Inmates are excluded from Medicaid — here’s why it makes sense to change that

Originally posted 2017-02-23 01:03:52.

By Megan Zakerski, Medical Student, University of Michigan, Tyler Winkelman, RWJF Clinical Scholar and Clinical Lecturer, University of Michigan, and Amy Young, Medical Student, University of Michigan. Inmates wait to enter an assigned cell block at the Deuel Vocational Institution in Tracy, California. AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File The incarcerated population in federal and state prisons has…

Mayo Clinic: Privately insured patients to get priority over Medicaid, Medicare patients

Originally posted 2017-03-17 12:02:16.

Citing tighter profit margins, the chief executive of the Mayo Clinic recently told his employees that the prestigious health system will prioritize the care of privately insured patients over those on Medicare and Medicaid. That bold pronouncement by Dr. John Noseworthy – made in a speech to employees late last year – reflects the growing unease…

A boy who can’t speak depends on Medicaid. What happens to him if it’s cut?

Originally posted 2017-02-22 00:43:20.

FENTON, Mo. – When Kim and Rich Rankin decided to adopt, they figured they would bring home an older child. They were almost finished raising seven children, and thought they were done with babies. Then they saw a photo of “Baby S,” with his soft eyes and round cheeks. Rich suggested putting it on the fridge.…