Are Medicaid’s Payment Rates So Low They’re Discriminatory?

A suit in California says the state’s Medicaid program pays doctors so poorly, the mostly Hispanic patients that use the program aren’t getting timely access to quality medical care. Lawyers working on the case believe it is the first to sue Medicaid using a state anti-discrimination statute. Read More

Farm Taxes

Agricultural property taxes have skyrocketed and crop prices are down. Farmers are fighting back, sometimes successfully.  Read More

Child Abuse

The number of minors in the child welfare system rose to 7.2 million in 2015, up from 6.6 million in 2014. Read More
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The number of states in which fiscal 2017 employment rates for prime-working-age adults were clearly below pre-recession levels.

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