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Top Medicaid Articles

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  • Study: 44 million could lose Medicaid coverage under GOP plan

    Study: 44 million could lose Medicaid coverage under GOP plan
    House Republican plans to repeal the new healthcare law and to convert the Medicaid insurance program into a block grant to states could force as many 44 million poor and disabled Americans out of the program over the next decade, according to a new...
  • Boxer to push funding for health costs of uninsured immigrants

    Boxer to push funding for health costs of uninsured immigrants
    WASHINGTON—Sen. Barbara Boxer plans to push for Washington to provide $250 million and perhaps more to help local and state governments pay the cost of healthcare to uninsured immigrants who seek legal status under legislation now before the Senate....
  • Psychiatric care's peril and profits

    Psychiatric Solutions Inc. was on its way to becoming the nation's leading provider of private psychiatric care when it snapped up Sierra Vista Hospital in Sacramento in mid-2005. The company put its well-honed business formula into action: Staffing...
  • Fake drugs, real threat

    Fake drugs, real threat
    Doctors couldn't explain why the medicine they were giving Tim Fagan wasn't working. The 16-year-old boy had been rushed to New York University Medical Center for an emergency liver transplant last February. Fagan was given daily injections of a drug...
  • Midwives deliver

    Midwives deliver
    Some healthcare trivia: In the United States, what is the No. 1 reason people are admitted to the hospital? Not diabetes, not heart attack, not stroke. The answer is something that isn't even a disease: childbirth. Not only is childbirth the most...
  • Covering the uninsured: A cost that pays

    Covering the uninsured: A cost that pays
    Access to affordable healthcare in the United States is an entitlement, a perquisite or a fantasy, depending on a seemingly arbitrary matrix of factors. Government insurance programs are available for the elderly, the permanently disabled, people with...
  • Cheapskate Conservatives Cheat Students

    Cheapskate Conservatives Cheat Students
    For years now, conservative economists have contended that sinking money into schools is pointless because test scores don't automatically rise when schools boost spending. True, spending and achievement don't always go hand in hand, but the...
  • Diagnosing the problem

    Legislation to overhaul the U.S. healthcare system hasn't emerged from congressional committees, yet it has gained enough momentum for the demonization of the reform effort to start in earnest. For example, Republican strategist Karl Rove called it...
  • Inspectors found problems persisted at Pasadena psychiatric hospital

    Inspectors found problems persisted at Pasadena psychiatric hospital
    Those seeking treatment at Aurora Las Encinas Hospital pass through manicured gardens on their way to a facility that costs as much as $1,400 a night. For the money, the private Pasadena psychiatric hospital promises world-renowned care and privacy,...
  • The reality of rationing

    The reality of rationing
    Opponents of the main Democratic proposals for healthcare reform warn that consumers would be stopped from getting the care they need when they need it. President Obama's plan is "rationing," one political strategist blogged. It's an unrealistic...
  • 'Death panels' done right

     'Death panels' done right
    Among the most egregious distortions to cloud the healthcare debate in 2009 was the false notion that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act called for "death panels," through which the government would determine whether seniors and the disabled...