*Kaiser found widespread Medicaid coverage gaps. WASHINGTON, Jan 23- U.S. adults who qualify for Medicaid often must have incomes well below the federal poverty line, while adults who have no dependent children are allowed to receive benefits in only nine of the 50 states, according to a survey released on Wednesday.
Arizona Governor Jan Brewer proposed a tax hike on hospitals to pay for Obamacare. Caroline Heldman, Occidental College Associate Professor of Politics and Paul Howard, Manhattan Institute, weigh in.
Jan 22- Aetna Inc said on Tuesday it agreed to sell its Missouri Medicaid business to WellCare Health Plans Inc as part of its purchase of Coventry Health Care Inc because their combined Missouri businesses had exceeded Medicaid membership limits.
*Four Republican governors back Medicaid expansion. WASHINGTON, Jan 16- At least 22 U.S. governors, including four Republicans, support an expansion of Medicaid under President Barack Obama's healthcare reform law, while others are expected to decide in the coming weeks, experts said on Wednesday.
MIAMI, Jan. 15, 2013-- BAROMA Health Partners, a wholly owned subsidiary of Baroma, Inc., has been selected as one of 106 new Accountable Care Organizations in Medicare, ensuring as many as 4 million Medicare beneficiaries across the United States now have access to high-quality, coordinated care, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced today.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Jan 10- In a dramatic about-face, Florida's health agency now says the cost to state taxpayers of expanding Medicaid under President Barack Obama's healthcare reform law would be barely more than a tenth of its original estimate.
*Heathcare costs may provide Medicare debate common ground. WASHINGTON, Jan 6- President Barack Obama could seek common ground with Republicans in the looming battle over Medicare spending by broadening the debate over entitlement reform to encompass the spiraling healthcare costs that confront a wide range of Americans.
Sen. Lamar Alexander, (R-TN), explains why he voted "yes" on the "fiscal cliff" bill, and why Congress needs to reduce entitlement programs.
ATLANTA, Jan. 2, 2013-- PRGX Global, Inc., the world's leading provider of recovery audit services and the pioneer in Profit Discovery™, today announced that it has been awarded the recovery audit contract for the District of Columbia's Medicaid program.
CNBC's Bertha Coombs countdowns the the crippling cuts to the Medicare program set to take effect if no deal is reached on the "fiscal cliff."
*Hits likely for Medicare beneficiaries and care providers. *Medicare changes could be politically safe for lawmakers.
The fiscal cliff may sound like the name of an exercise retreat on a mountain top in Southern California, but the reality is not so pretty. What it refers to is the potentially dire economic situation the U.S. faces at the end of 2012. Here's a look.
President Obama said Wednesday he hoped to reach a deal on the "fiscal cliff" before Christmas.
SAN DIEGO, Nov. 14, 2012-- American Specialty Health Incorporated, a leading national health services organization, announced that Preferred Medical Plan, Inc. of Coral Gables, Fla. has selected the Silver&Fit exercise and healthy aging program for its Medicare plan members.
Dennis Van Roekel, President of the National Education Association, discusses the meeting he had with President Obama on the fiscal cliff.
Supporting Medicaid Expansion The Supreme Court's decision on the Affordable Care Act determined that it is optional for states to expand Medicaid eligibility to 133 percent of the Federal Poverty Level.
Delegates to the Republican national convention will adopt a platform on Tuesday that represents a major triumph for the GOP's economic and social conservatives.
Paul Ryan’s health care plan is flawed because it puts all its emphasis on competition, Peter Orszag, former director of the Office of Management and Budget and current vice chairman at Citigroup, told CNBC’s “Squawk Box” on Monday.
Despite a decade of rising C. diff rates, health care providers and the government agencies that oversee them have been slow to adopt proven strategies to reduce the infections, resulting in tens of thousands of deaths and illnesses that could have been prevented, the investigation shows.
The budgets that Rep. Paul Ryan has pushed through the House have been nothing short of a conservative reordering of the nation’s tax and spending priorities for the 21st century, The New York Times reports.