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  • Virginia Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam calls for Medicaid expansion

     Virginia Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam calls for Medicaid expansion
    The key to providing access to quality health care for those with a mental illness lies in the expansion of Medicaid, Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam said Thursday to a crowd of 500 at the 25th annual Thanksgiving banquet of Hampton-Newport News Community Services...
  • Florida still draws gobs of cash from Uncle Sam

    Florida still draws gobs of cash from Uncle Sam
    TALLAHASSEE – The struggle over whether to expand Florida's Medicaid program to 900,000 uninsured won't pick up much traction in the Capitol next year. Even though a new lobbying push by social-service advocates is underway, the reasons for its...
  • California enrolls 11,357 in first 4 days of Obamacare open enrollment

    California enrolls 11,357 in first 4 days of Obamacare open enrollment
    California's insurance exchange said 11,357 new people signed up for Obamacare coverage in the first four days of open enrollment. The second year of sign-ups under the Affordable Care Act began Saturday, and the Covered California exchange said it...
  • Phony 'Scottish aristocrat' pleads guilty to welfare fraud

    Phony 'Scottish aristocrat' pleads guilty to welfare fraud
    Colin Chisholm III called himself Scottish royalty, lived on a $1.2 million yacht docked in an extravagant South Florida marina and had millions tucked away in various bank accounts. Now, he's likely headed to prison for 21 months after admitting he hid...
  • New Medicaid expansion push set

    New Medicaid expansion push set
    As the Florida Legislature organized Tuesday for the 2015 lawmaking session so too did health care advocates who want to convince the Legislature to expand Medicaid and provide health care coverage to hundreds of thousands of Floridians not eligible for...
  • Wolf's Medicaid expansion plan a positive step

    Wolf's Medicaid expansion plan a positive step
    It may be an auspicious start to Tom Wolf leading our state, for hundreds of thousands of low-income residents could have expansion of Medicaid (unlike our present governor who opts for cost-sharing and limiting benefits for the impoverished). An...
  • The chill in the air at House Appropriations retreat isn't just polar vortex

    Is it the 25 degree temperatures in Abingdon that's putting a chill in the air as the House Appropriations Committee gathers in the far end of Southwest Virginia for its annual retreat? "Let's not start singing 'Happy Days Are Here Again,'" committee...
  • Medicaid patients denied new hepatitis C cures

     Medicaid patients denied new hepatitis C cures
    Revolutionary new drugs are curing hepatitis C, halting a disease that can corrode the liver to the point of cirrhosis, cancer and death. But state restrictions on who can get the costly drugs are keeping them out of reach for some of the poorest...
  • Obamacare enrollment resumes amid controversy

    Obamacare enrollment resumes amid controversy
    Florida consumers plunged into a second open enrollment period for health insurance under Obamacare on Saturday, with more plans to choose from and 150 "navigators" standing by to guide them through the process. Average rates for "silver plans," the...
  • Year 2 of Obamacare enrollment brings new hurdles

    Year 2 of Obamacare enrollment brings new hurdles
    The low-key start of the Affordable Care Act's second open enrollment period Saturday marked an improvement over last year's disastrous launch, but consumers and officials face a new set of challenges in the coming months. The federal website appeared to...
  • Health shouldn't be based on where you live

    Health shouldn't be based on where you live
    Strand by strand, my younger sister has been pulling the threads of her life back together after a couple of lost decades. A year ago at age 52, and with the financial support of our extended family, she found housing in Virginia, where we were both...