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  • Judge finds widespread problems in Florida Medicaid for kids program

    After nearly a decade of legal battling, a federal judge this week found widespread problems in the way Florida's Medicaid program has provided health care to children. Judge Adalberto Jordan said Florida's history of low reimbursement payments to...
  • Hogan's pick for health chief says he'll avoid conflicts

    Hogan's pick for health chief says he'll avoid conflicts
    Van T. Mitchell, an Annapolis lobbyist who is Gov.-elect Larry Hogan's choice to serve as Maryland's health secretary, said Friday he will recuse himself from considering matters that involve his former clients. Mitchell is part of a lobbying firm that...
  • Unfolding Financial Crisis Grips State's Smaller Hospitals

    Unfolding Financial Crisis Grips State's Smaller Hospitals
    Our political system of frequent elections provides regular opportunities for officials to engage in a fresh start, though most of the players are not new to the office they hold. The issues that face the state, however, do not ebb and flow on the same...
  • Gov. Quinn's Medicaid chief to leave 'hardest' job

    Gov. Quinn's Medicaid chief to leave 'hardest' job
    The director of the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services plans to resign Jan. 9 as part of the transition to Republican Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner's administration. Julie Hamos, 65, oversees the largest state agency and has...
  • Illinois budget big challenge as Rauner takes over

    Illinois budget big challenge as Rauner takes over
    On his path to becoming Illinois' next governor, equity investor Bruce Rauner boasted he would be able to fix the state's massive financial problems, assuring voters, "I've been a success at everything I've done." As the Republican prepares to take...
  • New Obamacare enrollments in California top 144,000

    New Obamacare enrollments in California top 144,000
    California's health insurance exchange said 144,178 people have newly enrolled in Obamacare coverage during the first month of sign ups. During the initial rollout of the federal health law, 1.2 million people purchased a private health plan through the...
  • Senate may consider health coverage for low-income Floridians

    Senate may consider health coverage for low-income Floridians
    TALLAHASSEE — Senate President Andy Gardiner, R-Orlando, left open the possibility Wednesday that his chamber will consider an expansion of health coverage for low-income Floridians. Gardiner described as "intriguing" a proposal that would...
  • Republicans Call For Special Session To Cut Budget

    Republicans Call For Special Session To Cut Budget
    Top Republican legislators called Friday for a special legislative session by December 15 to start solving the state's budget problems. The two new leaders, Senator Len Fasano of North Haven and Rep. Themis Klarides of Derby, said the legislature...
  • Republicans Seek Special Legislative Session To Cut State Budget

    Republicans Seek Special Legislative Session To Cut State Budget
    HARTFORD — Top Republican legislators called Friday for a special legislative session to be convened by Dec. 15 to start solving the state's budget problems. The two new Republican leaders, Sen. Len Fasano of North Haven and Rep. Themis Klarides...
  • Justices try to sabotage Obamacare

    Haven't heard much about Obamacare lately? There's a good reason for that. Because most of the news about Obamacare is good news, and Republicans don't want to talk about good news. Neither do the media. But the fact is, ever since the Obamacare website,...
  • Md. health exchange enrolls 16,700 in first week

    Md. health exchange enrolls 16,700 in first week
    The Maryland health exchange has enrolled more than 16,700 people in private insurance plans and Medicaid during what was mostly a trouble-free first week for users of the new website. It took more than two months to enroll that many people last year...