Medicaid

    • First Edition: August 3, 2011

      Today's early morning highlights from the major news organizations, including reports about the impact the debt deal might have on health care providers, as well as how the agreement's "super committee" will be charged with finding spending reductions in Medicare, Medicaid and a range of other government programs.

      (Daily Report) Aug 03, 2011

    • Health Care Recommendations From Previous Bipartisan Deficit-Reduction Groups: Document

      The debt-ceiling agreement calls for a bipartisan "super committee." This is not the first effort to find a bipartisan agreement on reducing the federal deficit; here is a guide to the health-care recommendations from four groups.

      (Story) Aug 02, 2011

    • An Unreasonable Expectation…

      As the country has struggled to raise the debt ceiling, there have been periodic expectations that the current fiscal distress would produce the "right environment" to finally reform entitlements -- particularly Medicare. This has seemed quite astounding to me, 15 months before a presidential election year, given the presence of a divided Congress and our highly charged political environment.

      (Story) Aug 02, 2011

    • Different Takes: What's Next For Medicare Cost Controls? Vladeck And Wilensky Offer Their Views

      (Story) Aug 02, 2011

    • An Unreasonable Expectation…

      As the country has struggled to raise the debt ceiling, there have been periodic expectations that the current fiscal distress would produce the "right environment" to finally reform entitlements -- particularly Medicare. This has seemed quite astounding to me, 15 months before a presidential election year, given the presence of a divided Congress and our highly charged political environment.

      (Column) Aug 02, 2011

    • With Clock Ticking, Debt-Deal Moves Toward Finish

      A Senate vote on the package is set for today. The deal itself has left both liberals and conservatives unhappy but clarified both parties' priorities. For Democrats, it was protecting Medicaid and Social Security. For Republicans, preventing tax increases.

      (Daily Report) Aug 02, 2011

    • Debt Deal Triggers Nerves In Health Industry; Providers Brace For Cuts

      Physicians, hospitals, nursing homes and home health care providers are all bracing for pain as the debt-ceiling agreement kicks in.

      (Daily Report) Aug 02, 2011

    • N.Y. Brothers Earn $1 Million With Medicaid-Financed Business

      The New York Times details a the expensive lifestyle of two men from Brooklyn who earned nearly $1 million a year running a Medicaid-financed nonprofit organization serving the developmentally disabled. Meanwhile, in Florida, state officials submitted their plans for converting Medicaid to a managed care program.

      (Daily Report) Aug 02, 2011

    • Editorials Dissect Debt Deal, Contraception, HSAs, Long-Term Care

      A selection of ediorials from around the country.

      (Daily Report) Aug 02, 2011

    • Debt Deal Raises Concerns For States

      State officials worry that federal funding for health and other programs could be squeezed by the special congressional committee that will hammer out further spending cuts.

      (Daily Report) Aug 02, 2011