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  • Social Security Q&A: Can I get benefits beyond SSI?

    Question: I am getting Supplemental Security Income (SSI). Can I get other kinds of help? Answer: You may be able to get other assistance. For example, in most states, SSI recipients also get Medicaid. You should contact your medical assistance office....
  • For aging inmates, care outside prison walls

    WASHINGTON Providing health care to an aging prison population is a large and growing cost for states. Not only do inmates develop debilitating conditions at a younger age than people who are not incarcerated, but caring for them in the harsh...
  • Federal OK means 600,000 working poor Pennsylvanians eligible for health coverage

    Federal OK means 600,000 working poor Pennsylvanians eligible for health coverage
    More than 600,000 low-income Pennsylvanians will gain access to government-subsidized health insurance starting in January under an agreement announced Thursday by state and federal officials. The deal overhauls the state's Medicaid program, which...
  • Another GOP state may be signing up for Medicaid, and the reason is obvious

    Reports out of Cheyenne say that Wyoming is finally talking to federal officials about expanding Medicaid.  That would make Wyoming the 12th state with a Republican governor to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, leaving 16 with GOP...
  • Access Health CT Chief Leaving For Job With U.S. Health-Insurance Marketplace

    Access Health CT Chief Leaving For Job With U.S. Health-Insurance Marketplace
    HARTFORD — Less than three months before open enrollment, the Obama administration is plucking the head of Connecticut's health insurance exchange to be CEO of the much-maligned website HealthCare.gov. Kevin J. Counihan, 59, will be in a...
  • In rural states, 'pastoral counselors' help fill mental health gap

    WASHINGTON Mental health therapists most often leave issues of faith outside their office doors, even for patients who are religious. But one class of counselors believes a nonsectarian model doesn't serve everyone equally well. "On a feeling level,...
  • New 'dual-eligible' Medicare, Medicaid program gaining ground

    New 'dual-eligible' Medicare, Medicaid program gaining ground
    More than 38,000 "dual-eligibles" in Virginia — people who qualify for both Medicaid and Medicare — have signed up for Virginia's pilot program, Commonwealth Coordinated Care, since its launch in March, according to the Department of Medical...
  • Medicaid payouts for office visits may influence cancer screening: study

    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – In states where Medicaid pays doctors higher fees for office visits, Medicaid beneficiaries are more likely to be screened for breast, cervical or colorectal cancer, according to a new study. "States tend to vary in...
  • State renews marketing contract for Obamacare

    State renews marketing contract for Obamacare
    Illinois has renewed its contract with the public relations firm FleishmanHillard to handle communications, advertising and marketing the state's insurance exchange through April 2015. The nine-month contract, effective August 15, is valued at $25.6...
  • For House and Senate races: Rader, Williams, Jacobs, Geller and Braynon

    House 81: Kevin Rader more solid, weakness is insurance legislation Since Democrats control just 45 seats in the 120-member Florida House, you wonder why any Democrat would challenge an incumbent. But Kevin Rader, who represents District 81, got...
  • Officials: Seminole County woman charged with Medicaid fraud

    Officials: Seminole County woman charged with Medicaid fraud
    A Seminole County woman was arrested for Medicaid fraud Thursday after state investigators accused her of billing the program for thousands of dollars. Teryl Atkins was employed by A&S Quality Care when "she allegedly billed the Medicaid program for...