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Medicaid is the United States health program for eligible individuals and families with low incomes and resources. It is a means-tested program that is jointly funded by the states and federal government, and is managed by the states.
Feds urge states to encourage cheaper plans off the exchanges

Feds urge states to encourage cheaper plans off the exchanges

Study finds quality of doctor-patient discussions about lung cancer screening to be 'poor'

Study finds quality of doctor-patient discussions about lung cancer screening to be 'poor'

Trump administration sinks teeth into paring down drug prices, on 5 key points

Trump administration sinks teeth into paring down drug prices, on 5 key points

Medicare to overhaul ACOs but critics fear fewer participants

Medicare to overhaul ACOs but critics fear fewer participants

Pharmacy-made pain creams flagged on fears of Medicare fraud and risk

Pharmacy-made pain creams flagged on fears of Medicare fraud and risk

Medicaid expansion increases access to diabetes treatment

Medicaid expansion increases access to diabetes treatment

Medicaid expansion making diabetes meds more accessible to poor, study shows

Medicaid expansion making diabetes meds more accessible to poor, study shows

In weary post-storm Puerto Rico, Medicaid cutbacks bode new ills

In weary post-storm Puerto Rico, Medicaid cutbacks bode new ills

People closest to federal poverty line mostly benefited from Obamacare

People closest to federal poverty line mostly benefited from Obamacare

How rival opioid makers sought to cash in on alarm over oxycontin’s dangers

How rival opioid makers sought to cash in on alarm over oxycontin’s dangers

Peer comparison letters lead to persistent decrease in antipsychotic prescribing

Peer comparison letters lead to persistent decrease in antipsychotic prescribing

The University Of Chicago Medicine receives CoC accreditation for high quality cancer care

The University Of Chicago Medicine receives CoC accreditation for high quality cancer care

FSMB partners with NAM to form Action Collaborative on countering opioid epidemic

FSMB partners with NAM to form Action Collaborative on countering opioid epidemic

Some doctors, patients balk at Medicare’s ‘flat fee’ payment proposal

Some doctors, patients balk at Medicare’s ‘flat fee’ payment proposal

Infants experiencing homelessness found to be at greater risk of poor health

Infants experiencing homelessness found to be at greater risk of poor health

Missed visits, uncontrolled pain and fraud: report says hospice lacks oversight

Missed visits, uncontrolled pain and fraud: report says hospice lacks oversight

Mining a new data set to pinpoint critical staffing issues in skilled nursing facilities

Mining a new data set to pinpoint critical staffing issues in skilled nursing facilities

1,400 nursing homes get lower Medicare ratings because of staffing concerns

1,400 nursing homes get lower Medicare ratings because of staffing concerns

Researchers investigate reason for increase in bariatric surgery wait times

Researchers investigate reason for increase in bariatric surgery wait times

Penn Medicine receives federal government approval to develop imaging guidelines

Penn Medicine receives federal government approval to develop imaging guidelines