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  • Keep momentum rolling on child welfare: My Word

    Keep momentum rolling on child welfare: My Word
    Not long ago, Florida was considered one of the worst states for child welfare. Today, in large part because of our forward-thinking Legislature, we're ranked fourth best by the Foundation for Government Accountability. The transformation started in the...
  • Delaware legislators pan Medicaid efforts to reduce waste

    Legislative budget writers grilled Delaware Medicaid officials Wednesday on delays in a program aimed at reducing waste, fraud and abuse, and about the lack of access by thousands of Medicaid enrollees to the state's only children's hospital. With the...
  • Extra health care enrollment time for those unaware of tax penalty

    Extra health care enrollment time for those unaware of tax penalty
    Marylanders who get dinged with a tax penalty this year because they didn't realize federal law requires everyone to have health insurance will get extra time to enroll in a plan. The agency that runs the state exchange, on which insurance can be...
  • Governor's Medicaid expansion plan may have hit dead end

    Gov. Gary Herbert's trimmed-down plan for expanding Medicaid appears to have hit a dead end at the state Capitol. Hours after the Republican governor's plan earned key approval in the state Senate, Republican House Speaker Greg Hughes said Wednesday...
  • Oregon seeks to force Oracle to keep hosting Medicaid system

    Four days before a contract to host Oregon's health insurance system for low-income Oregonians is due to expire, state officials asked a judge on Tuesday to force technology contractor Oracle Inc. to continue running the system. Lawyers representing...
  • Utah Senate gives early OK to governor's Medicaid plan

    Gov. Gary Herbert's proposal to expand Medicaid passed a key test Tuesday afternoon as Utah's Republican-controlled Senate voted to give an initial approval of the plan. After an hour-long debate, the Senate voted 21-8 to advance the plan for a final...
  • US insurance overhaul means savings in New Jersey budget

    President Barack Obama's health insurance overhaul is responsible for one bright spot in New Jersey's state budget. Gov. Chris Christie Tuesday called for cutting the state's charity care aid for hospitals to $502 million from $650 million because more...
  • Move to expand services for Virginia foster care kids is killed

    An effort to expand help to young people who age out of the state's foster care system got the axe in the budget deal negotiated by a handful of influential members of the House of Delegates and state Senate. Virginia has the worst record of any state...
  • Survey: Uninsured rate hit new low in 2014

    Even as it faces another Supreme Court challenge, President Barack Obama's health care law has steadily reduced the number of uninsured Americans, according to an extensive survey released Tuesday. The Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index found that the...
  • Bevin would eliminate Kentucky's Medicaid expansion

    Republican candidate for governor Matt Bevin said he would undo the expansion of the state's Medicaid system, a move that would take away health insurance from nearly 400,000 people. Bevin is the first candidate to promise this, ensuring the Affordable...
  • Report: Small group accounts for 11 percent of hospital admissions

    Report: Small group accounts for 11 percent of hospital admissions
    Three percent of patients hospitalized in Pennsylvania in fiscal 2014 were "super-utilizers" — people admitted five or more times in a year, according to a new report from the Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council. Those 21,308...