in compliance with federal regulations and is no longer at risk of losing its Medicare funding, according to a letter from an official.

  • Medicare issue works against Democrats in Florida 13

    In her unsuccessful campaign for representative in the Florida's 13th Congressional District special election Tuesday, Democrat Alex Sink charged that her Republican opponent would cut Social Security and Medicare. This is a time-tested Democratic line of attack, and in Pinellas County, where 22...

  • New York gets caught double-billing Medicaid

    New York made away with $320 million from the federal government by over-billing Medicaid, according to a new watchdog report. According to the inspector general for the Health and Human Services Department, state-operated residences billed the federal government at twice the rate charged by...

From the Weekly Standard

  • Through a Google Glass, Darkly

    “Just because something bears the aspect of the inevitable one should not, therefore, go along willingly with it.” ​—​Philip K. Dick

  • 2014 ≠ 2016

    Polls are overrated, but they can be still instructive. So what’s to be learned from a Fox News survey of 1,012 registered voters conducted April 13-15? 

  • As Goes North Carolina

    Raleigh, N.C.  To win the Senate, Republicans must win North Carolina. While it’s mathematically possible to take the Senate without ousting Democratic senator Kay Hagan, the chances of that...