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2 hrs ago | Daily Kos

Obamacare is working. Now's the time to start talking about making it better.

Markos argued last week that the harder the Republicans fight Obamacare, the easier it's going to be to make a single-payer system happen.

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Related Topix: US News, Vermont, Vermont Government, Healthcare Law, Law, Health, Health Insurance

6 hrs ago | Milwaukee Journal-Sentinal

Congress needs better information

Lawmakers in Washington need better long-term information to make the right decisions on behalf of constituents, say two Wisconsin congressmen.

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

10 hrs ago | Deseret News

Idaho, Wyoming watching Utah's Medicaid expansion efforts

Gov. Gary Herbert's proposed alternative to Medicaid expansion is getting attention from neighboring states that initially rejected the coverage available under President Barack Obama's health care law.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Health, Utah, Utah Government, Wyoming Government, Wyoming, Idaho Government, Idaho

15 hrs ago | Bangor Daily News

BDN's logic on Medicaid expansion ignores history

Logic didn't prevail, according to the Bangor Daily News editorial of April 12 .

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Health, Maine, Opinion

Sat Apr 19, 2014

Northwest Herald

Quinn: New controls coming after Medicaid paid for dead

Gov. Pat Quinn delivers his annual budget address to a joint session of the General Assembly on March 26, 2014 in the House chambers at the Illinois State Capitol in Springfield.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Health, Pat Quinn, US Governors, Springfield, IL

Evening Sun

Mackereth explains Healthy PA, alternative to Medicaid expansion

DAILY RECORD/SUNDAY NEWS - FILE Pennsylvania Department of Welfare Secretary Bev Mackereth met with the York Daily Record/Sunday News editorial board to discuss Gov. Tom Corbett's Healthy PA proposal.

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Related Topix: Health, Pennsylvania, US Governors, Tom Corbett, Spring Grove, PA

Free Republic

Obamacare Number Games: How Many Enrollees, Really? : More to the raw numbers than meets the eye.

It has been a triumphant month for liberal journalists who have lived and died with the fortunes of the Affordable Care Act since its passage in March 2010.

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Related Topix: Health Insurance, Health

Fairfax Times

Weighing in on Medicaid expansion

Perhaps no issue deserves our respect and attention more than the one on whether to expand Medicaid in the commonwealth.

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

NOLA.com

Legislature should give the people the power to accept extra Medicaid money: Editorial

Sen. Ben Nevers introduced Senate Bill 96 to provide for a constitutional amendment to allow voters to require the state to accept the federal Medicaid expansion.

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Related Topix: Law, Healthcare Law, Health, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Politics, Bobby Jindal, US Governors, Mary Landrieu, US Senate, Democrat, Louisiana, Opinion

Free Republic

Obama: ‘Political Spite’ Motivating States to Refuse Medicaid Expansion

Republicans 'still can't bring themselves to admit that the Affordable Care Act is working,' President Obama told a news conference on Thursday.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Health

Fri Apr 18, 2014

12NewsNow.Com

Exclusive: Baptist Beaumont at risk of losing Medicare/Medicaid program

The Medicare and Medicaid program at Baptist Beaumont Hospital is at risk of being terminated after an incident that occurred at the hospital's Behavioral Health Center.

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Related Topix: Health, Medicare, Beaumont, TX

Modern Healthcare

Reform Update: Governor races could be referendum on ACA, Medicaid expansion

With governor races in 36 states this fall, new faces in several governors' chairs could influence states' stances on Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act implementation and Medicaid expansion.Key races to watch include Pennsylvania and Maine, where a party switch for the office could boost... For the best experience of ModernHealthcare.com ... (more)

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Related Topix: Health

USA Today

With $245B spent on diabetes, telemedicine looks to cut the cost

Diabetes afflicts more than 22 million Americans, or 7% of the total population, and the number of people diagnosed every year is skyrocketing.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Diabetes, Health, Mississippi, Mississippi Government, Healthcare Law, Law

News Observer

Legislators question $3 million, no-bid contract for better Medicaid budgeting

It turns out all that work came at a cost. It cost the counties $14 million and the state $7 million to deal with NC FAST, the new public benefits software.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Health, Alvarez and Marsal, Consulting, North Carolina Government, North Carolina

Go Local

Pam Gencarella: Another Bubble to Burst in RI?

Putting forth an edict can make it so in RI. The hard part is paying for it. When Governor Chafee, through an executive order, provided for the Health Insurance Exchange, he saw green.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Lincoln Chafee, Health Insurance, Health, Healthcare Law, Law

UnionLeader.com

Lawmakers fight to find Medicaid fix

Lawmakers said Tuesday they are working on an agreement to bring stability to health care funding in the wake of a court ruling that found the Medicaid Enhancement Tax unconstitutional.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Health, Hillsborough County, NH

Thu Apr 17, 2014

The Modesto Bee

Conn. enrolls total of 208,301 in health coverage

Access Health CT reported that 78,713 people signed up with private insurance carriers as of April 13. The rest enrolled in government-funded Medicaid.

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Related Topix: Connecticut, Connecticut Government, Health Insurance, Health

KTRE-TV Lufkin

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Eight million people have signed up for health care through new insurance exchanges and the proportion of younger applicants has increased, President Barack Obama said Thursday.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, US Politics, Barack Obama, Health

Ledger-Enquirer.com

Maine Democrats' final attempt to expand Medicaid

The Democratic-controlled Legislature is poised to debate a new plan introduced by House Speaker Mark Eves, of North Berwick, under which the state would use the federal Medicaid funds to purchase private health insurance for low-income residents.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Health, US News, Health Insurance, US Governors, Paul LePage

CBS Local

960,000 Enrolled For Health Insurance Before Deadline In N.Y. State

The New York State Health Exchange said Wednesday that more than 960,000 New Yorkers have enrolled for insurance coverage by the final deadline the day before.

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Related Topix: Health Insurance, Health, New York Government, New York

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