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Voters, candidates at odds on healthcare

Voters, candidates at odds on healthcare

By Shannon Muchmore  |  August 22, 2015

Several GOP candidates have signaled they'll campaign on conservative approaches to healthcare reform, but it's not at all clear that they will have much resonance with voters, who have indicated that the healthcare issues they care most about now are the ones that affect their pocketbooks.

Walker offers no details on how he would finance his premium tax credit plan

Walker offers no details on how he would finance his premium tax credit plan

By Shannon Muchmore  |  August 18, 2015

The Obamacare replacement plan announced Tuesday by Republican presidential hopeful Scott Walker would offer premium tax credits based on age rather than income to help people without employer coverage buy health insurance. But the Wisconsin governor offered no details about how he would finance...

GOP hopeful Walker offers health plan with tax credits

By Associated Press  |  August 18, 2015

Republican presidential candidate Scott Walker on Tuesday offered an alternative to President Barack Obama's healthcare law that would provide tax credits and restructure Medicaid, and took a swipe at GOP rivals in Congress for their inability to repeal the law.

SGR bill includes $800 million for home-visitation program

By Paul Demko  |  April 02, 2015

A little-noted provision of the legislative package repealing Medicare's sustainable growth-rate formula for paying doctors extends a grant program to pay for in-home visitations for at-risk families with newborns.

Jindal's ex-health secretary indicted on perjury

By Associated Press  |  September 23, 2014

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal's former health secretary was charged Tuesday by a state grand jury with lying about his involvement in the award of a now-canceled $200 million Medicaid contract.

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