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Colorado House Debates Late-Session Roads, Schools Spending

DENVER (AP) — With less than two weeks to go in the legislative session, Colorado’s Democrat-led House finally debated — and advanced — a proposal to boost spending on underfunded roads and schools by removing a multimillion-dollar Medicaid fee from the state’s constitutional tax-and-spending strictures on Thursday. 526 more words


Michigan Gets $17.2M From Settlement In Drug Discount Case

LANSING (WWJ/AP) – Michigan is getting $17.2 million after drugmaker Pfizer Inc. agreed to resolve allegations that one of its companies failed to give Medicaid the same discounts it provided to private purchasers of a heartburn treatment. 174 more words


UnitedHealthcare drops Iowa's ACA exchange in 2017

FOREST CITY, Iowa – The nation’s largest health care provider announced this week they would no longer provide plans on Iowa’s Affordable Care Act marketplaces. 126 more words


Behind the Bipartisan Kumbaya on Substance Abuse

[This op-ed was posted yesterday on the website of the Milbank Quarterly.] 

For several years, Republicans and Democrats alike have been concerned about the crisis of opioid and heroin addiction in the United States. 1,254 more words

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Wyeth and Pfizer to pay $784.6 million for underpaying Medicaid

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane’s office today announced Pennsylvania has reached an agreement in principle to settle allegations against Wyeth, a wholly owned subsidiary of Pfizer, Inc. 653 more words