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.
The audit spreadsheets released today identify each health plan and summarize the findings. Medicare Advantage, a fast-growing alternative to original Medicare, is run primarily by major insurance companies.
California's decision last month to cancel the results of a long-planned bidding competition among commercial health plans in its Medicaid program has some industry insiders and consumer advocates wondering whether the state can stand up to insurers and force improvements in care for millions of low-income beneficiaries.
As the U.S. population ages, the number of people receiving long-term services and supports in their own home has grown, including the use of self-directed care.
Marjorie Kruger was stunned to learn last fall that she would have to leave the nursing home where she'd lived comfortably for six years.
One night last month, a 9-year-old boy who had autism and talked about killing himself was among about 70 foster care children and youth under state supervision sleeping in hotels across Georgia.
Montana's conservative leaders, stymied by the courts from passing laws that impose significant statewide abortion restrictions, seek to tighten the state's Medicaid rules to make it more difficult for low-income women to receive abortions.
Anti-abortion advocates are pressing for expanded abortion bans and tighter restrictions since the Supreme Court overturned the national right to abortion.
The national uninsurance rate for adults under age 65 with schizophrenia decreased by 50% after the implementation of the Affordable Care Act in 2014, according to University of Massachusetts Amherst research published this week in JAMA Psychiatry.
Jenna Eisenhart spent nearly six years as a licensed therapist in Colorado before deciding to move to a place with a greater need for her services.
While repealing the Affordable Care Act seems to have fallen off congressional Republicans' to-do list for 2023, plans to cut Medicare and Medicaid are back.
In a speech on Nov. 2, 2020, then-presidential candidate Joe Biden promised, “I'll not only restore Obamacare; I'll build on it.”
This is shaping up as a critical year in the country's battle over abortion rights, as both sides struggle to define a new status quo after the Supreme Court struck down the nearly half-century-old constitutional right last year.
State lawmakers from both parties have shown support for a plan to stop the practice of committing people with Alzheimer's disease, other types of dementia, or traumatic brain injuries without their consent to the troubled Montana State Hospital and instead direct them to treatment in their communities.
A change to Medicare policy surrounding heart transplant may lead to increased inequities in access to transplant for patients with heart failure, a Michigan Medicine study finds.
One evening in February 2017, Sarah Dudley's husband, Joseph, started to feel sick. He had a high fever, his head and body ached, and he seemed disoriented, she said. The Dudleys had a decision to make: go to the hospital emergency room or to an urgent care clinic near their home in Des Moines, Iowa.
According to health care experts, the benefits for brand-new parents and their infants having access to health care during pregnancy as well as during the postpartum period are indisputable.
Food insecurity, which is the limited or uncertain availability of nutritionally adequate and safe food, impacts about 10.2% of U.S. households, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture Economic Research Service.
Montana lawmakers said lowering costs and expanding patient access will be their top health care goals for the new legislative session.
California state Sen. Susan Talamantes Eggman, a Stockton Democrat who was instrumental in passing Gov. Gavin Newsom's signature mental health care legislation last year, has been appointed to lead the Senate's influential health committee, a change that promises a more urgent focus on expanding mental health services and moving homeless people into housing and treatment.
Without opioid painkillers to dull the ache in his knees and other joints, Arnold Wilson wouldn't be able to walk half a block. The 63-year-old former New York City nurse has crippling arthritis for which he takes OxyContin twice a day and oxycodone when he needs additional relief.