Stories tagged: medicaid
Thu., April 20, 2017, 8 a.m.
Nursing home owner says he spent Medicaid funds on strippers
The owner of a suburban St. Louis nursing home where 60 residents had to be rescued after food ran out and trash piled up has admitted to stealing about $665,000 …
UPDATED: Wed., April 19, 2017, 10:14 p.m.
Advocates warn Medicaid block-grant proposals could hurt Idahoans with disabilities
About 30 advocates for people with disabilities gathered across the street from the Capitol on Wednesday to oppose proposals to turn Medicaid into a block grant program to states – …
Sat., April 15, 2017, midnight
Rep. Marcus Riccelli: House efforts would expand access to dental care, training
Funding these initiatives, in the capital and operating budgets, can make a tremendous difference for kids and adults.
Tue., March 28, 2017, 9:01 a.m.
Lawmakers in Republican-led Kansas vote to expand Medicaid
Kansas’ Republican-controlled Legislature approved an expansion Tuesday of state health coverage to thousands of poor adults under the federal Affordable Care Act, which the GOP and President Donald Trump have …
Sun., March 26, 2017, midnight
Editorial: ACA needs renovation, not obliteration
Rather than thoughtfully address the concerns of doctors, patients, hospitals, insurers, consumers and state and local leaders, the strategy was:
Sat., March 25, 2017, midnight
Froma Harrop: Trump faithful must own consequences
Putting the onus back on Trump’s voters is not only more honest; it is less patronizing.
Sat., March 25, 2017, midnight
Dr. Mike Barsotti: Don’t gamble with children’s health care
Not only do our children deserve the best coverage, but untreated pediatric illnesses grow into expensive adult medical conditions.
Fri., March 24, 2017, 8:16 a.m.
Are you a winner or loser under GOP health plan? Here’s a guide
The rich and the almost rich would make out well under the House Republican bill to dismantle Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act. The old and the poor, not so much.
Tue., March 21, 2017, midnight
Robert J. Samuelson: Medicaid needs long-term solution
Doesn’t Medicare – not Medicaid – cover the elderly and disabled? Well, yes, but there’s a giant omission: nursing home and other long-term care. Medicaid covers these for the poor …
Mon., March 20, 2017, 12:33 p.m.
$10 million Medicaid gap bill dies in Idaho Senate
The Idaho Senate has killed a $10 million plan to provide basic health services to the state’s neediest population.
Sat., March 11, 2017, midnight
Harrop: A plot to poison Obamacare
Under the House plan, millions enrolled in Obamacare would not realize what’s happening to their health care until it’s too late.
Thu., March 9, 2017, midnight
Health care bill’s harm is far-reaching
After 2,500 days, the American Health Care Act is born. Congressional Republicans’ much-anticipated health care bill may have a similar name to the Affordable Care Act it’s intended to replace, …
UPDATED: Tue., March 7, 2017, 11:14 a.m.
Obamacare 101: What’s in the House Republicans’ replacement plan?
House Republicans have finally unveiled legislation to repeal and – just as important – replace the Affordable Care Act. Obamacare is pretty complex. So it shouldn’t be a surprise that …
UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 25, 2017, 6:52 p.m.
Democrats, GOP spar over Medicaid reform at govs’ meeting
Tensions emerged Saturday between Democratic and Republican U.S. governors over a GOP-led proposal for a major overhaul to Medicaid, with Democrats saying the changes would take away people’s health coverage …
Thu., Feb. 23, 2017, 5:25 a.m.
Sen. Cantwell, health care leaders in Spokane say proposed Medicaid changes could have harmful ripple effects
Sen. Maria Cantwell visited Spokane Wednesday to gather ammunition for the coming Congressional debate over the future of Medicaid funding. In a roundtable meeting, Cantwell spoke with health care providers …
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 3, 2017, 10:57 p.m.
Inslee affirms support for Planned Parenthood during clinic visit
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee on Friday criticized congressional Republicans’ efforts to bar Planned Parenthood from receiving Medicaid funding, calling the effort “ideologically driven, misguided and callously indifferent.”
Tue., Jan. 31, 2017, 9:50 a.m.
Trump calls drug pricing ‘astronomical’ and promises changes
President Donald Trump told drugmakers at a White House meeting Tuesday they were charging too much and promised to get better bargains for government health programs, in addition to finding …
Sun., Jan. 29, 2017, midnight
Don’t neglect dental coverage proposal
Apple Health (Medicaid) and programs like Access to Baby and Child Dentistry (ABCD) have helped reduce the incidence of oral disease among young children. Advocates would like to do the …
Tue., Jan. 24, 2017, 11:59 a.m.
Medicare, Social Security, Medicaid need significant changes, Trump budget pick says
Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid need significant changes to be preserved for future generations, President Donald Trump’s pick to head the White House budget office told Congress Tuesday.
Sat., Jan. 21, 2017, 12:28 p.m.
HHS nominee Tom Price, staff aided donors in agency battles
President Donald Trump’s choice to lead the Department of Health and Human Services has been an advocate for companies over the years with the federal agencies he may soon oversee. …
Wed., Jan. 18, 2017, midnight
Defunding Planned Parenthood does more harm than good
The ideological drive to thwart Planned Parenthood fails to consider where people would go for the many services it provides and the positive trends from those services.
Thu., Jan. 5, 2017, 5 a.m.
Loss of Obamacare could affect 750,000 Washington residents
Washington has about 750,000 residents who get health insurance because of Obamacare. How Congress repeals or revises the system would affect them, the health care system and the state’s economy.
Wed., Dec. 7, 2016, 11:59 a.m.
Frontier Behavioral Health expands services as more seek mental health care
Driven by a sharp increase in demand as a result of Medicaid expansion, Frontier Behavioral Health plans to complete construction on a new facility in east Spokane by the end …
Fri., Nov. 25, 2016, 8:03 a.m.
State settles case over Medicaid coverage of hepatitis drugs
The agency that administers Medicaid in Washington state has reached a tentative settlement of a class-action lawsuit that sought broader coverage of expensive hepatitis C drugs.
Thu., Oct. 27, 2016, 3:54 p.m.
Dental provider sues Idaho over $130M contract
A dental service provider has filed a lawsuit claiming the Idaho Department of Administration violated the state’s procurement laws in awarding a $130 million contract designed to administer dental benefits …
Fri., Aug. 12, 2016, 8:10 p.m.
Medicaid estimate renews cost concerns over ‘Obamacare’
WASHINGTON – A government report finds that the cost of expanding Medicaid to millions more low-income people is increasing faster than expected, raising questions about a vital part of President …
Mon., Aug. 8, 2016, 4:55 p.m.
Affordable Care Act helping more poor patients get to the doctor
Even as the Affordable Care Act remains a political flash point, new research shows it is dramatically improving poor patients’ access to medical care in states that have used the …
Fri., July 22, 2016, 1:30 p.m.
Authorities: $1B Medicare fraud nursing home scam, 3 charged
Three people have been charged in an unprecedented $1 billion health care fraud scam, accused of using dozens of Miami nursing homes to bilk the taxpayer-funded Medicare and Medicaid programs, …
Thu., July 14, 2016, 10:09 p.m.
State health employees fired after giving data to lawmakers
Montana health officials fired two state employees for turning over personal information, including Social Security numbers, of scores of childcare providers to three state legislators, according to documents and interviews …
Tue., June 21, 2016, 7 p.m.
Costly hepatitis C cure strains Idaho’s budget
New hepatitis C treatments could help eradicate the deadly infectious disease and also break the bank. Idaho has been forced to limit which Medicaid patients and prison inmates get drugs …