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2 hrs ago | The Star Press

Perspectives: Republican alternative to ACA mostly a rollback

In past columns, I have criticized Republicans for opposing the Affordable Care Act but not presenting a coherent alternative proposal.

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Related Topix: Tom Coburn, US Politics, Orrin Hatch, US News, US Senate, Republican, Hatch, UT, Richard Burr, Medicare, Health

6 hrs ago | Switched

Paul Ryan is the Biggest and Latest Threat to American Women and Their Kids

So, the man who pretended to feed the poor at a soup kitchen has released his plan for welfare reform.

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Related Topix: Family, Kids, Social Security, Personal Finance, Healthcare Law, Law, Health

10 hrs ago | The News-Star

Varying health premium subsidies worry consumers

Linda Close was grateful to learn she qualified for a sizable subsidy to help pay for her health insurance under the new federal law.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Tax, Health

11 hrs ago | Daily Kos

Video: GOP Mayor Walks from NC to DC for Rural Healthcare, Medicaid Expansion

I attended a rally yesterday in Woodbridge, Virginia, as Mayor Adam O'Neal nears the end of his 273-mile walk for health care, rural hospitals, and Medicaid expansion.

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Related Topix: Health, African-American, Belhaven, NC, Hyde County, NC, US News, Liberal Political News

16 hrs ago | Burlington Times News

N.C. Medicaid deadline looming

County social services departments across the state continue to process a backlog of Medicaid applications ahead of an Aug. 31 deadline to get the job done.

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Related Topix: Health, Alamance County, NC, Wake County, NC, Mecklenburg County, NC, Cumberland County, NC, Guilford County, NC

20 hrs ago | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Despite Affordable Care Act, McKeesport free clinic still in demand

It's a Thursday afternoon in May, and there are 24 people waiting in the lobby at the former McKeesport YWCA when the 9th Street Free Clinic opens.

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Related Topix: McKeesport, PA, Health Insurance, Health, Medicine, Nursing, Monongahela, PA

Sat Jul 26, 2014

Examiner.com

How Tennessee sabotaged its own Medicaid program

Tennessee is not the only state that has refused to expand Medicaid, but it is the only state that has virtually shut down its existing Medicaid program.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Tennessee Government, Tennessee, Health, McLean, VA

Myrtle Beach Online

Kenai hospitals in spat over patient agreements

Because Central Peninsula Hospital won't enter a transfer agreement with the Surgery Center of Kenai, it cannot perform procedures on Medicare and Medicaid patients, the Peninsula Clarion reported .

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Related Topix: Medicare, Health, Business News

News Observer

McCrory meets with House Republicans; no budget deal yet

Gov. Pat McCrory met with House Republicans on Friday after House budget negotiators worked late the night before on the $21 billion revised spending plan for this year.

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Related Topix: US News, Pat McCrory, US Governors, Healthcare Law, Law, Health, Family, Elderly (Senior Citizen)

Medical News

HealthInsight to lead health care quality improvement activities for Medicare program

HealthInsight has been named to lead health care quality improvement activities for the Medicare Program for a four-state region serving Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon and Utah under a five-year contract awarded by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services .

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Related Topix: Medicare, Health, Nursing, Medicine

Washington Policy Center

Centralia School District Defrauds Medicaid

It was recently reported that the Centralia School District submitted false financial claims to the Medicaid program at least 200 times.

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Related Topix: Health, Education Etc.

Off the Kuff

Expanding Medicaid the hard way

More than 80,000 additional Texans have enrolled in Medicaid or the Children's Health Insurance Program since the rollout of the Affordable Care Act last fall despite Republican state leaders' decision not to expand eligibility to poor adults, according to federal figures.

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

Fri Jul 25, 2014

Nashua Telegraph

NH puts hold on ER policy under Medicaid expansion

The state's top health official agreed to rethink how up to 50,000 residents who are newly eligible for Medicaid would receive care in emergency rooms after hospital executives, doctors, and advocates for the poor and mentally ill criticized the proposal.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Health, Medicine, Salem, NH, Maggie Hassan, US Governors, Medicare

Salt Lake Tribune

Op-ed: Health centers can't replace Medicaid expansion

While our policy makers continue to debate Medicaid expansion, Utah's 13 Health Center organizations struggle to meet the needs and demands of our existing uninsured patients.

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Related Topix: Utah, Health, Opinion

Arkansas Times

The coming hepatitis C 'tsunami'

There's a deadly virus infecting an estimated 38,000 Arkansans that is spread largely through IV drug use and sexual contact, but also medical procedures such as blood transfusions.

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Related Topix: Arkansas, Liver Cancer, Health, Arkansas Government

Detroit News

Michigan Medicaid reform: Putting patients and taxpayers in control

Last year, we reformed Medicaid in Michigan and these changes are starting to show positive results.

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

Washington Times

Auditor: No federal agency review of alleged fraud

A federal Medicaid agency isn't planning to review a decision by Gov. Susana Martinez's administration last year to freeze payments to mental health providers because of alleged fraud, mismanagement and overbillings, State Auditor Hector Balderas said Thursday.

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Related Topix: Susana Martinez, US Governors, Health

Medical Daily

Sovaldi Debate Continues: Will Medicaid And Insurance Companies...

Since gaining approval from the Food and Drug Administration in December, Sovaldi, the hepatitis C drug, has courted controversy due to its steep $1,000-a-pill price.

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Related Topix: Hepatitis, Medicine, Food and Drug Administration, Biotech, Gilead Sciences, Healthcare Industry, Startups

Thu Jul 24, 2014

Hampton Roads Daily Press

Poll shows deep divide on Medicaid expansion in Virginia

Virginians remain deeply divided on the issue of Medicaid expansion but lean somewhat against, according to the first poll to come out since this year's budget impasse ended with no agreement on offering health insurance coverage to more of their low-income neighbors.

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Related Topix: Virginia, Healthcare Law, Law, Health, Virginia Government, Health Insurance, Roanoke College

WISH-TV Indianapolis

Feds plan review of FSSA over Medicaid backlog

Federal officials are viewing Indiana's procedures for enrolling residents in Medicaid after finding the state had 80,000 low-income residents awaiting approval in May. Cindy Mann, director of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, notified Indiana Medicaid Director Joe Moser on July 9 that the federal government would begin reviewing the ... (more)

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Related Topix: Health, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Mike Pence, Indianapolis, IN

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