Medicaid

Fallout for states rejecting Medicaid expansion

By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR Associated Press    WASHINGTON (AP) — Rejecting the Medicaid expansion in the federal health care law could have unexpected consequences for states where Republican lawmakers remain steadfastly opposed to what they scorn as “Obamacare.” It could mean exposing businesses to Internal Revenue Service penalties and leaving low-income…

Expanding healthcare to more childen….finally!

Congratulation to South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley and state Health and Human Services Director Tony Keck.  Their proposal to add an additional $29 million in the Medicaid budget for children’s healthcare appears to be a done deal both in the House and Senate.  This is a dramatic turnaround from the…

Medicaid feeds economy

Today the South Carolina House of Representatives begins debating the 2011-12 state budget. One important issue will be how to address Medicaid funding—reduce state funding and thus lose up to hundreds of millions in federal dollars or adopt a plan by the hospitals for them to pay extra into the…