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  • Children's health coverage losses outlined in multiple scenario study

    WASHINGTON More than 3.3 million children could lose their health care coverage if Congress does not renew the Children's Health Insurance Program, the Supreme Court strikes down subsidies in the federal marketplace and states scale back coverage. That...
  • Scott urges lawmakers to keep tuition costs low

    Scott urges lawmakers to keep tuition costs low
    TALLAHASSEE - Gov. Rick Scott, flanked by dozens of college students, called on legislators Wednesday to approve his proposals to “hold the line” on tuition costs for both undergraduate and graduate courses. “A great education that you...
  • Gov. Bill Walker plans bill on Medicaid expansion, overhaul

    Gov. Bill Walker said he will introduce legislation to overhaul and expand the Medicaid system in Alaska. Walker, who campaigned on expanding Medicaid coverage, discussed his plans during a news conference Tuesday, surrounded by supporters. He and others...
  • GOP offers $3.8T budget that boosts defense, cuts elsewhere

    House Republicans launched a boldly conservative 10-year budget plan on Tuesday that would favor the Pentagon, partially privatize Medicare and rely on deep cuts in other social programs to help wipe out deficits at the end of a decade. A little more...
  • Q&A: How the Great Recession affected children

    WASHINGTON Five years after the Great Recession ended, many Americans are still reeling from its effects. Perhaps no group was harmed more by the downturn than children. Roughly 2 million more children live in poverty today than at the start of the...
  • Elkhart family uses crowdfunding to help pay medical bills

    When Brent and Heather Zebell learned in February that their son Emerson has a rare disease, they were concerned but also relieved to finally have an answer as to why he'd been sick so often over his first three years. Doctors diagnosed him with Bruton's...
  • Lung cancer screening: More harm than good?

    Lung cancer screening: More harm than good?
    Recently, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) declared that Medicare would now be paying for lung cancer prevention with spiral CT scans. The scans would be offered annually to people between the ages of 55 and 77 with at least a 30-...
  • Bulletin: House budget proposes repeal of an incredibly effective law

    Bulletin: House budget proposes repeal of an incredibly effective law
    My online dictionary defines "mantra" as a "group of words believed by some to have psychological and spiritual power." The Republican assertion that "Obamacare is not working" fits this definition perfectly. You'll find it, among other places, on...
  • Improper payments by federal agencies reach a record $125B

    Federal agencies set a new record for improper payments last year, shelling out $125 billion in questionable benefits after years of declines. The payments included tax credits for families that didn't qualify, Medicare payments for treatments that might...
  • More than 289,000 Md. residents enrolled for health care

    The state of Maryland says 289,131 residents enrolled in health care in the second sign up period. The state says 122,778 enrolled in private plans. Of those, 87,007 received an advanced premium tax credit. There were 35,771 enrolling in private plans...
  • Indiana House backs 3-year ban on building nursing homes

    Indiana would have a three-year moratorium on construction of most new nursing homes under a proposal the state House narrowly approved Tuesday. The 52-40 vote came after a similar bill failed a year ago following private lobbying by a senior...