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1 year 7 months ago

Medical groups pushing for Medicaid expansion

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Missouri medical groups launched a campaign Wednesday to expand Medicaid coverage to thousands of working adults, citing a study estimating that the largely federally-funded expansion could lead to 24,000 new jobs across the state. The push to expand Missouri's Medicaid program may also gain support...

1 year 8 months ago

Hickenlooper repeats cautious optimism on budget

DENVER (AP) - Gov. John Hickenlooper says lawmakers should remain cautious while preparing the state budget because Colorado's economic recovery could be impacted by federal and worldwide forces. The Democratic governor made the comments Wednesday while presenting his proposed budget for next year to the state's Joint Budget Committee. He...

2 years 6 months ago

Medicaid in Colorado on the rise

DENVER (AP) - State officials say nearly 615,000 Coloradans were on Medicaid in November, which is a record high. The Denver Post reports officials are attributing most of the growth to economic hard times rather than recent eligibility expansions. Sue Birch is director of the state Department of Health Care...

2 years 11 months ago

Report: Colo. Medicaid system plagued with delays

DENVER (AP) - A federal review of Colorado's Medicaid program found significant delays in determining applicants' eligibility. It also found that the state system isn't programmed to terminate or deny benefits to people who fail to show proof of citizenship. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services says Colorado...

2 years 11 months ago

Mother sues after medicine denied for son

DENVER (AP) - A Denver mother has sued Denver officials after her son was denied medical coverage and died. Zuton Lucero-Mills said she called Denver County Human Services numerous times in 2009 trying to get 9-year-old son Zumante's asthma medications. The Denver Post reports the county verified the boy qualified...

3 years 9 months ago

Job of the Day: Accounting Technician

The Colorado School for the Deaf and Blind in Colorado Springs has an opening for an Accounting Technician. This person will provide technical support work to the school accountant and program managers involving processing of financial transactions and maintenance of accurate & complete records of transactions. The purpose of...

4 years 3 months ago

Colorado counties see growing demand for aid

As Colorado continues losing jobs, county human services workers are coping with growing caseloads. Food-stamp cases statewide rose from almost 165,000 in November to 173,361 in February, and those on Medicaid rose to about 501,000 from about 487,000 between October and February. Jefferson County caseworkers each are handling about 700...

4 years 5 months ago

NJ drug company agrees to pay $3.5 settlement

Federal prosecutors say a New Jersey pharmaceutical company has agreed to pay $3.5 million to settle allegations that it claimed its heart drug was eligible for Medicaid reimbursement. The U.S. attorney's office in Boston said Monday that Eon Labs Inc., a subsidiary of Swiss company Novartis AG, submitted false...

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