Add to MyYahoo RSS

Medicaid News

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

58 min ago | Customer Interaction Solutions

California Hospitals Get Boost in Race Against Federal Healthcare Deadline

California hospitals struggling to meet the federal government's public health reporting requirements, in advance of a looming deadline, have finally caught a break.


Related Topix: Health, Medicare

Thu Aug 28, 2014

Medicaid expansion on life support in Virginia

The Republican Governors Association released an ad Monday criticizing South Carolina Democratic gubernatorial candidate Vincent Sheheen for supporting Obamacare's Medicaid expansion -- even though several of the association's members adopted the... Plans to expand Medicaid in Virginia may not be dead on arrival at the General Assembly, but they're ... (more)


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Health, Virginia, Virginia Government, US News

Another GOP Holdout State Expands Medicaid Under Obamacare

I've written about health care for more than two decades, starting from my native Iowa where I covered the presidential campaign bus rides of Bill and Hillary Clinton through the Hawkeye state talking health reform and the economy.


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Health, Iowa, Hillary Clinton, US Politics, US News, Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Government, US Governors, Tom Corbett


More beds planned for psych patients in Vegas

We have re-imagined our design in a bold new way. Before we roll it out for everyone, we are giving select readers an opportunity to try out the new design.


Related Topix: Las Vegas, THQ, Video Games, Medicare, Health, Brian Sandoval, US Governors, Science / Technology

Verde Independent

Brewer continues to fend off legal challenge to Medicaid

Gov. Jan Brewer will get a chance to stop some Republicans from trying to undermine the financing for her expansion of Arizona's Medicaid program.


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

Harlan Daily Enterprise

Lower Medicare, Medicaid costs projected

Reduced costs for medical services and labor have trimmed the 10-year projected cost of Medicare and Medicaid by $89 billion, the Congressional Budget Office said Wednesday.


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Medicare, Health, Health Insurance, Washington DC, Opinion

WAFF-TV Huntsville

Advocates urge governor to expand Medicaid

The state chapter of the NAACP and other advocates for health care are urging Gov. Bill Haslam to expand Medicaid in Tennessee.


Related Topix: Health, Bill Haslam, US Governors


Documents: Hospital put in 'jeopardy' after alleged sex assault

Documents confirm a hospital in Hamlet was placed on "immediate jeopardy" status because of alleged sexual assault there.


Related Topix: Health, Medicare

Bangor Daily News

Expanding Medicaid is good for the economy, health of Maine

For many working families in Maine, a job isn't enough to make ends meet. Between paying for rent, putting food on the table and meeting everyday expenses, there's no money left for health insurance.


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Health, Health Insurance, US Governors, Paul LePage, Non-Profit, Opinion

Approval expected soon for Medicaid overhaul in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania's working poor would start receiving subsidized health insurance on Jan. 1 if the federal government approves the state's proposed Medicaid overhaul, an event that seems increasingly likely, sources say.


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Health, Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Government, Health Insurance, US Governors, Tom Corbett

InsuranceTech Names Counihan Its First CEO

On Tuesday, the Department of Health and Human Services and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced Kevin Counihan as Marketplace CEO of, the federal healthcare marketplace.


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Health, Medicare

WCNC-TV Charlotte

Consumers deal with insurance deadline, site glitches

Consumers deal with insurance deadline, site glitches Consumers deal with insurance deadline, site glitches Check out this story on Hundreds of thousands of people risk losing their new health insurance policies if they don't ... (more)


Related Topix: Immigration Reform, Healthcare Law, Law, Health, Medicare

Sys-Con Media

Sunshine Health Offers Comprehensive Medicaid, Long-Term Care, And...

LTC implementation began a year ago and was complete on "Sunshine Health spent more than two years preparing for this exciting opportunity, focusing on a smooth implementation process and providing a seamless transition for members without disruption to their existing healthcare services," said , providing services for more than 30,000 nursing home ... (more)


Related Topix: Long Term Care, Health

DHHR will not pursue C.H.I.P.

Officials with the Department of Health and Human Resources say they will not push to put the Children's Health Insurance Program, known as C.H.I.P., under the department.


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Stollings, WV, Health

Wed Aug 27, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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