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With new year, Medicaid takes on a broader health-care role

News from Washington Post: Medicaid embarks on a massive transformation Wednesday — from a safety-net program for the most vulnerable to a broad-based one that finds itself at the front lines of the continuing political and ideological battle over the Affordable Care Act. Already the nation’s largest health-care program, Medicaid is being expanded and reshaped [...]

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In Medicaid, a New Health-Care Fight

News from Wall Street Journal: By LOUISE RADNOFSKY Employers in several states are bracing for higher health-care costs as some governors, worried about the impact on state budgets from the federal overhaul, resist a planned Medicaid expansion. Brandon Thibodeaux for The Wall Street Journal Employers of mainly low-wage employees, such as this Mooyah burger restaurant [...]

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GOP Governors Deny The Poor Health Care In Opposing Obamacare’s Medicaid … – Huffington Post

News from GOP Governors Deny The Poor Health Care In Opposing Obamacare’s Medicaid … – Huffington Post: Texas Gov. Rick Perry, right, and Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal in De Witt, Iowa, Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2011. Both Republican governors — along with those in Oklahoma, Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia, South Carolina, South Dakota and Maine — have [...]

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Walmart’s New Health Care Policy Shifts Burden To Medicaid, Obamacare

News from Huffington Post: Walmart, the nation’s largest private employer, plans to begin denying health insurance to newly hired employees who work fewer than 30 hours a week, according to a copy of the company’s policy obtained by The Huffington Post. Under the policy, slated to take effect in January, Walmart also reserves the right [...]

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Mary Fallin, Oklahoma Governor, Rejects Medicaid Expansion, Health Insurance …

News from Huffington Post: Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin (R) joined a growing list of governors refusing to carry out key parts of President Barack Obama’s health care law Monday. Oklahoma is the latest state to reject two key……….. continues on Huffington Post. Continue Reading … Related News:

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SD health care providers urge Medicaid expansion

News from Seattle Post Intelligencer: PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — Now that President Barack Obama’s re-election has cleared the way for the full implementation of his health care law, doctors and hospitals in South Dakota are urging the state to expand its Medicaid program so thousands of additional low-income residents can receive coverage. But Gov. Continue [...]

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Health care for all: Expanding Medicaid would save lives, suffering and money

News from Pittsburgh Post Gazette: By Dr. Christopher M. Hughes One of the most common questions I get asked about the new health care law concerns how expanding health insurance coverage to millions of low-income families through Medicaid will affect those who already have insurance. “What will all of those new people with access to [...]

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Expanding Medicaid cuts death rates, study finds

News from msnbc.com: State expansions of the Medicaid health insurance program for poor Americans reduced adult mortality rates by more than 6 percent compared with states that did not broaden eligibility for their plans, according to a study released on Wednesday. Don’t miss these Health stories Killers’ parents become instant pariahs Like the parents of [...]

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In Health Care Ruling, Vast Implications for Medicaid

News from New York Times: ENGLAND, Ark. — As a construction worker and logger, Bryan L. Mashburn does what he describes as “backbreaking, muscle-pulling work,” laying concrete foundations for water towers and felling 3,000-pound trees. He has no health insurance, and he tried to avoid going to doctors when he crushed a finger on one [...]

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As US health care changes near, state’s Medicaid costs still unknown

News from Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: By Guy Boulton of the Journal Sentinel March 10, 2012 5:45 p.m. Whether federal health care reform will require Wisconsin to spend more or less money on Medicaid should be a fairly simple question nearly two years after Congress passed the historic law. Apparently it isn’t. And hundreds of millions [...]

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