Medicaid

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Feds ban some Medicare providers in crackdown

MIAMI (AP) — For the first time in history, federal health officials said Friday they will ban certain types of Medicare and Medicaid providers in three high-fraud cities from enrolling in the tax-payer funded programs […]

07/26/2013

Medicaid

Podiatrists, dentists must be covered

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – California lawmakers improperly stopped funding certain medical services that rural and other specialized health clinics provided to low-income residents under the state’s Medicaid program, a federal appeals court ruled Friday. A […]

07/05/2013

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. (Photo credit: U.S. Department of Health & Human Services)

‘Obamacare’ countdown gets under way

WASHINGTON (AP) — Fewer than 100 days before uninsured Americans can sign up for coverage, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said Monday the administration is gearing up with new call centers, a revamped […]

06/24/2013

Doctor

Newly insured to deepen primary care doctor gap

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Getting face time with the family doctor could soon become even harder. A shortage of primary care physicians in some parts of the country is expected to worsen as millions of […]

06/22/2013

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Gov’t report: Smooth launch unsure for health law

WASHINGTON (AP) — There’s no guarantee that President Barack Obama’s health care law will launch smoothly and on time, congressional investigators say in the first in-depth independent look at its progress. But in a report […]

06/18/2013

Affordable care act

Lawmakers expand Medicaid in final budget

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – The state Legislature on Saturday passed a major piece of the federal Affordable Care Act, opting to expand Medicaid to 1.4 million low-income Californians, as it rushed to meet its deadline […]

06/15/2013

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Providers: Medi-Cal cuts will limit health access

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Health care providers rallying at the Capitol on Tuesday warned that a Central Valley medical center could shut down and doctors throughout California could stop accepting Medicaid patients if a state […]

06/04/2013

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Tips to keep your loved one out of a nursing home

How to handle elder family members without putting them in nursing homes. Money 101 guest host Ron Kilgore talks with Lora King, author of “Stolen,” about Alzheimer’s, and with Susan Geffen, a gerontologist, elder law […]

06/03/2013

Ranbaxy Laboratories, Indian pharmaceutical company. (AP Photo)

Drug manufacturer agrees to $500 million penalty

WASHINGTON (AP) — A subsidiary of an Indian pharmaceutical company has agreed to pay $500 million fines and civil penalties for selling adulterated drugs and lying about tests to federal regulators, the Justice Department said […]

05/13/2013

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Brown, Democrats wrangle over Medicaid expansion

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California was an early booster of President Barack Obama’s health care reform law and was the first state to authorize a health insurance exchange in 2010. It also was quick to […]

05/05/2013

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States fear loss of health care aid

WASHINGTON (AP) — Thousands of people with serious medical problems are in danger of losing coverage under President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul because of cost overruns, state officials say. At risk is the Pre-Existing […]

05/03/2013

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States fear loss of health care aid

WASHINGTON (AP) — Thousands of people with serious medical problems are in danger of losing coverage under President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul because of cost overruns, state officials say. At risk is the Pre-Existing […]

05/03/2013

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