Medicaid, the 50-year-old federal-state health coverage plan for the poor, has devolved into a political inter-industry feud in the impoverished Mississippi Delta. What does the fight foretell about the Medicaid industry and how it treats the nation's poorest?
Advocates say the single biggest factor in expanding Medicaid in balky states has been the election of a governor who supports it.
Shuttled between prison and the healthcare system, AIDS patient Johnny Wells' story is symbolic of the cracks that exist in a fractured Medicaid program.
A Mississippi state senator has introduced a bill to expand Medicaid every year since Obamacare went into effect, but so far it's been off the table. The 2019 governor's race could change the picture.
A new federal report shows Medicaid is quickly on its way to become a $1 trillion program. However, the brunt of the spending continues to be on non-expansion enrollees, despite administration fears over costs of expansion.
Two top Democrats on the House Oversight Committee want to subpoena the Trump administration's documents around its Medicaid work requirement policy. HHS officials haven't responded to their previous requests for information.
The Senate's health committee is questioning the government's role in helping patients understand what they should pay for their healthcare—and whether Congress can change the incentives in a complex system that doesn't encourage shopping.
More than 4,300 Medicaid expansion enrollees in Arkansas will lose coverage for the rest of this year because they did not comply for three straight months with the state's first-in-the-nation work and reporting requirements, state officials announced Wednesday.
Alabama and Michigan are the latest states to seek to impose work requirements on its Medicaid population. Unlike most other states requesting the change, Michigan would use an honor system to determine if beneficiaries comply with the requirement.
Republican Gov. Paul LePage has submitted a state plan amendment to widen access to Medicaid.
Rick Merrill, CEO of Cook Children's Health Care System, urged lawmakers during a hearing to pass a law that will make it easier to coordinate care for children battling serious illnesses.
In a U.S. district court Wednesday, a federal judge had hard questions for Democratic state attorneys general who argued that the ACA can stand even with a zeroed-out tax penalty.