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1 hr ago | SFGate

Va. couple's Medicaid fraud trial begins

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Related Topix: Law, Virginia, Science / Technology

5 hrs ago | Modern Healthcare

Talks on Pennsylvania Medicaid plan said to be nearing end

An announcement could be made soon on Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett's plan to use billions of federal Medicaid expansion dollars under the 2010 healthcare law to subsidize private health insurance policies, a spokeswoman said Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Law, Medicaid, Health, Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Government, US Governors, Tom Corbett

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Vallejo Times-Herald

Medi-Cal asset seizure bill heads to Gov. Jerry Brown for consideration

After passing the state Senate and Assembly unanimously this week, a bill limiting California's seizure of assets from the estates of Medi-Cal recipients is headed toward Gov. Jerry Brown's desk.

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Related Topix: Jerry Brown, US Governors, California, Folk, Assembly, Law, El Cerrito, CA, Medicaid, Health

KTVK Phoenix

Arizona Supreme Court to hear appeal on Medicaid

The Arizona Supreme Court has agreed to decide whether conservative Republican legislators may challenge Gov. Jan Brewer's expansion of Medicaid health care coverage for low-income people.

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Related Topix: Law, Arizona, Arizona Government, US News, US Governors, Jan Brewer, US Politics, Barack Obama

Lewistown Sentinel

Conservative lawmaker aids medical marijuana push

Folmer pored over studies and news articles while his wife, Sheila, wondered why he lingered at their computer all weekend.

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Related Topix: Marijuana, Drugs, Law

KFVS12

3 ways insurers can still avoid covering the sick

5, 2013 file photo, an infusion drug to treat cancer is administered to a patient via intravenous drip at a cancer center hospital in Durham, N.C. Insurers can no longer reject customers with expensive medical conditions thanks to the health care overhaul, but there's still wiggle room for them to discourage the sickest and costliest patients from ... (more)

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Related Topix: Health Insurance, Health, Law, Medicine

KDXY-FM Jonesboro

U.S. names Conn. official to lead Obamacare marketplace

The Obama administration on Tuesday named the head of Connecticut's state health exchange, Kevin Counihan, to oversee the federal marketplace that provides subsidized private health insurance to consumers in 36 states under Obamacare.

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Related Topix: Connecticut, Connecticut Government, Law

WGBH

Federal Officials Order Medicaid To Cover Autism Services

When Yuri Maldonado's 6-year-old son was diagnosed with autism four years ago, she learned that getting him the therapy he needed from California's Medicaid plan for low-income children was going to be tough.

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Related Topix: Autism, Health, Law, Medicaid, Medicare

Tue Aug 26, 2014

KIMT

WEB News

With the union now authorized, the Service Employees International Union, which organized the election, can negotiate with the state for wages and benefits for the estimated 27,000 eligible workers.

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Related Topix: Family, Elderly (Senior Citizen), Law

Cybercast News Service

Ex-federal official convicted in child porn case

A federal jury in Omaha has convicted a former acting director of cyber security at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services of several child pornography counts.

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Related Topix: Law, Germantown, MD

NBC Chicago

Ex-HHS Official Guilty of Kid Porn

A former U.S. Department of Health and Human Services official was convicted Tuesday on child pornography charges, and could face up to life in prison when sentenced.

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Related Topix: Law, Germantown, MD

Home

New Obama birth control fixes for religious groups

Seeking to quell a politically charged controversy, the Obama administration announced new measures Friday to allow religious nonprofits and some companies to opt out of paying for birth control for female employees while still ensuring those employees have access to contraception.

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Related Topix: Roman Catholic Church, Religion, US News, US Politics, Barack Obama, Law

720 The Voice

GOP Shies Away From Obamacare Repeal

Beverly Hires, a former nurse running for Congress here in one of the nation's rare competitive House races, ticks off her problems with the federal health care law: higher premiums, cancelled policies and employers cutting full-time jobs.

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Related Topix: Law, Representative Sean Patrick, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Representative Patrick Murphy, Democrat

KHGI

Heart group: E-cigarettes might help smokers quit

The American Heart Association's first policy statement on electronic cigarettes backs them as a last resort to help smokers quit.

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Related Topix: Smoking, Medicine, Health, Circulation, Nicotine, NicoDerm, Nicotine (generic), Law

KOLD-TV Tucson

Arizona high court to consider Medicaid suit

The Arizona Supreme Court is set to consider whether to take up Gov. Jan Brewer's appeal of a lower court decision allowing a lawsuit challenging her Medicaid expansion plan to proceed.

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Related Topix: Law, Arizona, Arizona Government, US Governors, Jan Brewer

KOLD-TV Tucson

Arizona high court to consider Medicaid suit

The Arizona Supreme Court is set to consider whether to take up Gov. Jan Brewer's appeal of a lower court decision allowing a lawsuit challenging her Medicaid expansion plan to proceed.

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Related Topix: Law, Arizona, Arizona Government, US Governors, Jan Brewer

Confectionery News

Ghirardelli shells out $5m to settle 'fake' white chocolate suit

Lindt & SprA1 4ngli's US subsidiary Ghirardelli Chocolate has settled a class action lawsuit over allegations its Premium Baking Chips - Classic White misled consumers by claiming to contain white chocolate.

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Related Topix: Life, Food, Chocolate, Law, Food and Drug Administration

Mon Aug 25, 2014

Jefferson Post Online Edition

The foolish choice for Medicaid expansion

When you consider all the bad choices made by the General Assembly and Governor Pat McCrory in the last two years - and there have been too many to mention - the one that may make the least sense was the decision not to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act and therefore provide health coverage for more than 400,000 low income adults who ... (more)

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

Daily Kos

Someone finally gets an answer on Medicare from Paul Ryan, and it's all lies

Note to Paul Ryan: You might want to avoid Florida on your next book tour, seeing as how that's where a lot of seniors live with time on their hands to wait in line to talk to you.

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Related Topix: Law, Medicare, Health, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Liberal Political News

Washington Times

Republicans differ on keeping parts of health law

Republicans competing for a chance to take on U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen all want to repeal the federal health care overhaul law, though some would keep elements of it in place.

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Related Topix: Law, US News, US Politics, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Jeanne Shaheen, Health Insurance, Social Security, Personal Finance

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