- Executions top list of Mo. stories in 2013 Updated: Dec-20-13 9:03 pm
- Wyoming Democrats pressure governor over Medicaid Updated: Dec-20-13 7:13 pm
- Sebelius hopeful for Medicaid expansion in Texas Updated: Dec-20-13 7:13 pm
- Blue Cross pulls out as possible Medicaid provider Updated: Dec-20-13 6:10 pm
- Ohio court upholds board's Medicaid expansion vote Updated: Dec-20-13 5:29 pm
- Oregon Sen. Wyden in line to lead finance panel Updated: Dec-20-13 5:27 pm
- Woman sentenced in Medicaid fraud Updated: Dec-20-13 4:28 pm
- Md. health insurer extends deadline for sign up Updated: Dec-20-13 3:03 pm
- Report: LSU hospital deals may face financial woes Updated: Dec-20-13 2:43 pm
- Wisconsin governor signs Medicaid delay bill Updated: Dec-20-13 2:09 pm
- Nearly 3.9M qualify for Medicaid under health law Updated: Dec-20-13 1:57 pm
- Doctor to pay $1.15M to settle billing claims Updated: Dec-20-13 4:18 am
- Wisconsin Senate passes Medicaid delay Updated: Dec-19-13 5:58 pm
- Medicaid enrollments could be delayed in Iowa Updated: Dec-19-13 12:17 pm
- Senior NM behavioral health official resigns Updated: Dec-19-13 8:44 am
- Alternatives eyed for Medicaid expansion in Neb. Updated: Dec-18-13 7:20 pm
- Wash. state extends deadline for health insurance Updated: Dec-18-13 6:24 pm
- Thousands told to start over on health insurance Updated: Dec-18-13 6:13 pm
- Excerpts from recent Wisconsin editorials Updated: Dec-18-13 4:19 pm
- New Neb. agreement focuses on quality health care Updated: Dec-18-13 3:20 pm
- Va. governor-elect reappoints health secretary Updated: Dec-18-13 1:05 pm
- HealthSource RI extends deadline for enrolling Updated: Dec-18-13 10:13 am
- Group asking Deal to accept federal Medicaid money Updated: Dec-18-13 4:49 am
- Private contract to scrub Medicaid rolls ending Updated: Dec-17-13 8:37 pm
- ND's Medicaid program gets $2.9M from drug deal Updated: Dec-17-13 5:34 pm
KANSAS CITY, Missouri - Missouri's resumption of executions after controversy over its lethal injection protocol was the top story of 2013, according to a survey of Associated Press reporters and editors.
CHEYENNE, Wyoming - Wyoming Democrats are trying to turn up the heat on Gov. Matt Mead and other Republicans over their opposition to expanding Medicaid to cover 17,600 low-income adults in the state.
HOUSTON - Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said Friday she remains hopeful Texas will expand Medicaid coverage as part of the implementation of the Affordable Care Act.
BISMARCK, North Dakota - North Dakota is down to one potential provider of expanded Medicaid insurance.
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio's highest court upheld Friday a state legislative panel's vote to allow the expansion of Medicaid, handing a legal victory to the Republican governor who had pushed expansion in opposition to many in his own party.
WASHINGTON - The Democrat in line to chair the Senate's most powerful committee is a liberal Oregonian who has been an occasional thorn in the side of the intelligence community, the Obama administration and his own party.
JACKSON, Mississippi - A woman has been sentenced to three months house arrest for using a stolen identity to get health care benefits.
BALTIMORE - Maryland's health benefit exchange has announced that an insurer has agreed to extend the deadline to sign up for coverage effective Jan. 1.
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - The current financing structure for Gov. Bobby Jindal's privatization deals for the LSU network of hospitals and clinics is risky and may run into shortfalls within five years, according to a nonpartisan report released Friday.
MADISON, Wisconsin - Gov. Scott Walker signed a bill Friday that allows about 72,000 people to stay on Medicaid until spring but delays expanding coverage to tens of thousands of others to pay for it.
WASHINGTON - The Obama administration says nearly 3.9 million people have qualified for coverage through the health care law's Medicaid expansion.
JACKSON, Tennessee - A Jackson-area cardiologist has agreed to pay $1.15 million to settle claims that he billed Medicare and Medicaid for medically unnecessary cardiac stent placements.
MADISON, Wisconsin - Around 83,000 childless adults in Wisconsin will have to wait at least three more months to receive Medicaid after state senators voted Thursday to delay their coverage while also pushing back the removal of about 72,000 other residents from the program.
DES MOINES, Iowa - Thousands of Iowa residents seeking to enroll in state health plans for the poor may not have the coverage by January 1, a newspaper reported Thursday.
SANTA FE, New Mexico - A senior state official who was involved in the replacement of New Mexico behavioral health services providers whose Medicaid funding was suspended is stepping down.
LINCOLN, Nebraska - Lawmakers who want to expand Medicaid in Nebraska are reworking their proposal and likely will borrow from other state plans that have won bipartisan support, a key state senator said Wednesday.
SEATTLE - Washington residents who have started but not finished their applications for insurance through the state's new health care exchange are getting a deadline reprieve, state officials announced Wednesday.
CHICAGO - Illinois officials are emailing and calling thousands of people, advising them to start over on their health insurance applications if they believe the federal government mistakenly referred them to Medicaid.
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LINCOLN, Nebraska - A new agreement between Nebraska health care groups and insurers will help doctors' offices focus more on preventative treatment, quality care and helping patients tend to themselves, supporters said Wednesday.
RICHMOND, Virginia - Republican Gov. Bob McDonnell's secretary of health and human services will serve another term to help his new Democratic boss attempt to persuade a divided General Assembly to expand Medicaid.
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - Rhode Island's health insurance marketplace has again extended the deadline to enroll in a health plan and pay to have coverage begin next month.
ATLANTA - The Georgia Federation of Democratic Women is asking Gov. Nathan Deal to accept federal funding to expand the state's Medicaid program.
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - The contract between Gov. Pat Quinn and a company scrubbing the state's Medicaid rolls of ineligible clients will end April 30, officials said Tuesday. It shifts the work to state employees in an agreement with union officials that Republicans decried as a "backroom deal."
BISMARCK, North Dakota - The state of North Dakota's Medicaid program will receive about $2.9 million as part of a national settlement with drug maker Johnson & Johnson.