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New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo gives his fourth State of the State address on Jan. 8, 2014 in Albany.

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New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo gives his fourth State of the State address on Jan. 8, 2014 in Albany.

Cuomo: Good Night and Good Luck

Want the news? Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s got it. The New York Democrat, who faces re-election in November, started a weekly video series today called “The State of New York” that will “recap the week’s news stories from across the state,”...

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This undated photo provided by his campaign shows Vance McAllister, R-Monroe.

Photograph by Vance McAllister for Congress via AP Images

This undated photo provided by his campaign shows Vance McAllister, R-Monroe.

McAllister Upsets Riser in Louisiana

Louisiana Republican Vance McAllister is going to Congress after winning a special election yesterday. McAllister, a wealthy businessman and political newcomer, defeated another Republican, state Sen. Neil Riser, by 60 percent to 40 percent in a runoff election yesterday in the 5th District,...

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In this Jan. 25, 2012 file photo, Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer points during an intense conversation with President Barack Obama after he arrived at Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport in Mesa, Ariz.

Photograph by Haraz N. Ghanbari/AP Photo

In this Jan. 25, 2012 file photo, Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer points during an intense conversation with President Barack Obama after he arrived at Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport in Mesa, Ariz.

Brewer’s Obama Finger-Wagging as Fundraiser

The last time President Barack Obama and Gov. Jan Brewer met on a Phoenix-area tarmac, the confrontational moment was enshrined in a photo that showed the 68-year-old blond Republican wagging her finger in the face of the leader of the...

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Residents seeking medical care wait in line outside of Bethel Free Health Clinic in Biloxi, Mississippi, on March 19, 2013, in order to be one of the dozen or so that will be seen by the volunteer staff. The clinic opened following Hurricane Katrina and continues to provide services for those that are uninsured or underinsured.

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Residents seeking medical care wait in line outside of Bethel Free Health Clinic in Biloxi, Mississippi, on March 19, 2013, in order to be one of the dozen or so that will be seen by the volunteer staff. The clinic opened following Hurricane Katrina and continues to provide services for those that are uninsured or underinsured.

Mississippi’s Medicaid in Doubt

Poor and elderly Mississippians on Medicaid could lose it by July, as Democrats and Republicans there play a game of chicken over expanding the insurance program under the federal health care law. The legislature recessed in April without reauthorizing or...

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The industry today is holding the first-ever conference on covering so-called ``dual eligibles'', people who are both old enough to qualify for Medicare,
and poor enough to be put on Medicaid.

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The industry today is holding the first-ever conference on covering so-called ``dual eligibles'', people who are both old enough to qualify for Medicare, and poor enough to be put on Medicaid.

Insurers Set Eyes on States’ Oldest, Sickest

As at least 24 U.S. states prepare to move their oldest and sickest citizens from the government’s Medicare and Medicaid health programs into managed-care plans, insurers are figuring out the best way to profit. The industry today is holding the...

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Texas Governor Rick Perry says his first priority as president would be to do away with the new health care law while being interviewed by Google Soapbox at the Iowa State Fair pin this August 15, 2011 file photo in Iowa.

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Texas Governor Rick Perry says his first priority as president would be to do away with the new health care law while being interviewed by Google Soapbox at the Iowa State Fair pin this August 15, 2011 file photo in Iowa.

Perry’s Titanic Texas: Health Insurance

Updated at 3:30 pm EDT What don’t Rick Perry and Mitt Romney have in common? Health insurance for their fellow home states’ residents. It was Perry, the Texas governor who also sought the Republican Party’s presidential nomination last year, who...

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Jeb Bush, former Florida governor. Photography by William Thomas Cain / Getty Images

Jeb Bush, former Florida governor. Photography by William Thomas Cain / Getty Images

Jeb Bush on Medicaid: ‘Trouble Back Home’

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, visiting the Texas legislature, said that sharing his thoughts on Medicaid expansion might raise some hackles back home. It also might cause him trouble at Tenet Healthcare Corp., whose Chief Executive Officer Trevor Fetter told...

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John Kasich, governor of Ohio, center, announces his state's choice for presidential candidate at the Republican National Convention.

Photograph by Daniel Acker/Bloomberg

John Kasich, governor of Ohio, center, announces his state's choice for presidential candidate at the Republican National Convention.

Ohio’s Kasich Accepting Medicaid Expansion Under ‘Obama-care’

Ohio Gov. John Kasich, an opponent of President Barack Obama’s federal health care program, has joined Republican governors in states including Arizona, Nevada and New Mexico in saying he supports the state accepting the Medicaid expansion under the law. Kasich...

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