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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 Thu, Jul, 31 State Highlights: Maryland's Top Health Official Leaving For Johns Hopkins A selection of health policy stories from New York, Massachusetts, Illinois, North Carolina and Kansas. The Washington Post: Top Maryland Health Official Joshua Sharfstein To Step Down In January Maryland’s top health official, Joshua M. Sharfstein, announced Wednesday that he will leave at th... Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org Thu, Jul, 31 State Highlights: Maryland's Top Health Official Leaving For Johns Hopkins; Minnesota Lawmakers To Propose Legislation To Require Contraception Coverage A selection of health policy stories from New York, Massachusetts, Illinois, North Carolina and Kansas. The Washington Post: Top Maryland Health Official Joshua Sharfstein To Step Down In January Maryland’s top health official, Joshua M. Sharfstein, announced Wednesday that he will leave at th... Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org Thu, Jul, 31 First Edition: July 31, 2014 Today's headlines include reports about the possible hazards that the future might hold for healthcare.gov. Kaiser Health News: Report Touches Off Fight Over Future Of Doctor Training Program Kaiser Health News staff writer Julie Rovner reports: “A high-level report recommending sweeping chan... Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org Wed, Jul, 30 State Highlights: New York Faces $1.3B Medicaid Payback Problem A selection of health policy stories from California, North Carolina, Iowa, Massachusetts and Illinois. The New York Times: De Blasio’s Plans To Reduce Worker Health Costs Have A Carrot And A Stick When Mayor Bill de Blasio announced his first labor agreements with New York City unions th... Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org Wed, Jul, 30 More Californians Sign Up for Health Plans, Survey Says, but Holdouts May Be Hard to Get A survey from the Kaiser Foundation said many previously uninsured Californians had been able to get coverage, through either Medicaid or private insurers. Source: new york times http://www.coverage-counts.org Wed, Jul, 30 Advocates Press Fla. Lawmakers On Medicaid Expansion To Help Working Poor About 800,000 residents of the state are stuck in a "coverage gap" because they earn too much to qualify for Medicaid since the state did not expand its program under the health law but they don't earn enough to qualify for federal tax credits. Miami Herald: Florida's Working Poor Fall Into Affordab... Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org Wed, Jul, 30 Viewpoints: Narrow Networks 'Here To Stay;' Gun Owners Challenge Doctor Privileges In Fla. The New York Times' The Upshot: A Health Trade-Off That's Here To Stay: Lower Cost, Limited Choice The federal government will begin tightening its rules to make sure that narrow networks don’t get too narrow. There is some precedent for the reaction: In the 1990s, cheaper narrow-network H.M.... Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org Wed, Jul, 30 State Highlights: New York State Faces $1.3B Medicaid Payback Problem While Mayor de Blasio Advances Plan To Reduce City Employees' Health Costs A selection of health policy stories from California, North Carolina, Iowa, Massachusetts and Illinois. The New York Times: De Blasio’s Plans To Reduce Worker Health Costs Have A Carrot And A Stick When Mayor Bill de Blasio announced his first labor agreements with New York City unions th... Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org Wed, Jul, 30 First Edition: July 30, 2014 Today's headlines include a range of health policy headines, including news from Capitol Hill on the Senate confirmation of Robert McDonald to head the VA.   Kaiser Health News: Expert Panel Recommends Sweeping Changes To Doctor Training System Kaiser Health News staff writer Julie Rovner ... Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org Tue, Jul, 29 State Highlights: Calif. Insurance Commissioner Asks For Premium Power A selection of health policy stories from California, Georgia, North Carolina, Florida, New Mexico, Kansas and New York. The Sacramento Bee: Obamacare At Center Of Debate Over California Health Insurance Initiative As state insurance commissioner, Dave Jones has the power to regulate rates for car a... Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org
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