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2/27/17 -
Unhealthy residents challenge ACA reform
Many North Carolina residents are unhealthy. Many more would enroll in Medicaid if the state had accepted the expansion offered by the federal government. The reason for the losses is directly related to the poor general health of the North Carolina population.
2/27/17 - Researchers believe marijuana could ease opioid epidemic
NEW YORK- After a 12- year battle with debilitating abdominal conditions that forced her to stop working, marijuana has helped Lynn Sabulski feel well enough to look for a job. And another study published in Health Affairs last year found that prescriptions for opioid painkillers such as OxyContin, Vicodin and Percocet paid for by Medicare dropped.
2/26/17 - $18 Million Judgment Entered In Palm Beach Dermatologist Medicare Fraud Lawsuit
The judgment entered against Dr. Marder and his medical practice is $18,017,382.1. Theodore Schiff, a resident of Palm Beach County, FL. Dr. Schiff was represented by Lawrence Klitzman of the Klitzman Law Group, PLLC, and Daniel Miller of the law firm Berger& Montague, PC. After examining a significant number of patients who were seeking a second o
2/26/17 - 13.1 Million Americans Own Medicare Supplement Insurance Reports Association
The number of Americans with Medigap insurance grew 7.5 percent last year according to the American Association for Medicare Supplement Insurance.
2/26/17 - Arkansas in middle of debate about future of Medicaid and Obamacare
Governors were in Washington last week and a prime topic was the future of the Affordable Care Act and, of particular interest in Arkansas, continuing federal support for the expansion of Medicaid under Obamacare. Arkansas is in the middle of the scrum because it's had a highly successful Medicaid expansion that has brought tens of millions of fede
2/26/17 - Black and low-income New Yorkers largely shut out of major academic hospitals
Uninsured and Medicaid patients are also markedly underrepresented at the city's major academic hospitals. Similarly, only 22 percent of New York City's AMC patients had Medicaid and only 1 percent were uninsured, versus corresponding figures of 42 percent and 4 percent at city's non-AMC hospitals. The study was carried out by researchers at City..
2/26/17 - Candace Saldarini, M.D., Director of Medical Strategy, ODH, Inc.? to Present at 10th Annual Medicaid Managed Care Summit, February 28 in Arlington, VA
ODH, Inc.? announced today it will exhibit and speak at the 10th Annual Medicaid Managed Care Summit, February 27-28 at the Sheraton Pentagon City Hotel in Arlington, VA. When: Tuesday, February 28th at 8:00 a.m. EST Where: Sheraton Pentagon City Hotel, 900 S Orme St, Arlington, VA 22204 Co-Presenters: Michael Golinkoff, PhD, MBA, President and C
2/26/17 - Capitol Beats: Medicaid expansion advances; tax plan stalls in Week 7 [The Wichita Eagle]
Willie Dove, R- Bonner Springs, speaking against Medicaid expansion. That's how many Kansas senators voted to override Brownback's veto of an income tax plan, three votes short. Advocates of Medicaid expansion in Kansas had arguably their best week in years.
2/26/17 - EDITORIAL: The governor and the Medicaid expansion [The Akron Beacon Journal]
Feb. 26 John Kasich has been emphatic about preserving the Medicaid expansion. Of late, the governor has been making the case in Washington, where his fellow Republicans in Congress are looking to repeal and revamp the Affordable Care Act. What he faces are Republicans in charge on Capitol Hill eager to implement ideas they long have held for rem
2/26/17 - Health needs could go unfilled if Planned Parenthood funds cut, some say [The Gazette, Cedar Rapids, Iowa]
Feb. 26 Despite protests and a partisan-fueled debate at the statehouse, a bill that would cut funding from Planned Parenthood of the Heartland the state's largest reproductive health care provider is moving closer to Gov. Senate File 2 would discontinue a federal Medicaid waiver that provides millions of dollars in funding to family planning
2/26/17 - Officials: Trump isn't cutting Medicare, Social Security
Administration officials say President Donald Trump has no plans to cut Social Security or Medicare. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin told Fox News Channel's "Sunday Morning Futures" that "we are not touching those now." Asked about potential cuts to the programs on ABC's "This Week," Deputy White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders sa
2/26/17 - Report warns of state money fallout from health law repeal
The Affordable Care Act has two main components for expanding coverage: subsidized private health insurance available in all 50 states, and an optional Medicaid expansion that has been accepted by 31 states and the District of Columbia. A report by the consulting firms Avalere Health and McKinsey& Company concluded that the changes under considerat
2/25/17 - $18 Million Judgment Entered In Palm Beach Dermatologist Medicare Fraud Lawsuit
The judgment entered against Dr. Marder and his medical practice is $18,017,382.1. Theodore Schiff, a resident of Palm Beach County, FL. Dr. Schiff was represented by Lawrence Klitzman of the Klitzman Law Group, PLLC, and Daniel Miller of the law firm Berger& Montague, PC. After examining a significant number of patients who were seeking a second o
2/25/17 - 5 agent jabs at a draft ACA date change [LifeHealthPro]
The agents have sent comments to the Centers for Medicare& Medicaid Services to object to a proposal to have the open enrollment period for commercial individual major medical coverage for 2018 start Nov. 1 and end Dec. 15. The Trump administration and Republicans hope to repeal and replace the ACA. Current regulations call for the open enrollment
2/25/17 - 6 key trends affecting healthcare real estate in 2017 [Gulf Marketing Review (Middle East)]
Republicans have made efforts to repeal the ACA since its enactment, but Congress has not yet acted in 2017 to make significant changes to the law. Republicans have circulated multiple plans to replace the law, and Republican leadership has indicated that a replacement plan should reverse the expansion of Medicaid, strengthen Medicare, and give tax
2/25/17 - AARP Vermont launches campaign to protect Medicare program
BURLINGTON- AARP recently launched a comprehensive campaign to protect Medicare in the face of proposals by some in Congress that would hurt hardworking Vermonters who have paid into the program their entire working lives. In a recent letter to Congress, AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins said: "The average senior, with an annual income of under $25,000 and a
2/25/17 - Democrats, GOP spar over Medicaid reform at govs' meeting
WASHINGTON 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 to finance tax cuts for the wealthy.
2/25/17 - Democrats: GOP Medicaid reform plan is really about tax cuts
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 to finance tax cuts for the wealthy. GOP governors intend to present Congress with a plan that they say would give states more flexibility
2/25/17 - GOP health bill draft would cut Medicaid, emphasize tax credits
The Feb. 10 document follows the broad policy outline released by Republicans last week just before they went home for a Congressional recess. It proposes cuts to federal payments to states that have expanded Medicaid and offers tax credits for people to buy health insurance. The program would also be converted from a federal-state program that pay
2/25/17 - High error rate for Medicaid payments
"Our new Constitution is now established, and has an appearance that promises permanency; but in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes," Benjamin Franklin wrote in 1789. The U.S. Government Accountability Office released more reports last month on the perpetual problem of government payment errors, this time within th
2/25/17 - Medicaid expansion favored
A majority of Kansans are in favor of Medicaid expansion. On Monday, they voted 9-8 to delay debate on a Medicaid expansion bill, a decision that was expected to make further consideration of the bill extremely unlikely this year. Two days later, an identical Medicaid expansion bill was very much alive.
2/25/17 - Medicare proposals worry seniors [The Honolulu Star-Advertiser]
That same vial could cost him about $900 if his Medicare benefits change. O'Neill was among the more than 175 seniors who attended a town hall meeting Friday hosted by advocacy group AARP, which launched a nationwide campaign to protect Medicare from any changes proposed in Congress that would increase costs and put benefits at risk for seniors and
2/25/17 - Protesters converge on U.S. Rep. Randy Hultgren's office
I'm just saying how important these issues are to us, particularly the ACA, Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security. Becker said she has Medicare, but supports others to have access to affordable health care. "I have Medicare, so I'm lucky for a while," Becker said. "
2/25/17 - State uncertain onhealth funding
President Donald Trump and a Republican majority in Congress say they will repeal the Affordable Care Act and replace it in part with a Medicaid block grant plan even conservative Virginia lawmakers fear would punish the state. Congress also must decide by the end of September whether to reauthorize the children's health insurance program that pays
2/24/17 - $18 Million Judgment Entered In Palm Beach Dermatologist Medicare Fraud Lawsuit
The judgment entered against Dr. Marder and his medical practice is $18,017,382.1. Theodore Schiff, a resident of Palm Beach County, FL. Dr. Schiff was represented by Lawrence Klitzman of the Klitzman Law Group, PLLC, and Daniel Miller of the law firm Berger& Montague, PC. After examining a significant number of patients who were seeking a second o
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