Items Tagged ‘medicaid’

October 13, 2009 · Leave a Comment

Fremont boy may have surgery despite Medicaid issue

By Kelley Luckstein Kelley Luckstein (@KelleyLuckstein)

For the first time in days, Howard and Mandy Lacy have hope.   Their 2-year-old son, Cody, may be able to get the surgery he needs.   Cody was born with a bone disorder called fibrous dysplasia, which affects his right forearm. The toddler needs surgery to repair his limb — something his parents thought […]

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October 9, 2009 · Leave a Comment

Mayo Clinic Medicaid Decision Roundup

By Kelley Luckstein Kelley Luckstein (@KelleyLuckstein)

Mayo Clinic stops serving Medicaid patients from two states Mayo Clinic will stop serving Medicaid patients from two states because Medicaid pays so little compared to the cost of care.   While only about 50 patients are affected, the move shows Mayo’s disenchantment with the government-run health care on the Medicaid model at a time […]

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October 8, 2009 · Leave a Comment

Mayo Clinic rejects Nebraska Medicaid patients

By Kelley Luckstein Kelley Luckstein (@KelleyLuckstein)

Nebraska Medicaid patients will soon be unable to get the specialized care offered by the internationally renowned Mayo Clinic in Minnesota.   Omaha television station KETV is reporting that the Mayo Clinic will stop accepting Nebraska Medicaid patients on Jan. 1.   Clinic spokeswoman Shelly Plutowski told KETV that Nebraska’s “very low Medicaid reimbursement rates” […]

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October 8, 2009 · Leave a Comment

Mayo Clinic Cuts off Nebraska Patients

By Kelley Luckstein Kelley Luckstein (@KelleyLuckstein)

The Mayo Clinic said it will no longer accept Nebraska Medicaid patients.   The Minnesota clinic said the decision is a matter of money, but Nebraska patients are getting caught in the middle.   Cody Lacy, 2, plays like a typical toddler, but the fibrous dysplasia he’s had since birth has made it hard for […]

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July 15, 2009 · Leave a Comment

Health Policy Roundup

By Kelley Luckstein Kelley Luckstein (@KelleyLuckstein)

Health-Care Plan Would Add Surtax On Wealthy House Democrats announced a plan yesterday that would force the richest 2 million U.S. taxpayers to shoulder much of the cost of an expansion of the nation’s health-care system, by imposing a surtax of as much as 5.4 percent on income above $350,000 a year. The House proposal […]

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