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3/17/17 - Advocates warn rolling back Medicaid could hurt children and people with disabilities [Watertown Daily Times, N.Y.]
The Children's Defense Fund New York released a report this week, outlining the impact of a Medicaid rollback, a feature of the current Republican repeal and replace plan the American Health Care Act. The Children's Defense Fund New York compiled data of children insured by Medicaid and who will most likely be affected by the repeal... in the Nor
3/17/17 - Bristol-Myers Squibb and Pfizer Present Large Real-World Observational Analysis of the Effectiveness and Safety of Direct Oral Anticoagulants Compared to Warfarin in Patients with Non-Valvular Atrial Fibrillation
In this U.S. Medicare database analysis, Eliquis was associated with significantly lower risk of stroke or systemic embolism and lower rate of major bleeding compared to warfarin. PRINCETON, N.J.& NEW YORK Bristol-Myers Squibb Company and Pfizer Inc. today announced findings from a real-world data analysis of the U.S. Medicare database compa
3/17/17 - Durbin: GOP Health Care Repeal Bill Hurts Older Illinoisans
The bill would allow insurers to charge older people five times as much as younger enrollees, reduce tax credits for people age 50 to 64, dismantle the Medicaid program, and weaken Medicare. It would be particularly bad for seniors and Illinoisans nearing retirement by allowing insurers to charge older Americans significantly higher premiums, cutti
3/17/17 - Findings from New York State Department of Health Provide New Insights into Hormones (Improving Adjuvant Hormone Therapy Use in Medicaid Managed...
This article describes a coordinated quality improvement pilot conducted by a state department of health and Medicaid managed care plans to engage women in guideline-concordant adjuvant hormone therapy. Women enrolled in Medicaid managed care with non-metastatic, hormone receptor-positive breast cancer and who had surgery from May 1, 2012, through.
3/17/17 - Findings from S.L. Li and Co-Authors Provides New Data about Breast Cancer (Association between adjuvant chemotherapy and risk of acute kidney injury...
By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Insurance Weekly News Current study results on Oncology- Breast Cancer have been published. According to news reporting originating from Minneapolis, Minnesota, by VerticalNews correspondents, research stated, "We studied elderly Medicare enrollees newly diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer to examine t
3/17/17 - Findings in the Area of Aneurysm Reported from Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center (Medicare expenditures for elderly patients undergoing surgical...
Findings in the Area of Aneurysm Reported from Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. We investigated the association between treatment method for unruptured cerebral aneurysms and Medicare expenditures in elderly patients. " Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, "We performed a cohort study o
3/17/17 - Findings on Medicare and Medicaid Detailed by Investigators at Virginia Commonwealth University (Closing the Medicare Doughnut Hole Changes in...
Findings on Medicare and Medicaid Detailed by Investigators at Virginia Commonwealth University. By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Insurance Weekly News Data detailed on Medicare and Medicaid have been presented. According to news reporting out of Richmond, Virginia, by VerticalNews editors, research stated, "The Affordable Care Act include
3/17/17 - GOP health plan axes Medicaid
COLUMBUS The state estimates that 750,000 Ohioans would lose coverage if its expansion of Medicaid is phased out under the Republican plan backed by President Donald Trump to replace Obamacare. Ohio could keep expanded Medicaid access without the enhanced federal funding match, meaning an estimated 123,000 Ohioans would lose coverage, or it coul
3/17/17 - Gov. Edwards Asks Louisianans to Share How Medicaid Expansion Has Helped
John Bel Edwards is launching an initiative to collect the stories of Louisianans whose lives have been impacted by new health insurance coverage through Medicaid expansion in Louisiana. "I am asking Louisianans who have enrolled in Medicaid expansion to share their stories with my office so we can learn more about the very real effects the progra
3/17/17 - Gov. Scott Fights for Changes to State Medicaid Program
Today, Governor Rick Scott's Administration sent a letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price outlining greater flexibility the state is requesting for Florida's Medicaid program to cut federal red tape and provide higher quality care to better serve low-income Floridians. Governor Rick Scott said, "Today, the State of Florida is reque
3/17/17 - Health reform proposal could threaten long-term care, Pitt researchers say [The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review]
A bill that is making its way through the House of Representatives would set per-person caps for the amount of Medicaid funding the government sends to states. Because Medicaid primarily pays for medical treatment for the poor and disabled, many people don't realize money from the program goes toward long-term care for people whose life savings hav
3/17/17 - Houston-Area Registered Nurse Pleads Guilty to Conspiring to Defraud Medicare of More than $5 Million
A Houston-Area registered nurse pleaded guilty today for his role in a Medicare fraud scheme that resulted in losses to Medicare of more than $5 million. Acting Assistant Attorney General Kenneth A. Blanco of the Justice Department's Criminal Division, Acting U.S. Attorney Abe Martinez of the Southern District of Texas, Special Agent in Charge Perr
3/17/17 - Illinois experts say Republican health care plan could cost state $40 billion [Chicago Tribune]
March 17 Illinois stands to lose an estimated $40 billion in federal money over the next decade under the Republican health care proposal being considered in Congress, experts told state lawmakers Thursday. Officials pointed to two aspects of the GOP plan that would hurt the state's Medicaid system. The proposal also would freeze Medicaid expansi
3/17/17 - Local doctor, protesters ask Capito to vote against ACA repeal [The Register-Herald, Beckley, W.Va.]
Dan Doyle, Fayette County social worker Linda Stein and concerned citizens Sandra Wolf, Carol Workman of Beckley and Jean Evansmore of Mount Hope stood in frigid temperatures to demonstrate with signs outside Capito's North Kanawha Street offices. The bill calls for the elimination of Medicaid expansion by 2020.. Officials at Recovery Point West Vi
3/17/17 - Mayo Clinic faces questions after CEO comments on insurance
MINNEAPOLIS Mayo Clinic is facing questions from the state of Minnesota after its CEO told employees that if patient conditions are equal, its hospitals should prioritize privately insured patients over those under government-subsidized programs such as Medicaid.
3/17/17 - Mayo to prefer privately insured over Medicaid patients
MINNEAPOLIS| Mayo Clinic's chief executive made a startling announcement in a recent speech to employees: The Rochester, Minn.- based health system will give preference to patients with private insurance over those with lower-paying Medicaid or Medicare coverage, if they seek care at the same time and have comparable conditions. For while the Affor
3/17/17 - Medicaid Cut Would Slash Opioid Care
A drug epidemic is ravaging the United States, and it s getting worse, not better. Not only does the bill offer no solutions for the drug crisis; it would make the problem worse by making dramatic cuts in Medicaid, the health care program that covers low-income people. Under Obamacare, Medicaid was enlarged to allow people with incomes up to $16
3/17/17 - More tax breaks for the richest
The pattern was that uninsured middle-class individuals with chronic or deadly disorders frequently died or deteriorated, becoming sicker and a lot poorer in the process until eligible for Medicaid. There are very few welfare Cadillacs among Medicaid recipients. Medicaid reimbursement rates to physicians are set so low that they do not meet p
3/17/17 - New Findings from RAND in Medicare and Medicaid Provides New Insights (Differences in Use of High-quality and Low-quality Hospitals Among Working-age...
By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Insurance Weekly News Research findings on Medicare and Medicaid are discussed in a new report. According to news reporting originating from Santa Monica, California, by VerticalNews correspondents, research stated, "Research suggests that individuals with Medicaid or no insurance receive fewer evidence-bas
3/17/17 - Reports Summarize Medicare and Medicaid Study Results from Bouve College of Health Science (Management of Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Plans and...
Reports Summarize Medicare and Medicaid Study Results from Bouve College of Health Science. By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Insurance Weekly News Current study results on Medicare and Medicaid have been published. Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from the Bouve College of Health Science, "In accordance with a concep
3/17/17 - Researchers at George Washington University Report Findings in Medicare and Medicaid (Crossing Boundaries)
By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Insurance Weekly News Fresh data on Medicare and Medicaid are presented in a new report. The objective of this study was to assess the roles and interaction of state Medicaid and public health agency efforts to support tobacco cessation for low-income Medicaid beneficiaries. " The news reporters obtained a
3/17/17 - Researchers Find Patients' Annual Financial Burden Under Medicare Part D Is 'Too Much Too Soon'
The University of Pennsylvania's Perelman School of Medicine issued the following news release:. A study released today by researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania documents the patient out-of-pocket cost burden under Medicare prescription drug plans and finds that despite having insurance, Medicare patients.
3/17/17 - Sen. Durbin: GOP Health Care Repeal Bill Hurts Older Illinoisans
The bill would allow insurers to charge older people five times as much as younger enrollees, reduce tax credits for people age 50 to 64, dismantle the Medicaid program, and weaken Medicare. It would be particularly bad for seniors and Illinoisans nearing retirement by allowing insurers to charge older Americans significantly higher premiums, cutti
3/17/17 - Senator Casey Releases 50 State Report on the Impacts of TrumpCare on Older Americans
Individual State Fact Sheets Confirm that TrumpCare Will Cause Premiums to Skyrocket for People Ages 50 to 64; Decimate Medicaid, Meaning Cuts to Care for the Most Vulnerable Seniors/ Fact Sheets, Compiled by Senate Special Committee on Aging, Show Devastating Consequences of TrumpCare's Age Tax in Each State/ Data Confirms that TrumpCare Cuts Bene
3/17/17 - STATE HOUSE ROUNDUP Keeping fingers crossed on the budget A recap and analysis of the week in state government
House and Senate lawmakers last week kicked off the annual budget hearing process with uncertainty swirling around Capitol Hill regarding the future of health care financing, state revenues reaching a fork in the road and the governor's Medicaid rescue plan on thin ice. Congressional Republicans finally pulled the curtain back on their plan to repe
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