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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 Sat, Aug, 29 Judge allows Alaska governor to move ahead with Medicaid expansion Alaska governor and lawmakers embroiled in latest skirmish over Affordable Care Act. Source: washington post http://www.coverage-counts.org Fri, Aug, 28 Judge allows Alaska governor to move ahead with Medicaid expansion Alaska governor and lawmakers embroiled in latest skirmish over Affordable Care Act. Source: washington post http://www.coverage-counts.org Fri, Aug, 28 First Draft: Marco Rubio Urges a More Aggressive Approach Toward China Marco Rubio issued a sharp critique of China’s behavior on Friday, using a speech in South Carolina and an opinion piece in The Wall Street Journal to fault Beijing on military expansionism, cybertheft, human rights abuses and “economic misconduct.” Source: new york times http://www.coverage-counts.org Fri, Aug, 28 Alaska Judge To Rule Today On Suit Against Governor’s Medicaid Expansion Plan The judge said the ruling will be on the Republican legislators' request to temporarily bar the Medicaid expansion while legal questions are fully argued. Also in the news, a look at how flexible spending accounts may be affected by the "Cadillac tax" and an analysis of the fiscal problems of the in... Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org Fri, Aug, 28 Minnesota Works To Clear Medicaid Backlogs News outlets also report on Medicaid developments in Florida and Iowa. Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org Fri, Aug, 28 Private Foundation Support Keeps Colo. Birth Control Program Alive The program, which provides long-acting reversible contraceptives to low-income and uninsured teenagers and women, received $2 million in support from private foundations, which is enough to keep it operating for at least one year. In other news, an Alaska state court judge ruled that a state law d... Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org Thu, Aug, 27 Judge Rules Ariz. Hospital Fee To Pay For Medicaid Expansion Is Legal Lawmakers in Arizona approved the plan, but opponents said the vote required a supermajority, which a judge rejected. In Alaska, lawmakers that have taken Gov. Bill Walker to court over a proposed Medicaid expansion there get their day in court. Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org Thu, Aug, 27 Florida To Give Medicaid Insurers 7.7% Rate Increase Elsewhere, officials in Texas are reviewing proposed cuts to Medicaid, but are likely to keep them. The move would affect therapy for children. In other Medicaid news, Iowa and Minnesota consider bids to run parts of their Medicaid programs, and Illinois cuts heroin addiction treatment in Medicaid f... Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org Wed, Aug, 26 National Briefing | South: Louisiana: Planned Parenthood Sues to Keep Medicaid Payments Planned Parenthood asked a federal judge Tuesday to stop Gov. Bobby Jindal’s administration from ending Medicaid payments to the organization’s Louisiana clinics. Source: new york times http://www.coverage-counts.org Wed, Aug, 26 Planned Parenthood Sues Louisiana Over Medicaid Funding A Planned Parenthood unit filed suit in federal court to block the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals from cutting off Medicaid funding to the organization following the release of videos on fetal tissue research. Source: wall street journal http://www.coverage-counts.org
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