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1 hr ago | Reuters

U.S. hospitals get lift from surge in Medicaid sign-ups

U.S. hospitals are getting a stronger-than-expected benefit from a new influx of low-income patients whose bills are paid by the government's Medicaid program, raising their profit forecasts as a result.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Health, Health Insurance, Universal Health Services, Medicine, Hospital Administration, Healthcare Industry

5 hrs ago | Business Journal

Scathing audit reveals persistent problems with N.C. Medicaid payments

The new North Carolina system that reimburses doctors for Medicaid patients missed major milestones to earn federal certification, has unresolved risks that could further delay certification, has unresolved defects and contains incorrect data, according to a state audit released Thursday .

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Related Topix: Health, North Carolina Government, North Carolina

9 hrs ago | Merced Sun-Star

Breakthrough Hepatitis C treatment worth its hefty price tag

There's a new breakthrough hepatitis C drug treatment that cures - yes, cures - almost everyone who takes it.

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Related Topix: Hepatitis, Medicine, Health, Liver Cancer, Healthcare Law, Law, Medicare, Family, Elderly (Senior Citizen)

13 hrs ago | McClatchy

New GAO testimony faults HHS management of federal marketplace project

The Department of Health and Human Services failed to properly plan and oversee development of the federal health insurance marketplace despite tight deadlines, ever-changing requirements and the complex nature of the project, according to new congressional testimony released on Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Health, Medicare

Wed Jul 30, 2014

Daily Kos

FL-Gov: House Dems Demand Answers On Why GOP Govs Rejected Medicaid Expansion

House Democrats are demanding that some Republican governors, including Texas Gov. Rick Perry, provide the documents behind their decision to reject Obamacare's Medicaid expansion.

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Related Topix: Health, US News, Rick Perry, US Governors, Perry, FL, Florida, US Politics, Elijah Cummings, US House of Representatives, Democrat

The Jackson Sun

Officials upset over closing of Brownsvillea

Officials upset over closing of Brownsville hospital Senate candidate Gordon Ball says other rural hospitals could be in danger Check out this story on jacksonsun.com: http://www.jacksonsun.com/story/news/politics/2014/07/30/officials-upset-closing-brownsville-hospital/13386075/ Haywood County Sheriff Melvin Bond, Haywood County Mayor Franklin ... (more)

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Related Topix: Brownsville, TN, Haywood County, TN, Bill Haslam, US Governors, Healthcare Law, Law, Health, US Politics, US News, Lamar Alexander, US Senate, Republican

Tri-cityherald.com

Illinois Medicaid restricts use of hepatitis drug

After spending an estimated $16 million this fiscal year on Sovaldi, which holds promise for a cure for the liver-damaging disease, the state agency headed by Julie Hamos approved the restrictions July 10. The rules limit the drug to sicker patients and bar it for anyone with a recent history of drug or alcohol abuse.

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Related Topix: Health, Illinois, Illinois Government, Hepatitis, Medicine, Alcoholism, Northwestern University, Rush University

WTHR-TV Indianapolis

Probe exposes flaws behind HealthCare.gov rollout

Officials tell The Associated Press that a nonpartisan investigative report concludes that management failures by the Obama administration set the stage for the computer problems that paralyzed the HealthCare.gov website last fall.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Health

Forbes.com

Will Governor Pence Walk Away From His Medicaid Expansion? 5 Things To Watch

By Josh Archambault and Jonathan Ingram - Mr. Archambault is a Senior Fellow, and Mr. Ingram Director of Research, at the Foundation for Government Accountability.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Mike Pence, Health, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Business News

Carlsbad Current-Argus

WellPoint 2Q tops Wall Street expectations

WellPoint's second-quarter profit fell 8.6 percent as expenses tied to changes in the nation's health care laws climbed.

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Related Topix: Health, Medicare

The Macon Telegraph

Humana 2Q profit falls 18 pct on higher costs

The company's results, released Wednesday, matched analysts' expectations, and it reaffirmed its 2014 earnings estimate of between $7.25 and $7.75 per share.

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Related Topix: Humana, Insurance, Medicare, Health, Family, Elderly (Senior Citizen)

The Salinas Californian

Medicare, Medicaid turning points in nation's historyMedicare,...

Medicare, Medicaid turning points in nation's history President Lyndon Johnson signed the legislation 49 years ago today.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Medicare, Health, Health Insurance, Personal Finance, Retirement, California, Opinion

Tue Jul 29, 2014

Medical News

States wrestle with Medicaid expansion challenges

Application backlogs are an issue in Missouri and South Carolina. In Florida, a medical association makes clear its support for expanding the low-income health insurance program, and in Georgia, Gov. Nathan Deal carves out a limited exception to his opposition to expanding Medicaid.

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Related Topix: Health, Missouri, South Carolina, South Carolina Government, Missouri Government, Nathan Deal, US Governors, Health Insurance

Connecticut Post

Aetna 2Q profit rises 2.4

Aetna's second-quarter profit climbed more than 2 percent, as gains from an acquisition helped the health insurer top expectations and raise its 2014 earnings forecast again.

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Related Topix: Aetna, Insurance, Medicare, Health, Coventry Health Care

WINK-TV Fort Myers

Florida Medical Association backs Medicaid growth

The powerful Florida Medical Association has come out in support of expanding Medicaid to roughly 1 million Floridians, choosing sides in a controversial political issue that has divided state lawmakers.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Health, Florida, Florida Government, 2012 Presidential Election, US Politics, US News, Rick Scott, US Governors

Modern Healthcare

Reform Update: Saying Medicaid expansion will help some vets is not likely to sway opponents

Congress this week is expected to approve new funding legislation designed to get veterans off Veterans Affairs healthcare waiting lists and into care.While that moves forward, some patient advocates, hospital leaders and politicians are pointing to another, more controversial way to help a small... For the best experience of ModernHealthcare.com ... (more)

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Health

WVIZ-TV Cleveland

In Ohio: Medicaid Saves Money, Improves Health

"We went in July and it was like Christmas Day, it was like getting a gift from Santa Claus.

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Related Topix: Health, Medicine, Heart Attack, US Governors, John Kasich, Cleveland, OH, Case Western Reserve University

The Wichita Eagle

Kansas losing out by not expanding Medicaid

How much is Kansas losing out by not allowing a federal expansion of Medicaid? About $820 million over the next three years, according to a study by the White House Council of Economic Advisers.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Sam Brownback, Healthcare Law, US News, Kansas, Law, US Senate, Republican, Health

Ledger-Enquirer.com

$1,000 pill now hepatitis C treatment of choice

In less than six months, prescriptions for Sovaldi have eclipsed all other hepatitis C pills combined, according to new data from IMS Health.

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Related Topix: Hepatitis, Medicine, Health, Biotech, Gilead Sciences, Healthcare Industry, Startups, Health Insurance

Mon Jul 28, 2014

WTOC-TV Savannah

Evans hospital leaders weigh future

They had heard rumors and concerns the hospital will close. Some spoke of personal experiences where the local emergency room had saved their life or a loved one.

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Related Topix: Medicare, Health

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