Medicaid

    • Obama Budget Draws GOP Criticism For Not Taking On Entitlements

      Although reports indicate President Barack Obama's proposed budget would reduce the deficit by more than $1 trillion over 10 years, it did not offer major changes to Medicare, Medicaid or Social Security — which total about 40 percent of federal spending.

      (Daily Report) Feb 15, 2011

    • Medicare Pay Cut For Docs Already Drawing Fire

      Critics said the method used in the budget blueprint would cause serious problems. But some news reports indicate the inclusion of this Medicare "doc fix" would help build support within the physician community for the president's health care agenda.

      (Daily Report) Feb 15, 2011

    • Viewpoints: Budget Disappointment; Supporting CLASS Act; Health Law's Medicaid 'Mess'

      A collection of viewpoints from around the country, especially focused today on the president's budget.

      (Daily Report) Feb 15, 2011

    • Medicaid's Home Health Challenges

      Politico reports on the difficulties involved in Medicaid's effort to shift away from its bias toward institutionalized care.

      (Daily Report) Feb 15, 2011

    • Roundup: States Grapple With High Health Costs, Medicaid Squeeze

      A roundup of stories about health care, especially Medicaid, from around the country.

      (Daily Report) Feb 15, 2011

    • Graham Plans Health Law Opt-Out Legislation For States

      Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., said Monday he would introduce legislation in the Senate to "free states" from the overhaul's mandates, including provisions requiring individuals and businesses to buy health coverage as well as the law's Medicaid expansions.

      (Daily Report) Feb 15, 2011

    • Column: 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.

      (Daily Report) Feb 15, 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.

      (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