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52 min ago | The Hill

Dick Morris: Brace for ObamaCare

ObamaCare has signed up 8 million people. Democrats are breathing a sigh of relief, but their trials have only just begun.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Medicare, Health, Opinion

5 hrs ago | Business Journal

Medicaid overpayments lead to calls for further investigation

A state audit released last week shows that Washington has overpaid health care providers under the state's Medicaid program.

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Related Topix: Health, Washington

Tue Apr 22, 2014

The Daily Advertiser

LGC Counilman Kenneth Boudreaux urges Medicaid expansion at a press...

Vicki Cormier, of Lafayette, sought treatment for a cold. Now, Cormier said, she has a $1,400 bill that she can't pay.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Health, US Politics, US News, Bobby Jindal, Louisiana, Republican, US House of Representatives, Louisiana Government

Orlando Weekly

Senator Bill Nelson tries to revive Medicaid expansion in Florida

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)

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

WLEX-TV Lexington

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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.

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Related Topix: Kentucky, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Mitch McConnell, Health Insurance, Health, Kentucky Government, US Governors, Steve Beshear

Dallas Morning News

Bigger Medicaid won't do in all-GOP special election for Texas Senate

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.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Senator Ted Cruz, US Politics, Texas Government, US News, Texas, US Senate, Health

The Jackson Sun

Democrats bemoan lack of Medicaid expansion

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.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Health, Bill Haslam, US Governors, Nashville, TN

Modern Healthcare

Reform Update: States that did not expand Medicaid may see higher premiums, industry experts say

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.

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Related Topix: Health

The Modesto Bee

Court revives lawsuit vs. state Medicaid expansion

Republicans in the House and Senate sued last year, saying only a simple majority last June passed the expansion bill that included the assessment.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Health, US Governors, Jan Brewer, US News, Maricopa County, AZ, US Politics, Barack Obama

Daily Kos

CBO: Medicaid even better deal for states than originally predicted

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.

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

Verde Independent

House OK's 5-year limit on Medicaid

The state House on Thursday gave final approval to legislation designed to pave the way for a five-year lifetime limit on Medicaid benefits.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Health, US Governors, Jan Brewer

Green Bay Press-Gazette

Guest Commentary: Let Medicare negotiate drug prices

Medicare's "Part B" program pays roughly $20 billion a year for the drugs patients get in doctors' offices and hospital outpatient facilities.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Medicare, Health, Medicine, Life, Veteran Affairs

Holtville Tribune

Physicians join Legislators to Advocate for Package of Bills that will Increase Access to Health Care

As part of the California Medical Association's Annual Lobby Day, physicians and legislators will join together in advocating for a package of bills that will increase access to health care throughout the state.

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

Mon Apr 21, 2014

News Max

Peter Morici: Hardly Time to Call Obamacare a 'Success'

With 8 million Americans enrolled in health insurance through federal and state exchanges, President Barack Obama has declared the Affordable Care Act a success.

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Related Topix: Health Insurance, Health

Greenwich Citizen

Governor announces plan to expand Family Care

Wisconsin health officials are ready to begin expanding the Family Care program that provides in-home care to seven additional counties, but it could take as long as three years to get things ramped up.

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Related Topix: Wisconsin, Scott Walker, US Governors, Marinette, WI, Healthcare Law, Law, Long Term Care, Health

KSWO

Affordable Care Act only chips away at a core goal

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - The federal health care overhaul is providing coverage for millions of Americans, but it has only chipped away at one of its core goals: to sharply reduce the number of people without insurance.

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

WJPF-AM Carterville

Illinois Pays Millions To Dead People Through Medicaid Program

Gov. Pat Quinn is promising tighter controls after a review found that the Illinois Medicaid program paid an estimated $12 million for medical services for people who were dead.

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Related Topix: Pat Quinn, US Governors, Health

Fox News

David Axelrod: 'Angry' ObamaCare opponents are 'more mobilized' for the 2014 elections

"Angry" Obamacare opponents are "more mobilized" for the 2014 midterm elections than the health care law's beneficiaries, according to a longtime adviser to President Obama .

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Health

Off the Kuff

Texas insurance enrollment update

The sky-high rate of Texans without health insurance has dropped only slightly since the launch of the federal Affordable Care Act's online health insurance marketplace, according to a new report from Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy and the Episcopal Health Foundation.

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Related Topix: Texas, Health Insurance, Health, Rice University, Healthcare Law, Law

Sun Apr 20, 2014

Worcester Telegram & Gazette

14 area doctors split $11M from Medicare

Fourteen doctors in Worcester County, half of them ophthalmologists and many of them billing for expensive drugs, received $11.2 million in Medicare payments during 2012, according to detailed data released this month by the federal government.

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Related Topix: Medicare, Health, Medicine, Ophthalmology, Worcester County, MA, Nursing

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