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  • Oklahoma leaders reach deal on $7.1 billion state budget

    Republican leaders in Oklahoma agreed to tap dozens of agency revolving accounts and other one-time sources of money to ease cuts for state agencies in a budget that will slightly reduce overall spending and that faced immediate bipartisan opposition from...
  • Medicaid, super-scholars, and Catholic Church: Letters

    Medicaid, super-scholars, and Catholic Church: Letters
     Medicaid stalemate Thanks to Jason Brodeur for elaborating on the state House of Representatives' refusal to agree to the federally funded Medicaid expansion that the Senate is promoting ("House's health plan reduces cost and improves access," Sunday)....
  • Expand Medicaid and spare elderly higher health costs

    Expand Medicaid and spare elderly higher health costs
    While Florida's House members refuse to budge on Medicaid expansion, businesses statewide are grappling with the costs of complying with the employer mandate — the results of which will fall disproportionately on the elderly. The employer...
  • Gov. Rick Scott's hospital commission to meet for first time

    Gov. Rick Scott's new hospital commission consists of Republican donors and business leaders who will likely help him go after some of the state's hospitals as the standoff over Medicaid expansion intensifies. The panel, which will meet for the first...
  • Facing $1 billion deficit, Arizona sharply limits welfare

    Facing a $1 billion budget deficit, Arizona's Republican-led Legislature has reduced the lifetime limit for welfare recipients to the shortest window in the nation. Low-income families on welfare will now have their benefits cut off after just 12 months....
  • Legislative deadlock, dysfunction: Front & Center

    Legislative deadlock, dysfunction: Front & Center
    This year's regular session of the Florida Legislature broke down after the House and Senate deadlocked over health-care policy, and House leaders made the surprise decision to quit three days early. Last week leaders of the two chambers scheduled a...
  • Florida agencies give dire warnings if government shuts down

    State officials warned on Monday that if Florida legislators fail to reach a deal on a new state budget, everything from child abuse investigations to money for teachers could be halted in coming weeks. Gov. Rick Scott last week ordered agencies to...
  • Gov. Bill Walker veto means layoff notices could loom

    Gov. Bill Walker warned Monday that about 15,000 state employees could be laid off amid a continued budget showdown with the Legislature. A debate also escalated over whether the special session will continue to be held in Juneau or moved to Anchorage....
  • APNewsBreak: Feds seek Massachusetts health exchange records

    Federal authorities have subpoenaed records related to the Massachusetts Health Connector, including a period covering the breakdown of the health care exchange's website, The Associated Press has learned. "The administration received a subpoena...
  • Numbers drop in Virginia Medicare/Medicaid pilot program

    Numbers drop in Virginia Medicare/Medicaid pilot program
    The number of people opting out of the state's managed-health care pilot program for "dual eligibles" — those who qualify for both Medicare and Medicaid — has been so large in its first year the savings is expected to be far less than the...
  • Hospital lobby to Scott: We like Senate plan; don't raise our taxes

    Hospital lobby to Scott: We like Senate plan; don't raise our taxes
    TALLAHASSEE – Florida hospitals are on the defensive this week as a commission set up by Gov. Rick Scott begins a review of their finances in the latest billion-dollar battle in the state’s ongoing health care spending fight. The Florida...