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Republican states still face big health care costs as Obamacare is unwound

WASHINGTON — States that fought and shunned the Affordable Care Act’s Medicaid…

 

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has issued new rules prohibiting nursing homes from requiring patients to agree to arbitrate any legal claims against the nursing home at any time before a dispute arises or as a condition of admission. (Courtesy photo)

Problematic nursing home arbitration clauses

This week, I want to discuss important federal regulatory changes that will…

 

Louisiana 1st state in Deep South to expand Medicaid

BATON ROUGE, La. — Louisiana is becoming the first state in the…

 

Accidental overdoses aren't the only deadly risk from using powerful prescription painkillers. The drugs may also contribute to heart-related deaths and other fatalities, according to research published Tuesday. (AP Photo/Toby Talbot)

Opioids linked with deaths other than overdoses, study says

CHICAGO — Accidental overdoses aren't the only deadly risk from using powerful…

Accidental overdoses aren't the only deadly risk from using powerful prescription painkillers. The drugs may also contribute to heart-related deaths and other fatalities, according to research published Tuesday. (AP Photo/Toby Talbot)
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GOP legislators thwart bids to expand Medicaid

Governors across the political spectrum are hitting a roadblock in their bids…

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Obama must be more willing to fire back

When considering why President Barack Obama performed so poorly in comparison to…

S.F. Examiner File PhotoMelissa Griffin’s column runs each Thursday and Sunday. She also appears Mondays in “Mornings with Melissa” at 6:45 a.m. on KPIX (Ch. 5). Email her at mgriffin@sfexaminer.com.
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Mississippi cancer doctor charged with diluting meds, reusing needles

WHAT: Dr. Meera Sachdeva, 50, of Mississippi was charged in federal court…

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California Democrat confirms: payment cuts are benefit cuts

Democrats seem to suffer under the delusion that there is some difference…

Washington’s Medicaid reform could benefit every state in US

It’s a short law with big potential: SB 5596, signed by Washington…

Spying on doctors to find answers we already know

Anyone who has seriously studied Medicaid understands there is a huge difference…

Medicaid is easier to fix than entitlement programs

Congress remains gridlocked on many important issues but not every politician is…

Obama’s reputation on Medicare is ‘unsustainable’

‘The U.S. government is not going to be able to afford Medicare…

Rhode Island Medicaid waiver survives

Rhode Island, the smallest state, is wielding big influence against federal control…

California and DC could learn from Andrew Cuomo

A newly elected governor just persuaded his dysfunctional state legislature to close…

Medicaid: Arizona wants out

Yesterday's Washington Post mentions a new effort at cost savings in Arizona…

House approves $26 billion for Medicaid, teachers

In an emergency session of Congress that cut into summer recess, the…

Pelosi passed it, and we just keep finding out what’s in it

Jon Ward at The Daily Caller unearths a great story from the…

Democrats’ Medicaid time bomb for the states

When congressional Democrats meet behind closed doors to reconcile conflicting provisions in…

Sorry, doc, we’re too busy taking over health care to talk to you

Dr. Melissa Rhodes, a critical pulmonary care specialist from Georgia, left an…

Examiner Editorial: First, stop fraud in Medicare and Medicaid

Last month, 60 Minutes did an alarming report on the $60 billion-a-year…