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Stories with subject: Government-funded health insurance
  • new storyKasich to sign $71B budget and expects to veto some items story has photos
    Updated: Jun-30-15 1:09 pm

    COLUMBUS, Ohio - Gov. John Kasich is expected to sign a $71.2 billion spending blueprint Tuesday that continues his expansion of the Medicaid health program and provides an Ohio income tax cut, though he plans to strike some items from the sweeping measure.

  • new storyAlaska stops Medicaid providers inflation-linked increases 
    Updated: Jun-30-15 12:25 pm

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska - The state is facing a $100 million drop in Medicaid funding for the coming year and won't be increasing rates for providers as a result.

  • State's Medicaid billing system receives initial OK 
    Updated: Jun-29-15 6:33 pm

    CONCORD, New Hampshire - The state's long-delayed Medicaid billing system has finally received certification from the federal government, officials said Monday, making the state eligible for several years' worth of back payments in federal money.

  • Official: State-based exchange gives Arkansas flexibility 
    Updated: Jun-29-15 5:53 pm

    LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - Arkansas' move toward setting up its own health insurance exchange will give the state more flexibility as it looks at overhauling its Medicaid program for the poor, the director of the board setting up the exchange told legislators Monday.

  • Agreement neared to release Fla. doctor tied to Menendez 
    Updated: Jun-29-15 5:46 pm

    WEST PALM BEACH, Florida - A Florida doctor charged with corruption alongside New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez appeared closer to being released from jail Monday as an agreement about his bond solidified.

  • McConnell: New trade deal triumph despite partisan divide 
    Updated: Jun-29-15 4:44 pm

    LOUISVILLE, Kentucky - The brief alliance of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell with President Barack Obama to pass trade legislation last week marked a triumph amid divided government, McConnell said Monday, and he offered to work together across partisan lines to shore up Medicare and Social Security for future generations.

  • Supporters seek to revive Tennessee Medicaid expansion plan 
    Updated: Jun-29-15 4:22 pm

    NASHVILLE, Tennessee - Supporters of a failed plan to expand Medicaid in Tennessee met Monday to renew an effort to try to pass it after a recent ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold health insurance subsidies.

  • $7.3B to be shared among NY health care networks to overhaul 
    Updated: Jun-29-15 3:20 pm

    ALBANY, New York - Some $7.3 billion will be divided among 25 networks of health care providers in New York state to use in overhauling the delivery of care and cutting unneeded hospital visits, according to state officials.

  • High court ruling offers chance to alter health law debate 
    Updated: Jun-29-15 3:31 am

    WASHINGTON - The country finally has an opportunity to change the subject on health care, after the Supreme Court again upheld President Barack Obama's law.

  • With McAuliffe in office, old friends find new opportunities 
    Updated: Jun-26-15 11:40 am

    RICHMOND, Virginia - Terry McAuliffe's move from national Democratic political insider to Virginia governor has meant new opportunities for some of his longtime friends.

  • Coverage worries persist amid relief over health care ruling story has photos
    Updated: Jun-26-15 2:01 am

    CHICAGO - Throughout the country, relief was the dominant emotion among consumers who get help from the government to lower their health insurance costs following Thursday's Supreme Court ruling upholding the subsidies underpinning President Barack Obama's health care overhaul.

  • Top Kansas officials decry Supreme Court health care ruling 
    Updated: Jun-25-15 8:29 pm

    TOPEKA, Kansas - Top Kansas Republicans criticized a U.S. Supreme Court ruling validating a key part of the federal health care overhaul, although one said Thursday that the decision reduces pressure on the Legislature to expand the state's Medicaid health program for the poor.

  • 80,000 Utah residents to keep getting health subsidies story has photos
    Updated: Jun-25-15 6:40 pm

    SALT LAKE CITY - More than 80,000 Utah residents will keep receiving federal help to pay for health insurance after the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday upheld tax subsidies that are at the heart of President Barack Obama's signature health care law.

  • Health ruling relieves consumers; GOP states remain critical story has photos
    Updated: Jun-25-15 6:08 pm

    MIAMI - Thursday's Supreme Court ruling validating federal health insurance subsidies for nearly 6.4 million Americans had consumers breathing a sigh of relief that they would be able to afford their policies, but the reaction was markedly different from governors and lawmakers in states that have fought against the Affordable Care Act.

  • NC reactions mixed as Supreme Court keeps health subsidies 
    Updated: Jun-25-15 5:29 pm

    RALEIGH, North Carolina - Substitute teacher Kim Jones of Wake Forest said Thursday's U.S. Supreme Court decision allows her to keep receiving help to pay for the health insurance she credits for saving her life.

  • Kansas governor criticizes Supreme Court health care ruling 
    Updated: Jun-25-15 5:26 pm

    TOPEKA, Kansas - Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback is criticizing a U.S. Supreme Court decision upholding a key portion of the federal health overhaul and is not changing his stance on expanding Medicaid.

  • Gov. Scott drops Medicaid expansion, hospital funds lawsuit 
    Updated: Jun-25-15 5:16 pm

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida - Florida Gov. Rick Scott said Thursday he's dropping a lawsuit against the Obama administration after federal officials agreed in principle to extend federal hospital funds for two more years.

  • High court ruling means more than 154K in SC keep subsidies 
    Updated: Jun-25-15 4:23 pm

    COLUMBIA, South Carolina - The U.S. Supreme Court's ruling Thursday on the federal health overhaul means more than 154,000 South Carolinians can continue to receive federal subsidies that help pay for their health insurance premiums.

  • Ruling means 130,000 Alabamians keep insurance subsidies 
    Updated: Jun-25-15 4:10 pm

    MONTGOMERY, Alabama - A U.S. Supreme Court ruling that means 132,000 Alabamians will keep subsidies to buy health insurance brought both relief and condemnation Thursday from leaders on opposite sides of the debate over the law.

  • 57,000 Nebraska residents will keep health care subsidies 
    Updated: Jun-25-15 3:58 pm

    LINCOLN, Nebraska - Nearly 57,000 Nebraska residents will continue to receive tax subsidies for federal health care insurance plans now that the U.S. Supreme Court has rejected conservatives' challenge to the Affordable Care Act.

  • Ohio man pleads guilty to Medicaid fraud in Alabama 
    Updated: Jun-25-15 3:34 pm

    MONTGOMERY, Alabama - An Ohio man has been sentenced to four years in prison after pleading guilty in Montgomery County Circuit Court to defrauding the Alabama Medicaid Agency.

  • Missouri advocates praise ruling for health care subsidies 
    Updated: Jun-25-15 3:30 pm

    JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Missouri health care advocates praised a U.S. Supreme Court ruling Thursday that backs nationwide subsidies under President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, while Republican leaders called the health care law flawed and renewed calls to ax it.

  • Health care ruling upholds subsidies for 126,000 in Arizona 
    Updated: Jun-25-15 3:03 pm

    PHOENIX - More than 126,000 Arizona residents will get to keep tax subsidies to help pay their health insurance premiums following a Thursday U.S. Supreme Court decision that allows Republican Gov. Doug Ducey to avoid a politically difficult decision on how to help them if had they lost coverage.

  • Reaction to health care ruling breaks along party lines 
    Updated: Jun-25-15 2:36 pm

    MADISON, Wisconsin - Democrats and advocates for the poor in Wisconsin cheered the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling Thursday to uphold subsidies under President Barack Obama's federal health care overhaul, while Republicans renewed their calls to repeal the 2010 law.

  • Tenn. reactions to the US Supreme Court's health care ruling 
    Updated: Jun-25-15 1:02 pm

    NASHVILLE, Tennessee - The U.S. Supreme Court's decision to uphold health insurance subsidies in states that do not operate their own insurance exchanges means the more than 155,000 Tennesseans who use the subsidies will not lose their health insurance. Here's a look at who is getting subsidies in Tennessee and what Tennesseans are saying about the ruling: