Stories tagged: medicaid
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.
Sat., March 11, 2017
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 …
Wed., June 15, 2016
A $50 million-a-year state contract award is on hold, after Blue Cross – the current contractor – sued, contending the state improperly allowed the other bidders to submit much of …
Sun., May 29, 2016
SEATTLE (AP) – A federal judge has ordered Washington Medicaid to provide an expensive drug to all hepatitis C patients, not just the sickest ones. The Seattle Times reports U.S. …
Sun., May 22, 2016
Among the group of people who watch Congress closely, there was unanimity: This will end up as one of the least productive years in congressional history.
Thu., April 28, 2016
DENT forged relationships with dentists and started before-and-after services that have built trust.
Mon., April 25, 2016
The DENT program helps low-income adults see dentists for emergency treatment. Meagan Daniels, a Spokane Falls Community College student, credits the program for saving a broken tooth that became infected.
Fri., Feb. 26, 2016
Political uncertainty isn’t the only threat to the Affordable Care Act’s future. Cracks also are spreading through a major pillar supporting the law