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3 hrs ago | Ledger-Enquirer.com

State wants mediation over Medicaid billing system

Gov. Sean Parnell, in a statement Thursday, said that if mediation doesn't work, "the state is prepared to pursue all remedies available under the contract, including legal action."

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Health, Xerox, Sean Parnell, US Governors

7 hrs ago | Sunherald.com

State reports progress in fixing health website

The breakdown dramatically slowed the state's transition to the federal Affordable Care Act from its own first-in-the-nation universal health insurance law that provided a model for President Barack Obama's plan.

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Related Topix: Health Insurance, Health, Healthcare Law, Law, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Computers, IT Services, CGI Group

7 hrs ago | CBS Local

More Than 323,000 Sign Up For Michigan Medicaid Expansion

More than 323,000 Michigan residents have enrolled in the state's expanded Medicaid program since it launched earlier this year.

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Related Topix: Michigan, Michigan Government, Health, US Governors, Rick Snyder

8 hrs ago | The Washington Post

Survey: Even In Southern States, Medicaid Expansion Is Popular

Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi and South Carolina have a lot in common: The summers are hot and the political climates are conservative.

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Related Topix: Health, 2012 Presidential Election, US Politics, US News, Mitt Romney, Barack Obama, Health Insurance

12 hrs ago | Deseret News

My view: It is time for lawmakers to stop stalling with Medicaid

Can Utah's legislature, in good conscience, continue to stall on this Medicaid? I ask that Speaker Lockhart, legislative leadership and the entire legislature address this issue in the prompt and humane manner their constituents are demanding.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Utah, Utah Government, Health, Health Insurance, US Governors, Gary Herbert

16 hrs ago | Forbes.com

Intervention: Will North Carolina Clean Up its Medicaid Program?

By Josh Archambault , Jonathan Ingram and Christie Herrera- Mr. Archambault and Ms.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Health, North Carolina Government, North Carolina, New Hampshire Government, New Hampshire, Pat McCrory, US Governors, Business News

17 hrs ago | Hampton Roads Daily Press

House, Senate: Virginia Medicaid debate in September

The Virginia General Assembly will go back into session this September to debate Medicaid expansion, legislative leaders said Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Health, Virginia, Stafford County, VA

19 hrs ago | McClatchy

Survey: 9.5 million people gained health coverage in first marketplace enrollment period

Some 9.5 million Americans gained health coverage during the recent marketplace enrollment period as the uninsured rate for working-age adults fell from 20 percent to 15 percent, according to a new national survey by the Commonwealth Fund.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Health, Health Insurance

Wed Jul 09, 2014

Switched

In States That Didn't Expand Medicaid, It's As If Obamacare Doesn't Even Exist For The Poor

In states without Medicaid expansion, the poor remain uninsured at levels similar to before Obamacare.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Health, Health Insurance

Business Journal

ACA dropped NM's uninsured rate by 4.7 percent, WalletHub says

The Affordable Care Act is projected to decrease New Mexico's uninsured rate by nearly 5 percentage points, but the state will still have the fifth highest percentage of uninsured residents in the U.S., according to a study Wednesday by WalletHub.com.

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Related Topix: New Mexico Government, New Mexico, Health Insurance, Health

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Corbett care plan cuts aid for disabled

If enacted, Republican Gov. Tom Corbett's Healthy PA Medicaid proposal would repeal a program that provides assistance for low- and middle-income workers with disabilities, many of whom would be forced to pay higher health insurance rates in the commercial marketplace.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Health, US Governors, Tom Corbett, Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Government

Pacific Daily News

Senators pass bill to get Medicaid money to GMH

Millions of dollars: Senators yesterday passed a bill to that appropriates almost $9 million to pay for health care needs.

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Related Topix: Health, Medicare

ThinkProgress

Arizona's Decision To Expand Medicaid Is Paying Off, And Hospitals Are Already Saving Money

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer fought hard to convince the GOP lawmakers in her state to accept Obamacare's optional Medicaid expansion.

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Related Topix: Health, US Governors, Jan Brewer, US News, Liberal Political News

Circulation

Impact of State Medicaid Coverage on Utilization of Inpatient...

From the Stroke Program and Departments of Neurology , Epidemiology , and Emergency Medicine , University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

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Related Topix: Health, University of Michigan Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor, MI

The Times

John Kennedy: Louisiana, America need to fix Medicaid

On May 30, President Obama directed Medicare to begin paying for "gender reassignment surgery," commonly known as sex change surgery, which costs between $25,000 and $75,000 per patient depending upon the gender chosen.

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Related Topix: Health, Louisiana, Louisiana Government, Medicare, Health Insurance

The Miami Herald

Fla. judge won't dismiss Medicaid lawsuit

A Miami federal judge has refused the state's request to drop a years-long lawsuit alleging the state is providing inadequate care to children in its Medicaid program.

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Related Topix: Health

Tue Jul 08, 2014

News Observer

Budget negotiations crawl as Senate disconnects tenure from raise proposal

Senate Republicans are willing to drop the requirement that teachers give up tenure to get 11 percent raises this year, a major concession in budget negotiations for a chamber that's been trying for several years to erase the job protection.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Health, Family, Elderly (Senior Citizen)

Burnt Orange Report

Expanding Medicaid Would Have Saved Texas $10 Billion

The White House is starting to seriously guilt trip the states that didn't expand Medicaid - and rightly so.

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Related Topix: Health, Rick Perry, US Governors, US News, Liberal Political News

WBIR-TV Knoxville

Ramsey: Couple's story tragic, but Medicaid expansion risky

One of the state's highest elected officials has addressed the issue of a Maryville couple who said government policies forced them to separate after Ramsey: Couple's story tragic, but Medicaid expansion risky One of the state's highest elected officials has addressed the issue of a Maryville couple who said government policies forced them to ... (more)

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Related Topix: Health, Maryville, TN, Bill Haslam, US Governors

Sunherald.com

Haslam to talk with new US health secretary

Haslam told reporters following a grant announcement in Dunlap on Tuesday that he's always had hope that something can be worked out.

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Related Topix: Bill Haslam, US Governors, Health

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