Sen. Tom Harkin (D-IA)

New Senate bill pushes for more funding away from nursing homes

New Senate bill pushes for more funding away from nursing homes

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More Medicaid funds would flow toward home- and community-based services rather than nursing homes under legislation introduced Tuesday by Sen. Tom Harkin (D-IA).

Harkin to fiscal cliff negotiators: 'Keep your hands off Medicaid ... Medicare'

Harkin to fiscal cliff negotiators: 'Keep your hands off Medicaid ... Medicare'

At financial discussions heat up about cuts needed to reduce the federal deficit, Sen. Tom Harkin (D-IA) called Medicaid a "lifeline" and told fellow legislators to "Keep your hands off Medicaid, and keep your hands of Medicare."

Funding for CLASS halted, prompting questions from GOP

The White House has asked the Senate Appropriations Health subcommittee to halt all funding for the CLASS Act for fiscal year 2012.