New York state's health department is launching a pilot program expanding Medicaid coverage to doula services in an effort to reduce childbirth complications for women and babies.
Medicaid Expansion
Low-income people in states that haven't expanded Medicaid are much more likely to forgo needed medical care than the poor in other states, according to a government report released Monday amid election debates from Georgia to Utah over coverage for the needy.
Medicaid Overpayments-Audit
New York state's comptroller says the state Department of Health paid more than $1 billion in Medicaid coverage premiums over a six-year period for people who already had private insurance coverage.
New York will continue to provide Medicaid benefits to people who were brought to the U.S. illegally as children — no matter what officials in Washington do with the program that protected them from deportation, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced this week.
Children's Health Insurance
The collateral damage from Congress' struggle to repeal President Barack Obama's health care law could include a program that covers more than 8 million low-income children.

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