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Video: AFP launches ObamaCare attacks on four vulnerable Senate Dems

Despite the unexpectedly gloomy news coming from the South in the NY Times/Kaiser poll earlier today - or perhaps because it's difficult to consider credible - the latest push from Americans for Prosperity on ObamaCare mainly targets non-Southern races for the US Senate.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Representative Gary Peters, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Health

Wed Apr 23, 2014

Las Cruces Sun-News

Arizona health company cuts staff in Southern New Mexico

LAS CRUCES >> La Frontera, an Arizona firm brought in last year to care for the mentally ill and those struggling with addiction across southern New Mexico, laid off or fired 20 employees last week, including 11 in Las Cruces.

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Related Topix: New Mexico, Las Cruces, NM, Los Lunas, NM, Health

WDSU-TV New Orleans

Senators defeat bill to expand Medicaid

MEDICAID IN LOUISIANA. THE BILL BEING PUSHED AT THE STATE LEGISLATURE WAS SOUNDLY DEFEATED BY THE SENATE HEALTH AND WELFARE COMMITTEE.

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Related Topix: Law, Healthcare Law, Health, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Politics, Bobby Jindal, Democrat, Representative Cedric Richmond, Louisiana, Baton Rouge, LA

The Washington Post

A year after Arizona approved Medicaid expansion, Brewer still fighting for it

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer fought harder than any Republican governor last year to push through Obamacare's Medicaid expansion.

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Related Topix: Health, US Governors, Jan Brewer, Sports

Herald Star Online

Quillen discusses importance of gala

Ann Quillen knew fundraising was an important part of her job when she was hired in 2008 as the executive director of the Jefferson County Fourth Street Health Center.

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Related Topix: Jefferson County, OH, Healthcare Law, Law, Health

The Hill

Dick Morris: Brace for ObamaCare

ObamaCare has signed up 8 million people. Democrats are breathing a sigh of relief, but their trials have only just begun.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Medicare, Health, Opinion

Business Journal

Medicaid overpayments lead to calls for further investigation

A state audit released last week shows that Washington has overpaid health care providers under the state's Medicaid program.

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Related Topix: Health, Washington

Tue Apr 22, 2014

The Daily Advertiser

LGC Counilman Kenneth Boudreaux urges Medicaid expansion at a press...

Vicki Cormier, of Lafayette, sought treatment for a cold. Now, Cormier said, she has a $1,400 bill that she can't pay.

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

Orlando Weekly

Senator Bill Nelson tries to revive Medicaid expansion in Florida

Number of U.S. citizens who have signed up on the Affordable Care Act's state and federal marketplaces as of April 15, according to President Barack Obama Estimated number of uninsured Floridians, with more than 700,000 of them falling into the Medicaid-expansion gap that keeps them from getting federal subsidies or qualifying for Medicaid Amount ... (more)

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Related Topix: US Politics, Healthcare Law, US News, Law, US Senate, Democrat, Bill Nelson, Health, Florida, Florida Government, Barack Obama

WLEX-TV Lexington

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In March, while visiting Texas, she had an emergency appendectomy followed by a nasty bout with pneumonia that added up to more than $30,000 in medical bills.

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Related Topix: Kentucky, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Mitch McConnell, Health Insurance, Health, Kentucky Government, US Governors, Steve Beshear

Dallas Morning News

Bigger Medicaid won't do in all-GOP special election for Texas Senate

Although a poll last week showed that a plurality of Texans favor Medicaid expansion, don't expect any of the four Republicans running in a special election for Texas Senate to salute that flag.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Senator Ted Cruz, US Politics, Texas Government, US News, Texas, US Senate, Health

The Jackson Sun

Democrats bemoan lack of Medicaid expansion

House Democratic leaders said Tuesday that Republican Gov. Bill Haslam's decision not to expand Medicaid in Tennessee eclipses his signature plan to cover tuition at two-year colleges.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Health, Bill Haslam, US Governors, Nashville, TN

Modern Healthcare

Reform Update: States that did not expand Medicaid may see higher premiums, industry experts say

Some industry experts are warning that states that chose not to expand Medicaid coverage under Obamacare could see higher insurance premiums next year as hospitals continue to shift the costs of uncompensated care to private payers.

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Related Topix: Health

The Modesto Bee

Court revives lawsuit vs. state Medicaid expansion

Republicans in the House and Senate sued last year, saying only a simple majority last June passed the expansion bill that included the assessment.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Health, US Governors, Jan Brewer, US News, Maricopa County, AZ, US Politics, Barack Obama

Daily Kos

CBO: Medicaid even better deal for states than originally predicted

Last week's report from the Congressional Budget Office was a barnburner for the Affordable Care Act, predicting that Obamacare was set to deliver insurance to more people, with lower premiums and more savings for the government than all of their previous prediction.

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

Verde Independent

House OK's 5-year limit on Medicaid

The state House on Thursday gave final approval to legislation designed to pave the way for a five-year lifetime limit on Medicaid benefits.

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

Green Bay Press-Gazette

Guest Commentary: Let Medicare negotiate drug prices

Medicare's "Part B" program pays roughly $20 billion a year for the drugs patients get in doctors' offices and hospital outpatient facilities.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Medicare, Health, Medicine, Life, Veteran Affairs

Holtville Tribune

Physicians join Legislators to Advocate for Package of Bills that will Increase Access to Health Care

As part of the California Medical Association's Annual Lobby Day, physicians and legislators will join together in advocating for a package of bills that will increase access to health care throughout the state.

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

Mon Apr 21, 2014

News Max

Peter Morici: Hardly Time to Call Obamacare a 'Success'

With 8 million Americans enrolled in health insurance through federal and state exchanges, President Barack Obama has declared the Affordable Care Act a success.

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Related Topix: Health Insurance, Health

Greenwich Citizen

Governor announces plan to expand Family Care

Wisconsin health officials are ready to begin expanding the Family Care program that provides in-home care to seven additional counties, but it could take as long as three years to get things ramped up.

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Related Topix: Wisconsin, Scott Walker, US Governors, Marinette, WI, Healthcare Law, Law, Long Term Care, Health

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