Medicaid

    • Debt-Ceiling Negotiations Stall

      A top Republican walks away from the bargaining table. Meanwhile, during a Senate Finance Committee hearing, a former Clinton administration official testified that the current budget crisis is not being caused by Medicare and Medicaid costs, but by inadequate revenue and the sluggish economy.

      (Daily Report) Jun 24, 2011

    • Research Roundup: Revamping Public Health Law; Pay-For-Performance

      This week's studies come from Health Affairs, the Archives of Surgery, The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Institute of Medicine, The American Journal of Public Health and The Employment Benefit Research Institute.

      (Daily Report) Jun 24, 2011

    • As States Approach New Budget Years, Many Will Be Cutting Medicaid

      States have taken a variety of trims, from stopping payments for circumcisions in Colorado to reducing payments for rehabilitation services in Kansas to increased co-payments in California.

      (Daily Report) Jun 24, 2011

    • First Edition: June 24, 2011

      Today's early morning highlights from the major news organizations, including reports about how the Supreme Court sided with drug makers in two decisions.

      (Daily Report) Jun 24, 2011

    • Tensions Rise In Bipartisan Debt-Ceiling Negotiations

      Both Democrats and Republicans appear to be increasingly entrenched on key issues, including changes to entitlement programs like Medicare.

      (Daily Report) Jun 23, 2011

    • State Roundup: N.Y. And Union Reach Deal On Benefits

      News outlets report on a variety of state health policy issues.

      (Daily Report) Jun 23, 2011

    • Middle-Class Early Retirees May Be Eligible For Medicaid In 2014

      As a result of the health law, many early retirees may in 2014 be eligible for Medicaid, the federal-state health insurance program for the poor. This expansion, which is being termed a "glitch" and is drawing significant Republican reaction, could mean that early retirees with household incomes up to $64,000 would qualify.

      (Daily Report) Jun 22, 2011

    • Viewpoints: Medicare And Politics; Concerns About AARP; Medicaid's Future

      A selection of opinions and editorials from around the country.

      (Daily Report) Jun 22, 2011

    • Debt-Reduction Package Continues To Take Shape

      Senate Budget Committee Chairman Kent Conrad, D-N.D., said the goal of trimming $2 trillion from the federal budget in the next 10 years will not be enough to change the rate of growth of the nation's debt. In the background, negotiators continue to "bear down" on the remaining "serious" issues.

      (Daily Report) Jun 22, 2011

    • First Edition: June 22, 2011

      Today's early morning highlights from the major news organizations, including an exclusive AP report detailing a "twist" in the health law that would allow millions of middle class Americans -- mainly early retirees -- access to Medicaid.

      (Daily Report) Jun 22, 2011