As Medicaid Loses Stigma, Its Fate Rides On Stormy ElectionMedicaid has long been the stepchild of government health care programs. Now it's finally coming into its own, even as the 2016 presidential election could change its fate.
Texas Medicaid Eases Access To Free Mosquito RepellentTexas is no longer requiring pregnant women on Medicaid to get a prescription before receiving free mosquito repellent amid worries over Zika.
Medicaid Estimate Renews Cost Concerns Over 'Obamacare'A government report says the cost of expanding Medicaid to millions more low-income people is increasing faster than expected. That's raising questions about a vital part of President Barack Obama's health care law.
Texas Medicaid To Cover Mosquito Repellent Amid Zika FearsState health officials say Texas Medicaid will cover the cost of mosquito repellent for pregnant women amid concerns over the Zika virus.
Parkland's Budget Crunch: The Pocketbook Cost Of Texas PoliticsDallas County’s healthcare safety net is now looking to make up a roughly $100 million budget shortfall—while some local leaders blame Texas politics for a stalemate that leaves both poor patients and taxpayers on the hook.
Texas Court Allows $350 Million In Medicaid Therapy CutsAn appeals court in Texas on Thursday allowed the state to proceed with cutting $350 million from a Medicaid program that provides therapy for disabled children. Opponents said that they will now ask federal regulators to intervene.
Medicare's 'Innovation Center' Rebalancing Quality And CostThey work for the government and even their closest relatives have no idea what they do. It's not because they're spies or nuclear scientists, but because their jobs are so arcane: trying to reinvent Medicare to improve it, and maybe save taxpayers money.
Rockwall Doctor Convicted Of Home Healthcare FraudA jury convicted a Rockwall doctor of fraud for allegedly "selling his signature" to process false Medicare and Medicaid claims in what investigators called the biggest home healthcare fraud case in the history of both programs.
New Push To Keep Seniors In Home, Community-Based ProgramsThe federal government is pushing states to keep more low-income seniors out of nursing homes and, instead, enroll them in home and community-based programs.
As Sign-Up Season Ends Many American Remain UninsuredMost uninsured Americans are sitting on the sidelines as sign-up season under the federal health law comes to a close, according to a new poll that signals the nation's historic gains in coverage are slowing.
Dallas Co. Woman Gets 4+ Years In Prison For Medicaid FraudA District Judge sentenced Brenda Ward to 57 months in a federal prison after she pled gulity to one count of health care fraud.
Crunch Time Again For Health Law; Tuesday Sign-Up DeadlineRising premiums and shaken faith among insurers have cast a cloud over sign-up season for President Barack Obama's health care law, and now it's crunch time again. Tuesday is the deadline for millions of uninsured to sign up in time for coverage to begin on January 1.