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Accenture, hired to help fix HealthCare.gov, has had a series of stumbles – Washington Post

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Federal officials have also on occasion criticized the company’s integrity. The U.S. Postal Service Inspector General’s Office wrote in June that Accenture had “demonstrated an absence of business ethics” and said that the agency should consider terminating the firm’s more than $200 million in contracts. The office cited in part a 2011 settlement with the Justice Department in which Accenture paid $63 million to resolve alle­gations of what the government called “kickbacks”…

No signs of compromise on Va. Medicaid expansion – WAVY-TV

Thursday, September 11, 2014

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Gov. Terry McAuliffe has plenty of allies in his efforts to expand Medicaid eligibility in Virginia, including the state’s hospitals, insurance companies, several business organizations, liberal advocacy groups, and even some Republican state senators. But as the 2014 legislative session nears its midway point, there’s no sign that the Democratic governor has made any headway winning over one key group: leaders in the GOP-controlled House of…

Pro-Medicaid Arizona GOP legislators outraising rivals – azcentral.com

Thursday, September 11, 2014

PHOENIX — Republican legislators who have received backlash from fellow conservatives for approving the state’s expansion of Medicaid easily out-fundraised their colleagues and rivals last year, according to the latest figures reported by the Arizona Capitol Times. The newspaper reports (http://bit.ly/1ayAjPx ) some Republican incumbent lawmakers generated thousands of dollars in campaign contributions from the health-care industry. Campaign finance documents show most GOP lawmakers who backed the expansion collected…

Durham woman receives four Medicaid cards intended for others – WRAL.com

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Durham, N.C. — A month after the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services said it mistakenly mailed nearly 49,000 Medicaid cards for children to the wrong people, a Durham woman says she recently received four envelopes – including one that wasn’t sealed – mailed to her address. “It was a Medicaid card, so I figured these are all Medicaid cards that some family needs, but they’re at my…

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