Medicaid (page 3)

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    Medicaid-CHIP Fail to Provide Access & Quality for Children

    Recent studies and journal publications have confirmed what many enrolled in Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) have been saying for years: that they receive worse care than individuals and families with other kinds of health insurance. This is a devastating revelation for the parents of…
    Nicole Fisher, July 27, 2011
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    Entitlement Programs Turn 45… and No One Celebrated

    The Medicare and Medicaid programs were established by Title XIX of the Social Security Act and signed into law on July 30, 1965. Then President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the legislation in Independence, Missouri at the Truman Library with former President Truman (the champion of both causes)…
    Nicole Fisher, July 5, 2011
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    How Rob Christensen missed the truth about Medicaid, taxes, & spending

    Live BlogThere are two problems with Rob Christensen’s fruitless search for truth. Christen claims the budget cuts Medicaid spending and related jobs Perdue said the budget bill would result in $2 billion in cuts to Medicaid, the federal-state funded insurance program for the poor and the disabled; $750…
    Joseph Coletti, June 8, 2011
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    Be still my heart, Medicaid Waivers are Trending on Twitter!

    When a topic is “trending” on twitter, you know it’s either getting a lot of media attention or people are really interested in discussing the issue. Those “trending” topics almost never overlap with my career interests, so I couldn’t be more proud than when this happens about an issue I’ve…
    Nicole Fisher, May 17, 2011
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    “Hatch”ing a plan for Medicaid Reform

    It’s not new information that Medicaid costs and requirements are crippling state and federal budgets. What is new is that federal action is now being taken to repeal these burdensome requirements. U.S. Senator Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) announced on May 3rd, 2011 Senate Bill 868, known as the State Flexibility…
    Nicole Fisher, May 13, 2011
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    More on Medicaid & North Carolina’s Need for Reform

    Following our recent Spotlight piece on the need for state Medicaid reform, Brian Blase and Dr. C.L. Gray wrote a  Report on federal and state Medicaid problems associated with perverse funding incentives, crowding out of private insurance and solutions at both the federal and state-level. I believe the most…
    Nicole Fisher, May 9, 2011
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    It’s Getting Crowded in Here

    Research has clearly demonstrated that private insurance provides better access to health care than its public counterparts. Research articles, both new and old, however, indicate that the current structure of public insurance coverage such as Medicaid crowds out private health insurance. Crowding happens in one of several…
    Nicole Fisher, May 6, 2011
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    Perdue wrong on Medicaid

    Live Blog Gov. Bev Perdue opposed the Ryan budget even before it was released. One specific area mentioned in the News & Observer was the idea of a block grant for Medicaid. This is something we have recommended more than once. A block grant would give…
    Joseph Coletti, April 6, 2011