Stories tagged: medicaid
Wed., Aug. 8, 2018
If enough Idaho voters tune in to the emerging facts, what they’ll find is that expanding Medicaid would be good for tens of thousands of uninsured Idaho residents – and …
Sat., July 28, 2018
Bernie Sanders and other politicians have been complaining about the risk of Medicare and Medicaid going bankrupt. Concern for insolvency is certainly real. According to forbes.com, it’s expected that by …
Wed., July 25, 2018
The Trump administration may have declared it over, but a new War on Poverty is coming anyways. It will be fought largely over the “work requirement” – should the government …
Tue., July 24, 2018
A state-commissioned actuarial study examining the potential costs and savings of Medicaid expansion, should Idaho voters approve it in November, concluded that there could be big savings for state and …
Tue., July 17, 2018
An initiative to expand Medicaid in Idaho has officially qualified for the November ballot, Idaho Secretary of State Lawerence Denney announced on Tuesday morning.
Wed., July 4, 2018
U.S. District Judge James E. Boasberg in Washington last week halted Kentucky’s first-in-the-nation experiment with Medicaid work requirements, ruling that the Trump administration glossed over potential coverage losses. He sent …
Wed., July 4, 2018
Nampa GOP Rep. Christy Perry will co-chair the campaign for a November ballot initiative to expand Medicaid to cover thousands of Idahoans who now fall into a coverage gap.
UPDATED: Fri., June 29, 2018
GOP delegates on Friday called on the Idaho Republican Party to formally oppose a Medicaid expansion initiative expected to be on the November ballot.
Mon., June 25, 2018
The Southwest Idaho Treatment Center has been at risk three times in recent months of losing its license to accept Medicaid.
Tue., May 8, 2018
Americans long viewed 65 as the age to stop working. It was considered full retirement age by Social Security for many, Medicare benefits kick in then and historical practice had …
Sun., May 6, 2018
As the number of people without health insurance begins to climb again, it’s worth remembering a baseline question in health care: Who pays when the patient can’t?
UPDATED: Tue., May 1, 2018
Supporters for two high-profile ballot initiatives say they have collected more than enough signatures to put their issues before voters in November.
UPDATED: Mon., April 30, 2018
Backers of the Medicaid expansion initiative announced Monday that they have more than enough signatures to get the measure on the November ballot in Idaho.
UPDATED: Wed., March 7, 2018
Amazon on Wednesday opened its $5.99-a-month discounted Prime membership to people on Medicaid, giving Amazon an even bigger pool of potential shoppers who may otherwise have been unable to pay …
Wed., Feb. 21, 2018
Kansas can’t cut Medicaid funds to a Planned Parenthood affiliate over videos anti-abortion activists secretly recorded in 2015, a federal appeals court ruled Wednesday.
Mon., Feb. 12, 2018
A divided Idaho House narrowly passed legislation Monday to restore non-emergency dental coverage to more than 30,000 Idaho Medicaid recipients who’ve only had coverage for emergency extractions since 2011 – …
Tue., Jan. 23, 2018
Oregon approved taxes on hospitals, health insurers and managed care companies in an unusual special election Tuesday that asked voters – and not lawmakers – how to pay for soaring …
Tue., Jan. 23, 2018
In an ironic twist, the Trump administration’s embrace of work requirements for low-income people on Medicaid is prompting lawmakers in some conservative states to resurrect plans to expand health care …
UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 22, 2018
Oregon aggressively expanded its Medicaid rolls under the Affordable Care Act, adding enough people to leave only 5 percent of its population uninsured – one of America’s lowest rates. Now, …
Sat., Jan. 20, 2018
Washington will get a sweeping re-write of its approach to treating opioid addiction if a bill introduced in the state legislature becomes law.
Sat., Jan. 13, 2018
The following editorial appeared in Saturday’s Washington Post. In contrast with those of other advanced industrial democracies, especially in Europe, the U.S. system of social insurance and income support distributes …
UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 13, 2018
Republicans this past week began to realize their long-held goal of requiring certain adults to work, get job training or perform community service in exchange for getting health coverage through …
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 12, 2018
Kentucky has become the first state to require many of its Medicaid recipients to work to receive coverage, part of an unprecedented change to the nation’s largest health insurance program …
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 11, 2018
Rewriting the rules on health care for the poor, the Trump administration said Thursday it will allow states to require “able-bodied” Medicaid recipients to work, a hotly debated first in …
Sun., Dec. 24, 2017
Democrats in Ada County have adopted a resolution urging all eligible voters to sign a ballot initiative seeking to expand Medicaid coverage.
Sat., Dec. 23, 2017
Kmart Corp. has agreed to pay $32.3 million to settle allegations its pharmacies caused federal health programs to overpay for prescription drugs by not telling the government about discounted prices.
Fri., Dec. 22, 2017
A country’s annual budget is often described as a moral document, defining the nation’s values. Its tax system codifies its fairness. Who pays into the system, and who reaps the …
UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 21, 2017
Oregon’s second largest Medicaid carrier will shut down after the company and state failed to agree on a contract for 2018.
Tue., Dec. 19, 2017
Looking Back reviews opinions published in The Spokesman-Review during this week in history. Paying for abortions, Dec. 19, 1975
Mon., Dec. 11, 2017
Idaho’s top health officials are collecting input from residents across the state on their latest plan to provide health care to poor residents who do not have medical coverage.