Senate President Andy Biggs said the 10 bills will move through the Appropriations Committee and should reach the Senate floor on Thursday. The bills don't include Medicaid expansion, which is expected to be tacked on as a floor amendment.
WASHINGTON, May 15, 2013/ PRNewswire/-- The nation's leading organization of dentists today announced a nationwide campaign aimed at boldly addressing the dental health crisis in the U.S.
WASHINGTON, May 15, 2013/ PRNewswire-USNewswire/-- A bi-partisan group of House members have filed legislation that would prevent the expansion of the Medicare bidding process for home medical equipment and replace it with a more effective procurement system, one that would provide quality goods and services to Medicare beneficiaries and slow job losses in the industry, says the American Association for Homecare..
A new report from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office said 25 million people who currently lack insurance will obtain coverage through subsidized marketplaces or an expanded Medicaid program over the coming decade, down from a February CBO estimate of 27 million people.
DENVER-- An expansion of Medicaid eligibility that's expected to add 160,000 adults to public health care assistance in Colorado was signed into law Monday. Kevin Lundberg, of Berthoud. Colorado will be on the hook "down the road for Medicaid dollars we don't have," he said.
MIAMI-- Hospitals nationwide could lose half a billion dollars in federal funding for uninsured patients next year under the national health overhaul _ a loss that will hit especially hard in states that decided against expanding Medicaid coverage.
OKLAHOMA CITY-- A consulting firm hired by Oklahoma to help answer the question of how to insure 200,000 people without health coverage told the state's Medicaid board Thursday that an existing program could be used to build a broader system by 2015..
TARRYTOWN, N.Y. and SCHENECTADY, N.Y., May 10, 2013/ PRNewswire/-- MVP Health Care ® and Hudson Health Plan announced today that they have signed an agreement under which Hudson, a Tarrytown- based Medicaid managed care organization, will join the MVP family of companies.
TUCSON, Ariz., May 10, 2013/ PRNewswire-USNewswire/-- The following is being released by Association of American Physicians and Surgeons:. This week, a new lawsuit raising issues not addressed by the U.S. Supreme Court in its ruling on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act was filed by Texas physician Steve F. Hotze, M.D., and his business.
WASHINGTON, May 9, 2013/ PRNewswire-USNewswire/-- When it comes to access to routine dental care– a major determinant of oral health– the Affordable Care Act falls well short in its goals of lowering costs, increasing access and improving health outcomes, according to new analysis by the American Dental Association.
FRANKFORT, Ky.-- Kentucky's Medicaid program will expand to cover an additional 300,000 people, most of them the working poor who don't now have insurance coverage, Gov. Beshear said he made the decision after completing research that found Kentucky will benefit in terms of health and financial outcomes by expanding Medicaid coverage.
WASHINGTON, May 9- The White House announced a new $150 million initiative on Thursday to get uninsured Americans covered under President Barack Obama's healthcare reform law, as Republicans raised the volume on their calls for "Obamacare" to be repealed.
PARKERSBURG, W.Va., May 9, 2013/ PRNewswire/-- Executives of Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield West Virginia today announced that the company supports Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin' s recent decision to expand the state's Medicaid program to cover thousands of uninsured West Virginians.
SUNNYVALE, Calif., May 9, 2013/ PRNewswire-USNewswire/-- A new HealthPocket consumer survey looks at what factors will contribute to the perceived success or failure of the Affordable Care Act beginning in January 1, 2014.
SAN FRANCISCO---- Today, the federal government released in-depth Medicare provider charge data for the 100 most common inpatient procedures conducted at hospitals across America. In regards to the data, Giovanni Colella, M.D., co-founder and CEO of leading Health Care Transparency provider Castlight Health, added:.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn.---- National HealthCare Corporation, the nation’ s oldest publicly traded long-term health care company, announced today that it will pay a quarterly dividend of 32 cents per common share to shareholders of record on June 28, 2013 and payable on August 30, 2013.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn.---- National HealthCare Corporation, the nation's oldest publicly traded long-term health care company, today announced net income available to common shareholders for the quarter ended March 31, 2013 of $11,637,000 compared to $10,486,000 for the quarter ended March 31, 2012, an increase of 11.0%.
In Denver, Colorado, for instance, treatment for heart failure ranges from $21,000 to $46,000, according to the data on services used in the 100 common hospital stays covered by the Medicare program for the elderly and disabled. In Jackson, Mississippi, fees for the same treatment range from $9,000 to $51,000.
WASHINGTON, May 8, 2013/ PRNewswire-USNewswire/-- The National Patient Advocate Foundation today convened a briefing on Capitol Hill to highlight the patient perspective on specialty tier prescription medicines and the barriers to their access for patients with cancer, multiple sclerosis, arthritis and other life-threatening and debilitating diseases.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark.-- Attorney General Dustin McDaniel has rejected the wording of a proposal to ask voters to approve a new law that would use federal Medicaid dollars to purchase private insurance for thousands of low-income residents.