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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, Nov, 27 Wyoming Devises Plan to Expand Medicaid If it wins federal and state legislative approval, Wyoming will join 27 states that have added program coverage under the Affordable Care Act. Source: new york times http://www.coverage-counts.org Thu, Nov, 27 GovBeat: Tough Texas gets results by going softer on crime AUSTIN — When it comes to crime, Texas has a reputation. Since the Supreme Court reinstated capital punishment in 1976, Texas has executed more convicts than the next six states combined. More than one in ten prisoners in the United States are incarcerated in the state, with the prison population... Source: washington post http://www.coverage-counts.org Wed, Nov, 26 Advocates Cheer New Rx Rules To Prevent Discrimination Patient groups laud new HHS rules barring insurers from discriminating against those with expensive health problems, such as AIDS, but want enforcement. Advocates for the poor draw attention to the struggle in many states to re-enroll adults and children in Medicaid. Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org Mon, Nov, 24 State Highlights: Md. Medicaid To Provide Gender Transition Services; Ill. To Refund Retiree Health Care Money A selection of health policy stories from Maryland, Iowa, California, Massachusetts, Illinois, Montana, Florida, Oregon, Minnesota and Wyoming. Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org Mon, Nov, 24 TennCare Director Speaks About Political Difficulties Of Expanding Medicaid Darin Gordon, in remarks to medical students, points to the state's experience 20 years ago when it tried on its own to expand TennCare. The state found that it could not support the program and scaled it back. Also, Medicaid expansion news from Virginia, New York and Kansas. Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org Mon, Nov, 24 State Highlights: Md. Medicaid To Provide Gender Transition Services; Ill. To Refunds Retiree Health Care Money A selection of health policy stories from Maryland, Iowa, California, Massachusetts, Illinois, Montana, Florida, Oregon, Minnesota and Wyoming. Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org Fri, Nov, 21 State Spending Swells — Mostly Driven By Medicaid Expansion Fund Infusion According to a report from the National Association of State Budget Officers, state spending has not increased at a rate this fast since before the recession. Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org Fri, Nov, 21 Former HHS Official Calls For ‘Smarter’ Networks That Deliver Cost-Effective Care Gary Cohen, a former deputy administrator for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, says the challenge for regulators and insurers is to create networks that not only save money but also deliver better patient outcomes. Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org Thu, Nov, 20 GOP Governors Eyeing 2016 Presidential Runs Wrestle With Medicaid Expansion The health law's expansion of the low-income health insurance program was a hot topic at this week's Republican Governors Association meeting in Florida. Meanwhile, Montana Gov. Steve Bullock unveiled his Medicaid plan for the state. Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org Wed, Nov, 19 Idaho Medicaid Expansion Advocates Tweak Plan In Effort To Gain Lawmaker Support Elsewhere, Missouri veterans groups are joining a push for an expansion of the low-income health insurance program even though its prospects are dim. And, in North Carolina, a key legislator raises questions about any efforts to expand the program. Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org
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