As the line between insurance companies and health care providers blurs, these onetime allies are venturing into each other’s business and becoming competitors.
Thousands of people are learning that money they squirreled away in health savings accounts is gone. Many thought the money was sitting safely in banks. But now it appears it was stolen.
When Gracie Scarrow, 94, was diagnosed with congestive heart failure she didn’t have the money to pay for the care she needed. With her daughter Lela’s help, Gracie turned to Medicaid. The program pays for her nursing home, and they couldn’t be happier with the care.
While Washington lawmakers are discussing an expansion of Medicaid, Arizona is having trouble paying for the program at its current level. The state has one of the highest Medicaid rates in the country, with about 1 out of every 5 residents covered by the program for the poor. This story comes from our partner NPR News.
Members of Congress will return from their August recess soon. They’ve been getting an earful back home about overhauling health care. A political action committee from California has launched a cross-country bus tour dubbed the “Tea Party Express.” Members are concerned about spending, higher taxes and bailouts. This story comes from our partner NPR News.