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The Supreme Court decision allows states to choose whether or not to expand health care coverage through Medicaid. If all states approve expansion, more than 15 million uninsured adults will become newly eligible for health insurance.
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http://www.coverage-counts.org Thu, Oct, 30 Viewpoints: Health Law ‘Pushing Back Inequality'; Mississippi’s ‘Shame'; Medicaid Vote In Maine A selection of opinions on health care from around the country. Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org Wed, Oct, 29 Medicaid Expansion Could Be In Play In Georgia After Election Day Gov. Nathan Deal, a Republican, opposes the program’s expansion and signed a law giving final say to the Republican-controlled Legislature. But Democratic challenger Jason Carter, a state senator, says that if he were elected governor, he would seek a “creative solution” with state lawmakers. Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org Wed, Oct, 29 Medicaid Directors Urge Congress To Intervene On Specialty Drug Costs In an eight-page letter to key congressional leaders, state Medicaid directors said the high-cost of pharmaceuticals like the Hepatitis C treatment Sovaldi and other new drugs require "an immediate federal solution." Meanwhile, Sanofi and Gilead Sciences Inc., the maker of Sovaldi, reported lower-th... Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org Wed, Oct, 29 CMS: New Medicaid Managed Care Regulations On Track For January 2015 Release Modern Healthcare reports that the rules are intended to address beneficiaries' access to care, among other things. Additionally, CQ Healthbeat reports on news related to the federal matching rate for Medicaid technology upgrades to enrollment and eligibility systems. Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org Tue, Oct, 28 Some Doctors Limit Obamacare Patients Some health plans purchased on government insurance exchanges pay physicians less, so doctors are limiting the number of new patients they take with such coverage, reports USA Today. Meanwhile, a Kansas doctor sets up a boutique practice to avoid insurance hassles, and Reno, Nev., copes with a big s... Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org Tue, Oct, 28 Reno Finds Medicaid Expansion Tough Hand To Play The community saw its Medicaid enrollment nearly double under the health law, and many new enrollees are experiencing long waits for care. Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org Tue, Oct, 28 New York City Agency and Vendor Bilked Medicaid, U.S. Says A federal prosecutor said that the city and a contractor exploited Medicaid billing loopholes to collect tens of millions of dollars in reimbursements. Source: new york times http://www.coverage-counts.org Mon, Oct, 27 States Offer Mixed Emotions On Health Law’s Medicaid Expansion USA Today reports that, for the Obama administration, there's both good and bad news from Republican governors regarding their take on expanding the low-income insurance program. But The Atlanta Journal-Constitution notes that red-state allies are emerging in states that initially were strongly oppo... Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org Mon, Oct, 27 State Highlights: Tenn. Abortion Vote; Ill. Medicaid Coordination A selection of health policy stories from Tennessee, Illinois, Kansas, Washington state, California, North Carolina and Massachusetts. Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org Thu, Oct, 23 Calif. State Ballot Initiatives Prove To Be Political Flashpoints Also, in North Dakota, voters will consider a "personhood" ballot measure that could have significant repercussions for health care in the states; and, in New Hampshire, Medicaid expansion is becoming a big issue in the state's gubernatorial contest. Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org
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