Medicaid

July 09, 2017 - 2:27 pm
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — The pressure is on Republican senators — from congressional leaders, conservative groups and impatient GOP voters — to fulfill a seven-year-old promise to scrap much of Democrat Barack Obama’s health care law. But back home, Republican governors who have experienced some of...
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June 13, 2017 - 12:54 pm
(WBEN) Three home health aides are accused of taking both wages, and welfare benefits that they were not eligible for, according to an announcement made Tuesday by the NYS Inspector General's Office and Erie County District Attorney John Flynn. "We do believe that this fraud would have continued...
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May 15, 2017 - 8:44 am
(AP) For school districts still getting their financial footing after the Great Recession, the Medicaid changes being advanced as part of the health care overhaul are sounding familiar alarms. Administrators say programming and services even beyond those that receive funding from the state-federal...
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March 25, 2017 - 8:10 pm
WASHINGTON (WBEN/AP) -- The old and the poor made out great when House Republicans failed Friday to dismantle Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act. The rich and the almost rich didn't do so well. The measure would have repealed major parts of Obama's health law, capping future funding for Medicaid...
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Amherst, NY (WBEN/AP) - Governor Andrew Cuomo says he would consider suing the federal government if they adopt a provision that would shift medicaid costs in New York from the county to the state. The proposal would end a requirement that counties pay a share of Medicaid. It would only apply to...
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March 22, 2017 - 6:55 am
WASHINGTON (WBEN/AP) -- Desperate to lock down votes for their health care overhaul, House Republican leaders are seeking to shift more than $2 billion in Medicaid costs from upstate New York counties to the state government - a proposal Democrats quickly labeled the "Buffalo Bribe" and the "...
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March 21, 2017 - 4:05 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Erie County Comptroller Stefan Mychajliw is proposing a taxpayer protection plan in response to Congressman Chris Collins' amendment to the American Health Care Act which would eliminate the Medicaid mandate imposed on Erie County and force New York State to foot the bill for...
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March 21, 2017 - 4:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz slammed the U.S. House of Representatives plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, for potential effects on not only Western New Yorkers, but all Americans. “It would strip, as the CBO determined in the...
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March 18, 2017 - 4:21 pm
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - Outside Erie County Legislature chambers Saturday afternoon, Congressman Chris Collins joined with Erie and Niagara County officials to express support for a proposed amendment to the American Health Care Act. The Medicaid Local Share Limitation proposal, which was introduced...
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President Donald Trump, flanked by Independence Blue Cross CEO Daniel J. Hilferty, left, and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina CEO Brad Wilson, speaks during a meeting with health insurance company executives in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, Monday, Feb. 27, 2017. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
February 27, 2017 - 6:48 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump declared Monday that "Nobody knew that health care could be so complicated." Yet the opposite has long been painfully obvious for top congressional Republicans, who face mounting pressure to scrap the law even as problems grow longer and knottier. With the...
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