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1 hr ago | KMBC-TV

Fake applicants got Affordable Care Act subsidies

Nearly a dozen fake applicants were able to obtain coverage subsidies under the Affordable Care Act during undercover testing of enrollment controls, a government watchdog said.

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

1 hr ago | Sunherald.com

State and Xerox resolve Medicaid contract problem

Montana Department of Health and Human Services Director Richard Opper sent a letter to Xerox on July 18 saying the company is no longer in breach of the $70 million state contract awarded in 2012.

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Related Topix: Health

3 hrs ago | The Orlando Sentinel

Fla. medical group must support Medicaid: My Word

Throughout my years as a doctor, I've seen patients with heartbreaking cases, not because I didn't have the technology to care for them, but because they lacked health insurance and couldn't access the care they needed.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Health, Health Insurance, Florida, Florida Government, Opinion

4 hrs ago | Post and Courier

Clyburn announces State Medicaid Expansion Caucus

U.S. Rep. James Clyburn, D-S.C., has teamed up with two other Congressmen to push for their states to accept Medicaid expansion.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, James Clyburn, Democrat, Health, Representative Henry "Hank" Johnson, Representative Hank Johnson, North Carolina Government, North Carolina, South Carolina

6 hrs ago | Business Journal

Medicaid isn't doing enough to help smokers quit in Washington, lung group says

The American Lung Association is calling on Washington state to increase Medicaid recipients' access to treatments to help them quit smoking.

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Related Topix: Smoking, Medicine, Health

9 hrs ago | Tri-cityherald.com

APNewsBreak: Medicaid enrollees strain Oregon

But an Associated Press review shows that an unexpected rush of enrollees has strained the capacity of the revamped network that was endorsed as a potential national model, locking out some patients, forcing others to wait months for medical appointments and prompting a spike in emergency room visits, which state officials had been actively seeking ... (more)

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Related Topix: Oregon Government, Oregon, Health, John Kitzhaber, US Governors

10 hrs ago | GPB.org

States Help New Mothers Get Birth Control Through Medicaid

A woman is about to give birth. It will be her second child, and she's not looking to have a third anytime soon.

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Related Topix: Health, Control Group, Education, Kaplan, Women's Health

10 hrs ago | Business Journal

Tennessee becomes first state since reform to face lawsuit over Medicaid practices

A news release announcing the lawsuit - filed by the Southern Poverty Law Center, the Tennessee Justice Center and the National Health law Program - accuses the state of "adopting policies that deprive thousands of people of health care coverage even though they are eligible for TennCare."

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Health

12 hrs ago | National Center for Policy Analysis

Has the ACA Slowed Health Care Spending Growth?

Reforms in the Affordable Care Act are likely to increase health care demand and spending, write Andrew J. Rettenmaier, Thomas R. Saving and Zijun Wang of the Private Enterprise Research Center in an issue brief for the National Center for Policy Analysis.

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Related Topix: Health, Medicare

16 hrs ago | Forbes.com

Halbig Court Opinion: A Victory For The Rule Of Law, But Merely A Speed Bump For Obamacare

If you visited certain corners of the media yesterday-left and right-you may have read that in a case called Halbig v.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Health, Tax, US News, District of Columbia Circuit Court of Appeals, Opinion

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Medical News

Virginia Gov. continues his pitch for Medicaid expansion

Gov. Terry McAuliffe took his push to the people who would likely gain coverage if the Virginia expanded the low- income insurance program.

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Related Topix: Health, The Washington Post Company, Medicine

Deseret News

Conflicting court rulings may slow Medicaid expansion decision in Utah

Legislative action on Gov. Gary Herbert's proposed alternative to Medicaid expansion could be pushed back until next year as a result of conflicting appeals court rulings on the Affordable Care Act issued Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Utah, Health, Utah Government, US Governors, Gary Herbert, Health Insurance

KUT-FM Austin

Could Medicaid Expansion in Texas Boost State's Economy?

If Texas accepted federal funding to expand Medicaid, roughly 1.5 million more people would have health insurance.

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Related Topix: Texas Government, Texas, Healthcare Law, Law, Health, Hawkins, Chemicals

CEPR

Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid, Yet Again: Review of Dead Men Ruling

Gene Steuerle is not a standard right-winger who believes that a dollar in the pocket of a middle class or poor person is a dollar that could be in the pockets of the rich.

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Related Topix: Social Security, Personal Finance, Health, Family, Kids, Opinion, US News, Liberal Political News

Business Journal

McCrory makes pitch for Medicaid reform in visit to Cone Health

Facing state Senate opposition to his Medicaid reform plan, N.C. Gov. Pat McCrory came to Greensboro on Monday to make his case and drum up support as the legislative session winds down.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Health, Pat McCrory, US Governors

Business Journal

McCrory makes pitch for Medicaid reform in visit to Cone Health

Facing state Senate opposition to his Medicaid reform plan, N.C. Gov. Pat McCrory came to Greensboro on Monday to make his case and drum up support as the legislative session winds down.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Health, Pat McCrory, US Governors, Greensboro, NC

The Washington Post

Arkansas Weighs Plan To Make Some Medicaid Enrollees Fund Savings Accounts

If all goes according to plan, next year many Arkansas Medicaid beneficiaries will be required to make monthly contributions to so-called Health Independence Accounts.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Health, Arkansas, Arkansas Government, Health Insurance, US Politics, US News

The Hill

Defending Big Pharma

For Lori Reilly, vice president for policy and research at the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America , the constant struggle to find new cures and treatments hits close to home.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Hepatitis, Medicine, Health, Medicare

The Miami Herald

Health officials crack down on Medicaid marketing

State health officials are taking a cue from past problems and are banning health insurance companies from marketing their plans directly to Medicaid consumers as the state is rolling out a massive overhaul by transitioning millions into managed care.

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Related Topix: Marketing, Health, Health Insurance, Florida, Florida Government

Mon Jul 21, 2014

Bellingham Herald

State officials: 75K in Hawaii have no health care

Officials said at a joint House committee briefing that roughly 75,000 people in Hawaii don't have health insurance, down from well over 100,000 last year.

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Related Topix: Health Insurance, Health, Healthcare Law, Law, World News, Japan,

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