Medicaid

    • Seniors Step Up Efforts To Protect Against Cuts To Medicare

      With reductions in Medicare spending on the table in the debt-ceiling negotiations, the AARP is taking aggressive steps to defend the program.

      (Daily Report) Jul 14, 2011

    • Medicaid Cuts Raise Physician Ire In Puerto Rico

      Also in Medicaid news: In Alabama, an examination of pharmacy receipts leads to reduced costs. But in Texas, some hospital systems are bracing for the impact of Medicaid cuts currently under discussion in the debt-ceiling talks.

      (Daily Report) Jul 14, 2011

    • Exchanges: Critical Piece Of Health Law Implementation

      News outlets also are reporting on physician interest in care coordination and a GOP proposal to change the Medicaid eligibility calculations to prevent a reported 3 million early retirees from becoming eligible in 2014.

      (Daily Report) Jul 14, 2011

    • Medicaid's Moment (Guest Opinion)

      While Democrats are effusive in their praise of Medicare, their silence in response to public attacks on Medicaid has been deafening. All the more important, then, is the study released this month by the National Bureau of Economic Research. It makes the job even easier.

      (Daily Report) Jul 14, 2011

    • First Edition: July 14, 2011

      Today's early morning highligths from the major news organizations, including reports about how tempers are flaring in the midst of debt-ceiling negotiations.

      (Daily Report) Jul 14, 2011

    • Medicaid's Moment (Guest Opinion)

      While Democrats are effusive in their praise of Medicare, their silence in response to public attacks on Medicaid has been deafening. All the more important, then, is the study released this month by the National Bureau of Economic Research. It makes the job even easier.

      (Column) Jul 13, 2011

    • Rising Health Care Curve Won’t Bend, Even for Obama

      A forthcoming report from the Congressional Budget Office shows that more than two dozen demonstrations projects launched by Medicare and Medicaid over the past decade have failed to stop the upward march of health care costs. But health care policy experts say the findings paint too gloomy a picture.

      (Story) Jul 13, 2011

    • Hopes Dim For Debt-Limit Deal

      As President Barack Obama issued dire warnings about what will happen if lawmakers fail to raise the debt ceiling, one GOP leader advanced a "last-choice option" to avoid the consequences of failing to come to terms on a deficit-reduction package.

      (Daily Report) Jul 13, 2011

    • Health Interests Dislike Proposed Medicare And Medicaid Cuts

      While lawmakers continue efforts to come to terms in the debt-ceiling negotiations, health interests ranging from public and teaching hospitals to the drug industry are making their positions known.

      (Daily Report) Jul 13, 2011

    • State Roundup: N.H.'s Planned Parenthood Funding Dilemma

      News outlets examine a variety of state health policy issues.

      (Daily Report) Jul 13, 2011