“This is not an amnesty program. This is not a ‘Get of out jail free’ card,” State Comptroller Philip Degnan said.
New York regulators are proposing to bar from the Medicaid program a Bronx old-age home that was the subject of a January investigative report in the Forward.
Last minute Obamacare signup, Miami, March 31 / Getty Images
No one should defend the botched rollout of the new government health insurance web site. But the real tragedy is that so many were uninsured in the first place.
A Brooklyn dentist was sentenced to one to 3 years in prison for using bogus homeless “patients” to defraud Medicaid.
Florida’s Tea Party-backed Gov. Rick Scott announced that he will refuse to implement the Affordable Healthcare Act, despite President Barack Obama’s reelection. Refusing to set up a state exchange doesn’t necessarily matter that much, since the law empowers the federal government to set up an exchange for states that fail to do so on their own. But more than half the expanded coverage in the law is supposed to come from a federally-subsidized expansion of Medicaid. So if Scott refuses to permit his state’s Medicaid to be expanded despite the federal subsidy (the feds cover 100% of the cost of expansion through 2016, dropping to 90% by 2020 – not a big burden on the states), then the impact of the law is crippled.