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23 min ago | Seattle Times

Progress, challenges as Medicaid rolls swell in state

Heather Hawley said being on Medicaid will give her an option to having to go to the ER for care.


Related Topix: Health, Family, Kids, SeaTac, WA, Mortgage, Personal Finance

4 hrs ago | Business Journal

Study shows the economy is trillions of dollars stronger because...

An influx of women, particularly mothers, entering the full-time workforce over the past three decades has significantly bolstered the national economy, according to a recent study.


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

8 hrs ago | The Miami Herald

Sen. Bill Nelson seeks local solution to expand Medicaid in Florida

Expanding Medicaid to cover thousands of uninsured Floridians has mostly been ignored by Republicans during this year's legislative session, but U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, a Democrat, is making a last-ditch effort to get it done.


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

Wed Apr 16, 2014

The Modesto Bee

Candidate backs Massachusetts 'single payer' plan

Berwick, who headed the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for 17 months, is one of five Democrats, two Republicans and three independent candidates seeking the state's chief executive post.


Related Topix: Health, Medicare, US News, Boston University, Family, Elderly (Senior Citizen)

Greenwich Citizen

Leaders await decision on Indiana Plan expansion

Two of the state's top Republican lawmakers said Tuesday that they would like to see the federal government sign off on an expansion of Medicaid through the state's health care plan for low-income residents, but they added that they have little idea how soon that could happen.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Representative Larry Bucshon, Republican, US House of Representatives, Mike Pence, Indiana, Healthcare Law, Law, Health, US Governors

Daily Kos

Utah governor optimistic on Medicaid expansion waiver

Utah's Republican Gov. Gary Herbert says he thinks there aren't major hurdles now for Utah to get a federal waiver to offer a version of a privatized Medicaid expansion under Obamacare.


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Utah Government, Utah, Health, US News, US Governors, Gary Herbert, Tom Corbett

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.


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

WISH-TV Indianapolis

Doctors turned lawmakers oppose Medicaid expansion

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


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

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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Related Topix: Medicine, Health


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.


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.


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

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.


Related Topix: Health, Medicare, Wyandotte, MI


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.


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.


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.


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