Surprise! How Obamacare Is Beginning To Look A Lot Like MedicaidIn a great irony, the Republicans, who promised to eliminate the Affordable Care Act and roll back Medicaid expansions, are in essence about to do the reverse – at a huge cost to the U.S. Treasury.
Low-Level Drug Offenders Find New Source Of Addiction HelpThe money turned up in a previously untapped source: President Barack Obama's health care law
Department Seeks Consultant On Health Care Provider Tax The state health department is seeking consulting help to develop a proposal for a health care provider tax in Alaska.
Judge Orders Oracle To Keep Hosting Oregon's Medicaid SystemAn Oregon judge has ordered technology giant Oracle Corp. to continue hosting Oregon's Medicaid health insurance system for low-income Oregonians even after the company's contract expires this weekend.
School Consultant Hit With Medicaid-Fraud LawsuitThe state attorney general's office has filed a Medicaid-fraud lawsuit against a Wenatchee-based company for reportedly providing fraudulent training to dozens of school districts around the state
Seattle Doctor Ordered To Pay Back $57,000 A federal judge in North Dakota has ordered a Seattle doctor accused of turning in phony Medicare claims to pay back nearly $57,000
Oregon Moves To Dump Health Exchange Website State officials looking to dump troubled online health exchange and use the federal marketplace instead.
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.
Washington One Of Top States In Health Care Enrollment During the first few months of health insurance enrollment in the new system, Washington state signed more people up for insurance than all but a handful of states.
Study: People Recently Enrolled In Medicaid Went To ER 40 Percent More Frequently Than OthersA new study has found that people enrolled recently in Medicaid went to the emergency room 40 percent more frequently than others, often seeking help for conditions that could be treated less expensively in a doctor's office or an urgent care clinic.
State Sees Jump In Health Exchange Enrollees Washington state officials say more people signed up for health insurance through the state's health exchange in November.
Three Glaring Changes Needed To Fix ObamacareSome immediate fixes can address problems that are becoming evident as provisions of the new law take effect.