- Perry doubles down against ObamaCare’s Medicaid expansion
The Texas governor says the Medicare expansion in the healthcare law would make his state “hostage” to Washington.
- Group calls on NCAA to guarantee health coverage for athletes
The group reacted to the severe leg injury endured by Louisville player Kevin Ware on Sunday.
- HHS scraps proposed cuts to private Medicare plans
The insurance industry won a major lobbying victory Monday as the federal Medicare agency scrapped a proposed cut to Medicare Advantage plans.
The Health and Human Services Department announced Monday that it will not follow through on a proposed cut to Medicare Advantage plans, which are administered by private insurers.
The change comes after a fierce lobbying campaign from the insurance industry, which ran TV ads protesting the cuts and organized a massive letter-writing campaign among members of Congress.
- GOP takes credit as HHS lowers Medicaid payments
House Republicans said Monday they have successfully pushed the federal Medicaid agency to cut more than $1 billion in Medicaid overpayments to New York state.
House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) has been pressing the Health and Human Services Department (HHS) to reduce payments to certain state-run facilities in New York.
Issa said Monday that HHS has set a new payment rate, which will save the federal government roughly $1.2 billion over the next 18 months.
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