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Legal experts raised concern Monday about Missouri legislation that would require many adult Medicaid recipients to work in order to receive health care coverage.
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Utah legislators are trying to work out an agreement on Medicaid expansion as their 2014 legislative session draws to a close at the end of the week.
In this Dec. 11, 2013, file photo, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington.
State lawmakers are about to dive into the process of crafting a budget for next fiscal year.
The government is urging states to look the other way and not apply Medicaid estate recovery rules to new Medicaid enrollees under the Affordable Care Act, according to a recent federal letter.
The Obama administration on Monday told members of Congress that it will not finalize controversial changes to the Medicare Part D prescription drug benefits program "at this time," following weeks of growing opposition to the proposals from a broad coalition of interests.
It's a frightening prospect. You fall and break a hip and need several months of nursing home care.
"Medicaid imposes an 'implicit tax' on beneficiaries." So stated a major report released last week by U.S. House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan .
In 2014, AL.com is looking beyond political battle lines to examine how the Affordable Care Act is affecting the cost, availability and quality of health care in Alabama.
As health care advocates work to get uninsured Philadelphia area residents into health plans by the deadline of March 31st, they're running into a common problem: People who don't qualify for help paying for insurance, because they're too poor.
At a strip-mall laundromat last week halfway between Washington and Richmond, the question in the state's struggle over expanding Medicaid was whether the government-backed health program should extend to the asthmatic in the black hoodie or remain reserved for the pregnant mom with a smiling frog on her sweatshirt.
States run by Republican governors and legislatures are slowly adopting the Medicaid expansion under ObamaCare, boosting Democratic hopes they can run on the issue in the midterm elections.
Maine is the most rural state in the nation. This isn't because Maine is bigger and wilder than Wyoming or Montana, but because Maine has a higher percentage of its residents choosing to reside outside of urban areas.
Troy University's Manuel H. Johnson Center for Political Economy recently released a study finding that expanding Medicaid under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act would prove exceptionally costly for Alabama.
The state House voted Thursday to put a five-year lifetime cap on government-funded health -- but not for everyone.
Dr. Terry Rabinowitz, back to camera, talks with nurse Leslie Orelup at Helen Porter Nursing Home on in Burlington, Vt.