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Psychiatrist: More pushback needed on medicating kids with behavioral problems

Psychiatrist: More pushback needed on medicating kids with behavioral problems | Medicaid and Children's Health | Scoop.it
A Boys Town child psychiatrist told attorneys and child advocates Thursday they should challenge the use of psychotropic medications for...
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Questions Linger About Implementing Doctors' Medicaid Pay Raise - Kaiser Health News

Questions Linger About Implementing Doctors' Medicaid Pay Raise - Kaiser Health News | Medicaid and Children's Health | Scoop.it

Starting Jan. 1, primary care doctors when treating patients on Medicaid, the state-federal health insurance program for the poor, will get the same rates they are paid when caring for seniors in the Medicare program. The higher rates will last for two years.

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Medicaid: The Forgotten Issue

Medicaid: The Forgotten Issue | Medicaid and Children's Health | Scoop.it
People should be asking -- what will happen to those 30 million or more Americans who will likely lose their Medicaid coverage during a Romney/Ryan administration? Where will they go for health care coverage?
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Santa Cruz County braces for Healthy Families transition to Denti-Cal

Santa Cruz County braces for Healthy Families transition to Denti-Cal | Medicaid and Children's Health | Scoop.it
By Lynn Graebner Low income children in Santa Cruz County already have a tough time getting in to see a dentist.
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Medicaid Is the Real Target

Medicaid Is the Real Target | Medicaid and Children's Health | Scoop.it
Since August, when Mitt Romney chose Paul Ryan as his running mate, the two campaigns have fought a fierce battle over who is the most stalwart protector of Medicare.
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Capitol Desk: Ambitious Transition Plan for Healthy Families

Capitol Desk: Ambitious Transition Plan for Healthy Families | Medicaid and Children's Health | Scoop.it
State officials sent the Legislature a strategic plan for a large and ambitious transition program for 875,000 Healthy Families children.
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Alabama children's health insurance program, once national leader, pinching pennies

Alabama children's health insurance program, once national leader, pinching pennies | Medicaid and Children's Health | Scoop.it
Copays and premiums are up, the drugs are generic, advertising is slashed, and accountants are watching every penny hoping enrollment doesn't balloon and children don't get too sick.
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Homeless And Uninsured: How Medicaid Fails Some Of America's Poorest

Homeless And Uninsured: How Medicaid Fails Some Of America's Poorest | Medicaid and Children's Health | Scoop.it
Unemployed, homeless and uninsured, Laurie Scop would appear to be just one of the people who safety net programs like Medicaid are designed to protect.
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Medicaid cuts would hurt the disabled

Medicaid cuts would hurt the disabled | Medicaid and Children's Health | Scoop.it
When most people hear the word Medicaid, they probably think about health care for poor people, especially children. To an extent, that is true. But for children and adults with intellectual and...
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Romney's Medicaid Remarks On '60 Minutes' Raise Eyebrows : NPR

Romney's Medicaid Remarks On '60 Minutes' Raise Eyebrows : NPR | Medicaid and Children's Health | Scoop.it
It's not so much what Mitt Romney said about whether the government should guarantee people health care in his interview Sunday that has health care policy types buzzing. It's how that compares to what he has said before.
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Medicaid to Lose $1.26 Trillion Under Romney Block Grant

Medicaid to Lose $1.26 Trillion Under Romney Block Grant | Medicaid and Children's Health | Scoop.it
Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney would strip Medicaid of $1.26 trillion over nine years as part of a plan to do away with the open-ended approach to funding the U.S. health-insurance plan for the poor, a Bloomberg Government study found.
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To the Aid of Medicaid

To the Aid of Medicaid | Medicaid and Children's Health | Scoop.it
In the progressive takes on Clinton’s speech last night, I was impressed and gratified how much attention is being paid to the significance of the Big Dog’s discussion of Medicaid….
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Clinton Brings Medicaid Into Focus

Clinton Brings Medicaid Into Focus | Medicaid and Children's Health | Scoop.it
One thing you saw last night in spades is that Bill Clinton is willing to go where other politicians fear to tread—deep, by speech standards, into the weeds of public policy controversies.
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Clinton Socks GOP In Its Glass Jaw

Clinton Socks GOP In Its Glass Jaw | Medicaid and Children's Health | Scoop.it

In the arena in Charlotte, former president Clinton detonated the H-bomb of the 2012 campaign: the Medicaid issue.

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Medicaid spending is slowing. Yes, really.

Medicaid spending is slowing. Yes, really. | Medicaid and Children's Health | Scoop.it

The Kaiser Family Foundation surveyed all states on their Medicaid spending this year. The biggest takeaway might surprise you: Medicaid spending hit a “near-record low” in 2012, with similar trends expected in 2013.

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Medicaid: Showing we value lives

Medicaid: Showing we value lives | Medicaid and Children's Health | Scoop.it
When I hear talk about "moochers," I get angry. It's a demeaning label, and my children deserve more respect than that. They have value to me as members of my family, and they should have value to you as members of your community.
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Romney’s Enormous Medicaid Cuts Dwarf Other Health Care Differences (CHART)

Romney’s Enormous Medicaid Cuts Dwarf Other Health Care Differences (CHART) | Medicaid and Children's Health | Scoop.it
Most of the election season attention has been focused on Medicare, but President Obama and Mitt Romney differ much more dramatically over Medicaid than they do over Medicare.
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Medicaid: Obama, Romney plans show different political priorities - The Boston Globe

There’s been talk aplenty about Medicare in this campaign, but far less discussion of the other big federal health-care program — Medicaid. There are very stark differences in how the two presidential candidates would approach the issue.
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65,000 SC children to be enrolled in Medicaid

65,000 SC children to be enrolled in Medicaid | Medicaid and Children's Health | Scoop.it
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina's Medicaid agency announced Thursday that 65,000 children in the state's poorest households will be automatically enrolled in the government insurance program by month's end.
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Health care for all: Expanding Medicaid would save lives, suffering and money

Health care for all: Expanding Medicaid would save lives, suffering and money | Medicaid and Children's Health | Scoop.it

Medicaid expansion, as well of the rest of the new health care law, represents our best effort so far in reaching these once-bipartisan goals. Pennsylvanians deserve an expansion of health insurance and health care, a healthier state, a healthier workforce and to continue the journey toward my profession's goal: excellent, affordable health care for all.
Read more: http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/opinion/perspectives/health-care-for-all-expanding-medicaid-would-save-lives-suffering-and-money-656060/#ixzz28KczSbXL

 

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Democrats And Republicans Differ On Medicaid Fix : NPR

Democrats And Republicans Differ On Medicaid Fix : NPR | Medicaid and Children's Health | Scoop.it
Medicaid is likely to undergo a major change regardless of whether President Obama is re-elected or replaced by Republican Mitt Romney. Democrats support a much bigger program. Republicans have plans to scale it back.
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Court gives priority to children who 'age out' of green card process

Court gives priority to children who 'age out' of green card process | Medicaid and Children's Health | Scoop.it
San Francisco — A federal appeals court ruled Wednesday that immigration officials must give priority status to thousands of green card applicants who lost their place in line for U.S. residency when they turned 21.
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The ranks of the uninsured are shrinking, and it’s thanks to Obamacare and Medicaid

The ranks of the uninsured are shrinking, and it’s thanks to Obamacare and Medicaid | Medicaid and Children's Health | Scoop.it
The ranks of the uninsured are shrinking, and it’s thanks to Obamacare and Medicaid...
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Where Are the Candidates on Medicaid?

Where Are the Candidates on Medicaid? | Medicaid and Children's Health | Scoop.it
It's apparent that there is clear and growing interest in where the candidates stand on health care.
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Daily Kos: Clinton brings Medicaid into focus

Daily Kos: Clinton brings Medicaid into focus | Medicaid and Children's Health | Scoop.it
Last night, President Clinton did a masterful job of calling out Mitt Romney's and Paul Ryan's lies on Medicare and welfare reform. But it's what wonk-President Clinton said on Medicaid that needs ...
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Making Medicaid matter

Making Medicaid matter | Medicaid and Children's Health | Scoop.it
Much of the 2012 policy debate, such as it is, has focused on Medicare, and with good reason -- the Romney-Ryan plan to replace the Medicare system with a voucher plan is important and worth scrutinizing in detail.
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