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Obama Is Frustrated With States That Chose Not To Expand Medicaid Out Of 'Political Spite'

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 04.17.2014 | Politics

President Barack Obama expressed his frustration with states that chose not to expand Medicaid "for no other reason than political spite" against him,...

Here's How Much Your State Is Losing If It Didn't Expand Medicaid

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 02.28.2014 | Politics

Following a 2012 Supreme Court ruling that made Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act optional for states, 20 states have opted out of the ...

Sam Stein

Latest Obamacare Horror Provision Was Championed By ALEC | Sam Stein | Posted 01.27.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A new catalyst for angst over President Barack Obama's health care law is a provision that allows states to recoup the cost of long-term...

Obama's Budget Would Shield Medicaid From Major Cuts

AP | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR | Posted 06.04.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama's budget next week will steer clear of major cuts to Medicaid, including tens of billions in reductions to t...

How Rick Perry Could Turn Texas Blue

National Journal | Posted 03.22.2013 | Politics

Texas leads the nation in failing to provide health insurance. About one in four Texans are uninsured, the highest percentage in any state. That’s s...

This GOP Governor Openly Used Faith In Medicaid Expansion Bid

AP | ANN SANNER | Posted 02.22.2013 | Politics

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio Gov. John Kasich isn't just highlighting dollars to persuade state lawmakers to support extending Medicaid coverage to thousand...

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.

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...

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.

Two Roads Have Diverged on Health Care -- One Will Make All the Difference

Linda Bergthold | Posted 11.07.2012 | Politics
Linda Bergthold

The Democrats are the only ones who have a specific plan to improve quality in health care, access to affordable coverage, and ultimately a way to control costs. The Republicans? Repeal. No real plan to replace.

Samuel Haass

Union to Democratic Senators: Don't Cut Medicaid! | Samuel Haass | Posted 09.12.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The top union representing state and local workers is putting pressure on moderate Senate Democrats to reject any debt ceiling proposals...

Don't Forget Medicaid

Sen. Chris Murphy | Posted 09.09.2011 | Politics
Sen. Chris Murphy

While it seems that just about every major industry or interest group has teams of lobbyists in Washington looking out for them, some of our most vulnerable citizens simply don't have a voice in a town where unfortunately, money still talks the loudest.

Will Obama Be the First Democratic President to Cut Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid?

Miles Mogulescu | Posted 09.07.2011 | Politics
Miles Mogulescu

Sometimes it's hard to know what the Democratic Party still stands for. Strong regulation of the banks? Bill Clinton killed that. Protecting Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid? Not if Barack Obama has his way.

Medicaid Matters: Groundbreaking Study Finds Program Makes Real Impact

Laura Bassett | Posted 09.06.2011 | Politics

Medicaid recipients are more likely to take care of their health and less likely to have trouble paying their medical bills than the uninsured, accord...

Obama's Talk vs. Walk

Craig Crawford | Posted 09.05.2011 | Politics
Craig Crawford

If Obama's angry words were primarily meant to soften his base for compromises to come -- like $200 billion in Medicare and Medicaid cuts -- add this to a string of examples spotlighting Obama's governing style: Talk Left, Walk Right.

What's Wrong with the Obama Administration's Cuts to Medicaid

Richard Kirsch | Posted 09.05.2011 | Politics
Richard Kirsch

It's true that Medicaid costs are increasing, but that's not because Medicaid has done a poor job of controlling health care costs.

Laura Bassett

Proposed Budget Cuts To Medicaid Could Kill Jobs And Short-Change Seniors | Laura Bassett | Posted 08.28.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- While the debate over entitlements is focusing on cuts to Social Security and Medicare, Senate Democrats worry that the closed-door debt...

GOP Governors Fight To Cut Back Medicaid

Washington Post | Posted 08.14.2011 | Politics

Faced with severe budget problems, Republican governors are escalating their fight against federal rules requiring states to maintain current levels o...

Sam Stein

Progressive Group To Supporters: Withhold Donations To Obama If He Cuts Medicare, Medicaid | Sam Stein | Posted 06.12.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- One of the thorniest progressive groups in the side of the Obama administration is launching a new campaign against the president on Tue...

GOP Govs & Obama At Impasse Over Health Care Program

AP | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Strained state budgets and a new crew of Republican governors have combined to reopen the debate over Medicaid, the health care pro...

Obama Budget Cuts Announced: $17 Billion (LIVE VIDEO)

AP/Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — In twin strokes, President Barack Obama is calling on Congress to award generous budget increases to domestic programs while propos...

Obama's Medicaid Money Release Could Mean $471 Million For Illinois

Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- Illinois could collect nearly $471 million from President Barack Obama's decision to release Medicaid money included in the feder...