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Arizona Medicaid considers tax on smokers, obese

(AP) -- Arizona's cash-strapped Medicaid program is considering charging patients $50 a year if they smoke, have diabetes or are overweight. A spokeswoman for the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System said Friday that ...

Apr 02, 2011
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Medicaid cuts: teeth pulled, transplant called off

(AP) -- In Illinois, a pharmacist closes his business because of late Medicaid payments. In Arizona, a young father's liver transplant is canceled because Medicaid suddenly won't pay for it. In California, dentists pull ...

Dec 13, 2010
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US Medicaid drug lists cost more, deliver less

The U.S. Medicaid program is likely paying far more than necessary for medications and not offering patients the most effective ones available, by ignoring international evidence-based lists of safe and effective medications, ...

Jun 17, 2011
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Doctors threaten Medicaid cutoff in Puerto Rico

(AP) -- Physicians are threatening to stop serving nearly a million Puerto Ricans as a result of a dispute between the island's government and an insurance company over reimbursements for treating poor people.

Jul 14, 2011
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Contracts adding legal twist to family health care

Financial contracts to care for sick or aging relatives - nearly unthinkable just a decade ago - are drawing new interest as everyday Americans wrestle with the time and expense of providing long-term health care, a University ...

May 27, 2009
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