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Top Medicaid Articles

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  • House GOP says Layne's worries on roads makes their point on Medicaid

    House Republicans are almost inclined to thank Secretary of Transportation Aubrey Layne for, in their view, helping make their case against the Medicaid expansion that Layne’s boss, Gov. Terry McAuliffe has been pushing for so hard. Shortly...
  • Conn. coding issues not expected to affect Md. health exchange

    Conn. coding issues not expected to affect Md. health exchange
    Coding problems that led to coverage and billing troubles for thousands of consumers using Connecticut's online insurance marketplace will be fixed in Maryland's version of the technology, officials said today. Maryland officials had been preparing to...
  • Medicaid expansion report tallies what state is missing

    Ever since the day four years ago that then-Attorney General Tom Corbett joined a multi-state lawsuit to block the Affordable Care Act, the relationship between Harrisburg and Washington over health-care issues has been tense. Corbett and other...
  • Md. should stay the course on Obamacare fix [Editorial]

    Md. should stay the course on Obamacare fix  [Editorial]
    Pardon us if we are not completely reassured by officials' insistence that glitches recently discovered in the Connecticut Affordable Care Act health insurance exchange that Maryland is in the process of adapting will be fixed well before the site goes...
  • Rural hospitals face financial challenges in non-Medicaid expansion states; one N.C. mayor walking to Washington

    Rural hospitals face financial challenges in non-Medicaid expansion states; one N.C. mayor walking to Washington
    For months, Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe warned of the problems facing rural hospitals with the state's failure to expand Medicaid. The issue is not confined to Virginia as this Modern Healthcare story about a North Carolina hospital demonstrates....
  • An unwelcome surprise from the Cook County health system

    An unwelcome surprise from the Cook County health system
    CountyCare — that's Cook County's attempt to leverage federal dollars through a Medicaid managed care program — is in a heap of trouble. Expenses outstripped revenues by $21 million in the first six months of the county's fiscal year,...
  • Study: Almost 20% lack health insurance in Florida

    Study: Almost 20% lack health insurance in Florida
    Nearly one out of five Floridians still don't have health insurance, despite people being able to sign up this year for coverage under the Affordable Care Act, according to a new study released Wednesday. However, Obamacare reduced the state's uninsured...
  • Medicaid: Spare states the swamp of rising health costs

    The White House recently put out a 40-page report arguing that the 24 states that have not expanded Medicaid coverage under the Affordable Care Act are hurting their poor and themselves. It's an easy case to make, but it's incomplete and misleading. The...
  • Who gains from those drug discount deals? (Spoiler: Drug companies)

    The pharmaceutical industry has been bragging for nearly a decade now about its efforts to help cash-strapped patients pay for expensive prescription drugs.  "An important safety net," the industry says, that has "already helped millions of Americans...
  • Illinois leads Medicare billings for group therapy

    Illinois leads Medicare billings for group therapy
    A few years ago, Illinois' Medicaid program for the poor noticed some odd trends in its billings for group psychotherapy sessions. Nursing home residents were being taken several times a week to off-site locations, and Medicaid was picking up the tab...
  • Medical Homes Improve Quality, Lower Costs, But Challenges Remain

    The use of nationally certified medical homes to coordinate the care of Connecticut's Medicaid patients has led to improved quality, a 2 percent cut in per person costs, and a 32 percent increase in the number of participating providers during an 18-month...