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  • 74,531,002 Enrolled in Medicaid/CHIP

    06/23/2017 9:56:10 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 38 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | June 23, 2017 | 11:09 AM EDT | Terence P. Jeffrey
    As of April, there were 74,531,002 people enrolled in Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program as of April, according to the latest data released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. That is up 16,705,235 in the 49 states that reported their Medicaid/CHIP enrollment numbers for both the July-to-September period of 2013 (the last quarter before the Obamacare exchanges opened) and this April. The 74,531,002 enrolled in Medicaid/CHIP as of April includes the numbers for all 50 states and the District of Columbia. In the 49 states that reported both before the Obamacare exchanges opened in 2013 and...
  • Should Everyone Be Allowed to Enroll in Medicaid?

    06/21/2017 9:24:04 PM PDT · by Pining_4_TX · 18 replies
    Forbes.com ^ | 06/07/17 | John C. Goodman
    As for Medicaid, about two-thirds of enrollees nationwide are in privately managed plans and the states have turned to private contracting for the same reasons we did in Medicare: the private plans are cheaper and better. So on the evidence, it would appear that conservative Republicans don’t have much to lose by allowing a public option and they may have something to gain – allowing those currently enrolled in public programs to leave and enroll in better private sector alternatives. Here’s the catch. The competition must be on a level playing field. That means we can’t have private plans exposed...
  • One Nation, Under Medicaid, With Misery and Poverty for All

    06/14/2017 10:01:51 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/14/17 | Megan Barth
    In Nevada, we will know the difference between a moderate Republican and a Socialist by Friday Free enterprise has done more to reduce poverty than all the government programs dreamed up by Democrats.—Ronald Reagan In a recent study by the Kaiser Family Foundation, 24 states have a majority of births financed by Medicaid. In other words, a majority of births in nearly half of our nation are born into poverty. This is progress according to Progressives Socialists, the champions of big government (not the little guy) and the architects of the disaster known as Obamacare. So why would Socialists double...
  • Obama Program Made $729 Million in Erroneous Payments to Doctors

    06/12/2017 2:29:21 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 17 replies
    Washington Free Bacon ^ | 06/12/2017 | Elizabeth Harrington
    Stimulus program to incentivize using electronic health records 'vulnerable to abuse' An Obama administration program to encourage the use of electronic health records made over $729 million in erroneous payments, according to a new audit. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services also paid dead doctors for enrolling in its program, the audit, released by the agency's inspector general Monday, revealed. "From May 2011 through June 2014, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services paid an estimated $729 million in Medicare electronic health record incentive payments to eligible professionals who did not comply with Federal requirements," the inspector general said....
  • Trump's So-Called Medicaid 'Cuts' Actually Increase Federal Spending

    05/30/2017 8:31:39 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Reason ^ | 05/30/2017 | A. Barton Hinkle
    Last week, President Trump proposed massive spending increases for Medicaid. Of course, most of the media didn't report it that way. They reported that the president's proposal "slashes spending." That he wants to cut "at least $610 billion" from Medicaid. That "Trump's Budget Cuts Deeply Into Medicaid." And so on. That might be vaguely true in the Washington sense. It's not at all true in the real-world sense. Here's the difference. If you look at the actual White House budget proposal, you'll note that it includes tables for "baseline" spending and "proposed" spending. Baseline spending is spending that would occur...
  • Republicans Seek to Reform Medicaid by Changing How It’s Funded

    05/21/2017 12:14:19 PM PDT · by Epoch Times · 6 replies
    The Epoch Times ^ | May 18, 2017 | Stephen Gregory
    The success of any reform of U.S. health care will stand or fall with the provisions made for Medicaid. It has the most beneficiaries of any U.S health program, takes a sizable and increasing portion of federal and state budgets, and serves the most vulnerable among us—the indigent and the disabled. A few numbers give an idea of the size and cost of this giant program. Medicaid’s enrollment, at 71.6 million, is larger than the population of France and includes about 22 percent of the U.S. population. Combined federal and state spending on Medicaid in fiscal 2016 was $574.2 billion.
  • EXCLUSIVE – Who is Hatem Abudayyeh?: Meet the FBI-Raided Palestinian “Activist” & Terrorism...

    09/27/2010 2:53:03 PM PDT · by Mister Ghost · 9 replies
    Debbie Schlussel ^ | September 27, 2010, - 4:14 pm | Debbie Schlussel
  • GOP may try to require that people have a job to get Medicaid

    04/29/2017 6:04:34 PM PDT · by spintreebob · 33 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | 2/25/2017 | Abby Goodnough
    Nancy Godinez ... lost her job... her unemployment checks had run out and her job search had proved fruitless. One thing she still had was health insurance... But unless she finds a new job, Godinez, 55, could be at risk of losing her insurance, too. ... Republican governors hoping to impose a work requirement on Medicaid recipients... believe that extending Medicaid to millions of low-income adults without disabilities... gave them an incentive not to work. ...Medicaid has grown to ... 74 million people... work requirements and changes in how it is paid for, could make Medicaid much more limited, with...
  • UnitedHealth 1Q profit soars as ACA business shrinks

    04/18/2017 9:29:20 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 18, 2017 10:40 AM EDT | Tom Murphy
    UnitedHealth’s first-quarter profit soared 35 percent as the nation’s biggest health insurer slashed participation in Affordable Care Act exchanges but grew just about every other part of its business. The insurer also hiked its 2017 earnings forecast on Tuesday, and company shares started climbing shortly after it detailed results. Enrollment in Medicare Advantage plans and the state- and federally funded Medicaid coverage both swelled for UnitedHealth, which also continued to grow an Optum segment that sells several services outside the company’s core health insurance. Operating earnings from that insurance businesses climbed 15 percent to $2.1 billion, even though UnitedHealth’s individual...
  • What Congress Can Learn From the Rhode Island Miracle

    04/04/2017 5:19:43 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 4, 2017 | Stephen Moore
    You'd be hard-pressed to find a more poorly designed program in the federal budget than Medicaid, the health insurance program for low-income Americans. The costs are shared between the states and the feds, which means that the more money a state wastes under Medicaid, the bigger the check Washington writes to the state. No wonder the program costs keep spiraling out of control. Obamacare added nearly 20 million people to the Medicaid rolls, and the left considers that a policy victory. Federal and state budgets are swelling. Oh, to return to the days when taking people off of welfare --...
  • Kansas House fails in attempt to override Medicaid veto

    04/03/2017 1:18:33 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 6 replies
    Reuters ^ | April , 2017 | By Timothy Mclaughlin
    Lawmakers in Kansas on Monday failed to override Republican Governor Sam Brownback's veto of a bill expanding eligibility for Medicaid for the poor under the federal Affordable Care Act (ACA). State lawmakers in the Republican-controlled senate voted in favor of the measure last week, just days after President Donald Trump's efforts to repeal and replace the ACA, also known as Obamacare, ended with the bill being pulled from a vote. The Republican-controlled House also voted in favor of the measure, but Brownback quickly vetoed the bill on Thursday. The House took up a debate on overriding the veto that day,...
  • In 24 States, 50% or More of Babies Born on Medicaid; New Mexico Leads Nation With 72%

    03/25/2017 3:23:03 AM PDT · by tired&retired · 32 replies
    CNSNews.com ^ | March 24, 2017 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    In 24 of the nation’s 50 states at least half of the babies born during the latest year on record had their births paid for by Medicaid, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation. New Mexico led all states with 72 percent of the babies born there in 2015 having their births covered by Medicaid. Arkansas ranked second with 67 percent; Louisiana ranked third with 65 percent; and three states—Mississippi, Nevada and Wisconsin—tied for fourth place with 64 percent of babies born there covered by Medicaid.
  • In 24 States, 50% Or More Of Babies Born On Medicaid; New Mexico Leads Nation With 72%

    03/24/2017 7:40:34 PM PDT · by blam · 55 replies
    CNS ews ^ | 3-24-2017 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    (CNSNews.com) - In 24 of the nation’s 50 states at least half of the babies born during the latest year on record had their births paid for by Medicaid, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation. New Mexico led all states with 72 percent of the babies born there in 2015 having their births covered by Medicaid. Arkansas ranked second with 67 percent; Louisiana ranked third with 65 percent; and three states—Mississippi, Nevada and Wisconsin—tied for fourth place with 64 percent of babies born there covered by Medicaid. New Hampshire earned the distinction of having the smallest percentage of babies born...
  • Florida unit investigating Medicaid fraud gets high marks

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida is among one of the nation’s top states in recovering money from health care providers suspected of Medicaid fraud. Data released earlier this month by the federal government shows that Florida’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit recovered more than $165 million during the 2016 federal fiscal year.
  • Nigerian welfare scam

    03/13/2017 10:34:00 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 11 replies
    This Ain't Hell ^ | March 13, 2017 | John Lilyea
    Nigerian welfare scam Jonn Lilyea | March 13, 2017 | 25 Comments Bobo sends a link to the story of an Arlington, Virginia woman, Helen Agbapuruonwu, who has been collecting welfare benefits for the last six years, while her husband, Fidelis Agbapuruonwu, was earning a seven figure income as a lawyer with the DC firm of Mayer Brown. She’s been arrested while folks believe that Fidelis, a Nigerian immigrant, has “fled the country and is somewhere in Africa.” Police say a six-month investigation into Helen Agbapuruonwu, 41, found that the mother of four had collected benefits like food stamps and...
  • Sleeper issue of Medicaid's future could prove health-care plans' stumbling block

    03/12/2017 7:57:48 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 21 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | Sunday, March 12, 2017 | Amy Goldstein and Juliet Eilperin
    As House Republicans hurtle toward shifting the nation's health-care system onto a more conservative path, nearly lost so far in the roiling debate over their plans is the profound impact they would have on insurance for the nation's poorest and most vulnerable residents. The proposed American Health Care Act would break with the government's half-century compact with states in helping to finance Medicaid, which covers 68 million low-income people, including children, pregnant women and those who are elderly or disabled.The House GOP's legislation would end the system in which the government pays each state a specific share of all its...
  • WH privately supports earlier rollback of Medicaid expansion: report

    03/09/2017 10:15:39 PM PST · by TBP · 5 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03/09/17 | NIKITA VLADIMIROV
    President Trump's administration is privately supporting an earlier rollback of ObamaCare's Medicaid expansion than what is outlined in GOP leadership's healthcare plan, CNN reported Thursday. A senior House conservative aide and two senior administration officials told the news source that the White House, while publicly supporting the House GOP bill, is privately backing a call from conservatives to reverse the expansion before the bill's 2020 phase-out date. According to the report, the administration is already urging several House Republican leaders to change the legislation for an earlier rollback.
  • Indian-American Seema Verma moves closer to confirmation

    03/09/2017 9:53:15 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 1 replies
    The Indian Express ^ | Friday, March 10, 2017 | PTI
    Seema Verma, President Donald Trump's nominee for administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. (AP Photo/File) Washington -- Indian-American Seema Verma moved a step closer to being confirmed as the head of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, as a bitterly divided US Senate voted 54-44, mostly on party lines, to end a debate on her nomination. The final confirmation vote on her nomination has been scheduled for Monday evening (March 13). The Senate vote to end the debate came moments after the White House blamed the opposition Democratic lawmakers for blocking the nomination of for the...
  • House Republicans Release Plan To Repeal and Replace Obamacare: Key Highlights

    03/06/2017 8:39:05 PM PST · by 198ml · 66 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 3/6/17 | Tyler Durden
    Update: A seemingly angry (judging by the tone) Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer obviously had to lash out and dismiss the Republican's plan for "TrumpCare"... "Trumpcare doesn't replace the Affordable Care Act, it forces millions of Americans to pay more for less care. This plan would cut and cap Medicaid, defund Planned Parenthood, and force Americans, particularly older Americans, to pay more out of pocket for their medical care all so insurance companies can pad their bottom line. It cuts taxes on the rich to make middle class families pay more. To make matters worse, this sham of a replacement...
  • Medicaid is a Growing Mess

    03/02/2017 8:59:36 PM PST · by TBP · 14 replies
    FEE (the Foundation for Economic Education) ^ | Thursday, March 02, 2017 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    The United States is going to become another Greece, and it’s largely because of poorly designed entitlement programs. As the old saying goes, demography is destiny. Let’s look at just one piece of that puzzle. James Capretta of the American Enterprise Institute has a very sobering summary of how Medicaid has metastasized into one of the largest and fastest-growing entitlement programs. You should read the entire article, but if you’re pressed for time, I’m going to share two grim charts that tell you what you need to know. Medicaid Spending First, we have a look at how the burden of...