Medicaid expansion is one of 70 non-fiscal items Republican lawmakers in Wisconsin have vowed to remove from Democratic Gov. Tony Evers’ budget when the Joint Finance Committee begins voting next week.
Labor organizations will no longer be allowed to skim dues money from the checks of Medicaid patients under new rules adopted by the Trump administration.
More than 30,000 people will be removed from Louisiana’s Medicaid program after a new verification system determined they likely made too much money to be eligible.
Medicaid expansion in Wisconsin will cost taxpayers $600 million every year and drive up prices in the private sector as well. A family of four with private insurance, for example, can expect to see an increase in cost of as much as $700 per year.
Caresource Ohio and Caresource Management Group Co., the largest Medicaid plan in Ohio and second largest in the United States, each gave $10,000 to Gov. Mike DeWine and Lt. Gov. Jon Husted for inauguration related events and transition expenses, according to the Ohio’s Secretary of State Office.
A watchdog group estimates recent audit of fraudulent Medicaid payments totaling nearly $2 billion “is really closer to $60 billion.”
The Supreme Court on Monday rejected a suit against a Louisiana Planned Parenthood affiliate due, Justice Clarence Thomas argued in a dissent, to an unwillingness to go near the political third rail of abortion.
The Florida State Legislature earmarked $4.4 million in 2017 for Atlanta-based Equifax Workforce Solutions to verify salary and other eligibility information on Medicaid applications.