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Alabama on the fence about taking money for Medicaid

Sep 18, 2012
Alabama joins a slew of lawmakers who are ambivalent about taking funds from the Fed to cover the millions more people who will become eligible for Medicaid under Obamacare.
Posted In: health care, medicaid, Affordable Care Act

Employers embrace wellness plans

Sep 17, 2012
More employers, public and private, are including wellness plans in their benefits to help employees become more fit, lowering health insurance costs.
Posted In: health care

Massachusetts and the high price of health care

Sep 11, 2012
Six years after sweeping health care reform, Massachusetts is still struggling to lower the cost of care.
Posted In: health care insurance, health care, Massachusetts, health care reform law

Health care expert changes mind on vouchers program

Aug 31, 2012
A former supporter and architect of the Medicare vouchers program explains why he's now opposed to the program, which Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney supports.
Posted In: health care, Medicare, Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan, vouchers

Walmart arms itself with vaccines

Aug 23, 2012
The giant discounter will soon begin offering a slew of shots aimed at boosting its health care business.
Posted In: Walmart, vaccine, health care

Obama administration takes initiative against health care fraud

Jul 26, 2012
Attorney General Eric Holder and Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius are spearheading an effort to fight against health care fraud by teaming up with private insurers.
Posted In: health care, fraud

Who gets Medicaid and who doesn't?

Jul 24, 2012
It's supposed to be a health care program for the poor. But over the years, the definition of poor has changed.
Posted In: medicaid, health care

Texas opts out of key health care reform provisions

Jul 10, 2012
It's been almost two weeks since the Supreme Court ruled President Obama's health care overhaul constitutional. Today Texas Governor Rick Perry has officially announced his plans to opt out of the Medicaid expansion and insurance exchanges included in the Affordable Care Act.
Posted In: texas, health care, Rick Perry, Affordable Care Act

WellPoint gears up for Medicaid bonanza

Jul 9, 2012
The giant health insurer will acquire competitor Amerigroup Corp. for nearly $5 billion in a bid for more Medicaid business.
Posted In: health insurance, health care, WellPoint, medicaid

A week after Supreme Court decision, Americans still divided

Jul 5, 2012
It's been exactly a week since the Supreme Court announced that President Obama's healthcare overhaul is constitutional. Have Americans shifted their view of the law?
Posted In: health care, Affordable Care Act, Barack Obama

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