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LAS CRUCES >> La Frontera, an Arizona firm brought in last year to care for the mentally ill and those struggling with addiction across southern New Mexico, laid off or fired 20 employees last week, including 11 in Las Cruces.
MEDICAID IN LOUISIANA. THE BILL BEING PUSHED AT THE STATE LEGISLATURE WAS SOUNDLY DEFEATED BY THE SENATE HEALTH AND WELFARE COMMITTEE.
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer fought harder than any Republican governor last year to push through Obamacare's Medicaid expansion.
Ann Quillen knew fundraising was an important part of her job when she was hired in 2008 as the executive director of the Jefferson County Fourth Street Health Center.
ObamaCare has signed up 8 million people. Democrats are breathing a sigh of relief, but their trials have only just begun.
Vicki Cormier, of Lafayette, sought treatment for a cold. Now, Cormier said, she has a $1,400 bill that she can't pay.
Number of U.S. citizens who have signed up on the Affordable Care Act's state and federal marketplaces as of April 15, according to President Barack Obama Estimated number of uninsured Floridians, with more than 700,000 of them falling into the Medicaid-expansion gap that keeps them from getting federal subsidies or qualifying for Medicaid Amount ... (more)
In March, while visiting Texas, she had an emergency appendectomy followed by a nasty bout with pneumonia that added up to more than $30,000 in medical bills.
Although a poll last week showed that a plurality of Texans favor Medicaid expansion, don't expect any of the four Republicans running in a special election for Texas Senate to salute that flag.
House Democratic leaders said Tuesday that Republican Gov. Bill Haslam's decision not to expand Medicaid in Tennessee eclipses his signature plan to cover tuition at two-year colleges.
Some industry experts are warning that states that chose not to expand Medicaid coverage under Obamacare could see higher insurance premiums next year as hospitals continue to shift the costs of uncompensated care to private payers.
Republicans in the House and Senate sued last year, saying only a simple majority last June passed the expansion bill that included the assessment.
Last week's report from the Congressional Budget Office was a barnburner for the Affordable Care Act, predicting that Obamacare was set to deliver insurance to more people, with lower premiums and more savings for the government than all of their previous prediction.
The state House on Thursday gave final approval to legislation designed to pave the way for a five-year lifetime limit on Medicaid benefits.
Medicare's "Part B" program pays roughly $20 billion a year for the drugs patients get in doctors' offices and hospital outpatient facilities.
With 8 million Americans enrolled in health insurance through federal and state exchanges, President Barack Obama has declared the Affordable Care Act a success.