Virginia hospitals crying for more Medicaid

By   /  March 19, 2014  /  Affordable Care Act, Health Care, Lobbying, Medicaid, News, State Government, Virginia  /  No Comments

'FREE MONEY': Gov. Terry McAuliffe met with Dr. Patrick Neustatter in the Lloyd F. Moss Free Clinic at Mary Washington Hospital in Fredericksburg last week. (AP photo)

Virginia hospitals are behaving like hypochondriacs jonzing for a stronger Medicaid fix.

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Lawmaker: Show us the single-payer money plan now

By   /  March 19, 2014  /  Affordable Care Act, Health Care, News, State Government, Vermont  /  No Comments

SHOW ME THE MONEY: Dem. lawmaker demands Gov. Shumlin's  single-payer financing plan

BURLINGTON, Vt. — Gov. Peter Shumlin signed Green Mountain Care into law three years ago, but he still hasn’t said how he’ll pay for it.

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Obamacare numbers down for a second straight month in NM

By   /  March 18, 2014  /  Affordable Care Act, Featured, Health Care, New Mexico, News, Obamacare  /  No Comments

As the March 31 deadline for open enrollment bears down, the number of people in New Mexico signing up for individual policies under the Affordable Care Act fell for the second consecutive month.

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Democratic lawmaker says Vermont’s single-payer health care plan has already flatlined

By   /  March 17, 2014  /  Affordable Care Act, Economy, Free Market, Governor, Health Care, Legislature, State Government, State House, State Politics, Top State News, Vermont  /  No Comments

Rep. Jim Condon, a Democrat, urges his own party to forget single-payer efforts in Vermont

By Jon Street | Vermont Watchdog
BURLINGTON, Vt. – In 2011, while the rest of America argued the merits of the president’s Affordable Care Act, Vermont jumped the progressive curve, promising to launch the nation’s first health single-payer system, in which state government pays providers to care for all residents.
Now, even Democrats say that plan, called Green [...]

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VA report on current Medicaid access raises concerns for future care

By   /  February 19, 2014  /  Health Care, News, State Government, Virginia  /  No Comments

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By Kathryn Watson |, Virginia Bureau
ALEXANDRIA, Va. — An alarming report suggests expanding Medicaid in Virginia could actually reduce access to care for the most needy.
The report by the Virginia General Assembly’s auditing arm shows varied access to care for the most needy already on Medicaid. With Medicaid paying roughly two-thirds of what private insurance [...]

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