Idaho kids health insurance system may have been overpaid

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The federal government claims it paid $3.1 million too much, thought the state disagrees. A federal agency claims it overpaid the Idaho kids health insurance program by $3.1 million from 2010 through 2013. This, according to an Office of Inspector General (OIG) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services audit. Idaho completely disagrees and says that all the payments it received were fully justified. The kids health insurance audit suggested that there was an overpayment and that it was Idaho’s fault. The report indicated the state should be…

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Health insurance for children sees slowing in expansion

CHIP Health Insurance for Children

The broadening of the medical coverage for kids in Florida may be stalling out. Now that the legislative session in Florida is already a third complete, a bill that would work to shrink the health insurance coverage gaps for children in the state has been passed only one committee and looks as though it will not completely pass. The bill is designed to help to cover children who have lost other forms of medical coverage. Rep. Gayle Harrell (R-Stewart) presented the HB 689 proposal that was designed to help kids…

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