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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 Fri, May, 22 Feds Offer To Authorize $1B For Fla. Hospital Funding Tied To Medicaid Stalemate The funding has been at the heart of the legislature's bitter debate on Medicaid expansion. The offer is $1.6 billion lower than the state received this year, but it may provide enough that lawmakers can come to terms on a budget in a special session next month. Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org Fri, May, 22 Federal Officials Offer To Authorize $1B For Fla. Hospital Funding Tied To Medicaid Stalemate The funding has been at the heart of the legislature's bitter debate on Medicaid expansion. The offer is $1.6 billion lower than the state received this year, but it may provide enough that lawmakers can come to terms on a budget in a special session next month. Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org Fri, May, 22 State Lawmakers Advance Budgets That Impact Health Programs In Minnesota, legislators approved a budget that will increase costs for state residents covered by MinnesotaCare but stops far short of the state House's plan to repeal the program. Wisconsin's finance committee approved a plan to increase Medicaid recipients' premiums if they engage in risky behav... Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org Fri, May, 22 Medicaid Expansion Helps Cut Rate Of Older, Uninsured Adults From 12 To 8 Percent A study finds that in states that did not expand the health program for low-income residents, the rate of uninsurance among 50- to 64-year-olds is twice that of other states. Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org Thu, May, 21 Florida GOP Fights Obama Administration For Hospital Funds Linked To Medicaid Expansion The letter from Republicans in Congress seeks continuation of the funding for hospitals with large numbers of uninsured patients, but federal officials say expanding the Medicaid program under the health law is a better option. Many Florida Republicans oppose that. In the meantime, a report shows th... Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org Wed, May, 20 Kansas Legislators Add ‘New Twist’ To Medicaid Expansion Debate Some lawmakers are contemplating a plan to eliminate the state's earned income tax credit in favor of expanding the low-income health insurance program. Meanwhile, in Utah, Salt Lake City's police chief casts the expansion as a way to prevent crime. Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org Wed, May, 20 Rhode Island Medicaid Overhaul Triggers Opposition News outlets also report on Medicaid news from North Carolina and Missouri. Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org Wed, May, 20 Kansas Legislators Add ‘New Twist’ To Medicaid Expansion Debate Some lawmakers are contemplating a plan to eliminate the state's earned income tax credit in favor of expanding the low-income health insurance program. Meanwhile, in Utah, Salt Lake City's police chief casts the expansion as a way to prevent crime. Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org Wed, May, 20 Rhode Island Medicaid Overhaul Triggers Opposition News outlets also report on Medicaid news from North Carolina and Missouri. Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org Tue, May, 19 Medicaid Expansion Has Been Bigger Than Expected And Some States Fear Costs The federal government is picking up all expenses for the new enrollees now but eventually 10 percent of that cost will fall to the states. Plus, states are on the hook for beneficiaries who have moved into Medicaid and qualified under old rules. Also, get a look at one community health clinic in Mi... Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org
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