Content about Federal Medical Assistance Percentages

September 12, 2010

When President Barack Obama signed an emergency federal spending bill Aug. 13, it gave cash-strapped...

August 19, 2010

Enactment last week of a supplemental federal spending bill gave cash-strapped states a chance to...

August 9, 2010

Moving rapidly to ward off at least one financial threat to millions of Americans and...

August 5, 2010

Once again, the Democratic Party and the Obama administration are taking point on a relief...

WHAT IT MEANS AND WHY IT’S IMPORTANT Once again, the Democratic Party and the Obama administration are taking point on a relief plan for long-term or recently unemployed and underemployed Americans hit hard by the recession and the still-dismal job market. But their efforts to extend the program that provides additional emergency Medicaid funding to the states could provide additional relief to pharmacies that serve Medicaid patients, too.

June 10, 2010

Chain and independent pharmacy retailers learned a long time ago that going to bat for...

WHAT IT MEANS AND WHY IT'S IMPORTANT Chain and independent pharmacy retailers learned a long time ago that going to bat for disadvantaged consumers in the communities they serve often can make good economic sense, as well as make them good corporate citizens. Their current campaign to convince Congress to extend the temporary federal boost in medical assistance for lower-income Americans hit hard by a brutal recession is a perfect case in point.