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Medicaid Reform

The $8 Billion Solution? NY's Big Medicaid Reform

Chris Norwood | Posted 01.04.2015 | New York
Chris Norwood

New York State's $8 billion federally supported -- or imposed -- Medicaid reform plans are so well underway that the public comment period for this complex plan ended in October without a single public meeting or seminar.

With Budget Agreement, Medicaid Reform Should Be Next Compromise in North Carolina

Paul Shorkey | Posted 10.26.2014 | Politics
Paul Shorkey

Finding a place of compromise is commendable. But the budget accord earlier this month was silent on a critical issue that can wait no longer: reforming the state's Medicaid program.

For Medicaid Reform in North Carolina, Try Accountable Care Organizations

Paul Shorkey | Posted 12.18.2013 | Politics
Paul Shorkey

North Carolina would be wise to consider the ACO as one -- if not the primary -- component of its Medicaid reform package. By creating the right incentives for providers, the state could realize the cost savings that the Republican governor and legislature are intent on achieving.

Is Health Care Part of the "Fairy Dust" Talk About the Fiscal Cliff?

Linda Bergthold | Posted 02.03.2013 | Politics
Linda Bergthold

I'm getting really tired of the hysteria over this so-called, somewhat media created, "fiscal cliff." But I do think we are in for some changes in health care as a result of the discussions going on in Washington so here's what you should expect.

Feds Stop Illinois Medicaid Reforms, Angering Lawmakers

Posted 09.18.2011 | Chicago

A law enacting major reforms to the state of Illinois's Medicaid program hit a stumbling block on Monday, as the federal government announced that two...

Strong Medicaid System is Key to Supporting Nation's Children, Poor and Adults with Disabilities

William Daroff | Posted 08.22.2011 | Politics
William Daroff

To preserve the health and long-term care to millions of vulnerable Americans who we know need our help more than ever, we stand ready to work with Congress and the Obama administration on practical solutions that will achieve long-term savings without harming the neediest in our nation.

Medicaid Reform? Try Harder

Chris Norwood | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Chris Norwood

Never has real prevention been more necessary -- or possible.