Wednesday, May 1, 2013


Study Finds Expanded Medicaid Increases Health Care Use, New York Times, May 1, 2013
Come January, millions of low-income adults will gain health insurance coverage through Medicaid in one of the farthest-reaching provisions of the Obama health care law. How will that change their finances, spending habits, use of available medical services and — most important — their health?
Poll: 40 percent don't know ObamaCare is still law, The Hill, April 30, 2013
Forty percent of the public does not know that President Obama's healthcare law remains on the books and is being implemented, according to a new poll from the Kaiser Family Foundation.
On Medicaid, a growing chorus tells Scott Walker to 'take the money', Cap Times, April 29, 2013
The Wisconsin Medical Society, the Wisconsin Psychiatric Association, UW Health and Meriter Hospital are among those lobbying for Walker to accept the federal money and not shift roughly 100,000 Wisconsinites from the state's Medicaid programs, known as BadgerCare, onto the health care insurance exchange soon to be in place under the federal health care reform law.
House bill uses prevention money to extend health care law coverage for high-risk patients, Washington Post, April 24, 2013
After dozens of attempts to overturn the new health care law, House Republicans on Wednesday took a different tack, promoting legislation that would come to the rescue of a prominent program in the new law at the expense of another vital element of the law.
The Obama administration has signed a new contract with a public relations firm to promote the central piece of ObamaCare. An official with the Health and Human Services (HHS) Department said the department contracted with Weber Shandwick to promote newly created insurance exchanges, which are scheduled to come online in October.
A senior Democratic senator who helped write President Barack Obama's health care law stunned administration officials Wednesday, saying openly he thinks it's headed for a "train wreck."

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