This week has been a feast of constitutional arguments - the taxing power and the commerce clause. But forget the Supreme Court. We want to look at how the health care reforms are taking place on the ground. What difference are they making? What will change? What should you look for as an employee with health insurance and a patient with a primary care physician?
The Nevada Legislature's finance committees met Saturday to finalize the budget for Medicaid. Like much else in Carson City these days, it looks like cuts. But nursing homes and physicians are saying that this will only further squeeze a stressed system. We hear stories of those who use Medicaid services and those who want some other kind of system to fund health care for the poor.
Hiding in plain sight in Gov. Sandoval's budget are cuts to the Medicaid program. The federal government pays more than 50 percent of all Medicaid costs but the state must meet the rest. Some of Gov. Sandoval's cuts threaten federal funding and medical providers all say they are losing money on Medicaid patients. We look at the crisis in Nevada and what other states are doing to solve the problem.
Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto recently joined Arizona in suing the Bank of America to change its foreclosure practices. So what difference can the lawsuit make in the foreclosure crisis.