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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, 29 Parents Of Disabled Children Press N.C. Officials To Reconsider Cuts To Medicaid Services The state had recommended cutting a program that provides help to families with children who are medically fragile. Also, Colorado officials are challenged on their policy to provide Medicaid coverage for expensive hepatitis C medications only to the sickest patients. Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org Thu, Jul, 28 Alabama Governor Proposes Lottery To Help Fund Medicaid, Other State Services Gov. Robert Bentley will call the legislature into a special session to consider the plan. Also, a report finds that profits rose for Michigan's Medicaid managed care plans. Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org Wed, Jul, 27 U.S. to Expand Central American Refugee Program The U.S. announced the expansion of programs that enable Central Americans fleeing violence to apply for refugee status, and said Costa Rica will temporarily host some of the more vulnerable individuals before they are resettled in the U.S. Source: wall street journal http://www.coverage-counts.org Wed, Jul, 27 Ky. Governor’s Plan To Revamp Medicaid Expansion Raises Concerns Patient advocates have told federal officials that the Kentucky plan is "a giant step backward for Kentucky." HHS Secretary Sylvia Burwell is also questioning it. Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org Wed, Jul, 27 Democratic Lawmakers In Iowa Call Payment Delays By Private Medicaid Firms ‘Shocking’ Some health care providers say the wait for payments is causing financial hardship. In other news, Kansas providers also raise concerns about the managed care Medicaid program, two new insurers plan to offer Medicaid plans in California and the Texas attorney general's ties to a managed care firm ra... Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org Wed, Jul, 27 Clinton Veep Pick Tim Kaine Bolstered Mental Health System After Va. Tech Shooting As a Democratic senator and governor, Tim Kaine has backed the Affordable Care Act, Medicaid expansion and better access to mental health treatment for people in crisis. Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org Wed, Jul, 27 Kentucky And Feds Near Possible Collision On Altering Medicaid Expansion By Aug. 1, Republican Gov. Matt Bevin is expected to ask the Obama administration to approve significant changes on many Medicaid enrollees, including monthly premiums and a work requirement. Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org Tue, Jul, 26 U.S. expands refugee program for Central American families The Obama administration announced an expansion Tuesday of a program that allows minors from three violence-plagued countries in Central America, and now some of their relatives, to apply for refugee status. The move is intended to bring refugee families together, officials said. But it could... Source: los angelas times http://www.coverage-counts.org Tue, Jul, 26 U.S. to Expand Central American Refugee Program The U.S. announced the expansion of programs that enable Central Americans fleeing violence to apply for refugee status, and said Costa Rica will temporarily host some of the more vulnerable individuals before they are resettled in the U.S. Source: wall street journal http://www.coverage-counts.org Tue, Jul, 26 Arizona’s Proposal To Restart Children’s Health Program Wins Federal Approval The state froze its participation in the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) in the midst of the recession in 2009. Officials say as many as 40,000 children from low- and middle-income families may gain coverage. Also, Kansas Health Institute examines Medicaid payment problems for nursing hom... Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org
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