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New Jersey News

Christie Agrees to Expand Medicaid in NJ

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Hundreds of thousands of uninsured, low-income residents in New Jersey could soon be covered by President Obama's healthcare overhaul, now that Governor Chris Christie is endorsing an expansion of Medicaid coverage in the state.

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WNYC News

How the Fiscal Cliff Affects Area Hospitals

Wednesday, January 02, 2013

The fiscal deal that the President and Congress struck last night averts tax increases for millions of Americans. But it also means major cuts could be coming to hospitals — especially those that rely largely on Medicaid and other public dollars.

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WNYC News

NY Seeks Medicaid Funds for State's Sandy-affected Healthcare Providers

Monday, November 26, 2012

State health officials are asking the federal government for almost a half-billion dollars worth of special Medicaid funding for hospitals, nursing homes and clinics affected by Sandy.

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Schoolbook

Feds Say City Submitted False Counseling Claims

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

The Department of Education submitted false claims to Medicaid for counseling services for students with special needs, according to a complaint filed by the U.S. Attorney's Office in the Eastern District. The complaint seeks $2 million in reimbursement and fines. City lawyers say they disagree with the allegations.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

30 Issues: Big Health

Thursday, October 11, 2012

30 Issues in 30 Days is our election year series on the important issues facing the country this election year. Today: The relationship between the federal government and the health care industry. Visit the 30 Issue home page for all the conversations.

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New Jersey News

Political Calculations Factor In As Christie Weighs New Medicaid Math

Monday, October 08, 2012

Governors around the country are deliberating whether to opt in to the Affordable Care Act, including Gov. Chris Christie. The outcome of next month's election could factor into Christie's decision, and make the difference for millions of health care consumers in our area.

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WNYC News

NY Downtown Hospital Reaches $13M Fraud Settlement

Wednesday, September 05, 2012

New York Downtown Hospital must pay back $13.4 million in illegal charges to Medicare and Medicaid.

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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

A contentious running mate

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

A contentious running mate

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It's A Free Country ®

Health Care Reform Cheaper After Supreme Court Ruling: CBO

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

The CBO revised its estimate for the cost of "Obamacare" after the Supreme Court decided the Medicaid expansion, as designed in the law, was unconstitutional.

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WNYC News

48 Charged in Massive Medicaid Fraud Case

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

A nationwide prescription drug ring bought mountains of HIV medications and other drugs from down-and-out Medicaid recipients in New York City, then marketed the pills to pharmacies that dispensed them to unsuspecting consumers, authorities said Tuesday.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Should States Opt Out of the Medicaid Expansion?

Tuesday, July 03, 2012

Avik Roy, senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute, explains why some states would opt out of the Medicaid expansion portion of the Affordable Care Act. Avik writes The Apothecary blog on health care policy for Forbes.

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The Empire

State Seeks Input on Federal Health Funding Request

Monday, June 18, 2012

Albany is trying to get billions of federal dollars to help overhaul the state healthcare system. On Monday, officials will hold a public hearing to discuss how best to invest that money – as unions, hospitals and neighborhood health activists jostle for a slice of the pie.

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The Takeaway

Ph.D's on Food Stamps?

Friday, May 11, 2012

All this week we’ve been taking a hard look at the financial realities for students graduating from college. But how about the difficulties facing students in higher education? According to a new report, the number of Ph.D and masters students on public assistance has tripled in the past two years. The report's author and a 51-year-old Ph.D student on food stamps and Medicaid join the program.

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WNYC News

NY Medicaid Cuts Hit Home

Friday, April 13, 2012

For many elderly and disabled Americans, staying out of nursing homes and other institutions is crucial to preserving some quality of life. For taxpayers, it’s often cheaper, too. But not always. It’s an area where the needs of families increasingly are conflicting with the needs of states to control costs.

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The Empire

'The Capitol Pressroom' with Susan Arbetter

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Today on "The Capitol Pressroom":

Economic development is the centerpiece of the newly agreed-upon budget. Governor Andrew Cuomo will discuss some of the plans with us on the show.

Then, reaction to the budget agreement.

We begin with Stephen Acquario of the New York State Association of Counties on the Governor’s plans for mandate relief and a state takeover of Medicaid.

There is new money in the budget as well as a new 3-year Foreclosure Prevention plan that Kirsten Keefe of the Empire Justice Center will have details about.

Not everyone is pleased with the plan – advocates for education like Billy Easton of the Alliance for Quality Education say policies in Albany are making educating our children less effective rather than more.

For show archives, please visit The Capitol Bureau's website here.

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WNYC News

Lawmakers Seeking Freer Hand for Medicaid Docs

Sunday, March 25, 2012

State legislators want doctors to be able to prescribe drugs for Medicaid patients with less oversight from the private plans that oversee prescription drug coverage.

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Schoolbook

Educators Tell City Council Why Millions Goes Unclaimed From Medicaid

Thursday, March 01, 2012

Education officials tried to explain to City Council members at a hearing why they failed to collect tens of millions in reimbursements from services for special-needs students in recent years.

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The Empire

Expectations run high for education, health care in Cuomo's budget

Friday, January 13, 2012

By Karen DeWitt, New York State Public Radio Capital Bureau Chief

Courtesy of the Governor's office.

Governor Andrew Cuomo is set to release his state budget plan on Tuesday. He will have the challenge of closing a $2 billion dollar budget gap.

But the good news is, it’s far less than last year’s $10 billion dollar gap. It’s smaller than it was projected to be as recently as a month ago. That’s because Cuomo and lawmakers in December struck a deal on major changes to the state’s tax code. The changes will bring an estimated $1.5 billion in additional revenue.

The bad news, for Cuomo, is that he does not have lot of options to close the gap. He’s already said he does not want to raise taxes. Yet he’s holding to a commitment to increase spending on schools and health care by four percent in the new budget.

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Schoolbook

The Hunt for the Missing Millions

Monday, January 09, 2012

How much should the city be receiving from the the state and federal government as reimbursements for services it provides to special needs students? By the city's own estimates, tens of millions more than it has been receiving. The City Council will hold a hearing on Feb. 28 to try to figure out why city schools are not getting the money they are due.

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