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10/25/17 - AIDS Foundation of Chicago and Legal Council for Health Justice Statement on Medicaid Hepatitis C Treatment Restrictions
The AIDS Foundation of Chicago and Legal Council for Health Justice are appalled to learn the state of Illinois was given a "D-" grade in the National Viral Hepatitis Roundtable and the Center for Health Law Policy Innovation of Harvard Law School's interactive report grading the nation's Medicaid programs on their access to treatments for hepatiti
10/25/17 - Anthem tops 3Q profit expectations, hikes 2017 forecast
Anthem trumped Wall Street third-quarter profit expectations and pushed its 2017 forecast higher, as the health insurer continued to sell more coverage to Medicare customers and employers who need more than just benefit management. The Blue Cross-Blue Shield insurer said Wednesday that it now expects full-year adjusted earnings to range between $11
10/25/17 - Changing the face and stigma of addiction treatment
Familylinks in East Liberty is one local treatment provider that does accept Medicaid, and it has a residential facility that offers long term and short term- 30 days or less- rehabilitation for women that even allows single mothers to have their children stay with them. During Familylinks' Recovery Days celebratory event in September, CEO F?
10/25/17 - Court Orders Home Health Care Company to Pay United States Nearly $2 Million in Damages in False Claims Case
A federal judge has entered a verdict in favor of the United States and against Dynamic Visions, Inc., and awarded the government $1.98 million in a False Claims Act case, in which the United States demonstrated that employees of the home health care company repeatedly and routinely falsified records to obtain funds from Medicaid. The award was ann
10/25/17 - DEB TAYLOR: You might be the target of a Medicare scam if?
It's the most wonderful time of the year, Medicare Open Enrollment! Of course, this isn't true. We all know the pain and confusion that is Medicare and so do the scammers out there that are trying to separate Medicare recipients from their money.
10/25/17 - Get the most from Medicare By Taylor Tepper
Bernie Sanders, the independent from Vermont, has proposed a Medicare For All universal health care system devoid of premiums and copayments, today's Medicare is not free. In fact, a 65- year-old couple retiring today will face $275,000 in medical bills during retirement, according to Fidelity. "Medicare B and D rates are based on your modified ad
10/25/17 - Governor calls for Medicaid expansion to help cover children's health insurance
ROANOKE- Virginia lawmakers will need to rethink their resistance to Medicaid expansion as federal funds that pay for children's health care disappear, the governor said Tuesday. Virginia passed on opportunities during the Obama administration to expand Medicaid coverage, as encouraged by the Affordable Care Act. Further, Congress has yet to reauth
10/25/17 - Head of Camden Nonprofit Sentenced to 70 Months in Prison for Defrauding Medicaid, Embezzling Over $1.5 Million
The U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey, William E. Fitzpatrick, issued the following news release:. The executive director of a nonprofit provider of mental health services to Camden's poorest residents was sentenced today to 70 months in prison for defrauding New Jersey Medicaid by using unqualified people to treat Medicaid recipients an
10/25/17 - Higgins bill would pave path to Medicare for all [The Buffalo News, N.Y.]
Brian Higgins may be known mostly for his effort to revive Buffalo's waterfront, but now he's taking on a much larger task: fixing the nation's health care system. The way to do it, the Buffalo Democrat said Tuesday, would be opening up Medicare so any American shopping for health insurance could buy into what's now America's public health plan f
10/25/17 - Maine citizens to have say on Medicaid expansion Gov. LePage has vetoed legislative efforts five times
On Nov. 7, the people of Maine will vote on whether or not to expand Medicaid through a citizen's initiative question, giving voters a final say by possibly circumventing the governor's prior refusals after legislators failed to override his previous vetoes. If passed, Maine would join 32 other states, including the District of Columbia, that have
10/25/17 - McAuliffe calls for Medicaid expansion Governor calls for Medicaid expansion to cover children's health insurance
Virginia lawmakers will need to rethink their resistance to Medicaid expansion as federal funds that pay for children's health care disappear, the governor said on Tuesday. Virginia passed on opportunities during the Obama administration to expand Medicaid coverage, as encouraged by the Affordable Care Act. Further, Congress has yet to reauthorize.
10/25/17 - McAuliffe calls for Medicaid expansion
Virginia lawmakers will need to rethink their resistance to Medicaid expansion as federal funds that pay for children's health care disappear, the governor said on Tuesday. Virginia passed on opportunities during the Obama administration to expand Medicaid coverage, as encouraged by the Affordable Care Act. Further, Congress has yet to reauthorize.
10/25/17 - Medicaid Heritage Health open enrollment begins Nov. 1
LINCOLN- Open enrollment for Nebraskans who receive their health coverage through Medicaid's Heritage Health managed care delivery system will begin Nov. 1 and end Dec.15. Heritage Health combines physical health, behavioral health and pharmacy programs into a single coordinated system for Medicaid and Children's Health Insurance Program clients.
10/25/17 - Ohio Democrats propose single-payer health care [The Blade, Toledo, Ohio]
Oct. 24 COLUMBUS Even as the Republican-controlled General Assembly has moved to restrict Ohio's expansion of Medicaid, a pair of Democratic lawmakers Tuesday proposed a single-payer health-care system that would be funded by state taxpayers. Teresa Fedor and Bernadine Kennedy-Kent said they are hoping to start a conversation in Ohio about...
10/25/17 - President Claims He Supports Idea, But Has Failed to Make Good on Campaign Promise
Peter Welch introduced The Medicare Drug Price Negotiation Act of 2017 to direct the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services to negotiate lower prices for prescription drugs under Medicare Part Da proposal that President Donald Trump said he backs and that 92% of the American people support. Ranking Member Cummings: "Before and a
10/25/17 - Rep. Ben R. Lujan (D-NM) News Release
-Congressman Ben Ray Lujan and U.S. Senator Brian Schatz today introduced the State Public Option Act, bicameral legislation to create a Medicaid-based public health care option on the insurance marketplace, which will provide Americans with a new high-quality, low-cost choice when purchasing health insurance. The bill already has more than 35 cosp
10/25/17 - Rep. Dina Titus (D-NV) News Release
Dina Titus of Nevada's First Congressional District co-sponsored the Medicaid Public Option Act, legislation to give states the ability to allow residents to buy into Medicaid programs on state exchanges. "While Republicans continue to disrupt the health care sector by manufacturing chaos and rattling insurance markets, this legislation serves as
10/25/17 - Rep. Higgins Introduces Medicare-X Choice Act
Brian Higgins, D- N.Y., has introduced the Medicare-X Choice Act to establish a public health plan. John B. Larson, D- Conn., Joe Courtney, D- Conn., Robert C. Scott, D- Va., Beto O'Rourke, D- Texas, and Jared Polis, D- Colo. The legislation was jointly referred to the House Energy and Commerce and Ways and Means committees. Brian Higgins in Washin
10/25/17 - Rep. Lloyd Doggett (D-TX) News Release
Washington, D.C.- Today, U.S. Congressman Lloyd Doggett, senior member of the House Ways& Means Committee, joined Senator Bernie Sanders, Rep. Together, they introduced legislation that would direct the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services to negotiate with drug manufacturers for lower prices on covered Medicare Part D drugs.
10/25/17 - Rep. Neal Introduces Medicare Beneficiary Opioid Addiction Treatment Act
Richard E. Neal, D- Mass., has introduced the Medicare Beneficiary Opioid Addiction Treatment Act to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act "to provide for coverage of methadone under Medicare part B." Richard Neal in Washington at 341 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515; 202/ 225-5601; or in the district office at 300 State St
10/25/17 - Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT) News Release
Elijah Cummings and Lloyd Doggett today introduced legislation to require the federal government to leverage its bulk purchasing power to negotiate lower Medicare drug prices for seniors. If Medicare paid the same price for drugs as Medicaid and the VA, the federal government could save between $15.2 billion and $16 billion a year. Separately today
10/25/17 - Rep. Wittman: You're Invited: Medicare Seminar
Robert Wittman, R- Va., issued the following information:. We will be holding this seminar in conjunction with the Central Virginia Insurance Counseling and Assistance Program Office located in Richmond, Virginia. Location: Hanover Health and Rehabilitation Center.
10/25/17 - Reps. Higgins, Larson, Courtney, Scott, O'Rourke & Polis Announce House Introduction of Medicare-X
Rep. Robert' Bobby' Scott, D- Va., issued the following news release:. Congressmembers Brian Higgins, John Larson, Joe Courtney, Bobby Scott, Beto O'Rourke and Jared Polis announce introduction of the House companion to the Senate Medicare-X Choice Act of 2017. Rep. Higgins said, "For over 50 years Medicare has been an efficient and trusted healthc
10/25/17 - Reps. Higgins, Larson, Courtney, Scott, O'Rourke, Polis Announce House Introduction of Medicare-X
Brian Higgins, D- N.Y., issued the following news release:. Congressmembers Brian Higgins, John Larson, Joe Courtney, Bobby Scott, Beto O'Rourke and Jared Polis announce introduction of the House companion to the Senate Medicare-X Choice Act of 2017. Rep. Higgins said, "For over 50 years Medicare has been an efficient and trusted healthcare option
10/25/17 - Reps. Larson, Higgins, Courtney, Scott, O'Rourke & Polis Announce House Introduction of Medicare-X
John B. Larson, D- Conn., issued the following news release:. Congressmembers John Larson Brian Higgins, Joe Courtney, Bobby Scott, Beto O'Rourke and Jared Polis announce introduction of the House companion to the Senate Medicare-X Choice Act of 2017. Rep. Higgins said, "For over 50 years Medicare has been an efficient and trusted healthcare option
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