Medicaid

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Kimberly Adams
May 31, 2019 - 5:01 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A New Jersey pharmaceutical company will pay more than $7 million to settle civil allegations that it fixed drug prices. According to the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania , Heritage Pharmaceuticals inflated prices and received kickbacks...
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Medicare
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Paul Kurtz
May 11, 2019 - 9:57 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- A mandatory Medicaid-managed care program that serves low-income disabled people and seniors in Pennsylvania seems to be operating smoothly now after getting off to a bumpy start earlier this year. Holly Lange, President and CEO of the Philadelphia Corporation for...
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Attorney General Josh Shapiro
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Tony Romeo
April 15, 2019 - 5:52 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) -- Attorney General Josh Shapiro has released a set of grand jury recommendations intended to identify and prevent fraud in Pennsylvania’s Medicaid program. Shapiro says two independent Medicaid fraud investigations prompted a grand jury to investigate anti-fraud...
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opioids
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David Madden
April 02, 2019 - 2:02 pm
TRENTON, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — The Garden State has just made it easier for people in need of help to kick an opioid addiction to get it by removing a bureaucratic roadblock. Medicaid rules needed to be changed when it came to getting approved drugs into the hands of patients, to hear New Jersey...
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 Senate Finance Committee hearing on drug prices, Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019 on Capitol Hill in Washington
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February 26, 2019 - 11:46 am
By Ricardo AlonzoZaldivar and Matthew Perrone, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Channeling the ire of constituents and drawing from personal experience, senators chastised drug company executives Tuesday over the high cost of prescription medications, while the CEOs warned that government price...
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Susan Frietsche (center) speaks at the Capitol during a Women's Law Project news conference.
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Tony Romeo
January 16, 2019 - 3:27 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — Pennsylvania abortion providers have sued the commonwealth, seeking to overturn the ban on state dollars for abortions. Susan Frietsche, senior staff attorney for the Women’s Law Project , said abortion rights advocates have for a long time looked for an...
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Democrats head into 2019 split on everything but Trump
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December 31, 2018 - 6:39 pm
By Gregory Krieg and Lydia DePillis (CNN) — Democrats are coming into control of the House and entering the 2020 presidential primary unified in their opposition to President Donald Trump — but split on almost everything else. Expanding access to health care is a clear priority, but there is no...
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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo
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December 31, 2018 - 2:20 pm
By David A. Lieb, Associated Press JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Big-dollar decisions about health care and education will top the agenda in many state capitols as lawmakers convene for their 2019 sessions with a closer balance between Republicans and Democrats. Some states will be considering anew...
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Wooden gavel in courtroom
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December 30, 2018 - 9:26 pm
By Kate Sullivan (CNN) — The federal judge who declared the Affordable Care Act's individual coverage mandate unconstitutional earlier this month issued an order on Sunday saying despite his previous ruling the law can remain in effect pending appeal. Texas federal District Judge Reed O'Connor said...
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This Oct. 23, 2018 file photo shows HealthCare.gov website on a computer screen in New York.
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December 17, 2018 - 7:45 am
By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge's ruling that the Obama health law is unconstitutional has landed like a stink bomb among Republicans, who've seen the politics of health care flip as Americans increasingly value the overhaul's core parts, including...
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