MedPage Today  4 hrs ago  Comment 
(MedPage Today) -- Also, should Medicaid applicants have to prove they're working or looking for a job?
New York Times  Apr 7  Comment 
Two Republican state senators said this week that they would support expansion, enough votes to pass a widely popular proposal.
Motley Fool  Apr 3  Comment 
There was good news on the payer front.
MedPage Today  Apr 2  Comment 
(MedPage Today) -- But whether patients actually switched from opioids to cannabis is unknown
New York Times  Mar 31  Comment 
A state proposal to limit the number of drugs covered by Medicaid, fiercely opposed by patients and drug companies, has drawn national attention as states struggle to pay for costly new medicines.  Mar 31  Comment 
California signed up an estimated 450,000 people under Medicaid expansion who may not have been eligible for coverage, according to a report by the U.S. Health and Human Services' chief watchdog.  Mar 28  Comment 
A generation ago, Republicans focused on reforming the nation's safety net by requiring poor mothers to work.
NPR  Mar 21  Comment 
The investigation by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services found that the hospital failed to protect the patient from "harassment and potential harm."
Motley Fool  Mar 18  Comment 
Find out the benefits -- and potential pitfalls -- from the newly minted cards.
Forbes  Mar 18  Comment 
Medicaid expansion is a boon to state economies and job creation, a University of Montana study shows as more states look into expanding such coverage.


Medicaid is the U.S. health care program for people with limited resources, and it serves low income parents, children, people with disabilities, and low income seniors. It is jointly funded by the states and the federal government and managed by the states. Medicaid is distinctly different from Medicare, which is an entitlement program funded entirely at the federal level and provides health insurance to people aged 65 and older. Medicaid is not an entitlement program, but is instead a needs-based social welfare program in which eligibility is determined by income. It covers a wider range of health services than Medicare and is funded by states as well as the federal government. It is possible to be eligible for both Medicaid and Medicare, and approximately 8.8 million Americans are enrolled in both programs.[1]

The Pharmaceutical Industry depends on Medicare and Medicaid funding for a significant percentage of its revenues. Of the two, however, Medicare's impact on the business of Health Care in America is much greater. The senior citizens of all income levels served by Medicare make up the major target population for most of the pharma industry's drugs. This is not the case for the low income, younger patients enrolled in Medicaid. Certain drugs and treatments, however, do have their revenues tied closely to Medicaid spending - notably HIV and AIDS, where more than half of people living with AIDS are estimated to receive Medicaid payments.

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