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36 min ago | Daily Kos

Here's what you call an entitlement program that may make you pay back the "entitlement": MEDICAID

After criticism from two Democratic US senators, the Social Security Administration announced this week it is suspending a program that seized thousands of individual federal income tax refunds to recover Social Security overpayments from years before.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Health, Tax, Social Security, Personal Finance, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Paul Ryan, Wisconsin Government, Wisconsin

4 hrs ago | WISH-TV Indianapolis

Doctors turned lawmakers oppose Medicaid expansion

They're both physicians who became lawmakers. GOP Congressman Larry Bucshon is a heart surgeon.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Health, Health Insurance, US Governors, Mike Pence

8 hrs ago | CBS Local

Medicaid Patients Less Likely To Get Primary Care Appointment

A recent report in the Journal of the American Medical Association Internal Medicine Edition was concerning.

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Related Topix: Health

Tue Apr 15, 2014

Amy Ridenour

Why do the Left's Stories about the Death of Charlene Dill Leave Out So Much Information?

Coreg, one of many drugs prescribed for heart conditions, is made by GlaxoSmithKline, which has a program to help low-income people receive its medicines free or nearly free, for those who qualify for help.

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Related Topix: Health

KTVU Oakland

Final deadline arrives for Covered California sign-up

It's not just tax day. Tuesday also is the two-week extension deadline to sign up for health coverage through California's insurance exchange.

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

The Times-Picayune

Louisiana taking away Medicaid lifeline for disabled, other vulnerable residents: Megan McLemore

Two years ago, Donna Risso and her friend Michael were living under a bridge in New Orleans.

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

Creative Loafing Tampa

Sean Shaw kicks off stretch run of District 61 campaign

Sean Shaw, candidate for the State House of Representatives District 61, celebrated the opening of his new campaign headquarters by hosting a community Bar-B-Q Saturday.

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Related Topix: Tampa, FL, Healthcare Law, Law, Health

WTAQ-AM Green Bay

U.S. healthcare usage and spending resumes rise in...

Americans used more health services and spent more on prescription drugs in 2013, reversing a recent trend, though greater use of cheaper generic drugs helped control spending, according to a report issued on Tuesday by a leading healthcare information company.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health

WGBH

The 7.5 Million Insured Through Obamacare Are Only Part Of The Story

Want to know how many people have signed up for private insurance under Obamacare? Like the health care law itself, the answer is complicated.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Health

Mon Apr 14, 2014

Lincoln Daily News

Texas Medicaid holds off on proposed limits for Gilead hepatitis drug

T exas is reconsidering whether to impose strict limits on Gilead Sciences' $84,000 hepatitis C treatment for patients on the state's Medicaid health plan for the poor, at the urging of outside advisers, a state official said on Friday.

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Related Topix: Texas Government, Texas, Health, Biotech, Gilead Sciences, Healthcare Industry, Hepatitis

Patch.com

Henry Ford Wyandotte's Medicaid Contract Jeopardized by Food and Beverage Complaint

The Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital could lose its federal Medicare accreditation after a patient's family filed a complaint with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services over a food and beverage issue.

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Related Topix: Health, Medicare, Wyandotte, MI

Reuters

New York finalizes $8 billion Medicaid accord with federal government

New York State said it finalized an agreement with the U.S. government on Monday allowing it to reinvest $8 billion of federal money in its health insurance system for low income people while avoiding potentially painful cuts or additional budget strain.

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Related Topix: Health, New York, North Yorkshire County, England, World News, East Riding of Yorkshire County, England, United Kingdom, New York Government, Health Insurance, Andrew Cuomo, US Governors

Daily Kos

Virginia Republicans flirt with state government shutdown over Medicaid

Virginia Republicans are flirting with going where the U.S. House Republicans have already disastrously gone: shutting down government over Obamacare, in this case Medicaid expansion.

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Related Topix: US News, Healthcare Law, Law, US Politics, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Mark Warner, Health, Virginia, Virginia Government

Post and Courier

Obamacare insurance subsidies will cost a little less than previously thought

The Affordable Care Act's health insurance subsidies will cost a little less than previously thought, according to a new report released Monday.

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

MyHighPlains.com

Medicare Data Shines Light on Billions Paid to TX Doctors

Texas doctors who treat Medicare patients earned a combined $4.6 billion from the federal insurer of the elderly in 2012, with the state's ophthalmologists and oncologists raking in the most.

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Related Topix: Medicare, Health, Texas, Medicine, Ophthalmology, Family, Elderly (Senior Citizen), Oncology

Journalgazette.net

Medicaid ruling costly to state's mentally ill

Now that the Obamacare registration period is over, and as soon as Kathleen Sebelius' replacement is in office, perhaps the nation can get serious about rectifying the most egregious failure of the Affordable Care Act.

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

Sun Apr 13, 2014

Bbech tree news

Morgantown Care and Rehab Center holds Annual Volunteer Celebration

Morgantown Care and Rehabilitation Center recently held its annual Volunteer recognition awards dinner at the Gasper River Association Building in Morgantown.

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Related Topix: Morgantown, KY, Butler County, KY, Health

The Grand Junction Sentinel

25% of Colorado foster kids on psychotropic

A University of Colorado analysis found that more than 25 percent of Colorado's foster children in 2012 were prescribed psychotropic drugs and that about half of the children who were taking antipsychotics drugs were for "off-label" reasons not approved by the federal Food and Drug Administration.

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Related Topix: Colorado, Colorado Government, Family, Kids, Health

Norwalk Citizen News

Ala. doctors explain high Medicare reimbursements

Medicare reimbursed several Alabama doctors more than $4 million in 2012, according to data released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services last week.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Medicare, Health, Alabama, Cancer, Rheumatology

WCAV

Medicaid Expansion Debate Good for Insurers

Some of the biggest health insurance companies in the country are poised to benefit from the debate over expanding Medicaid in Virginia, regardless of its outcome.

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Related Topix: Health

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