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  • Immigrants in state illegally to get state-funded kidney transplants

     Immigrants in state illegally to get state-funded kidney transplants
    When he was diagnosed with renal disease almost two years ago, Gustavo Galvez had never heard of dialysis. Doctors told Galvez, who had been working in the United States 17 years without legal residency, that it would help his failing kidneys function and...
  • Finding the right nursing home takes time, effort and a keen eye

    Until last year, Norm Guivens didn't have the most favorable impression of nursing homes. Having visited various friends and relatives in these facilities, the Braintree, Mass., bridge teacher was struck mostly by the odor of soiled linens and drab...
  • Holy Cross group added to Medicare savings program

    Holy Cross group added to Medicare savings program
    The Holy Cross Physician Partners Accountable Care Organization has been selected as one of 89 groups added in an expanding nationwide Medicare Shared Savings Program that now provides 7.2 million Medicare beneficiaries with access to coordinated care,...
  • Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer dealt legal blow over Medicaid expansion plan

    Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer dealt legal blow over Medicaid expansion plan
    Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer was dealt a significant legal defeat Wednesday when the Arizona Supreme Court ruled that a lawsuit challenging her controversial Medicaid expansion plan could move forward. The Republican governor, who leaves office in January,...
  • Affordable Care Act health enrollment in Virginia 'on track'

    Affordable Care Act health enrollment in Virginia 'on track'
    The government released the first state-by-state numbers for health-insurance enrollment through the federally run state marketplace Tuesday. In the first month, by Dec. 15, the deadline for Jan. 1 coverage through Affordable Care Act plans, Virginia...
  • Judge clears way for state Medicaid overhaul

    HARRISBURG — A federal judge today denied a motion for an injunction over changes to Medicaid benefits, meaning the state can proceed with a planned Medicaid overhaul set to take effect Thursday. Community Legal Services of Philadelphia filed a...
  • As Medicaid rolls swell, fees to doctors return to lower rate

    – With some 600,000 Pennsylvanians newly eligible for the state's expanding Medicaid program, the doctors who provide care through that program for low-income residents are getting some bad news: their fees are going down. Those payments were hiked...
  • Virginia Politics: A Shad Plank lookahead to 2015

     Virginia Politics: A Shad Plank lookahead to 2015
    That was some roller coaster in politics, 2014 was. A sure-bet Senate election turned squeaker. A dance on the edge of a fiscal cliff over the state budget. A special session on the Medicaid expansion standoff that ended up … a standoff. Then...
  • Arizona Supreme Court deals blow to Gov. Brewer by allowing challenge to Medicaid expansion

    The Arizona Supreme Court on Wednesday allowed a lawsuit challenging Gov. Jan Brewer's Medicaid expansion plan to move forward, a decision that deals a major blow to the governor's signature achievement just days before she leaves office. The high...
  • Medicaid rates dropping for primary doctors in Virginia

    Medicaid rates dropping for primary doctors in Virginia
    Primary care doctors who accept Medicaid are expecting a hit in 2015 as the two-year increase in payment rates that was included in the Affordable Care Act expires. "I doubt it will be a catastrophic event … but it does sort of cause concern,"...
  • Is Texas, the biggest domino, about to topple on Medicaid expansion?

    The serial capitulation of red-state governors to the Medicaid expansion authorized by the Affordable Care Act has left the holdouts increasingly isolated. Tennessee, Wyoming, Indiana, Utah, and Alabama either have reached agreement with the federal...