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10/20/18 - Candidates weigh grocery tax, Medicaid at Nampa forum
State Senator: Democrat Chelle Gluch is challenging incumbent Republican Todd Lakey. State Representative, Position B: Democrat Chris Ho is challenging incumbent Republican Gary E. Collins. The candidates gathered Tuesday night at Nampa City Hall for a forum hosted by the Idaho Press and CBS 2 News.
10/20/18 - DarioHealth Appoints Glen D. Moller, Healthcare Executive, Investor and Former CEO of ArroHealth, to Its Board of Directors [Palestine News Network]
DarioHealth Corp., a leading global digital health company with mobile health and big data solutions, announced today that Glen Moller has joined the Company`s Board of Directors. Prior to ArroHealth, Mr. Moller served as Chief Executive Officer for Medicare of Centene Corporation, a Fortune 100 healthcare enterprise. Before Fidelis, Mr. Moller was
10/20/18 - Forum on Medicaid expansion coming to Arlington
A town-hall meeting focused on upcoming changes to Virginia's Medicaid coverage will be held on Friday, Oct. 26 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Arlington Department of Human Services, 2100 Washington Blvd.. The meeting will feature Dr. Jennifer Lee, director of the Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services, who will explain how the expansion will
10/20/18 - House candidates differ on Medicaid, prisons [The Anniston Star, Ala.]
Randy Wood, R-Saks, it's usually the duty of a lawmaker to bend to the will of the people. Arnold-Swindle and Wood are vying for the District 36 seat in the Alabama House of Representatives. The winner in the Nov. 6 midterms will represent a House district that wraps around Anniston like a shepherd's crook, taking in parts of Golden Springs and the
10/20/18 - Independence Blue Cross Helps Seniors Enroll in Medicare Plans
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10/20/18 - Medicaid expansion would hurt poor
What would Medicaid expansion accomplish? All one must do to rise above the proposed income threshold is work 40 hours per week at $7.77 per hour, below what McDonald's pays. Of those newly enrolled through Medicaid expansion in Montana and Nevada, 60 percent do not work.
10/20/18 - Medicaid myths around
Joni Albrecht of Thurston stated in a letter to the editor that if we expand Medicaid that critical services to the disabled and poor would have to be cut along with other state institutions. Several independent studies, including one from the University of Nebraska at Kearney, have found that by not expanding Medicaid to 90,000 working Nebraskans
10/20/18 - Medicaid work and service rules closer to becoming law Comment period for controversial Medicaid work requirements ends Saturday
But the application for the federal approval of the conditions placed on coverage, which were necessary to garner enough votes in the General Assembly to expand Medicaid, won't be submitted until Nov. 4. An analysis by the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission, the General Assembly's policy analysis arm, estimated that about 120,000 enrolle
10/20/18 - National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare Endorses Abigail Spanberger for VA-07
The campaign of Abigail Spanberger, a Democrat running for election in Virginia's 7th Congressional District, issued the following campaign news release:. Today, the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare, one of the nation's largest organizations solely committed to protecting benefits for seniors, proudly endorsed Abigail...
10/20/18 - Rep. Smith: Medicare Enrollment Is Open Now
In order to guide Nebraska's seniors through this sometimes difficult process, my office will conduct our annual Senior Services Fairs in Scottsbluff and Grand Island. The Scottsbluff Senior Services Fair will take place at the Lied Scottsbluff Public Library located at 1809 3rd Avenue from 9:30 a.m. to noon on November 14th. The Grand Island Senio
10/20/18 - Rep. Waters Issues Statement on GOP Plan to Cut Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid
Maxine Waters, D- California, issued the following statement on GOP efforts to slash Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid due to the federal deficit:. "Like so many Americans across this country, I was utterly appalled to learn that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is once again proposing devastating cuts to Social Security, Medicare and M
10/20/18 - Standing at United Memorial Medical Center in Batavia, Schumer Urges Administration to Reverse Dramatic Cut to Upstate New York's Rural Hospitals
Charles E. Schumer, D- New York, issued the following news release:. Standing at the United Memorial Medical Center hospital in Batavia, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today called on the Department of Health and Human Services and Centers for Medicare& Medicaid Services to reverse course and eliminate dramatic cuts to Upstate New York's rural hos
10/20/18 - Texas Democrats Condemn Washington Republicans' Push to Cut Medicare and Social Security to Pay for Tax Cut for the Rich
This week, Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell resumed the attack on hard-working Texans by pushing the idea that to address the ballooning debt and deficit, they would cut Medicare and Social Security. "In an irresponsible giveaway to corporations and wealthy campaign donors, Texas Republicans all voted in lock-step for their tax gi
10/20/18 - Truth in state contracting an issue in $342 million computer deal
The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette's Andy Davis reported today on a huge piece of state business I'd been following- A $342 million seven-year contract the Human Services Department has decided to award to Deloitte Consulting to manage Medicaid and other welfare benefit enrollment over seven years. Deloitte had a disastrous rollout of a similar system i
10/20/18 - Veteran thankful for the help from Sherrod Brown's office
I, William Bevan, a U.S. Navy Korean Veteran with a VA Healthcare enrollee service connected member card and Medicare Part A card only got the help I needed because of Brown's office. They checked my heart and Dover Hospital sent me to Aultman Hospital in Canton, Ohio by Smith Ambulance. When I checked into the hospital at Dover, I showed my VA car
10/20/18 - We must expand Medicaid
My family and I are experiencing and using the highest levels of the American healthcare system. Our son suffered a debilitating brain trauma on August 31, 2018. Our lives have all been indelibly altered.
10/19/18 - Catholic Life Insurance Launches First Digital Medicare Supplement Insurance Application
Catholic Life Insurance, one of the top 10 largest fraternal life insurers in the nation, announced today the launch of its new digital Medicare Supplement insurance application. The application, using Ensurem's innovative Medigap EZ-App platform, is the first 100% online application for Medicare Supplement insurance, and Catholic Life Insurance is
10/19/18 - Cost Plans for Medicare to end, experts say there are still options [Austin Daily Herald, Minn.]
"The cost plan was the most popular selling plan available in many counties in Minnesota." If someone was affected, they would need to to enroll in new Medicare coverage for 2019, according to the Minnesota Commerce Department. In Minnesota, Cost Plans are offered by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota, HealthPartners and Medica and were offere
10/19/18 - Doctor Admits To Her Role In $2.5M Medicaid Fraud Scheme To Patients In Fairfield County
Juliet Jacob, formerly of Bridgeport, pleaded guilty this week in Bridgeport District Court to one count of health care fraud stemming from a scheme that lasted several years. Beginning in January 2012, Jacob and another person operated Traditional Development and Training and It Takes A Promise in Bridgeport. As part of her guilty plea, Jacob also
10/19/18 - Doctor from raided Riverside clinic has faced scrutiny before [Dayton Daily News, Ohio]
Oct. 19 RIVERSIDE Agents from drug distribution and Medicaid fraud enforcement agencies raided a Riverside medical facility Thursday, turning away patients and leaving open to speculation just what exactly investigators hoped to find in the boxes they removed from the practice. The U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio is the lead inv
10/19/18 - Early Retirees, Manage Income to Snare a Health Insurance Subsidy
Taking early retirement? Here's how to lower health insurance premiums until you're eligible for Medicare.
10/19/18 - EDITORIAL: Dial's Medicaid advice for Alabama [The Anniston Star, Ala.]
Oct. 19 Thus far, 33 states have expanded Medicaid coverage under the Affordable Care Act, providing thousands of lower-income Americans access to health insurance, but Alabama hasn't. Dial, a former brigadier general in the Alabama National Guard, didn't skewer Republicans for their intransigence. Kay Ivey or endorse Democratic gubernatorial can
10/19/18 - Fact checking the South Carolina governor's debate on taxes, Medicaid, rankings
In Wednesday night s first debate of the South Carolina governor s race, Republican incumbent Henry McMaster and Democratic challenger James Smith threw out several claims about the state and each other s records. Smith claimed that South Carolina is now the 33rd best state to do business, while North Carolina and Georgia are 8th and 9th.
10/19/18 - FBI, DEA among federal, state agents in raid of Riverside medical facility [Dayton Daily News, Ohio]
Oct. 18 RIVERSIDE Federal agents removed stacks of boxes today during a raid at the Dayton Outpatient Center in Riverside. The Ohio Medicaid Fraud Control Unit of the Ohio Attorney General's Office joined FBI and DEA agents at the facility, 1010 Woodman Drive, beginning around 9:30 a.m.. The U.S. Attorney's Office is the lead investigator in th
10/19/18 - Feds charge Northwest Ambulance Services owner in health care fraud scheme [Governance, Risk & Compliance Monitor Worldwide]
An owner of a local ambulance services company was indicted by a federal grand jury Wednesday on 11 counts of health care fraud and one count of conspiracy to commit health care fraud, according to the U.S. Attorney`s office. Basil N. Ubanwa, 60, of Crown Point, is accused of executing a scheme to obtain hundreds of thousands of dollars in fraudule
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