Medicaid

Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson (credit: Getty Images)

Brooklyn DA: Medicaid Fraud Ring Lured Poor Customers With Free Sneakers

Thompson said recruiters would stake out homeless shelters, soup kitchens and welfare offices searching for people with Medicaid cards.

03/31/2015

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie speaks at a news conference at Bristol-Myers Children's Hospital at Robert Wood Johnson University October 07, 2014 in New Brunswick, New Jersey. (credit: Kena Betancur/Getty Images)

Gov. Christie Extols Benefits Of Medicaid Expansion At Town Hall

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is touting the budgetary benefits of Medicaid expansion under President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul.

03/10/2015

Comedian, actress, TV host and writer Joan Rivers (or, Joan Alexandra Molinsky) died on September 4, 2014 at age 81.

Services At Clinic Linked To Joan Rivers Will No Longer Be Medicare- Or Medicaid-Eligible

Medicare and Medicaid have decided to cut off the clinic where Joan Rivers went into cardiac arrest before she died last year.

01/12/2015

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NYC Accused By Feds Of Ripping Off Medicaid With False Claims

The federal government has filed a lawsuit against New York City, alleging that the city ripped off Medicaid for millions of dollars by submitting tens of thousands of false claims.

10/27/2014

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21 Bills Introduced To Fight New Jersey Heroin Use, Addiction

New Jersey lawmakers are stepping up to try and fight the heroin epidemic.

09/17/2014

A laboratory assistant works with a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) machine dedicated to the mouse and rat to study anatomical and functional imaging of the brain and organs on January 23, 2014 at the Neurosciences rechearch Center CERMEP in Bron, near Lyon.  (PHILIPPE MERLE/AFP/Getty Images)

N.J. Authorities Bust Alleged Kickback Scheme To Doctors Who Referred Patients

Thirteen people have been arrested, in what New Jersey authorities said was a scheme to pay illegal kickbacks to doctors in exchange for patient referrals.

06/19/2014

New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli (file/credit: Comptroller's Office)

NYS Comptroller Report: State Choking On $1.3 Billion In Annual Asthma-Related Costs

The study by state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli found that Medicaid costs related to asthma were $532 million in 2013, an increase of more than 26 percent over five years.

04/04/2014

Can I Pay For A Dentist With My Health Insurance?

For children, those younger than 19, dental care is a pediatric service that must be covered as an essential benefit.

03/20/2014

Brookdale Hospital and Medical Center in Brooklyn. (Credit: CBS 2)

State To Reinvest Medicaid Savings On Hospitals, Health Care

New York State has reached an agreement with federal officials for a waiver allowing the state to reinvest $8 billion in Medicaid savings to support hospitals and improve health care, Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Sen. Charles Schumer said Thursday evening.

02/13/2014

Screen capture of New York's online health insurance marketplace.

New York Extends Health Care Signup Deadline To Tuesday

New York extended Monday’s deadline for purchasing health insurance to avoid a lapse in coverage on Jan. 1 by one day. New Yorkers now have until shortly before midnight on Tuesday to find a plan.

12/23/2013

Woman Looks At Affordable Care Act Online (KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Increase In Medicaid Sign-Ups Could Put Pressure On Health Care System

New numbers released by the government this week, suggest that the Affordable Care Act website is doing better and drawing in many people who are eligible for Medicaid.

12/12/2013

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Three Glaring Changes Needed To Fix Obamacare

Some immediate fixes can address problems that are becoming evident as provisions of the new law take effect.

11/18/2013

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United Way Rushes To Aid Of N.J. Man Who Found Money, Lost Benefits

The Bergen County United Way has rallied support and special donations for a formerly homeless Good Samaritan from Hackensack, N.J. who was stripped of his benefits.

11/10/2013

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Man Stripped Of Assistance After Being Awarded Found Money

James Brady found $850 on a Hackensack sidewalk last April and turned it in to police. Brady was awarded the money six months later, when no one contacted police during the required six-month waiting period.

11/09/2013

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Low Or No Cost Health Care Options For People With Low Incomes

Several health coverage and care options are now available for individuals and families in lower income brackets.

07/21/2013

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