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The Mississippi House and Senate will attempt to work out their differences on a proposal to expand state subsidies to health clinics.
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The New Hampshire Senate on Thursday approved using federal Medicaid money to buy private health insurance for thousands of poor adults, with supporters emphasizing the benefits to the state's economy and the health of its residents and opponents arguing taxpayers would be stuck with the bill when federal money drops off.
In an effort to cut confusion and cut costs, Governor Terry McAuliffe announced the merger of Medicare and Medicaid benefits for Virginians enrolled in both programs Thursday.
A top U.S. healthcare official, accused by Republicans of misleading Congress about the readiness of the Obamacare rollout, will resign from his post at the end of March, officials said on Thursday.
House Bill 2367 passed on a 35-22 party-line vote and requires the state's Medicaid program to apply for a waiver from federal regulators every year to allow it to impose the new rules.
Gov. Tom Corbett appeared ready Thursday to drop one of the most controversial conditions of his proposal to accept billions of federal Medicaid expansion dollars and extend taxpayer-subsidized insurance to hundreds of thousands of working poor in Pennsylvania.
House Budget Committee Chairman Paul D. Ryan, R-Wis., obviously is a great adherent of the adage "If at first you don't succeed, try, try again."
As I've written in the past, Gov. Chris Christie's policies are a mixed bag for conservatives.
Republican Sen. Rene Garcia called on members of the Florida Legislature to accept $51 billion in federal money to extend health care coverage to nearly 1 million uninsured.
It's been more than a week since two moderate Republican senators presented a bill to expand Medicaid and save money through a dramatic overhaul of the publicly funded health care system, but the compromise legislation has so far failed to move the needle in the most hotly contested, partisan debate of the year.
With Arkansas' model plan to use Medicaid funds to purchase private insurance for the poor spared for another year, backers of the nationally watched program are now focusing on changes that will be needed to keep it alive in the future.
You knew it was coming. I knew it was coming. When government expands entitlements, illegal aliens always end up with a piece of the pie.
Amy Newlin, who lost her job cutting pipes in November 2008, fills out an application for government health insurance at a Medicaid clinic being held in the basement cafeteria of Fairfield Elementary School in Fort Wayne, Indiana on February 19, 2009.
There may have been a first blink in the stare-down over expanding Medicaid Tuesday as House of Delegates Republicans said they'd be willing to come back to Richmond for a special session on Medicaid expansion if Gov. Terry McAuliffe and the state Senate agree to separate the issue from the state budget.
The government's biggest health care agency is passing the $1 trillion mark in President Barack Obama 's new budget, a milestone for the Department of Health and Human Services .
Arkansas' first-in-the-nation plan that uses Medicaid funds to buy private insurance for the poor survived an effort to defund it Tuesday, as lawmakers gave final approval to continue a program that has extended health coverage to nearly 94,000 people.