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3/29/17 - A Nation Divided on Insurance, but Medicare Works Just Fine
This past week, as the day approached for the momentous vote to replace the Affordable Care Act with the so-called American Health Care Act, it became blindingly obvious that this is exactly what President Trump had done to House Speaker Ryan. Uninterested in the grinding work of producing coherent legislation not for nothing is the process comp
3/29/17 - EDITORIAL: Heed will of Legislature, public on Medicaid expansion [The Wichita Eagle]
Sam Brownback signed a bill into law in 2014 that required an act of the Legislature to expand Medicaid in Kansas. Brownback should respect the will of the Legislature and the overwhelming public support for Medicaid expansion and allow the bill to become law, either with his signature or without. Not only would this enable about 150,000 low-in
3/29/17 - EDITORIAL: Please, Gov. Brownback sign the Medicaid expansion bill [The Kansas City Star]
March 29 More than 140,000 Kansans are tantalizingly close to qualifying for Medicaid, the federal-state program providing health insurance coverage for poor and low-income Americans. On Tuesday, the Kansas Senate joined the House and voted to expand Medicaid. Lawmakers in those states know the federal government will eventually pay 90 percent of
3/29/17 - Feds join second whistleblower case against UnitedHealth Group [Star Tribune (Minneapolis)]
March 29 The federal government has joined a second whistleblower lawsuit alleging that Minnetonka- based UnitedHealth Group wrongly received higher payments from Medicare based on false information about enrollee health problems that could have been corrected. Like in the earlier case, UnitedHealth on Tuesday issued a statement saying the compan
3/29/17 - Green Party to Sen. Bernie Sanders: Introduce Single-Payer / Medicare for All in Your Senate Bill
The Green Party, which endorses Medicare For All in its national platform, supports House Bill 676 and said that a parallel bill for Medicare For All must be introduced in the the U.S. Senate. Max Baucus's words in 2009 when he ran the health reform panels and Democrats invited the insurance lobby to help write Obamacare, "said Kenneth Mejia, 26- y
3/29/17 - Medicaid Flop Ahead
By Monday he had made it to the century mark in vetoes, and then promptly held a press conference announcing that he wanted the General Assembly to reconsider an issue that has been dead on arrival every time he brings it up: expanding Medicaid in Virginia. Terry McAuliffe is making another bid to expand Virginia's Medicaid program, saying Republic
3/29/17 - Medicaid proposal McAuliffe's veto, in reverse
By Monday he had made it to the century mark in vetoes, and then promptly held a press conference announcing that he wanted the General Assembly to reconsider an issue that has been dead on arrival every time he brings it up: expanding Medicaid in Virginia. Terry McAuliffe made another bid today to expand Virginia s Medicaid program, saying Repu
3/29/17 - Ralph Nader: Crash Of Trumpcare Opens Door To Full Medicare For All OpEd [Eurasia Review]
The Single Payer system that has been in place in Canada for Decades comes in at half the cost per capita, compared to what the U.S. spends now. Stephanie Wohlander, who has taught at Harvard Medical School, estimated recently that a Single Payer system in the U.S. would potentially save as much as $500 billion, just in administrative costs, out of
3/28/17 - After ACA repeal fails, McAuliffe renews Medicaid expansion push [Daily Press (Newport News, Va.)]
Terry McAuliffe said Monday he will again push Medicaid expansion in Virginia, an effort Republican leaders have declared dead on arrival for the umpteenth time but which will no doubt figure into coming state elections. He said Virginia sacrifices some $6.6 million a day in federal health care funding because it never expanded Medicaid, which was
3/28/17 - California Whistleblower Center Now Urges a MD To Call Them About Rewards If a Hospital in California Has a Cath Lab That Is Gouging Medicare-With Unneeded Cardiac Procedures
The most important tip we can give to a potential whistleblower is the person to file the whistleblower claim first is the whistleblower who usually gets the reward " California Corporate Whistleblower Center WASHINGTON, DC, USA, March 28, 2017/ EINPresswire.com/ The California Whistleblower Center says," We have a pretty good hunch there is a
3/28/17 - CANFIELD MEDICAL SUPPLY, INC. - 10-K - Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations.
Results of Operation for the year ended December 31, 2016 as compared to the year ended December 31, 2015. Revenues for the year ended December 31, 2016 were $1,102,291 as compared to the revenues of $897,341 for the year ended December 31, 2015. The 23% increase in sales is primarily due to winning the Medicare competitive bidding for wheel chairs
3/28/17 - February Monthly Actions: Agency Took Licensure Action Against Nine Providers, 25 Additional Providers Suspended or Terminated from the Medicaid...
In addition, eight providers were issued final orders terminating them from participation in the Medicaid program and have been reported to the federal government for placement on the federal exclusion list, which prohibits them from participating in Medicaid and Medicare nationwide. The Agency also suspended 17 providers from participation in the.
3/28/17 - Feds join second whistleblower case against UnitedHealth Group [Star Tribune (Minneapolis)]
March 28 The federal government has joined a second whistleblower lawsuit alleging that Minnetonka- based UnitedHealth Group wrongly received higher payments from Medicare after submitting false information about enrollee health problems to the government health insurance program. Like in the earlier case, UnitedHealth on Tuesday issued a stateme
3/28/17 - FISCAL OVERSIGHT BOARD RESPONDS TO JENNIFFER GONZALEZ'S CALL FOR ACTION ABOUT MEDICAID
Answering on behalf of the Fiscal Oversight Board, its Chairman Jose Carrion recognized the challenges facing the Puerto Rico government in securing quality health care services for the population due to the fiscal crisis, and how this would be further complicated if the federal government failed to extend the current level of funding for the local
3/28/17 - GOP failure in Congress boosts Medicaid effort in Kansas
TOPEKA, Kan.- Legislators and advocates in Kansas pushing to expand the state's health coverage for the poor to thousands of adults are buoyed by the failure of Republicans in Washington to repeal former President Barack Obama's signature health care law. The GOP- controlled Kansas Legislature already was more receptive this year to expanding the s
3/28/17 - Iowa Medicaid advocate Rhonda Shouse dies at 49 [The Gazette, Cedar Rapids, Iowa]
Rhonda Shouse, who died Saturday due to health complications, was a staunch advocate for mental health issues in Iowa and a sharp voice on the state's transition of its Medicaid program to three private insurers. Those who knew her described her as a fearless individual who was willing to talk about her struggles with mental illness, testify before
3/28/17 - Justice Department joins second lawsuit against UnitedHealth
The Justice Department has joined a California whistleblower's lawsuit that accuses insurance giant UnitedHealth Group of fraud in its popular Medicare Advantage health plans. Burns also said that "litigating against Medicare Advantage plans to create new rules through the courts will not fix widely acknowledged government policy shortcomings or...
3/28/17 - Justice Department joins suit alleging massive Medicare fraud by UnitedHealth
The Justice Department has joined a California whistleblower's lawsuit that accuses insurance giant UnitedHealth Group of fraud in its popular Medicare Advantage health plans. Matt Burns also said that "litigating against Medicare Advantage plans to create new rules through the courts will not fix widely acknowledged government policy shortcomings.
3/28/17 - Kansas House moves to strengthen oversight of KanCare
TOPEKA- The Kansas House sought Monday to tighten oversight of the state s privatized Medicaid program by pushing toward filling a long-empty position meant to provide scrutiny. House Bill 2047 advanced on a voice vote with bipartisan support, bringing the measure a step closer to passing the House and moving to the Senate. Concannon argued the
3/28/17 - Kansas Senate sends Medicaid expansion bill to Gov. Sam Brownback [The Kansas City Star]
Sam Brownback whether Medicaid should be expanded to thousands in Kansas. In a 25-14 vote, the state Senate gave final approval Tuesday to a bill that would expand coverage of KanCare, the state's privatized Medicaid program, to roughly 150,000 people in the state. If Brownback does veto the bill, it will take 84 votes in the House and 27 votes in
3/28/17 - Kansas Senate votes to expand Medicaid [The Wichita Eagle]
March 27 TOPEKA The Kansas Senate voted to expand Medicaid on Monday, days after Congress abandoned legislation that would have blocked expansion. The House has already passed the bill. And what's right, obviously, is to pass Medicaid expansion on our own terms and make sure we cover the 150,000 Kansans that don't have health coverage, "said Se
3/28/17 - Kansas Senate votes to expand Medicaid as Gov. Sam Brownback doubles down on opposition [The Kansas City Star]
Sam Brownback's wishes Monday and gave initial approval to a bill that would expand Medicaid to thousands in the state. The Kansas Senate voted 25 to 13 to expand KanCare, the state's privatized Medicaid program, after a lengthy debate Monday afternoon. The Senate still needs to give final approval to the measure, which takes advantage of a key pro
3/28/17 - Lamar lawmaker's bill limits medical damages to actual cost of care [The Joplin Globe, Mo.]
March 28 JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. In 2003, Marshfield resident Delmar Teasley caused a multivehicle collision, resulting in Edith Deck's need for surgery and physical therapy. However, "collateral sources" like Medicare and supplemental private insurance knocked her bill down to $9,900. The bill, which has passed the Senate, is the same bill that pa
3/28/17 - 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 former President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, days after the collapse of GOP leaders' repeal effort in Washington. The bill would expand the state's Medicaid program for the poor, disabled and elderly so that
3/28/17 - Legislature sends Medicaid expansion to Brownback [The Wichita Eagle]
Sam Brownback must now decide whether to sign or veto Medicaid expansion after the Senate passed the bill Tuesday. The Senate gave final approval to expansion in a 25-14 vote Tuesday. Spokeswoman Melika Willoughby said Monday that the Affordable Care Act is in a "death spiral" and that expanding Medicaid eligibility would not be responsible policy.
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