Medicaid

    • Obama's Medicare 'Doc Fix' Under Fire

      In his 2012 budget, the president proposed a two-year, $54 billion solution to stop the scheduled cuts to doctors who treat Medicare patients. The plan draws on savings from a variety of sources, including states, drug makers – even power wheelchair retailers.

      (Daily Report) Feb 15, 2011

    • First Edition: February 15, 2011

      Today's early morning highlights from the major news organizations, including reports about the health portion of the President's budget blueprint along with the politics that accompany it

      (Daily Report) Feb 15, 2011

    • An Irresponsible Roll Of The Dice

      The president chose to submit a profoundly unserious budget. There’s no entitlement reform to close the long-term fiscal gap. There’s no tax reform. There are some minor cuts to marginal programs for show. But, overall, it’s very much a business-as-usual budget, with a few new and expensive long-term commitments thrown in for good measure. It’s like the president and his team woke up after the mid-term election with a bad case of political amnesia.

      (Column) Feb 14, 2011

    • Obama’s Medicare 'Doc Fix' Under Fire

      In his 2012 budget, the president proposed a two-year, $54 billion solution to stop the scheduled cuts to doctors who treat Medicare patients. The plan draws on savings from a variety of sources, including states, drug makers – even power wheelchair retailers.

      (Story) Feb 14, 2011

    • President's Budget Challenge: Show Fiscal Discipline While Funding Health Law's Implementation

      President Barack Obama's budget plan includes a two-year Medicare "doc-fix" that uses heavy cuts in other health payments to stave-off a scheduled 25 percent reduction in Medicare physician reimbursements. Meanwhile, news outlets also report the plan "avoids" tackling entitlement spending.

      (Daily Report) Feb 14, 2011

    • State Roundup: Calif. Adult Day Care; S.C.'s Budget Cuts; Minn. 'Boomer Bust'

      States included in today's roundup are: California, Minnesota, Arizona and South Carolina.

      (Daily Report) Feb 14, 2011

    • Questcor's Pricing Issue

      The Wall Street Journal reports on the difficulties the drug is facing in terms of its pricing within the Medicaid program.

      (Daily Report) Feb 14, 2011

    • Column: The Politics Of Scarcity

      The nation's leaders must slog through the complexities and ideologies of the current political landscape in order to craft solutions that will shore up the American safety net and protect its weakest citizens.

      (Daily Report) Feb 14, 2011

    • First Edition: February 14, 2011

      Today's early morning highlights from the major news organizations, including reports about what President Obama's budget proposal does and does not include.

      (Daily Report) Feb 14, 2011

    • The Politics Of Scarcity

      The nation's leaders must slog through the complexities and ideologies of the current political landscape in order to craft solutions that will shore up the American safety net and protect its weakest citizens.

      (Column) Feb 11, 2011