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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, Aug, 25 Kentucky’s Medicaid Overhaul Plan Proposes Work Requirements And Premiums Gov. Matt Bevin's administration submitted the waiver request to the federal Department of Health and Human Services for review and approval. The Obama administration has previously balked at similar provisions in another request that would require recipients to work or volunteer 20 hours a week. Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org Wed, Aug, 24 Alabama Lottery Bill To Fund Medicaid Misses Deadline For November Ballot If the legislature, which is meeting in a special session, eventually goes forward with the proposal favored by the governor, the vote will have to take place in a special election. Also in Medicaid news, Arkansas officials report that more than 300,000 people are signed up for the state's expanded ... Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org Tue, Aug, 23 Iowa Governor Dismisses Criticism Of Private Medicaid Managed Care Firms Gov. Terry Branstad says the state's move this year to have three private firms run the Medicaid program is saving Iowa "significant" money, and he scoffs at concerns that the companies are not treating health care providers fairly. Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org Mon, Aug, 22 Ohio Managed Care Plans Get Good Grades From State Medicaid Officials In other states, Iowa waives possible sanctions against insurers as its transition continues to privatized Medicaid transition. Also, the Alabama Senate approves a proposal for a state lottery that will help fund the state-federal health insurance program for low-income people. Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org Fri, Aug, 19 U.S. Officials Move to End Duplicate Health Care Coverage The government says tens of thousands of people are enrolled in Medicaid even as they receive federal subsidies under the Affordable Care Act. Source: new york times http://www.coverage-counts.org Fri, Aug, 19 U.S. Officials Move to End Duplicate Health Care Coverage The government says tens of thousands of people are enrolled in Medicaid even as they receive federal subsidies under the Affordable Care Act. Source: new york times http://www.coverage-counts.org Thu, Aug, 18 Nonprofit Groups Object To Ky. Plan To Require Service By Medicaid Enrollees The proposal is part of Gov. Matt Bevin's plan to revamp the Medicaid expansion started by his predecessor, but the groups say they don't have the resources to handle the influx of thousands of new volunteers. Meanwhile, advocates continue to press for expansion in Florida and Tennessee. Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org Thu, Aug, 18 Brownback To Seek New Hospital Taxes To Fund Higher Medicaid Payments In Kansas The state cut payments to doctors and hospitals in May as part of a budget fight, but Gov. Sam Brownback now says he will work to raise reimbursements again. Outlets also report on other Medicaid developments in Kansas. Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org Wed, Aug, 17 Colorado Didn’t Qualify For $38 Million Bonus It Got From Medicaid, Federal Audit Finds The Health and Human Services inspector general's office says the state received money for children who didn't qualify. Meanwhile, in Kansas, state officials cancel public meetings on plans to cut reimbursements for Medicaid providers. Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org Tue, Aug, 16 Alabama Lawmakers Begin Special Session To Consider A Lottery To Help Fund Medicaid If the legislature approves the measure, it would go before voters in the fall. In other Medicaid news, North Carolina begins a waitlist for coverage for some "medically fragile" children, and a Republican candidate for governor in New Hampshire sees problems with expanding the program. Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org
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