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7/15/17 - Advocates rally against proposed Medicaid copayments [The Santa Fe New Mexican]
Susana Martinez to ditch a proposal for requiring copayments by Medicaid patients. The one and only hearing on the topic marked an end to the public comment period on the copayments, which the Human Services Department first proposed in March. Under the proposed rules, some patients enrolled in the state health insurance program would have to pay $
7/15/17 - Agency seeks public comment on changes to Medicaid waiver [The Jamestown Sun, N.D.]
July 14 The North Dakota Department of Human Services' Developmental Disabilities Division is accepting public comments on proposed changes to the state's Medicaid waiver that funds in-home and community-based services for qualifying individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Send comments to: Department of Human Services'...
7/15/17 - It's time for Medicare for all Robert Reich column: It's time for Medicare for all hammer
A poll by the Pew Research Center shows 60 percent of Americans now saying government should be responsible for ensuring health care coverage for all Americans- up from 51 percent last year. Over the coming weeks or months, Democrats must continue to defend the Affordable Care Act. But Democrats also need to go further and offer Americans a positiv
7/15/17 - Many vaccines, immunizations covered by Medicare; Covering; The Bases
I received the shingles vaccine at my doctor's office. Medicare's rules state that the shingles vaccine is covered under the Medicare Part D benefit. What vaccines are covered under Medicare Part B, and what vaccines are covered under Medicare Part D?
7/15/17 - Northam against Medicaid cuts Northam critiques Senate health plan, stresses need for Medicaid funding in Roanoke stop
As the fight to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act rages in the nation's capital, the health care debate keeps coming up time and again in Virginia's gubernatorial race- state Democrats are making sure of it. Ralph Northam, the Democratic nominee for governor, dropped by the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine and Research Institute i
7/15/17 - Northam against Medicaid cuts
As the fight to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act rages in the nation's capital, the health care debate keeps coming up time and again in Virginia's gubernatorial race- state Democrats are making sure of it. Ralph Northam, the Democratic nominee for governor, dropped by the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine and Research Institute i
7/15/17 - Protecting patients must be first goal of health care legislation
Our three organizations oppose the BCRA because it would erode health protections for millions of Americans and expose them to increased costs and health risks. We are concerned that the BCRA would reduce funding for Medicare by cutting nearly $59 billion over 10 years from the Hospital Insurance trust fund, which would hasten Medicare s insolve
7/15/17 - Sen. Markey Joins Substance Abuse Treatment and Recovery Services Provider and Advocate in Blasting Medicaid Cuts and So-Called Opioid 'Fund'
"There has been a lot of talk from Republicans about so-called' fixes' they have made to their updated bill. "It's a false promise to the people suffering from opioid addiction, and it's a false bargain that Republicans will make at the expense of families desperate for treatment and recovery services. "At a time when the opioid crisis is explodi
7/15/17 - They say death panels are back Robert Graboyes column: They say death panels are back hammer
The Affordable Care Act expanded Medicaid enrollment, and the House and Senate GOP bills would partly roll back that expansion. For the record, I'm not a fan of either the House or Senate GOP bills. But critics' attacks on the GOP bills are as overwrought and destructive as Sarah Palin's 2009 "death panel" accusation.
7/15/17 - UnitedHealth Group seeks dismissal of whistleblower lawsuit [Star Tribune (Minneapolis)]
July 15 UnitedHealth Group asked Friday for the dismissal of a whistleblower lawsuit that alleges the company wrongly received higher payments from Medicare based on false information about enrollee health problems that the insurer could have corrected. The government itself does not validate such information when administering the traditional...
7/14/17 - 'Assault on Lowest-Income Individuals,' Says Former HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius of BCRA's Cuts to Medicaid
The Center for American Progress issued the following news release:. On a new episode of the Center for American Progress' "Thinking CAP" podcast, released this morning ahead of the Senate's revised Better Care Reconciliation Act draft, Kathleen Sebelius former health and human services secretary and former Democratic governor of Kansas sits do
7/14/17 - 11-year-old from South Carolina lobbies for Medicaid on Capitol Hill
Tymia McCullough showed up on the steps of the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday morning wearing her Miss South Carolina pre-teen tiara and sash. The 11- year-old from Georgetown went to Washington this week to do what many people far older than her have done: Lobby Congress. Between meetings with South Carolina lawmakers, Tymia turned to her mother.
7/14/17 - 15 Hoosiers, 2 Companies Indicted In Massive National Medicaid Fraud Sting [Utilities Middle East (United Arab Emirates)]
In Indiana, seven federal criminal investigations have uncovered over $1 million in Medicaid fraud, leading to the indictment of 15 individuals and two companies on various charges. The completed investigations were part of a national initiative led by several federal agencies and both Indiana and Kentucky Medicaid Fraud Control Units, which Indian
7/14/17 - 6 Rhode Islanders charged in Medicaid fraud crackdown [The Providence Journal, R.I.]
July 13 Six Rhode Islanders have been arrested as part of a joint state and federal crackdown on Medicaid fraud, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced Thursday. Giovanne Gomez, 29, of Providence. Tomas Espinal, 40, of Providence.
7/14/17 - A measure to rein in Medicaid's mission gallop
Were it not for the provision that Pat Toomey, the Pennsylvania Republican, put into the Senate s proposed health care reform, this legislation would be moderately important but hardly momentous. And although the federal government pays for most of Medicaid, states pay some, and since 1990 the portion of states budgets devoted to it has risen
7/14/17 - AG Schimel Announces Medical Assistance Fraud Charges Against Hartford, WI Therapist
Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel issued the following news release:. Attorney General Brad Schimel filed ten felony counts of medical assistance fraud against Hartford therapist Sharon N. Medina in Dane County Circuit Court today. The Wisconsin Department of Justice Medicaid Fraud and Control Unit participated in the "National Healthcare Fra
7/14/17 - Agency Seeks Public Comment on Changes to Medicaid Waiver Serving People With Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
The North Dakota Department of Human Services issued the following news release:. The North Dakota Department of Human Services' Developmental Disabilities Division is accepting public comments on proposed changes to the state's Medicaid waiver that funds in-home and community-based services for qualifying individuals with intellectual and...
7/14/17 - Chairmen Brady, Tiberi, Johnson Respond to 2017 Medicare, Social Security Trustees Reports
Today, the Board of Trustees for the Social Security and Medicare Trust Funds released their annual reports on the financial health of these important programs. "These reports are a glaring reminder that Medicare and Social Security- programs millions of Americans rely on for health care, retirement, and disability benefits- are in financial troub
7/14/17 - D.C. Medicaid Contractor Accused of Paying Employees As Little As $3.61 Per Hour
Filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, the lawsuit charges that MTM, which employs hundreds of drivers in Washington, D.C., knowingly and willfully failed to pay proper wages to its NEMT drivers across the city. "It is a cruel irony that drivers who help low-income Washingtonians get access to the medical care they need are
7/14/17 - Detroit area doctors, 2 others accused of ripping off Medicare for $132M [Detroit Free Press]
July 13 Five doctors and two others in and around metro Detroit face felony charges in connection with $132 million in fraudulent Medicare claims for medically unnecessary treatments, according to a federal indictment. The allegations, which include accusations of prescribing medically unnecessary opiates to patients, are part of a national taked
7/14/17 - Factions disagree on path to better care [Tahlequah Daily Press, Okla.]
It was another piece of bad news for Senate Republicans' "Better Care Reconciliation Act." Kenneth Gibson of the NeoHealth clinic in Hulbert has suggested "Medicaid for all," and former State Sen. Jim Wilson, member of the NeoHealth board of directors, has said, "We don't really need insurance.
7/14/17 - Former Medicaid chief charges GOP health bill treats congresspersons better than constituents [Chattanooga Times Free Press, Tenn.]
McConnell reveals new health bill; will his GOP support it? Bob Corker, R- Tenn., said Thursday he will support a motion to proceed on the Senate floor next week with Republican leaders' newly revised bill to repeal and replace Obamacare. Corker, who had been critical of the original Senate bill's $172 billion tax cut for the wealthiest Americans,
7/14/17 - Guest column: No question Medicaid is critical
There is no question, Medicaid is critical to people with disabilities in Idaho, writes Lana Gonzales. When my daughter was diagnosed with autism at a very young age I was told that the outlook was grim. It's our personal experience that informs my deep fears about the dangerous cuts proposed in the U.S. Senate's healthcare bill.
7/14/17 - Hawaii Residents, Health Care Leaders Speak Out Against Trumpcare
WASHINGTON, D.C.- In a new video, Senator Mazie K. Hirono, health care leaders from across the state, and the people they serve highlighted the devastating impact that Trumpcare would have on communities across the state. Earlier today, Senate Republicans introduced their latest version of Trumpcare- a bill that would cut hundreds of billions of do
7/14/17 - Health care fraud arrests include some in Michigan, Indiana [South Bend Tribune, Ind.]
July 13 Attorney General Jeff Sessions and the Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price announced the largest health care fraud enforcement action by the Medicare Fraud Strike Force on Thursday. In Indiana, investigations found over $1 million in Medicaid fraud. Cities where investigations took place include Fort Wayne, Kokomo,
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