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3 hrs ago | Vallejo Times-Herald

Medi-Cal asset seizure bill heads to Gov. Jerry Brown for consideration

After passing the state Senate and Assembly unanimously this week, a bill limiting California's seizure of assets from the estates of Medi-Cal recipients is headed toward Gov. Jerry Brown's desk.


Related Topix: Jerry Brown, US Governors, California, Folk, Assembly, Healthcare Law, Law, El Cerrito, CA, Health

3 hrs ago | New Hampshire Public Radio -

Senate Candidates Trade Swipes In Radio Debate

Republican US Senate candidates Bob Smith, Jim Rubens, and Scott Brown squared off this morning for a debate broadcast on WGIR.


Related Topix: Scott Brown, US News, US Senate, Republican, Healthcare Law, Law, Health, US Politics, Mitt Romney, Guns, New York, NY

8 hrs ago | The Bennington Banner

Retreat has 5 days to finalize corrections plan

The Vermont Division of Licensing and Protection has found no violations occurred during an altercation at the Brattleboro Retreat between two patients that injured eight staff members in the Tyler 3 ward on July 20. Four of those staff members had to be treated for minor injuries at Brattleboro Memorial Hospital.


Related Topix: Brattleboro, VT, Health

9 hrs ago |

Oregon Medicaid To Cover Gender Reassignment Surgery

Oregon's Medicaid program will soon pay for gender reassignment surgery, hormone therapy and other treatments for transgender patients, becoming on Aug. 14 the third state joining the District of Columbia, California and Vermont to extend coverage transgender patients.


Related Topix: Oregon Government, Oregon, Health, Transgender, Columbia, CA

9 hrs ago | Creative Loafing Tampa

HD 65 GOP Rep Chris Sprowls says it's better to have no insurance than Medicaid

Youth vs. experience, and likely lots of money vs. not so much, appears to be the scenario already forming in two Pinellas County House races taking place his fall between the Republican and Democratic Party candidates in House Districts 65 and 67. On Wednesday afternoon, the four candidates involved in those two races met at the Tiger Bay Club in ... (more)


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Health, US News, Pinellas County, FL, St. Petersburg, FL

9 hrs ago | The Nation

Why 2014 Is the Year to Demand Medicaid-Funded Abortions

On a sunny Wednesday afternoon in August, the All Above All tour bus parked in a busy plaza in the heart of downtown Oakland, California.


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Health, US Politics, US News, Barbara Lee, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Oakland, CA

11 hrs ago | The Daily Caller

The Entitlement Spending Tsunami

The Congressional Budget Office today released its periodic update to the federal government's spending and revenue projections.


Related Topix: Social Security, Personal Finance, Health, Medicare, US News, Conservative Political News

14 hrs ago | The Washington Post

On Obamacare, Democrats should attack, not defend

Yesterday, state treasurer Doug Ducey won the GOP nomination for governor to replace Jan Brewer in Arizona.


Related Topix: US News, Healthcare Law, Law, US Governors, Jan Brewer, Health, US Politics, Mark Pryor, US Senate, Democrat, Business News

16 hrs ago | National Review Online

Geraghty: Expanding Medicaid

The Foundation for Government Accountability , a free-market think-tank based in Naples, Fla., commissioned a poll of 500 likely voters in each of the first three presidential-selection states - Iowa, New Hampshire, and South Carolina.


Related Topix: Health, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Mike Pence, Naples, FL, Cell Phones, Cellphones, Electronics

20 hrs ago | YourObserver

Our View08/27/14 Alternative to more Medicaid

Last week in this space, we presented counter-arguments to the politicians and others who say Florida should take billions of borrowed federal tax dollars to expand the state's Medicaid health system to uninsured Floridians.


Related Topix: Health, Florida, Florida Government, US Politics, US News, Harry Reid, US Senate, Democrat, Health Insurance, Opinion

23 hrs ago | Brush News-Tribune

Banner Health CEO listed as one of the top 100 'Most Influential' by Modern Healthcare

Phoenix-based nonprofit, Banner Health, adds to its national leadership recognition with the announcement of President and CEO Peter S. Fine as one of the "100 Most Influential People in Healthcare."


Related Topix: Banner Health, Hospital Administration, Healthcare Industry, Non-Profit, Health

Tue Aug 26, 2014

More Monmouth Musings

ObamaCare puts Monmouth County's nursing homes in peril

Reductions in Medicaid payments for long term care under the Affordable Care Act have led to increasing deficits at Monmouth County's two government owned nursing homes.


Related Topix: Monmouth County, NJ, Long Term Care, Health, Healthcare Law, Law, Freehold, NJ, Family, Elderly (Senior Citizen)

Dallas Morning News

Texas adds patient-confidentiality suit to its fight with Xerox over alleged Medicaid fraud

Texas Medicaid officials, already in a legal battle with Xerox Corp. over the company's alleged failure to prevent widespread dental fraud, filed another lawsuit Tuesday accusing Xerox of improperly taking large quantities of medical records and not protecting patients' confidentiality.


Related Topix: Xerox, ACS - Affiliated Computer Services, Inc., Healthcare Law, Law, Health, Texas

The Fresno Bee

Ask Emily: Does Covered California really have you covered?

Emily Bazar writes for the CHCF Center for Health Reporting, answering questions about the Affordable Care Act.


Related Topix: California, California Government, Truckee, CA, Healthcare Law, Law, Health


Medicaid payouts for office visits may influence cancer screening: study

In states where Medicaid pays doctors higher fees for office visits, Medicaid beneficiaries are more likely to be screened for breast, cervical or colorectal cancer, according to a new study.


Related Topix: Health, Medicine, Colorectal Health


Healthcare.Gov Recruits Leader Of Successful Connecticut Effort

The federal government has recruited the leader of one of the most successful state health insurance marketplaces to lead the federal health exchange, in the hope that the second year of Obamacare will go more smoothly than the first.


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

Mother Jones

Wyoming Is Thinking About Accepting Medicaid Expansion After All

Michael Hiltzik passes along the news that Wyoming's governor is the latest traitor to the cause of denying health care to poor people no matter what the cost: The Health Department says Medicaid expansion could save the state $50 million or more if it expands the program, for which the federal government will pay at least 90%.


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Health, US Governors, Matt Mead

Alabama Live

Governor's failure to expand Medicaid earns him title of 'Dr. Death,' Alabama lawmaker says

Gov. Robert Bentley's steadfast stand against expanding Medicaid in the state is no different than the views of Dr. Jack Kevorkian, whose advocacy for assisted suicide earned him the name "Dr. Death," a Selma lawmaker said.


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Robert Bentley, Law, US Governors, Alabama, Health, Alabama Government, Medicine

National Public Radio

Federal Officials Order Medicaid To Cover Autism Services

When Yuri Maldonado's 6-year-old son was diagnosed with autism four years ago, she learned that getting him the therapy he needed from California's Medicaid plan for low-income children was going to be tough.


Related Topix: Autism, Health, Healthcare Law, Law, Medicare

Health Data Management

Wyoming Medicaid Director Bullish on Pregnancy App

James Bush, M.D., medical director of the Wyoming Medicaid program, is on the leading edge of using mobile health technology to improve outcomes.


Related Topix: Health, Nursing, Medicine