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A federal Medicaid agency isn't planning to review a decision by Gov. Susana Martinez's administration last year to freeze payments to mental health providers because of alleged fraud, mismanagement and overbillings, State Auditor Hector Balderas said Thursday.
Virginians remain deeply divided on the issue of Medicaid expansion but lean somewhat against, according to the first poll to come out since this year's budget impasse ended with no agreement on offering health insurance coverage to more of their low-income neighbors.
Federal officials are viewing Indiana's procedures for enrolling residents in Medicaid after finding the state had 80,000 low-income residents awaiting approval in May. Cindy Mann, director of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, notified Indiana Medicaid Director Joe Moser on July 9 that the federal government would begin reviewing the ... (more)
North Carolina's Senate approved a Medicaid plan Thursday that will partially privatize how the program is administered in the state.
But in the process of signing up for a plan, Close said her HealthCare.gov account showed several different subsidy amounts, varying as much as $180.
During a meeting of the Black Belt Commission in Thomasville Wednesday, Alabama's governor says he likes what he sees and hears from people working to move the region out of the economic doldrums.
We don't need to expand a big-government program to provide for everyone's needs.
Nearly a dozen fake applicants were able to obtain coverage subsidies under the Affordable Care Act during undercover testing of enrollment controls, a government watchdog said.
Montana Department of Health and Human Services Director Richard Opper sent a letter to Xerox on July 18 saying the company is no longer in breach of the $70 million state contract awarded in 2012.
Throughout my years as a doctor, I've seen patients with heartbreaking cases, not because I didn't have the technology to care for them, but because they lacked health insurance and couldn't access the care they needed.
U.S. Rep. James Clyburn, D-S.C., has teamed up with two other Congressmen to push for their states to accept Medicaid expansion.
The American Lung Association is calling on Washington state to increase Medicaid recipients' access to treatments to help them quit smoking.
But an Associated Press review shows that an unexpected rush of enrollees has strained the capacity of the revamped network that was endorsed as a potential national model, locking out some patients, forcing others to wait months for medical appointments and prompting a spike in emergency room visits, which state officials had been actively seeking ... (more)
A woman is about to give birth. It will be her second child, and she's not looking to have a third anytime soon.
A news release announcing the lawsuit - filed by the Southern Poverty Law Center, the Tennessee Justice Center and the National Health law Program - accuses the state of "adopting policies that deprive thousands of people of health care coverage even though they are eligible for TennCare."
Reforms in the Affordable Care Act are likely to increase health care demand and spending, write Andrew J. Rettenmaier, Thomas R. Saving and Zijun Wang of the Private Enterprise Research Center in an issue brief for the National Center for Policy Analysis.
Updated: Fri Jul 25, 2014 06:34 am
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