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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, Apr, 17 Florida Governor to Sue Obama Administration Over Medicaid Expansion The governor of Florida, Rick Scott, says he plans to sue the federal government for using coercive tactics to get the state to expand Medicaid, a major part of the Affordable Care Act. Source: new york times http://www.coverage-counts.org Fri, Apr, 17 15 States Extend Health Law’s Higher Medicaid Payments To Doctors The health law temporarily paid doctors more to handle the expected influx of patients when states expanded their Medicaid programs and some states are continuing that program because they find it has helped attract providers to the program. Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org Fri, Apr, 17 GovBeat: Florida Gov. Rick Scott on Medicaid expansion: No, yes, no, we’re suing Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) has had an on-again, off-again relationship with the federal government over expanding Medicaid under the president’s health-care law.First, he was vehemently opposed to it, arguing that it was “inconsistent” with job growth. Then, he emotionally announced his supp... Source: washington post http://www.coverage-counts.org Fri, Apr, 17 Viewpoints: ‘Passing The Buck’ On Medicaid; Sharing Patient Records; Rick Scott’s Lawsuit A selection of opinions on health care from around the country. Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org Fri, Apr, 17 Study Shows Steep Drop In Uninsured In Medicaid Expansion States Also, news outlets examine efforts in Utah and Alaska to implement Medicaid expansions, while in Minnesota advocates are worried about GOP plans to cut back a health program that also serves low-income residents. And Politico checks in on a program championed in Florida by Marco Rubio to help expand... Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org Fri, Apr, 17 State Highlights: Iowa’s Plans For Medicaid Managed Care; Rural Access Troubles In Texas; Medical Issues Common For 9/11 Workers News outlets cover health care issues in Iowa, Texas, New York, California, Connecticut, Missouri, Minnesota, Massachusetts, North Carolina, Maryland and Kansas. Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org Fri, Apr, 17 Florida Governor Vows To Sue Obama Administration Over Hospital Funding Gov. Rick Scott says the federal government is illegally trying to coerce Florida into expanding its Medicaid program by withholding funds for hospitals. Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org Thu, Apr, 16 Florida Governor to Sue Obama Administration Over Medicaid Expansion Gov. Rick Scott said he would sue the administration for withholding hospital funds because the state would not expand Medicaid. Source: new york times http://www.coverage-counts.org Thu, Apr, 16 Viewpoints: Changing Views About Right To Health Care; Fla.’s ‘Fiscal Folly’ On Medicaid A selection of opinions on health care from around the country. Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org Thu, Apr, 16 GAO: Government Could Save Billions With Better Vetting Of Medicaid Waivers Also in the news, state Medicaid programs would be able to get federal funding indefinitely to update their enrollment and eligibility computer systems under a proposed rule. Currently, the funding deadline is Dec. 31. Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org
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