CMS is proposing changes to Medicaid insurance coverage reimbursement for school-based services that are expected to save taxpayers approximately $635 million in federal funds during the first year and $3.6 billion in federal funds over five years by eliminating fraud, waste and abuse in the program.
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Newspapers recently reported Medicaid developments in four states: Maryland, New York, Wisconsin.
AFL-CIO announced a campaign that seeks to expand health insurance to all U.S. residents by the end of 2009.
The shocking increase in the number of uninsured Americans is an indictment of the scandalous inattention and failure of political leaders to honestly address this nation's Number One domestic priority: health care.
The number of uninsured people in the U.S. increased from 44.8 million in 2005 to 47 million in 2006, with minorities being among those hardest hit.
About 45 million U.S. residents lack health insurance, but the rest of us with health coverage are also uninsured.
The number of uninsured U.S. residents grew by 2.2 million in 2006 to 47 million, up from 44.8 million in 2005.
Data show a rise in the number of Americans lacking health insurance. 47 million people did not have health coverage in 2006, up from 44.8 million in 2005.
Instead of making health insurance more affordable, millions of people are without basic health insurance coverage. The news today that an additional 2.2 million people in the U.S. lost health insurance coverage in 2006 is a shameful reflection of national priorities.
Total Number of People Without Access To Health Insurance Exceeds the Cumulative Population of 24 States and the District of Columbia. Health Insurance Coverage Is Affordable Only To Few Families.
Health insurance is not affordable and accessible for more Americans as record number of Amerians are uninsured. More families and individuals are without affordable health insurance coverage.
In light of the "substantial" cost of medical errors, Medicare's new rule to refuse to pay the costs of preventable hospital errors will provide an incentive that should "help reduce the taxpayers' burden," a Washington Times editorial states.
It continues, "It's not to say that hospitals are careless now, but the new rules will make them more diligent."
Fewer than 10% of Medicare beneficiaries receive recommended health screening and immunizations.
Seventy-one percent of U.S. private-sector employees have access to employer-based health care benefits this year.
Former Saturday Night Live star shares personal story to help educate Americans about the importance of financial protection during life insurance awareness month.
newspapers recently published editorials and opinion pieces discussing new rules that would limit State Children's Health Insurance Program coverage to the lowest-income children.
Mitt Romney outlined his health care proposal, which would allow states to develop their own plans to expand access to health insurance.
Several newspapers recently published editorials discussing new rules that would limit SCHIP coverage to the lowest-income children.
More than half of American adults support the State Children's Health Insurance Program for children and their parents who earn an annual income of up to $32,000.
American Medical Association on Thursday launched Voice for the Uninsured advertising campaign intended to promote its plan for providing health coverage for the uninsured.
Senator and Presidential Candidate Chris Dodd announced that he will introduce legislation this fall to strengthen and expand the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) to make health insurance affordable to more children.
Americans overwhelmingly support the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP), which provides states with federal funds to design health insurance programs for vulnerable children.
As young adults become independent they lose access to their parent's policy and many may be working in jobs that don't offer insurance which can create a gap in coverage.
The extra spending on reimbursements to private Medicare Advantage plans compared with payments to traditional Medicare for equivalent benefits.
A growing number of health insurers are creating individual plans that target people in their 20s and 30s or early retirees who are not yet eligible for Medicare.
Children of single fathers are 23% more likely than those in other family structures to be uninsured for a full year.
Bush administration outlined new standards for SCHIP enrollment that aim to limit coverage to the lowest-income children.\n
Wall Street Journal editorial's statement that recently passed State Children's Health Insurance Program legislation will spur important debates in upcoming months.
Medicare no longer will reimburse hospitals for the treatment of preventable errors, injuries and infections that occur in the facilities under a new rule.