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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.