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Rauner blasts labor unions for state's woes

Gov. Bruce Rauner said that government agreements with unions were responsible for high property taxes, increased costs for construction projects and Illinois' lack of competitiveness compared with other states. DECATUR — In what was billed as a preview of next week's State of the State address, Gov. Bruce Rauner spent more than one-third of a 36-minute speech Tuesday blaming labor unions for ...

Cadence Health ACO Selected As A Medicare Shared Savings Program Accountable Care Organization

WINFIELD, Ill., Jan. 27, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Cadence Health ACO, LLC, now part of Northwestern Medicine, has been selected as one of 89 new Medicare Shared Savings Program Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs), providing approximately 1.6 million additional Medicare...

SCOTUS weighs whether providers can sue states over Medicaid pay

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments Tuesday in a case that could block hospitals, doctors — or anyone else — from suing states over inadequate payment rates for providers who participate in the Medicaid program for low-income Americans.

High Court Considers If Medicaid Providers Can Sue Over Pay

In a case brought by developmental disability service providers, the U.S. Supreme Court is weighing what recourse such agencies have if they believe Medicaid is paying them too little.

U.S. Supreme Court to hear Idaho Medicaid case Tuesday

The U.S. Supreme Court will hear Idaho's appeal of a lower-court ruling in favor of contractors who sued saying the state's Medicaid reimbursement rates are illegally low, leaving patients with… Click to Continue »

Doctors May Shun Patients After Medicaid Compensation Cuts

Starting this month many doctors who were likely to expand basic medical care offered to low-income Americans -- a goal of the 2010 health care law -- could see Medicaid fees drop an average of almost 43 percent.

Supreme Court Battle Brewing Over Medicaid Fees

The Florida case is the latest effort to get federal judges to force states to increase Medicaid provider payment rates for the state and federal program that covers about 70 million low-income Americans.

Children eligible for expanded Medicaid contribute more in taxes as adults

A new study finds that children who received expanded Medicaid benefits in the 1980s and 1990s contributed more to the U.S. tax system as adults. They also were more likely to attend college and less likely to die prematurely in adulthood.

Doctors face big cuts in Medicaid pay

Larry and Linda Drain live apart so that she can keep her health care. / Shelley Mays, The (Nashville) Tennessean Andy Pasternak, a family doctor in Reno, saw more than 100 new Medicaid patients last year after the state expanded the insurance program for the poor under the Affordable Care Act.

Immigrants in state illegally to get state-funded kidney transplants

When he was diagnosed with renal disease almost two years ago, Gustavo Galvez had never heard of dialysis. Doctors told Galvez, who had been working in the United States 17 years without legal residency, that it would help his failing kidneys function and allow him to live.