medicaid

Illinois Government
7:59 am
Thu June 14, 2012

Quinn Set to Sign Medicaid Legislation

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Illinois Governor Pat Quinn is set to sign several bills passed by the Legislature this year, including those that will slash health care coverage and increase cigarette taxes by $1 a pack to help finance the Medicaid program. 

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Afternoon Update
4:44 pm
Wed June 13, 2012

Afternoon Round-Up 6/13/12

US Navy Commanding Officer Robert S. Kerno, points out some sights to the President of Venezuela, Hugo Chavez on a tour of the USS Yorktown during a visit to the city of Willemstad at Curacao, Netherlands Antilles north of Venezuela.
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Today on NPR: In 13 years of colorful, often demagogic rule, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has run his country like a game show host with daily TV appearances. Then cancer struck, forcing Chavez to scale back. Now, he has reappeared, but his countrymen are wondering just how sick Chavez is as he prepares to run for re-election in October.

Up in the Air:

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Business
11:32 am
Wed June 13, 2012

Kentucky Medicaid Settles with Johnson & Johnson for $7 Million

Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway recovered $7 million on behalf of Kentucky’s Medicaid program following a settlement with 47 companies in the Johnson & Johnson family. 

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Government
11:07 am
Fri June 1, 2012

Pension cuts postponed in Illinois Legislature

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The top Republican in the Illinois House says he’s shelving legislation to rein in ballooning government pension costs.  

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Afternoon Update
4:18 pm
Mon May 28, 2012

Afternoon Round-Up 5/28/12

When President Obama came out in support of gay marriage, some African-American religious leaders protested. But according to new data, African-Americans are no less supportive or opposed to gay marriage than any other group.

Today on NPR: Blacks, Gays And The Church: If public perceptions and pundits are to be believed, black churches are overwhelmingly against same-sex marriage. Except, it's not true.

Around the Commonwealth:

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Government
10:58 am
Mon May 28, 2012

Edelen to Audit Medicaid

Kentucky’s new privatized Medicaid Managed Care program will be audited by the end of the year. State Auditor Adam Edelen created a Medicaid task force in February after taking a first look at the managed care system. He also gave recommendations to managed care companies, health care providers and the state on how to make the system run better in the future. But with clashes between private Medicaid companies and healthcare providers ongoiong, Edelen says he will take a stronger look into the system.

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Afternoon Update
4:20 pm
Fri May 18, 2012

Afternoon Round-Up 5/18/12

The two similarly-titled books, released at the same, are giving some mixed up readers a suprise.
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Government
3:33 pm
Fri May 18, 2012

Kentucky Sues Medical Company for False Marketing

Kentucky is one of 13 states intervening in a 90-million dollar lawsuit against Healthpoint, Ltd. Attorney General Jack Conway and his Office of Medicaid Fraud and Abuse Control allege that a bedsore ointment called Xenaderm is a “less than effective” drug by FDA standards, for which Medicaid coverage is illegal. 

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Afternoon Update
3:44 pm
Thu May 10, 2012

Afternoon Round-Up 5/10/12

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Today on NPR: The residents of Windsor, Ontario, say they're being invaded by an irritating sound that's emanating from outside Detroit. It's known as the "Windsor Hum" and, with U.S. officials claiming Americans can't hear it, no one seems to know who should be in charge of shutting it up.

In the Four Rivers Region:

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From the Capitol
3:41 pm
Wed May 9, 2012

Denton Says Lawmakers Will Remove CoventryCares From Medicaid System if Tough Bargaining Continues

Kentucky Senator Julie Denton says the state's largest private Medicaid company is underpaying and threatening healthcare providers, and she says lawmakers may kick the company out of the state Medicaid system if the behavior persists.

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