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Texas has an alternative solution to Medicaid expansion

August 28, 2012

The Washington Post featured an article that discusses why Texas counties are now considering going it alone on Medicaid expansion. The CEO of University Health System Corporation in San Antonio, George Hernandez Jr., developed a concept for an alternative, county-run Medicaid expansion. He found that insufficient county budgets could find much needed relief if some of…

Rick Perry’s Snake Oil Cure For Our Sick Healthcare System

September 7, 2011

From The Huffington Post: By Wendell Potter In his quest to win the Republican presidential nomination, Texas Gov. Rick Perry is perpetuating a convincing hoax: that implementing Texas-style tort reform would go a long way toward curing what ails the U.S. health care system. Like his fellow GOP contenders, Perry consistently denounces “Obamacare” as “a…

CHIP Outreach Gets More Kids Covered

August 22, 2011

From Kaiser Health News: By Phil Galewitz August 18th, 2011, 5:31 PM If you build it, they will come … at least some of the time. The number of children eligible for Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)  but not enrolled fell to 4.3 million in 2009 from 4.7 million the prior year, according to…

State Health Care Cuts Could Fill Nursing Homes

July 18, 2011

From The Associated Press: By JOHN SEEWER–7/16/2011 Born with cerebral palsy, Jennifer McPhail relies on a home health aide to help her get dressed for work and ready for bed at night. Her motorized wheelchair keeps her active, working as an organizer with a disability rights group in Austin, Texas, and volunteering to help people…

Sorry, This Ain’t No April Fool’s…

April 1, 2011

Synopsis: According to Congressman Louie Gohmert and his Texas-sized tinfoil hat, U.S. intervention in Libya is actually an Obama plot to tucker out our military, thereby enabling Obama to call up his health-care-reform stormtroopers to impose Shariah, or some other fantastical atrocity, on us all. Nobody at S.C. Health Care Voices is calling the Affordable…

What Happens If States Ditch Medicaid?

November 11, 2010

Expect longer waits here, with states still picking up the tab. By Suzy Khimm The Washington Post The Medicaid expansion was meant to be one of the hallmark accomplishments of health-care reform. The Affordable Care Act will expand the program rapidly by subsidizing insurance for all Americans up to 133 percent of the poverty line,…

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