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  • GOP-led House passes budget with nearly $5 trillion in cuts

    GOP-led House passes budget with nearly $5 trillion in cuts
    Normally quarrelsome House Republicans came together Wednesday night and passed a boldly conservative budget that relies on nearly $5 trillion in cuts to eliminate deficits over the next decade, calls for repealing the health care law and envisions...
  • Jindal health care budget has gaps, cuts, unsure financing

    Gov. Bobby Jindal's hospital privatization deals that provide care for uninsured patients are precariously balanced in next year's budget recommendations, with one-third of their financing reliant on tax changes uncertain to win passage from state...
  • Hard-liners still balk at federal health funding

    Hard-liners still balk at federal health funding
    Florida is ranked second in number of uninsured residents, but the Florida Legislature still has not approved the expansion of Medicaid. Refusing to expand Medicaid will affect more than a million uninsured Florida residents. The Florida Senate is...
  • AP Exclusive: GOP hits Medicaid to offset doc fee hikes

    House Republicans quietly deepened recommended budget savings from the government's chief health care program for the poor by about $140 billion in recent weeks to offset part of the cost of higher payments to doctors who treat Medicare patients,...
  • CDC: Uninsured drop by 11M since passage of Obama's law

    The number of uninsured U.S. residents fell by more than 11 million since President Barack Obama signed the health care overhaul five years ago, according to a pair of reports Tuesday from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention....
  • Baton Rouge emergency room closing shows cost of Obamacare fight

    ATLANTA A Baton Rouge, La., hospital is closing the only emergency room on the city's impoverished north side, a real-world ripple effect of the ideological clash over President Barack Obama's health care law. The shutdown on April 1 serves as an early...
  • Managing health care costs

    As mentioned in a March 8 Chicago Tribune editorial, I’d like to echo the praise of Lurie Children’s Hospital CEO and President Patrick Magoon’s approach for dealing with the potentially damaging Medicaid budget cuts proposed by Gov....
  • Groups express support for Iowa bill on Medicaid oversight

    The Iowa Legislature should have more oversight of this year's plans to transition the state's Medicaid program into private managed care, representatives for several medical groups told a House panel Wednesday. Lobbyists for groups representing children...
  • Mississippi governor signs K-12 education budget bill

    Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant on Wednesday signed a $2.5 billion budget for elementary and secondary schools, putting in place one of the biggest pieces of an overall state government spending plan for the coming year. Bryant signed the bill the same...
  • Affordable Care Act: By the numbers

    Affordable Care Act: By the numbers
    Monday marks five years since the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, commonly called the Affordable Care Act or Obamacare, was signed into law. The legislation has provided low-cost medical coverage to almost 385,000 Virginians, and 11.7...
  • How did hospital bills get so complicated?

    How did hospital bills get so complicated?
    As recently as 1969, delivering a baby in Morristown, N.J., could cost parents as little as $235.65 — a flat, all-inclusive rate for a three-day hospital stay and doctors' fees. I know this because that was the price on the receipt from my birth...