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Seven healthcare questions the candidates aren’t answering

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Hillary Clinton is quick to tout that she will defend the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and build on it to slow the growth of out-of-pocket healthcare costs while Donald Trump vows to repeal the ACA and have a series of reforms ready for implementation that follow free-market principles. 53 more words

Speak Out Against Defunding Planned Parenthood!

Earlier this year, the Missouri Legislature passed a budget that rejects $8 million in federal family planning dollars in an effort to keep Planned Parenthood from receiving any of those funds to provide preventive health care services like annual exams, birth control, and services to diagnose and treat sexually transmitted infections (STIs). 349 more words

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Comment on N.C. Medicaid Waiver

Aaron McKethan and I submitted the comment linked below on North Carolina’s pending 1115 Medicaid waiver to CMS. Short version is there are some good ideas to work with, some potential problems, the most expensive part of Medicaid (dual eligibles) are excluded from the waiver and lots of reform work is needed there, and the waiver discussion gives our state a chance to reconsider Medicaid expansion–which would really allow our state to jump start state level health reform. 27 more words

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3 charged in $1 billion scheme to defraud Medicare in Florida, DOJ dubs biggest ever

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The owner of more than 30 Miami-area skilled nursing and assisted living facilities, a hospital administrator and a physician’s assistant were charged with conspiracy, obstruction, money laundering and healthcare fraud in connection with a $1 billion scheme involving numerous Miami-based providers, the United States Department of Justice announced. 83 more words

Illinois peeps, check out - U.S. Says Florida Network Defrauded Medicare and Medicaid of Over $1 Billion

Federal prosecutors charged three people, saying a scheme at a network of nursing and assisted-living facilities operated over a period of 14 years.. via NYT U.S. http://ift.tt/2aiEr9H

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State lottery 1 of 4 possible solutions for health care system

BIRMINGHAM ( Maggie Walsh) — Gov. Robert Bentley announced July 19 that he is planning to call a special session of the Alabama Legislature in late summer or early fall to find funding for Medicaid, according to the… 167 more words

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Gov. Bentley considers special session on Medicaid funding

(WIAT) — Governor Robert Bentley says he is considering a special session on Medicaid funding, but he has not made a final decision yet.

Last session, lawmakers set aside 700 million dollars for the state Medicaid program. 52 more words

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