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ACA uncertainty fuels slowdown in healthcare hiring

After the astronomical rise in U.S. job growth in February, the same can't be said for March. Nonfarm payrolls increased by 235,000 jobs in February, and the unemployment rate dropped to 4.7 percent in the first full month of President Donald Trump's term, the Bureau of...

source: By Scott E. Rupp
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California's insurance commissioner has launched an investigation into Aetna after learning a former medical director for the insurer admitted under oath he never looked at patients' records when deciding whether to approve...

source: CNN

Two South Side hospitals fear they may have to shut or slash services as a result of changes to how the state allocates Medicaid funding. Roseland Community Hospital and South Shore Hospital say they face a potentially fatal funding...

source: Chicago Tribune

State cuts to Medicaid would substantially impact the state economy by limiting the amount of federal dollars flowing into the state, according to a study published by West Virginia University's College of Business and Economics. Jointly funded by the state and federal...

source: The Herald-Dispatch

A special legislative committee to oversee Nebraska’s revamped Medicaid system appears unlikely this year as state officials and critics offer sharply differing views on the new system’s performance. Several...

source: Omaha World-Herald

The Senate Finance Committee has endorsed an alternative to Medicaid expansion that would rely on a new hospital tax to pay for treating an additional 20,000 low-income people with mental illness, addiction or chronic...

source: Richmond Times-Dispatch

Activists again called for Maine Gov. Paul LePage to stop blocking Medicaid expansion as his administration nears deadlines approved by voters at the polls. The Mainers for Health Campaign said it plans to hold a rally during the final State of the State address of LePage,...

source: The Associated Press via U.S. News & World Report


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