Stories tagged: medicaid
UPDATED: Mon., July 3, 2017
The Democratic governor of Oregon has signed a contentious multimillion-dollar health care tax bill that’s designed to fund Medicaid and fill a big chunk of the state’s budget shortfall.
UPDATED: Wed., June 28, 2017
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell explored options for salvaging the battered Republican health care bill Wednesday but confronted an expanding chorus of GOP detractors, deepening the uncertainty over whether the …
Wed., June 28, 2017
Somewhere along the way, the Republican crusade to repeal “Obamacare” also turned into an effort to limit the future growth of Medicaid. That bit of mission creep is complicating prospects …
UPDATED: Mon., June 26, 2017
Republican leaders added a penalty for people who’ve let their insurance lapse Monday as party leaders prepared to begin pushing the health care measure through the Senate, despite a rebellion …
Sat., June 24, 2017
Despite the periodic dramas of reactionary versus conservative factions, Republicans are united around a couple of key goals. Both versions of the Republican health care legislation accomplish those goals.
UPDATED: Fri., June 23, 2017
Hospital and community care providers said the steep cuts to Medicaid would worsen care for their patients, lead to fewer jobs in health care and hurt their bottom lines.
Fri., June 23, 2017
Republicans in full control of government are on the brink of history-making changes to the nation’s health care system. The impact for consumers would go well beyond “Obamacare.”
Thu., June 22, 2017
With a small tweak to a relatively obscure part of the Republican health-care bill, GOP senators would make deep, permanent cuts to a low-income insurance program that covers tens of …
Sat., June 17, 2017
Gov. Brian Sandoval waited until the last day he could – Friday – to veto a measure that would have offered a state-sponsored health insurance option to all residents regardless …
Fri., June 9, 2017
WASHINGTON – Moderate Republicans on Thursday said they were getting closer to supporting an emerging Senate health package but are continuing to press for a slower phaseout of the Medicaid …
Sun., May 28, 2017
Most of the early Senate talk has centered on pre-existing conditions, deductibles and premiums. Improving coverage is important, but senators cannot ignore Medicaid.
Wed., May 24, 2017
President Donald Trump’s budget chief delivered a spirited defense of the plan’s deep spending cuts, but his agriculture secretary offered only a half-hearted endorsement of proposed reductions to farm subsidies …
UPDATED: Mon., May 22, 2017
President Donald Trump’s proposed $4.1 trillion budget slashes safety net programs for the poor, targeting food stamps and Medicaid, while relying on rosy projections about the nation’s economic growth to …
Sat., May 20, 2017
The American Health Care Act will lower costs for everyone while caring for the most vulnerable in our communities.
UPDATED: Wed., May 17, 2017
Some 86,000 people who are receiving Medicaid benefits in Oregon may be ineligible, costing $37 million per month, the secretary of state said Wednesday.
UPDATED: Sun., May 14, 2017
For school districts still getting their financial footing after the Great Recession, the Medicaid changes being advanced as part of the health care overhaul are sounding familiar alarms.
Fri., May 12, 2017
The Trump administration has given states three extra years to carry out plans for helping elderly and disabled people receive Medicaid services without being forced to go into nursing homes.
Wed., May 10, 2017
In Washington state, half of all children are covered by Medicaid. In U.S. Rep. McMorris Rodgers’ district, it’s 57 percent. Under the AHCA, Medicaid would lose $880 billion over 10 …
UPDATED: Sun., May 7, 2017
President Donald Trump urged Senate Republicans on Sunday to “not let the American people down,” as the contentious debate over overhauling the U.S. health care systems shifts to Congress’ upper …
Sun., May 7, 2017
The first Congressional Budget Office score should’ve been the end of it. Instead, Republicans recovered their own fumble, quick-kicked and called it a victory.
Thu., April 20, 2017
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
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
Funding these initiatives, in the capital and operating budgets, can make a tremendous difference for kids and adults.
Tue., March 28, 2017
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
Rather than thoughtfully address the concerns of doctors, patients, hospitals, insurers, consumers and state and local leaders, the strategy was:
Sat., March 25, 2017
Not only do our children deserve the best coverage, but untreated pediatric illnesses grow into expensive adult medical conditions.
Sat., March 25, 2017
Putting the onus back on Trump’s voters is not only more honest; it is less patronizing.
Fri., March 24, 2017
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
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
The Idaho Senate has killed a $10 million plan to provide basic health services to the state’s neediest population.