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  • Medicaid work in 11 states sent oversea; privacy worries raised

    Eleven states ship some of their Medicaid administrative work to foreign countries, including nine that have no specific protections in law to make sure private health information isn't sent overseas, according to an inspector general's audit released Monday that raises potentially thorny questions about the policy.

  • Medicaid expansion debate good for insurers

    Some of the biggest health insurance companies in the country are poised to benefit from the debate over expanding Medicaid in Virginia, regardless of its outcome.

  • Va. Senate holds budget hearings

    Advocates and opponents of expanding Medicaid in Virginia revisited familiar arguments Tuesday at a lengthy public hearing over Gov. Terry McAuliffe's proposed budget.

  • Fiscal Face-off: Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (right) says it's common sense to accept federal money for Medicaid, but House Speaker William J. Howell says Virginia can't rely on the promise of a government that is carrying $17 trillion in debt. (Associated Press)

    Virginia special session: McAuliffe put to test on budget, Medicaid

    Va. Gov. Terry McAuliffe appears as bullish as ever heading into a special session that opens Monday, but Republicans are just as determined to decouple the items and deal with Medicaid in a separate special session.

  • Ohio gets some Medicaid cases from federal website

    Ohio has started to receive some of the more than 106,000 applications for Medicaid-eligible residents who sought health coverage through the federal insurance marketplace.

  • Haslam asks feds for Medicaid counterproposal

    Republican Gov. Bill Haslam said Monday he has asked U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to make a counterproposal to Tennessee's efforts to carve out a special deal for Medicaid expansion.

  • Insurance exchange sign-ups break 100K mark in Pa.

    More than 123,000 Pennsylvanians have selected an insurance plan under the new federal health care law as troubles with the gateway website have subsided, the U.S. government said Wednesday, although tens of thousands more who might be eligible for Medicaid were suspended in limbo.

  • Deputy secretary adds job as NC Medicaid leader

    A cardiovascular surgeon who's already got two leadership hats within the state Department of Health and Human Services now has a third as the new leader of the state Medicaid office.

  • Correction: Under the Capitol Dome-Analysis story

    In a news analysis Feb. 9 about the Legislature, The Associated Press reported erroneously some details of the 2013 special session to renew the law authorizing the state Medicaid agency. A provision setting an expiration date for the entire agency was removed from law. However, Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves and the Senate inserted expiration provisions for a hospital tax and some specific Medicaid services.

  • Public hearings set on Illinois Medicaid proposal

    Two public hearings are scheduled on a proposal to restructure much of the Illinois Medicaid health care system for low-income and disabled patients.

  • Doctor rates expected to drop under Fallin plan

    Gov. Mary Fallin's plan to cut state spending on health care is expected to result in fewer benefits and a reduction in reimbursement rates to doctors that provide medical services to the poor.

  • South Carolina Progressive Network Director Brett Bursey talks at a Statehouse rally calling for more health care spending in South Carolina on Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014, in Columbia, S.C. Bursey's group and others are holding Truthful Tuesday rallies to call for South Carolina lawmakers to spend more on health care, education and other social issues. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Collins)

    SC Truthful Tuesday rally heads inside Statehouse

    A coalition of groups that wants South Carolina to spend more on health care, education and other social issues brought their protests inside the Statehouse on Tuesday.

  • Medicaid manager apologizes for Idaho problems

    After hearted criticism, the company overseeing mental health and substance abuse treatment for Idaho's Medicaid program says it's fixing problems including long telephone wait times that providers said potentially put patients' lives at risk.

  • Speaker of the Utah House of Representatives, Becky Lockhart, R-Provo, speaks  during a news conference  Monday, Jan. 27, 2014, at the Utah State Capitol, in Salt Lake City. Utah lawmakers have returned to the state Capitol for their annual legislative session, a five-week whirlwind that's one of the shortest in the country. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

    Utah Legislature returns for 2014 session

    House Speaker Becky Lockhart kicked off the 2014 legislative session Monday by criticizing Gov. Gary Herbert, saying the state needs "energy in the executive, not an inaction figure."

  • SC Medicaid agency posts hospitals' financial data

    The state's Medicaid agency on Monday introduced an easy-to-navigate website showing the financial data of South Carolina's 60 hospitals that will eventually allow patients to comparison shop for health care.

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