Health insurance cost in the U.S. continues to be a heated topic for debate. The U.S. is one of the top spenders on health care yet falls lower in the list regarding average lifespan, when viewed on a global scale. The nation is struggling to control health care costs and programs like Medicare and Medicaid are experiencing cutbacks, which are being fiercely contested. 'Medicaid Program Cuts Happening Right Now in America' is one such example that is currently making headline news in the state of Washington. Doctors and Hospitals in Washington are upset with the state's Medicaid agency which recently brought about a change, which takes effect from 1st April this year, prompting a reduction in the types of emergency room visit payments made. If beneficiaries go to the emergency room for common infections and other moderately aversive conditions, these program changes would deny them coverage. The move stems from orders issued by the state's legislature and is an attempt to reduce health care costs for the state. One has to wait to see how other states will modify programs. Hospitals, doctors, and beneficiaries are unsettled over the possibilities. Doctors and Hospitals in Washington are upset with the state's Medicaid agency which recently brought about a change, prompting a reduction in the types of emergency room visit payments made. Source: Medindia << Californian Health Insurance Companies to Hike Premiums by ... Karnataka Bank Ltd Rolls Out New Health Insurance Product >> Recommended Reading An Update on UK Health Insurance Choices are plenty so spend time researching various policies before committing yourself. READ MORE Apollo Munich Health Insurance Company Limited Apollo Munich Health Insurance Co. Ltd is a joint venture of Apollo Hospitals Group, Munich Health. Apollo Munich offers a wide array of health insurance plans. READ MORE Govt to Provide Major Boost to Health Insurance in 2012-13 Budget The Indian government is likely to give a major boost to health insurance, apart from other grassroots and resource-starved sectors in Budget 2012-13. READ MORE Lesbian's Wife Has Right to Govt Health Insurance, Rules US Court Health insurance benefits were being denied to a staff lawyer for the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, Karen Golinski's wife, Amy Cunninghis. READ MORE What is Medicare / Medicaid? Medicaid / Medicare are different governmental programs that provide medical and health-related services to specific groups of people in U.S. and managed by Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. READ MORE Most Popular on Medindia Drug - Food Interactions Pregnancy Confirmation Calculator Blood Donation - Recipients More News on: What is Medicare / Medicaid?