NPR  10 hrs ago  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 
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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.
Motley Fool  Mar 15  Comment 
The battle for low-income consumers heats up.
NPR  Mar 14  Comment 
Medicaid expansion is a real possibility in Virginia this year. The matter will be taken up in a special session after lawmakers failed to agree on whether or not to do it in the regular session.
Clusterstock  Mar 9  Comment 
Seema Verma, the administrator for HHS' Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, blocked a move by the state of Idaho that would have undermined Obamacare. Verma said that Idaho's new plan to let insurers sell plans that did not comply with...
Wall Street Journal  Mar 7  Comment said it will expand eligibility for its discount Prime membership program to the roughly 20% of the U.S. population that is signed up for Medicaid.
New York Times  Mar 5  Comment 
Federal officials allow the state’s plan to make work, job training or volunteering a condition for many people to get coverage.
Forbes  Mar 5  Comment 
Centene will buy Community Medical Group, a Miami area provider of medical care that allows the insurer to tap into more than 70,000 Medicare Advantage, Medicaid and Obamacare patients.


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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