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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, Feb, 12 Former Ky. Governor Launches Drive To Stop GOP’s Rollback Of Health Care Initiatives Former Gov. Steve Beshear, a Democrat who helped implement the Affordable Care's Medicaid expansion in the state and set up a highly successful insurance marketplace, is trying to galvanize opposition to his successor's plans to dissolve those programs. Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org Fri, Feb, 12 Idaho Alternative To Medicaid Expansion Approved By Legislative Committee The measure would provide some basic health services to those who earn too much to qualify for Medicaid but aren't eligible for premium subsidies under the federal health law. But it wouldn't cover prescription drugs, hospitalization or expensive treatments. Other outlets report on Medicaid expansio... Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org Fri, Feb, 12 Iowa Senate Approves Bill That Would Stop The Transfer Of Medicaid To Managed Care Plans The measure, however, is not expected to get any traction in the Iowa House. Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org Fri, Feb, 12 Fear of a vengeful God may explain humanity's global expansion People who hold such beliefs about God tend to act less selfishly, according to research conducted in communities around the world. Source: washington post http://www.coverage-counts.org Thu, Feb, 11 Kansas House Rejects Debate On Medicaid Expansion In a procedural move, the Kansas House denied efforts by expansion supporters to add the program during a debate on the budget. News outlets also report on Medicaid expansion debates in New Hampshire and Nebraska. Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org Wed, Feb, 10 Federal Officials Approve Alabama’s Plan To Revamp Medicaid Program The state is seeking to set up regional managed care systems to handle the health care program for low-income residents. New outlets also report on Medicaid news in Minnesota, Washington and North Carolina. Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org Wed, Feb, 10 Are States Obligated To Provide Expensive Hepatitis C Drugs? New hepatitis C drugs boast cure rates of at least 95 percent. But states are restricting their use for Medicaid patients and prisoners because the cost is so high. Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org Tue, Feb, 09 HHS budget would rise to $1.1 trillion and encourage states to expand Medicaid Spending plan would modify Cadillac tax, take small steps on prescription drug prices. Source: washington post http://www.coverage-counts.org Tue, Feb, 09 Wyo. Governor Presses For Medicaid Expansion In Address To Legislature Gov. Matt Mead tells lawmakers that the program would help uninsured residents and the state's hospitals. Also in the news, bills are introduced in the Kansas legislature that promote an expansion plan authored by the state's hospital association. Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org Tue, Feb, 09 Lawsuits Will Test Whether State Medicaid Plans Must Provide Expensive Hepatitis C Drugs A handful of lawsuits are seeking to turn around state policies that limit coverage of the drugs for Medicaid enrollees and prisoners. Also, media outlets look at Medicaid news is Alabama, Iowa and Montana. Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org
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