DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa officials say more than 12,000 Medicaid service providers have signed necessary paperwork to offer care under the state's proposed privatization plan.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Gov. Terry Branstad met with a top federal official in Washington to promote Iowa's Medicaid privatization effort, which has come under scrutiny over the speed of the transition.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A Democratic effort to delay privatization of Medicaid in Iowa has failed in a legislative oversight hearing.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A department director has acknowledged in a court hearing that the Iowa Medicaid director likely had improper communication with an insurance company worker but says that didn't taint the state's selection of companies to run Iowa's program.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A state lawmaker is questioning whether a children's health insurance program should be included in a plan to privatize Medicaid in Iowa.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Lincoln pharmacist accused of defrauding Nebraska's Medicaid program out of $14 million has pleaded guilty to health care fraud. Images

Four years after an accident resulted in him becoming a triple amputee, a Marian University student is now training for the Paralympics.

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The health insurance companies picked to manage Iowa's $4.2 billion Medicaid program are promising to create hundreds of jobs in the state in the coming months.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A judge has ordered the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services to stop excluding Medicaid coverage for some behavioral treatments for children with developmental disabilities, saying policy conflicts with federal law.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers have advanced a bill designed to increase Medicaid reimbursements from the estates of recipients with large amounts of money or property.