Medicaid

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Under fire, ‘Obamacare’ going live – with glitches

WASHINGTON (AP) – Contentious from its conception, President Barack Obama’s health care law has survived the Supreme Court, a battle for the White House and rounds of budget brinkmanship. Now comes the ultimate test: the […]

09/30/2013

Affordable care act

Calif. becomes laboratory for Affordable Care Act

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A national health policy nonprofit on Thursday announced it is making California the focal point of a long-term research project to examine whether the Affordable Care Act lives up to expectations […]

09/26/2013

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Health law could overwhelm addiction services

CHICAGO (AP) — It has been six decades since doctors concluded that addiction was a disease that could be treated, but today the condition still dwells on the fringes of the medical community. Only 1 […]

09/11/2013

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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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