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News on Medicaid continually updated from thousands of sources around the net.

2 hrs ago | Fairfax Times

Weighing in on Medicaid expansion

Perhaps no issue deserves our respect and attention more than the one on whether to expand Medicaid in the commonwealth.

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Related Topix: Health, Virginia, Virginia Government, Health Insurance, Opinion

6 hrs ago | NOLA.com

Legislature should give the people the power to accept extra Medicaid money: Editorial

Sen. Ben Nevers introduced Senate Bill 96 to provide for a constitutional amendment to allow voters to require the state to accept the federal Medicaid expansion.

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Related Topix: Law, Healthcare Law, Health, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Politics, Bobby Jindal, US Governors, Mary Landrieu, US Senate, Democrat, Louisiana, Opinion

10 hrs ago | Free Republic

Obama: ‘Political Spite’ Motivating States to Refuse Medicaid Expansion

Republicans 'still can't bring themselves to admit that the Affordable Care Act is working,' President Obama told a news conference on Thursday.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Health

Fri Apr 18, 2014

12NewsNow.Com

Exclusive: Baptist Beaumont at risk of losing Medicare/Medicaid program

The Medicare and Medicaid program at Baptist Beaumont Hospital is at risk of being terminated after an incident that occurred at the hospital's Behavioral Health Center.

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Related Topix: Health, Medicare, Beaumont, TX

Modern Healthcare

Reform Update: Governor races could be referendum on ACA, Medicaid expansion

With governor races in 36 states this fall, new faces in several governors' chairs could influence states' stances on Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act implementation and Medicaid expansion.Key races to watch include Pennsylvania and Maine, where a party switch for the office could boost... For the best experience of ModernHealthcare.com ... (more)

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Related Topix: Health

USA Today

With $245B spent on diabetes, telemedicine looks to cut the cost

Diabetes afflicts more than 22 million Americans, or 7% of the total population, and the number of people diagnosed every year is skyrocketing.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Diabetes, Health, Mississippi, Mississippi Government, Healthcare Law, Law

News Observer

Legislators question $3 million, no-bid contract for better Medicaid budgeting

It turns out all that work came at a cost. It cost the counties $14 million and the state $7 million to deal with NC FAST, the new public benefits software.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Health, Alvarez and Marsal, Consulting, North Carolina Government, North Carolina

Go Local

Pam Gencarella: Another Bubble to Burst in RI?

Putting forth an edict can make it so in RI. The hard part is paying for it. When Governor Chafee, through an executive order, provided for the Health Insurance Exchange, he saw green.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Lincoln Chafee, Health Insurance, Health, Healthcare Law, Law

UnionLeader.com

Lawmakers fight to find Medicaid fix

Lawmakers said Tuesday they are working on an agreement to bring stability to health care funding in the wake of a court ruling that found the Medicaid Enhancement Tax unconstitutional.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Health, Hillsborough County, NH

Thu Apr 17, 2014

The Modesto Bee

Conn. enrolls total of 208,301 in health coverage

Access Health CT reported that 78,713 people signed up with private insurance carriers as of April 13. The rest enrolled in government-funded Medicaid.

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Related Topix: Connecticut, Connecticut Government, Health Insurance, Health

KTRE-TV Lufkin

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Eight million people have signed up for health care through new insurance exchanges and the proportion of younger applicants has increased, President Barack Obama said Thursday.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, US Politics, Barack Obama, Health

Ledger-Enquirer.com

Maine Democrats' final attempt to expand Medicaid

The Democratic-controlled Legislature is poised to debate a new plan introduced by House Speaker Mark Eves, of North Berwick, under which the state would use the federal Medicaid funds to purchase private health insurance for low-income residents.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Health, US News, Health Insurance, US Governors, Paul LePage

CBS Local

960,000 Enrolled For Health Insurance Before Deadline In N.Y. State

The New York State Health Exchange said Wednesday that more than 960,000 New Yorkers have enrolled for insurance coverage by the final deadline the day before.

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

Seattle Times

Progress, challenges as Medicaid rolls swell in state

Heather Hawley said being on Medicaid will give her an option to having to go to the ER for care.

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Related Topix: Health, Family, Kids, SeaTac, WA, Mortgage, Personal Finance

Business Journal

Study shows the economy is trillions of dollars stronger because...

An influx of women, particularly mothers, entering the full-time workforce over the past three decades has significantly bolstered the national economy, according to a recent study.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Social Security, Personal Finance, Medicare, Health

The Miami Herald

Sen. Bill Nelson seeks local solution to expand Medicaid in Florida

Expanding Medicaid to cover thousands of uninsured Floridians has mostly been ignored by Republicans during this year's legislative session, but U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, a Democrat, is making a last-ditch effort to get it done.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Health, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Bill Nelson, Florida, Florida Government

Wed Apr 16, 2014

The Modesto Bee

Candidate backs Massachusetts 'single payer' plan

Berwick, who headed the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for 17 months, is one of five Democrats, two Republicans and three independent candidates seeking the state's chief executive post.

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Related Topix: Health, Medicare, US News, Boston University, Family, Elderly (Senior Citizen)

Greenwich Citizen

Leaders await decision on Indiana Plan expansion

Two of the state's top Republican lawmakers said Tuesday that they would like to see the federal government sign off on an expansion of Medicaid through the state's health care plan for low-income residents, but they added that they have little idea how soon that could happen.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Representative Larry Bucshon, Republican, US House of Representatives, Mike Pence, Indiana, Healthcare Law, Law, Health, US Governors

Daily Kos

Utah governor optimistic on Medicaid expansion waiver

Utah's Republican Gov. Gary Herbert says he thinks there aren't major hurdles now for Utah to get a federal waiver to offer a version of a privatized Medicaid expansion under Obamacare.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Utah Government, Utah, Health, US News, US Governors, Gary Herbert, Tom Corbett

Daily Kos

Here's what you call an entitlement program that may make you pay back the "entitlement": MEDICAID

After criticism from two Democratic US senators, the Social Security Administration announced this week it is suspending a program that seized thousands of individual federal income tax refunds to recover Social Security overpayments from years before.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Health, Tax, Social Security, Personal Finance, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Paul Ryan, Wisconsin Government, Wisconsin

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