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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, Jul, 25 The drug that could imperil Medicaid Months before Gilead Sci­ences’ breakthrough treatment for hepatitis C hit the market, Oregon Medicaid official Tom Burns started worrying about how the state could afford to cover every enrollee infected with the disease. He figured the cost might even reach $36,000 per patient. Read full articl... Source: washington post http://www.coverage-counts.org Fri, Jul, 25 Months before Gilead Sciences’ breakthrough hepatitis C treatment hit the market, Oregon Medicaid official Tom Burns started worrying about how the state could afford to cover every enrollee infected with the disease. He figured the cost might even reach $36,000 per patient. Read full article >... Source: washington post http://www.coverage-counts.org Fri, Jul, 25 N.C. Senate Votes For Managed Care Medicaid Overhaul The move would offer a set amount of money per patient to managed care companies and would set up a new department run by a politically appointed board. Raleigh News & Observer: NC Senate Votes For Medicaid Overhaul A major Medicaid overhaul that largely disregards the wishes of health care prov... Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org Fri, Jul, 25 NC Senate Votes For Managed Care Medicaid Overhaul The move would offer a set amount of money per patient for care to managed care plans and would take administration of the program out of the hands of the state Department of Health and Human Services and into the hands of a politically appointed board. Raleigh News & Observer: NC Senate Votes F... Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org Fri, Jul, 25 Expensive Hepatitis Drug Challenges Medicaid Programs' Funding State officials are nervous about how to afford the new medicine, which can run $84,000 for treatment. Also in Medicaid news, federal data shows children using emergency room treatment at night or weekends are often on Medicaid. The Washington Post's Wonkblog: The Drug That's Forcing America's Most ... Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org Fri, Jul, 25 Expensive Hepatitis Drug Challenges Medicaid Programs' Funding State officials are nervous about how to afford the new medicine, which can run $84,000 for treatment. Also in Medicaid news, federal data show children using emergency room treatment at night or weekends are often on Medicaid. The Washington Post's Wonkblog: The Drug That's Forcing America's Most I... Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org Thu, Jul, 24 Longer Looks: The Economics Of Infertility; Placebos As Treatment Raises Ethical Dilemmas Every week KHN reporter Marissa Evans finds interesting reads from around the Web. Vox: States That Deny Anti-Psychotics To The Poor Have Lots Of Mentally Ill People Behind Bars About a decade ago, Medicaid programs were struggling to keep up with skyrocketing prescription drug costs. Between 1... Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org Thu, Jul, 24 Medicaid Residents Sue Tennessee On Enrollment Delays The suit claims that the state's decision to require residents to apply through the health law marketplace slowed down enrollment. In other Medicaid news, The Associated Press examines problems in Oregon caused by the rush of enrollment. Modern Healthcare: Suit Alleges Tennessee Put Medicaid Applica... Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org Thu, Jul, 24 Medicaid Residents Sue Tennessee On Medicaid Enrollment Delays The suit claims that the state's decision to require residents to apply through the health law marketplace slowed down enrollment. In other Medicaid news, The Associated Press examines problems in Oregon caused by the rush of enrollment. Modern Healthcare: Suit Alleges Tennessee Put Medicaid Applica... Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org Thu, Jul, 24 Rep. Paul Ryan To Propose Consolidation Of Anti-Poverty Programs The proposal calls for melding a range of safety net programs -- from food stamps to housing vouchers -- into a single grant offered to states, which would come with strict accountability standards. The proposal, which does not include Medicaid, is part of a GOP effort to rethink how conse... Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org
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