Medicaid fails patients at an astronomical cost

Medicaid fails patients at an astronomical cost

By Ross Marchand / Taxpayers Protection Alliance With healthcare reform sputtering in the Senate, warring lawmakers are endlessly arguing over what’s broken and how to fix the problems. The debate over reforming Medicaid is particularly heated, with narratives from all sides engulfing America’s predominant low-income insurer. In diagnosing the state of Medicaid, the differing assessments […]

Tennessee task force proposes two-phase Medicaid expansion

Tennessee task force proposes two-phase Medicaid expansion

By Jordan Finney / Heartland Institute A committee composed of Tennessee lawmakers has submitted documents to the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) in preparation for requesting a waiver to expand the state’s Medicaid program in two phases, with full expansion contingent on the financial stability of an initial pilot phase. The pilot […]

HHS threatened Arizona over $7.8 billion in Medicaid funding

HHS threatened Arizona over $7.8 billion in Medicaid funding

By Benjamin Domenech / Heartland Institute In response to questioning from Justice Breyer during the third day of hearings concerning President Obama’s health care law – particularly concerning the Medicaid funding mandate within the law – attorney for the states Paul Clement mentioned a letter In response to questioning from Justice Breyer during the third day […]

Medicaid fraud prevention bill receives unanimous support in U.S. House

Medicaid fraud prevention bill receives unanimous support in U.S. House

By Dustin Siggins / Heartland Institute The US House of Representatives has unanimously passed a bipartisan bill to reduce wasteful spending by prohibiting the federal government from compensating health care providers whose participation in Medicare, Medicaid, or the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) has been terminated. House Resolution 3716, the Ensuring Removal of Terminated Providers […]

CBO: Obamacare’s uninsured up 5 million, Medicaid dependents up 16 million since initial estimate

CBO: Obamacare’s uninsured up 5 million, Medicaid dependents up 16 million since initial estimate

Last week’s Congressional Budget Office’s Updated Budget Projections: 2016 to 2026 significantly reduced estimates of Obamacare’s benefits, relative to CBO’s estimates published in 2010, when the law was signed: In 2010, CBO estimated Obamacare would leave 22 million uninsured in 2016 through 2019. This month, CBO estimates Obamacare will leave 27 million uninsured through 2019 […]

Fraudulent Medicare, Medicaid, EITC, tax refunds, etc. total $1 trillion since 2003

Fraudulent Medicare, Medicaid, EITC, tax refunds, etc. total $1 trillion since 2003

By Mike “Mish” Shedlock A huge chunk of your tax dollars every year goes straight into the pockets of crooks. Nearly one in three earned income credits (EIC) is fraudulent. And the numbers keep getting bigger every year according to the Government Accountability Office. Please consider GAO: Feds Made Nearly $1 Trillion in Overpayments Since […]