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Study Finds Expanded Medicaid Increases Health Care Use

Come January, millions of low-income adults will gain health insurance coverage through Medicaid in one of the farthest-reaching provisions of the Obama health care law.


Fallout for states rejecting Medicaid expansion

Rejecting the Medicaid expansion in the federal health care law could have unexpected consequences for states where Republican lawmakers remain steadfastly opposed to what they scorn as "Obamacare."


Tenn. gov. won't expand Medicaid to cover uninsured

Bill Haslam

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam announced Wednesday that he won't pursue expanding the state's Medicaid program to help cover the uninsured as part of the federal Affordable Care Act.


Fla. Senate panel rejects Medicaid expansion

Florida Senate

A Florida Senate committee voted Monday against expanding Medicaid to roughly 1 million of the state's poorest under the federal health overhaul and instead proposed a voucher plan that would require patients to pay premiums and co-pays.


Red state Medicaid expansion no shock

Health Care Reform

Florida governor Rick Scott created a stir this week when he said he’d expand Medicaid as requested by the Obama administration. But health policy experts say it's hard for any governor to say no to billions of dollars in federal subsidies.


Florida Reverses, Taking Health Law’s Medicaid Expansion


Gov. Rick Scott of Florida, a leading Republican critic of President Obama’s health care law, said he now supported a three-year expansion of Medicaid to cover more poor people.


Michigan GOP governor proposes Medicaid expansion

Rick Snyder

Mich. governor Rick Snyder, opposing his own party, welcomes an "Obamacare" option... A day before he delivers his budget message to the state Legislature, Gov. Rick Snyder said Wednesday he will support an expansion of Medicaid in Michigan.


Ohio to seek expansion of Medicaid


A Republican governor has decided that the federal government's plan for expanding Medicaid is in his state's best interests. Medicaid coverage will be expanded to nearly 600,000 low-income Ohioans now left out of the program as part of the state's two-year budget Gov. John R. Kasich proposed Monday.


Medicaid personal-care programs are targets for fraud, investigators say

Keith Foreman, like a growing number of disabled Americans on Medicaid, qualified for a personal caregiver to help him with daily activities such as dressing, shaving and preparing meals. Foreman, 57, who has a spinal injury, hired his girlfriend, Sheila McDonald. In 2011, McDonald received almost $5,000 from Medicaid for six months of care she provided to Foreman.


How Romney paid for Romneycare, with federal help

...So Massachusetts used not just federal Medicaid money but federal dollars above and beyond that Medicaid money to finance their health reforms. It is difficult to see how Romney’s proposal to cut Medicaid spending and hand that reduced share over to the states would allow other states to follow Massachusetts’ example. It might not even permit Massachusetts to continue following Massachusetts’ example.

Senh: So now he's no longer repealing Obamacare, he's just gonna tweak it slightly so he can bitch about it.


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