Whitmer: State should increase purchases from disadvantaged businesses
The state must attempt to buy more from small businesses in disadvantaged areas under an executive directive signed by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer Friday.
Why Pa.-based Amerihealth Caritas, Medicaid insurer, is offering to pay for members’ GEDs
These private insurers say improving education can help enrollees achieve a healthier lifestyle, so some pay for the tests and find ways to assist people studying for the exams.
Iowa Medicaid insurers each see more than $100 million in losses
Cedar Rapids Gazette: Two of three private insurers managing the state's nearly $5 billion Medicaid program lost hundreds of millions of dollars during the
VISIT FLORIDA Receives $10.5 Million Increase in Public Funding
Last night, the Florida Legislature passed the state budget which included a $10.5 million increase in VISIT FLORIDA funding for a record $74 million in FY 2014-15. This allocation includes $5 mil…
Sens. Collins, Markey Call for $100 Million Increase in Alzheimer's Funding
Sens. Susan Collins (R-ME) and Edward Markey (D-MA), who co-chair the Bipartisan Congressional Task Force on Alzheimer’s Disease and have led in the effort to increase federal funds directed to the disease, are calling on the Senate Appropriations Committee to include in the final FY 2015 spending package a $100 million increase in funding for the National Institute on Aging.
Frequently Asked Questions for the upcoming Iowa Medicaid transition
UnitedHealthcare is scheduled to exit Iowa's Medicaid program Sunday. Iowa Total Care is set to enter the program on Monday. Here's what you need to know about the upcoming transition to the state's managed care system.
Audit: Iowa Medicaid savings barely half what was projected
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa saved $126 million this year from privatizing its Medicaid system, barely half what former Gov. Terry Branstad projected when he forced the change in
Medicaid report raises concern on critical incidents, care coordination in Iowa
Discussion of the latest quarterly report from the insurers that administer Iowans' Medicaid coverage prompted a concern that not all enrollees were receiving the care coordination they should.
Feds change Medicaid rules to allow work requirements for some, paving way for Bevin's revamping...
The Trump administration has announced rules changes for the Medicaid program that allow states to require some enrollees to work or volunteer – changes that likely pave the way for
Maine’s top court backs ruling that LePage must send Medicaid expansion plan to feds
The 6-1 ruling from the Maine Supreme Judicial Court is procedural, but it is nonetheless a boon to advocates’ court fight to expand Medicaid eligibility to an estimated 70,000 Mainers.. Maine news, sports, politics, election results, and obituaries from the Bangor Daily News.
Feds want to know what you think about Bevin plan to overhaul Medicaid
Health law advocates who successfully challenged Kentucky's plan in federal court argue the plan does not conform with federal Medicaid law.
Virginia is facing $460 million in unexpected Medicaid costs
The price of covering the new costs could limit lawmakers' ability to put spending in other areas: like improving some of the state's crumbling public schools.
Study author: Feds should examine reasons for sharp increase in pedestrian deaths
A Governors Highway Safety Association study says pedestrian deaths went up 35 percent in 10 years as other traffic deaths declined.
What the Fed's interest rate increase means for you: 6 things to know
The Federal Reserve raised interest rates by a quarter-point Wednesday in a widely expected move.
Feds weigh mineral mining ban on 10 million acres
BOISE — The federal government is using a new assessment of mineral resources on 10 million acres in six Western states to decide whether to ban potential mining on the
Battleship Iowa Museum announces $19 million expansion plan. This is how it will be renovated
Plans call for moving the ship to the new San Pedro Public Market and housing the first National Museum of the Surface Navy on the Iowa’s second deck.
Feds want restraining order on Insys founder’s millions before sentencing
Prosecutors have filed a restraining order against convicted Insys Therapeutics founder John Kapoor, hoping to keep his assets intact ahead of his sentencing and likely multimillion-dollar restitut…
Insurer goes bust from Camp Fire with millions in claims unpaid. How will it affect Paradise...
Potential monetary losses from the Camp Fire led a judge to declare Merced Property & Casualty Co. of Atwater insolvent on Monday. The wildfire in California destroyed more than 13,000 homes, mostly in Paradise.
Here's how Virginia will spend $1 million to get the word out about Medicaid expansion
Almost 400,000 people will be newly eligible come Jan. 1. Meet the state official in charge of helping them.
Here's why Medicaid in Virginia will cost $200 million a year more than expected
State officials’ predictions that they could rein in the cost of care for elderly and disabled people were over-optimistic.