The Nebraska Medicaid program has been selected to participate in the Federal Innovation Acceleration Program or IAP.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The head of Iowa's Medicaid program has emphasized the state is ready to switch to private management on March 1, despite some remaining issues being monitored by federal officials.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Democratic-controlled Senate has passed legislation that would dismantle plans to switch Iowa's $4.2 billion Medicaid program into private management, though the bill isn't expected to advance in the divided Legislature.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Democrats in the Iowa Senate plan on passing a bill next week that would halt Gov. Terry Branstad's plans to turn over management of the state's Medicaid program to three private companies.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A report that makes recommendations on how Iowa should handle its Medicaid program under private care also highlights confusion over how recipients will be able to voice complaints.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A judge has declined to halt Iowa's efforts to turn over management of its Medicaid program to private insurers.

Nebraska lawmakers will once again try to expand Medicaid coverage, but this time are taking a different approach.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Lawmakers have unveiled a new plan to cover the so-called Medicaid gap population in Nebraska, but the proposal faces a steep uphill climb.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A company contesting its terminated contract to help oversee Iowa's Medicaid program has filed a lawsuit against the state.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Some Iowa lawmakers have reiterated their skepticism that private health care companies are ready to take over the state's $4.2 billion Medicaid program in a few weeks.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Gov. Terry Branstad says there is no reason to delay plans to shift Iowa's Medicaid operation to private management, even though a judge has recommended that the state throw out one of four contracts awarded to companies to run the program.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — An administrative law judge has recommended Iowa throw out one of four contracts awarded to private companies set to take over the state's Medicaid program in January.

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.

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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.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A third attempt to expand Nebraska Medicaid coverage under the federal health care law has failed.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Advocates who want to expand Medicaid say a lack of insurance is driving many of Nebraska's personal bankruptcies.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska's latest attempt to expand Medicaid may have died this year, but the issue is certain survive through the November elections and beyond.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A proposal to expand health care coverage to low-income Nebraskans won't make it out of the Legislature this year.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A proposal to extend health-care coverage to low-income Nebraskans is once again stirring debate among lawmakers.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A group of faith leaders is calling on lawmakers to pass the Wellness in Nebraska Act, which would allow more low-income residents to qualify for Medicaid or subsidized private health insurance.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Supporters of a new bill to expand Medicaid in Nebraska are calling on lawmakers to act on the proposal this year.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Gov. Terry Branstad has signed legislation that expands low-income health care in Iowa.