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    Health care advocates and lobbyists threw their support Wednesday behind Gov. Mike Pence's plan to expand Medicaid using a state-run alternative.

  • Guam anticipates $22M Medicaid funding shortfall

    Public health officials in Guam are anticipating a $22 million funding shortfall in the territory's Medicaid program this fiscal year.

  • Correction: Medicaid CFO Resigns story

    In a story May 6 about the resignation of the chief financial officer of North Carolina's Medicaid program, The Associated Press erroneously reported the CFO's name. His name is Rick Brennan, not Keith Brennan.

  • Arkansas Medicaid director Allison to leave post

    The director of Arkansas' Medicaid program, who led the implementation of the private option health insurance program, announced Friday he is leaving his position next month.

  • FILE - In this March 31, 2014 file photo, a screen shows a countdown for the deadline to sign up for health insurance during an enrollment event in Commerce, Calif.  Despite recently announced federal figures showing 8 million Americans signing up for subsidized private care, the law has only chipped away at one of its core goals to reduce the number of people without insurance. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu, File)

    Affordable Care Act only chips away at a core goal

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  • Kansas Governor Sam Brownback addresses the work that was done to the statehouse during the dedication of the Kansas State Capital, Wednesday Jan. 29, 2014 in Topeka, Kan. Gov. Sam Brownback on Wednesday formally saluted the revamped Kansas Statehouse, dedicating the building's renovation to what he called "the glory of God and the people of the great state of Kansas."  (AP Photo/The Topeka Capital Journal, Chris Neal)

    New law prevents expansion of Medicaid in Kansas

    Kansas is not going to expand its Medicaid program anytime soon in line with the federal health care overhaul, but advocates aren't giving up on the idea, despite a new law indefinitely blocking an expansion.

  • 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.

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