Posts Tagged ‘Medicaid’

Maine: Another State Works on Better Obesity Care

April 15, 2017 — This chick hasn’t hatched. But the conversation is encouraging. Yesterday, Maine State Senator Nate Libby presented a bill in committee to reduce obesity and chronic disease rates in Maine by providing better obesity care. LD 1162: “An Act To Reduce the Incidence of Obesity and Chronic Disease in Maine” Specifically, Libby’s bill would provide better access […]

Mississippi Changing Course on Obesity

December 7, 2015 — With the news that Mississippi will start paying for bariatric surgery in its Medicaid program, it seems that a shift in thinking about obesity may be taking hold there. The state’s Medicaid director, David Dzielak, recently explained, “We are pursuing all clinical options to reduce the co-morbidities associated with obesity.” He wrote in the public notice of this […]

Bipartisan Praise for an Obama Health Policy Nominee

April 13, 2013 — Here’s a hint of change in the air. This week prominent Democrats and Republicans alike heaped praise on an Obama health policy nominee. Marilyn Tavenner, nominated by President Obama to head the powerful Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), sailed through a hearing before the Senate Finance Committee. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor traveled […]