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Medicaid Cuts

Until Universal Health Care Coverage, We Have Medicaid to Combat Health Injustices

Elizabeth G. Taylor | Posted 07.29.2016 | Politics
Elizabeth G. Taylor

At the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia this week several prominent speakers highlighted the need for universal health care, which they ...

Alabama Should Build a Bridge to Fiscal Responsibility

Rob Sawicki | Posted 07.28.2016 | Politics
Rob Sawicki

Anyone who is following Alabama's ongoing budget crisis knows that the state is slashing funds for basic human services to try and make ends meet. Despite borrowing $437 million in 2012 to close budget shortfalls for the ensuing three years, Gov. Robert Bentley still hasn't managed to solve Alabama's budget problems, which are having an economic ripple effect throughout the state.

5 Common Misconceptions About Medicaid

Anne Tumlinson | Posted 11.29.2015 | Fifty
Anne Tumlinson

I have a confession. I've been avoiding writing about Medicaid. It's so complicated it scares me. But, Medicaid can be really important to daughterhood because someday you might have to decide if it's right for your parent. So you have to get smart about it.

To Curb Medicaid Spending Tomorrow, Invest in Housing Today

Terri Ludwig | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Terri Ludwig

As more states look to revamp their Medicaid programs in the coming months, we urge them to balance the rising need to care for low-income people and aging adults with a long-term goal of controlling healthcare and other spending.

Budget Conference Provides an Excellent Opportunity to Carefully Examine Rep. Ryan's 'Entitlement' Proposals

Scott Lilly | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Scott Lilly

Paul Ryan has indicated that "entitlement reform" will be at the top of his agenda. Committee members should listen carefully to what he has to say and encourage him to provide more details than he has so far offered on how his proposed savings would be accomplished.

Is Medicard Being Overcharged By Private Labs?

Andrew Baker | Posted 05.27.2013 | Politics
Andrew Baker

As Congress and the White House consider serious cuts to Medicare benefits, the U.S. Department of Justice is allowing the nation's two largest labora...

White House Draws Line In Sand Against Medicaid Cuts

Jeffrey Young | Posted 04.02.2013 | Business
Jeffrey Young

The White House won't accept any cuts to Medicaid funding as part of a deal on the budget, a senior aide to President Barack Obama said Thursday. Eve...

Medicaid: A Stepping Stone, Not a Stigma

Mark A. Wallace | Posted 03.04.2013 | Politics
Mark A. Wallace

It is imperative that everyone across the nation understand the purpose of Medicaid -- that it isn't for people who do not want to work or are simply looking for a handout. Medicaid is a safety net for everyone because we are all one medical crisis or catastrophic event away from financial ruin.

Toward Opening a Practical Dialogue on Improving US Health Care

Josef Woodman | Posted 02.13.2013 | Politics
Josef Woodman

While much of the health care "GDP gap" between the U.S. and other nations can be attributed to cost of living, it's undeniable there's plenty of room for reimagining our approach to health care, not simply in terms of reform, but in market-driven innovation.

Do You Hear What I Hear about Medicaid?

Sanjeev K. Sriram | Posted 02.06.2013 | Politics
Sanjeev K. Sriram

I hear and see my patients in southeast Washington, D.C., one of the poorest communities in America, getting health care and a lifeline through Medicaid. Sadly, some members of Congress do not hear how Medicaid, despite its limited funding, is helping struggling families.

Ryan Grim

Democrats Unifying Around Defense Of Social Security | Ryan Grim | Posted 11.27.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Social Security does not contribute to the federal deficit and should not be a part of ongoing negotiations to avoid the so-called fisca...

Sarah Bufkin

What Could Fall Off The Fiscal Cliff? | Sarah Bufkin | Posted 11.15.2012 | Politics

As the media frenzy over the so-called fiscal cliff picks up, lawmakers are drawing their respective lines in the sand (at least publicly) with respec...

Obama Campaign Attacks Mitt Romney Over Medicaid Cuts In New TV Ad

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 10.09.2012 | Politics

After making hay of Mitt Romney's alleged opposition to Big Bird, President Barack Obama's reelection campaign returned to more serious issues Tuesday...

Daniel Lippman

States Cut Dental Care For Poor Residents | Daniel Lippman | Posted 10.02.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Facing tough fiscal times, states across the country are cutting a vitally important, but often overlooked, area of medical insurance fo...

Medicaid Block Grants: You Can Put Lipstick on a Pig, But...

Bruce Lesley | Posted 11.11.2012 | Politics
Bruce Lesley

Texas Governor Ann Richards used to say, "My mama doesn't know the difference between a block grant and a city block, but she knows a bad deal when she sees it." Unfortunately, some governors fail to read the fine print often associated with block grants.

Clinton Makes the "Heart Case" for Medicaid

Gordon Whitman | Posted 11.06.2012 | Politics
Gordon Whitman

No piece of the safety net is more at-risk of devastation from federal budget cuts than Medicaid, but many politicians have accepted the cynical and incorrect idea that the program serves poor people, so why stand up for it?

Americans Don't Support Ryan's Vision to Slash and Ration Medicaid

Bruce Lesley | Posted 10.14.2012 | Politics
Bruce Lesley

It is disturbing when politicians talk about Medicaid like it's some sort of handout. Medicaid serves as an insurance program that is there because someday you may need it -- either for your child, your parents, or yourself.

Romney Distances Himself from Ryan Budget but Who Buys It?

Brittney Bullock | Posted 10.13.2012 | Politics
Brittney Bullock

No matter how far left some centrist voters perceive Barack Obama to be, the far right ticket that Romney is now offering is not their desired solution.

Barbara Should Be Able to Celebrate

Bob Crittenden, M.D. | Posted 09.29.2012 | Politics
Bob Crittenden, M.D.

Just when Barbara's life was getting better with the addition of the Affordable Care Act that helps her pay for her medicines and provides her preventive services, Ryan and Romney are proposing that she pay more.

John Celock

Govs Told 'Health Care Has Not Changed In 100 Years' | John Celock | Posted 07.14.2012 | Politics

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. -- The nation's governors were told that the way the health care industry treats patients needs to change in order to reduce Medicai...

Illinois Legislature Approves $1.6 Billion In Medicaid Cuts

Posted 05.26.2012 | Chicago

Illinois legislators have approved $1.6 billion in budget cuts to the state's Medicaid program, which will reduce health coverage for hundreds of thou...

When Cutting Illinois' Medicaid Program, First, Do No Harm

Andrea Kovach | Posted 07.25.2012 | Chicago
Andrea Kovach

The Illinois General Assembly is currently debating where to cut roughly 18 percent of spending from the state's health insurance program for certain low-income populations.

Don't Balance the Illinois Budget on the Backs of HIV Patients

David Ernesto Munar | Posted 07.21.2012 | Chicago
David Ernesto Munar

The proposed Medicaid changes will be a signal this administration is retreating in the fight AIDS. For the thousands of people living with HIV/AIDS in Illinois who rely on Medicaid, let's hope Gov. Quinn reconsiders.

Michael McAuliff

House Passes Defense Budget That Breaks Spending Agreement | Michael McAuliff | Posted 05.18.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The House passed a defense budget Friday that exceeds the deal cut by Congress and President Barack Obama last summer, and that would ha...

Ryan Grim

Russ Feingold, Nancy Pelosi Spar | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.08.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Leading members of the Congressional Progressive Caucus are coming to the defense of House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi of California ...