Medicaid

The Roundtable
10:35 am
Tue January 20, 2015

Lyndon Johnson, Congress, And The Battle For The Great Society

    

  Between November 1963, when he became president, and November 1966, when his party was routed in the midterm elections, Lyndon Johnson spearheaded the most transformative agenda in American political history since the New Deal.

In just three years, Johnson drove the passage of the Civil Rights and Voting Rights Acts; the War on Poverty program; Medicare and Medicaid; the National Endowments for the Arts and the Humanities; Public Broadcasting; immigration liberalization; a raft of consumer and environmental protection acts; and major federal investments in public transportation.

Collectively, this group of achievements was labeled by Johnson and his team the “Great Society.” In his new book, The Fierce Urgency of Now, Princeton Professor of History Julian Zelizer looks at the full story.

WAMC News
12:35 pm
Fri October 17, 2014

Top Medicare Official: Time To Check Coverage, Consider Changes

Ray Hurd

People on Medicare are being urged to look over their current health and prescription coverage and consider whether changes should be made. The latest open enrollment period began Wednesday and will continue until Dec. 7. For more on open enrollment, WAMC spoke with Ray Hurd, regional administrator for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in Regions 1 and 2, which includes New England, New York and New Jersey.

New England News
9:45 pm
Thu June 26, 2014

Advocates Fear New Rules Could Hamper Medicaid

Some Vermont legal advocates say they are worried that new health care rules will make some people ineligible for long-term care under Medicaid.

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New England News
7:30 pm
Thu June 26, 2014

Vermont Ranks 5th In Medicaid Homecare Spending

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The state of Vermont ranks fifth in the nation in the percentage of Medicaid long-term care spending that allows the disabled to live in their homes and communities.

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WAMC News
3:34 pm
Fri April 25, 2014

Samuels: Medicaid Reform Needed From Albany

For years, county officials across New York have been calling on state leaders in Albany to give them relief from the mandates that are handed down from the state capitol and Medicaid reform is often at the top of the list of those mandates. The latest call for Medicaid relief comes from Bill Samuels, a New York City businessman, political activist and founder of the group Effective NY, which has been critical of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s policies.

New York News
8:59 am
Mon January 27, 2014

Feds Urge More Talks On NY Medicaid Application

New York has revised its request for a $10 billion dollar Medicaid adjustment, which would allow using that money to pay for related health care programs, after federal officials concluded capital investment and some other programs are ineligible.

The application was first filed 18 months ago, prompting Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the state health commissioner to publicly blame the delay for threatening financially distressed New York hospitals.

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New York News
6:02 am
Thu December 12, 2013

Schumer: Ambulance Funding Threatened

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New York Senator Charles Schumer warns that ambulance crews are threatened with the loss of critical funding.

At stake is $40 million in Medicaid payments statewide used to pay for ambulance services. He says that critical funding will expire Jan. 1 if Congress doesn't act first.

The Democrat says that without action, urban ambulances will lose 2 percent of their federal funding and rural services will lose 3 percent.

Schumer says ambulance crews say the funding is vital. He is proposing a five-year extension of the funding.

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New York News
8:13 am
Wed October 30, 2013

Study Shows NY Spending For Inmate Health Care Up

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A new study on rising prison health care costs shows New York 13th among states in spending for inmate care.

The study by The Pew Charitable Trusts and MacArthur Foundation, examining costs from 2001 to 2008, shows New York spending rose 33 percent to nearly $5,900 for a prisoner's medical care in 2008.

That distantly followed California's $11,800 cost per inmate, up 84 percent, and New Hampshire's 306 percent increase to more than $9,000.

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New York News
5:45 pm
Wed October 9, 2013

State Audit Reveals Nursing Home As Financial Drain On Saratoga County

A recent audit by New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli detailed a deteriorating financial condition in Saratoga County due in part to increasing costs at a subsidized nursing home.

The audit released by the Comptroller’s office found that between January 1, 2010 to December 31, 2012, Saratoga County’s general fund balance decreased 41 percent, from $24.7 million to $10.3 million.

The cause to blame? The increased costs of running Maplewood Manor – a subsidized nursing home facility.

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Commentary & Opinion
3:41 pm
Mon July 15, 2013

Blair Horner: Obama Administration Weakens Federal Health Care Reform

In a few short months, Americans who need health insurance will be able to obtain it.  They will either get it from the government – through programs like Medicare or Medicaid, from their employers, or purchase it themselves from health marketplaces, known as health benefit exchanges.

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