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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, Mar, 26 Obamacare Cash Helps Pay Texas’ Medicaid Bill A provision of the Affordable Care Act that covers some Medicaid administrative costs will help close a $338 million gap in the state’s Medicaid budget, even though Texas has declined to expand the health program for the poor. Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org Thu, Mar, 26 House Approves GOP Budget Plan; Senate To Take Up Its Version The House blueprint, which won by a hard-fought 228-199 vote, would dramatically change Medicare and Medicaid and create a path to repeal Obamacare. Although there are differences between this and the Senate approach, both save trillions of dollars by undoing the health law and cutting Medicaid and ... Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org Thu, Mar, 26 Senate Panels In Florida, Tenn. Move Medicaid Expansion Bills The efforts come in statehouses that have been previously opposed to the expansion. The Tennessee legislation now goes to another committee while the Florida bill will move to the full Senate. Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org Thu, Mar, 26 Federal Eye: Forever Stamps will work with postcards and more starting next month Mailers can use Forever Stamps with postcards and letters larger than one ounce beginning late next month, according to a notice this week from the Postal Regulatory Commission.The U.S. Postal Service Board of Governors approved the change on Wednesday, allowing USPS to move forward with the expan... Source: washington post http://www.coverage-counts.org Thu, Mar, 26 Obamacare Cash Helps Pay State’s Medicaid Bill A provision of the Affordable Care Act that covers some Medicaid administrative costs will help close a $338 million gap in the state’s Medicaid budget, even though Texas has declined to expand the health program for the poor. Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org Wed, Mar, 25 Medicaid’s Estate Recovery Provision Makes Some Enrollees Think Twice Federal law requires the program to charge for some services that may be billed to a beneficiary's estate after he or she dies. It is a scenario that is giving some people pause. Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org Wed, Mar, 25 Even States That Didn’t Expand Medicaid Are Benefiting From Health Law Funds But news from Louisiana and North Carolina also shows how advocates continue to push for the expansion of the low-income insurance program. Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org Wed, Mar, 25 Strauss: Schwarzenegger and Paige: Why Congress should keep funding afterschool programs The Afterschool Alliance is a nonprofit organization that works to ensure that all children have access to affordable, high-quality afterschool programs. The idea of providing programs for students to attend after the regular school day — where they can keep learning in different ways, play and st... Source: washington post http://www.coverage-counts.org Tue, Mar, 24 Maine Lawmakers Change Minds, Will Preserve Medicaid Funding Elsewhere, Ohio mistakenly sends letters to 4,200 providers telling them they were being dropped from the state's Medicaid program, and Arkansas readies to notify thousands that they may soon lose their Medicaid coverage. Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org Tue, Mar, 24 Hospitals Save $7.4 Billion Due to Fewer Unpaid Bills Hospitals in the U.S. benefited from a $7.4 billion reduction in uncompensated care costs last year, according to a government report. Hospitals in the 28 states, plus D.C., that expanded Medicaid under Obamacare saw $5 billion of that savings, while the cost of unpaid bills declined by $2.4 million... Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org
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