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1 hr ago | Arkansas Times

The coming hepatitis C 'tsunami'

There's a deadly virus infecting an estimated 38,000 Arkansans that is spread largely through IV drug use and sexual contact, but also medical procedures such as blood transfusions.


Related Topix: Arkansas, Liver Cancer, Health, Arkansas Government

5 hrs ago | Detroit News

Michigan Medicaid reform: Putting patients and taxpayers in control

Last year, we reformed Medicaid in Michigan and these changes are starting to show positive results.


Related Topix: Michigan, Michigan Government, Health, Health Insurance, Opinion

9 hrs ago | Washington Times

Auditor: No federal agency review of alleged fraud

A federal Medicaid agency isn't planning to review a decision by Gov. Susana Martinez's administration last year to freeze payments to mental health providers because of alleged fraud, mismanagement and overbillings, State Auditor Hector Balderas said Thursday.


Related Topix: Susana Martinez, US Governors, Health

13 hrs ago | Medical Daily

Sovaldi Debate Continues: Will Medicaid And Insurance Companies...

Since gaining approval from the Food and Drug Administration in December, Sovaldi, the hepatitis C drug, has courted controversy due to its steep $1,000-a-pill price.


Related Topix: Hepatitis, Medicine, Food and Drug Administration, Biotech, Gilead Sciences, Healthcare Industry, Startups

Thu Jul 24, 2014

Hampton Roads Daily Press

Poll shows deep divide on Medicaid expansion in Virginia

Virginians remain deeply divided on the issue of Medicaid expansion but lean somewhat against, according to the first poll to come out since this year's budget impasse ended with no agreement on offering health insurance coverage to more of their low-income neighbors.


Related Topix: Virginia, Healthcare Law, Law, Health, Virginia Government, Health Insurance, Roanoke College

WISH-TV Indianapolis

Feds plan review of FSSA over Medicaid backlog

Federal officials are viewing Indiana's procedures for enrolling residents in Medicaid after finding the state had 80,000 low-income residents awaiting approval in May. Cindy Mann, director of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, notified Indiana Medicaid Director Joe Moser on July 9 that the federal government would begin reviewing the ... (more)


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

Burlington Times News

Senate OKs Medicaid change legislation

North Carolina's Senate approved a Medicaid plan Thursday that will partially privatize how the program is administered in the state.


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Health, North Carolina Government, North Carolina, Pat McCrory, US Governors

The News Tribune

Varying health premium subsidies worry consumers

But in the process of signing up for a plan, Close said her account showed several different subsidy amounts, varying as much as $180.


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Tax, Health

WSFA-TV Montgomery

Gov. Bentley says Black Belt moving ahead; not prepared for Medicaid expansion

During a meeting of the Black Belt Commission in Thomasville Wednesday, Alabama's governor says he likes what he sees and hears from people working to move the region out of the economic doldrums.


Related Topix: Robert Bentley, US Governors, Health, Wilcox County, AL, Thomasville, AL


Over 10 million U.S. adults gain coverage under Obamacare: study

An estimated 10.3 million American adults have gained health coverage since Obamacare enrollment began last October, with the biggest gains among young adults and Hispanics, according to a study published on Wednesday.


Related Topix: Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Hospital Administration, Healthcare Industry, Healthcare Law, Law, Health

Wed Jul 23, 2014

Daily Kos

Floridian w/kids makes too much for Medicaid earning only $267 a MONTH

We don't need to expand a big-government program to provide for everyone's needs.


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Health, Family, Kids, Rick Scott, US Governors, US News, Liberal Political News


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.


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

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.


Related Topix: Health

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.


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

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.


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

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.


Related Topix: Smoking, Medicine, Health

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)


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

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.


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

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."


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Health

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.


Related Topix: Health, Medicare