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28 min ago | The Motley Fool

What California Can Teach the Nation About Obamacare

Regardless of whether you're a fan of the Affordable Care Act, the sweeping healthcare reform law better known as Obamacare, or a critic of it, the fact remains that fewer people are uninsured today than were uninsured one year ago because of its existence.


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

4 hrs ago | KLTV Tyler

ETMC to phase out of Gilmer, terminating hospital lease in Mt. Vernon

Beginning Jan. 1 of next year, ETMC Gilmer will no longer provide inpatient care, according to East Texas Medical Center Regional Healthcare System officials.


Related Topix: Gilmer, TX, Mount Vernon, TX, Upshur County, TX, Health, Franklin County, TX

8 hrs ago | The Washington Post

Subsidizing graduate medical education

Princeton economist Uwe Reinhardt published an op-ed in Friday's New York Times suggesting that the $15 billion annual government subsidy to teaching hospitals for graduate medical education - mostly for residency programs - is inappropriate because a medical education is a private good, not a public good, the cost of which can be recouped by the ... (more)


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Medicare, Health, Science / Technology

Fri Aug 22, 2014

WSFA-TV Montgomery


An audit performed by the State of Alabama Department of Examiners of Public Accounts listed 17 issues involving state agencies.


Related Topix: Alabama Government, Alabama, Health, Chilton County, AL

Texas Tribune

Van de Putte Calls For Expanded Medicaid Coverage

Democratic candidate for Lt. Governor of Texas, Sen. Leticia Van de Putte, D-San Antonio, speaks during a campaign swing in Austin on June 4. Democratic state Sen. Leticia Van de Putte vowed to overturn Republican opposition to expanding the state's Medicaid program under the Affordable Care Act if elected lieutenant governor, saying the state ... (more)


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Health, Texas, Texas Government, Austin, TX, Health Insurance

Pediatricians in Florida could see relief from low Medicaid payments

After years of hearings and delays, the possible resolution this fall of a class-action lawsuit against Florida health and child-welfare officials could mean that physicians will at last receive what they consider to be adequate compensation for treating children of the poor.


Related Topix: Health, Florida, Florida Government, Pediatrics, Medicine, Dentistry

Bay View

Clearing Up Misinformation Surrounding CMS Rule Changes to Home and Community Based Services Part 3

It is important to note that people with disabilities who work in workshops also have significant "down time" between jobs.


Related Topix: Health, Dane County, WI

The Right Note: Heading to Richmond

The Right Note is a weekly opinion column. The views and opinions expressed in the column are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Health, 9, Virginia, Virginia Government

Illinois To Boost Medicaid Funding For Contraception

Chicago, IL, United States - Medicaid patients in Illinois could gain increased access to contraception under policy changes proposed Wednesday by the Department of Healthcare and Family Services.


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Health

Thu Aug 21, 2014


Gov. Mead wants Medicaid proposal for Legislature

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Health, Matt Mead, US Governors, Cheyenne, WY, US News, US Supreme Court

WFMJ-TV Youngstown

Ohio doctor accused of $7.2 million medical fraud

A federal court indictment alleges a northeast Ohio cardiologist performed unnecessary procedures as part of an alleged scheme to overbill Medicaid and private health insurance companies by $7.2 million.


Related Topix: Medicine, Cardiology, Health

Peter's Take: On Medicaid Expansion, What Is the Va. GOP's Alternative?

Peter's Take is a weekly opinion column. The views and opinions expressed in this column are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Health

The Miami Herald

Two-thirds in Florida choose Medicaid plan

Enrollment for the general population started in May and ended in August. Consumers received a letter in the mail two months before enrollment and were given at least 30 days to choose an insurance plan.


Related Topix: Health

Medical News

In Arkansas' private-plan Medicaid expansion model, enrollees may have to contribute to HSAs

Meanwhile, in Wisconsin, Gov. Scott Walker defended his Medicaid policy and decision not to pursue the health law's expansion.


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Health, Scott Walker, US Governors


Medicaid's Next Metamorphosis

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Related Topix: Health

Wed Aug 20, 2014

The Brattleboro Reformer

Hospitals: Cut to Medicaid rate increase is bad omen for single-payer

State hospital officials say the Shumlin administration's decision to rescind a slight increase in the Medicaid reimbursement rate doesn't bode well for the governor's signature single payer health care initiative.


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Health, Medicare, US Governors, Peter Shumlin, Montpelier, VT

Business Journal

Magee-Womens opens clinic for addicted moms

Magee-Womens Hospital in Oakland has teamed up with four Medicaid managed care insurers to open a pregnancy recovery center to provide treatment for opiate dependence and prenatal care and delivery.


Related Topix: Pittsburgh, PA, Health

Wall Street Journal

Aging Americans Boost Share of Population Who Receive Government Benefits

More Americans than ever before are tapping government benefits. But this time the baby boomers may be responsible for the slight uptick.


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

Detroit News

GOP showdown

Michigan Republicans are gearing up for a showdown at their state convention Saturday that could unite the GOP for the general election or embarrass Gov. Rick Snyder by exposing deep ideological divisions.


Related Topix: Michigan, Rick Snyder, US Governors, Hartland, MI, Novi, MI, Health, Howell, MI


Our View08/20/14 Why not to expand Medicaid

Nary a day goes by without some editorial writer or state Democratic Party lawmaker or Charlie Crist haranguing Florida's governor and Republican-controlled Legislature for not taking federal tax dollars to expand Florida's Medicaid program under the terms of the Affordable Care Act.


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Health, Florida, Charlie Crist, US Governors, Florida Government, Rick Scott, Opinion