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The poor often rely on expensive emergency care, and the cost is passed on to all consumers.
The House and Senate Public Health committees met today to hear updates on the "private option" plan for expanding healthcare coverage.
The myth is that the U.S. should be doing a better job of preparing underprivileged high school students, so they can win scholarships to Yale, Harvard and other top schools.
A Republican member of the Arizona House who supports GOP Gov. Jan Brewer's push to expand Medicaid received an obscene and threatening voicemail at her office, a sign that the rancorous debate over embracing a signature component of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul in the state is far from over.
Arkansas Medicaid officials say the state will submit its request to use federal money to purchase private insurance for thousands of low-income residents by August.
Gov. Paul LePage handed down an instant veto Thursday, minutes after the Senate gave final passage to a bill that links repayment of Maine's hospital debt to an expansion of the state's Medicaid program.
The North Carolina Senate gave initial approval Wednesday to a state budget proposal after a fierce partisan debate in which Democrats accused the plan's Republican authors of choosing tax reductions over restoring cuts to education, health and rural development.
Governor Jan Brewer at a recent rally to push for the expansion of the Medicaid program as allowable under Obamacare.
States still mired in the fight over the Obamacare Medicaid expansion are starting to give up on their first year of full funding - and it's unclear whether they would be able to tap into the money before 2015.
About 17,000 Californians with serious medical problems will be moved from a state-run stopgap health insurance program to a federal plan starting in July, ensuring they will have no break in medical coverage until the national health care reforms kick in next year, state officials announced this week.
More than half of doctors' offices and 80% of hospitals that provide Medicare or Medicaid will have electronic health records by the end of the year, the Department of Health and Human Services announced Wednesday.
Russell County citizens should be cautious of callers claiming to represent Medicare or Medicaid, due to a foreign scam which has increasingly targeted elderly residents during the past two months, according to the Russell County Sheriff's Office.
Like most states in the country, New Hampshire is having a difficult time answering the question about whether to expand Medicaid coverage.
Gov. Rick Perry gets most of the credit or blame, depending on your point of view, for Texas' refusal to expand Medicaid.
That's the conclusion of Deloitte Consulting, a technology firm that's helping to set up the Kentucky Health Benefit Exchange.
An audit of the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services says it has failed to fully test a new $484 million computer system scheduled to begin processing Medicaid claims on July 1. The report issued by the office of State Auditor Beth Wood raises serious questions about the process used to affirm the complex NCTracks software will be ... (more)
Get a hip replaced at Olympia Medical Center in Los Angeles, and Medicare will pay the small, doctor-owned hospital $15,585, or about 13% of what Olympia charged in the bills it submitted.