Medicaid

Massachusetts grabs spotlight by proposing new twist on Medicaid drug coverage

In the absence of new federal policies to tame break-the-bank drug prices, Massachusetts' state Medicaid program hopes to road-test an idea both …

Health Care

Thousands Booted From Washington Medicaid Rolls For Ineligibility

Nearly 20,000 people have been removed from Washington’s Medicaid rolls for ineligibility. The purge happened after the state stepped up efforts to …

Oregon

John Bel Edwards say sidestepping Legislature on $15.4 billion worth of Medicaid contracts was necessary | NOLA.com

Gov. John Bel Edwards, a Democrat, said he didn't have much choice but to sidestep the Louisiana Legislature and use an emergency measure to renew …

Government

Is Iowa purposefully breaking the law or just incompetent?

CLOSE<p>AmeriHealth Caritas notified Iowa officials that it no longer wants to participate in the controversial project, which began last year.<p>Re: “1 …

Des Moines

Medicaid Is Making Insurance Companies Rich

But the most vulnerable are paying the price.<p>Expansion of Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act has been wildly successful in improving the fortunes …

Health Care

Many Iowa Medicaid patients won't be able to switch coverage

More than a third of patients in Iowa's privatized Medicaid program will be unable to switch into one of the two remaining insurance companies as …

Business

State reverses restrictive policy on hepatitis C drugs

The state of Missouri is reversing course and will allow anyone on Medicaid with hepatitis C to receive the medication that cures the disease.<p>The …

St. Louis

Pa. House passes 'clean' CHIP renewal, without ban on transgender coverage

The Pennsylvania House has passed a bill to reauthorize the Children’s Health Insurance Program, which covers kids from families who make too much to …

Philadelphia

After GOP rebuffs, Edwards to issue emergency Medicaid deals

Gov. John Bel Edwards intends to sidestep lawmakers to enact $15 billion in Medicaid contracts, after House Republicans voted twice to block deals to …

Health Care

Republicans offer this impossible choice: Tax cuts or senior care

Cuts to Medicaid, particularly, and even to Medicare, are integral to offsetting huge tax cuts before Congress. These safety net cuts — which would …

Health Care

Iowa should fix, not withdraw from, Medicaid plan

CLOSE<p>AmeriHealth Caritas notified Iowa officials that it no longer wants to participate in the controversial project, which began last year.<p>Iowa has …

Des Moines

Your 2 Cents’ Worth for Monday, November 20, 2017

Thanks to our postal carrier, I have now met all my neighbors while delivering mail to them that was placed in my mail box by our postal carrier. Now …

Des Moines

OIG to audit Medicaid telehealth payments as claims increase

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the Inspector General <b>will audit Medicaid payments</b> for telemedicine and telehealth …

Health Care

Oregon health agency's money troubles double in new report

Money problems at the Oregon agency that oversees Medicaid could be more than twice as large as already disclosed, a new report reveals.<p>Due to errors …

Health Care

Uninsured rates lower in states that run their own ACA exchanges

The average uninsured rate in states that use the federal HealthCare.gov exchange is nearly double that of states that set up their own public health …

Health Care

Has my rent renewal application been approved?

<b>Dear John: I’m an elderly widow living in a rent-controlled apartment. My only income is Social Security.</b><p><b>About 18 years ago, I went to the Department</b> …

Medicine

Lakewood pharmacy to pay $878K to settle Medicaid documents investigation

A pharmacy in Lakewood has agreed to repay $878,083 to the Medicaid program after failing to file more than 13,000 invoices over a three-year period, …

New Jersey

Group of seniors, disabled file federal suit over services

A group of Oklahoma seniors and adults with disabilities who receive in-home state services to keep them out of nursing homes has filed a federal …

Business

Shocker: New Study Shows How Medicaid Has Become A Honey Trap For Government Dependency

We all know our entitlement system is unsustainable. With Medicaid, that’s especially true since enrollment has exploded under the Obama era. …

Conservative View

Arizona Supreme Court upholds state's Medicaid expansion

The Arizona Supreme Court on Friday upheld a critical component to keeping the state’s Medicaid expansion and preventing the number of people in the …

Paul LePage

Medicaid Expansion Takes A Bite Out Of Medical Debt

As the Trump administration and Republicans in Congress look to scale back Medicaid, many voters and state lawmakers across the country are moving to …

Health Care

The 2 Words That Could Cost Medicare Beneficiaries Everything

Are your life savings and legacy at risk?<p>Medicare provides health insurance for more than 55 million people who are 65 or older, or who are disabled. …

Medicare

Why Texas’ Healthcare System Is One of the Worst in the Country

You don’t want to be sick in Texas.<p>The federal government's latest National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Report (NHQDR) gives the Lone Star …

Health Care

Maine Voters Said Yes to Medicaid Expansion -- but the Governor Wants to Block It

<b>MARK KARLIN, EDITOR OF BUZZFLASH AT TRUTHOUT</b><p>Tea Party Republican Maine Governor Paul LePage opposes a just-passed voter initiative to expand …

Liberal View

The Trump administration says North Carolina owes it $41 million. The state disagrees.

A series of Medicaid errors that went on for years led to North Carolina wrongfully taking millions of dollars from the federal government, according …

North Carolina

New Report Says Skyrocketing Medicaid Enrollment Actually HURTS Those in Need

One of the long-standing and key arguments for creating and enforcing work requirements for any government benefits recipients is that people who get …

Conservative View

Sign the petition: Sign the petition re: $72,781,300,000 for the 1%

Medicare, Medicaid, education, job programs, and all of the other great things that the government pays for deserve MORE funding from the richest …

Liberal View

Trump officials eye work requirements for Medicaid recipients

The Trump administration plans to do something no other administration has done before — allow states to impose work requirements on Medicaid …

ObamaCare

Trump Administration Plan to Add Medicaid Work Requirement Stirs Fears

The Trump administration’s recent endorsement of work requirements in Medicaid and increased state flexibility is part of broader strategy to shrink …

Health Care

Systems Perspective and the Myth of the Self-Made Man

Head Start May Protect Against Foster Care Placement<p>Published<p>1 month ago<p>on<p>2017/10/11<p>Participating in Head Start may help prevent young children from …

Social Work