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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 Tue, May, 31 Federal Judge Orders Medicaid To Pay For Hepatitis C Drugs In Wash. Ahead Of Trial The drugs can run nearly $100,000 for the full treatment, and Washington -- as well as other states -- have held off covering them until patients are quite sick. Washington officials say covering all cases of hepatitis C could triple the state's Medicaid pharmacy bill. Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org Fri, May, 27 At Trial For Ala. House Speaker, Medicaid Officials Say They Opposed Bill Aiding His Client The officials said they were never consulted about the measure, which would have set criteria for a pharmacy benefit manager for the Medicaid program. Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org Thu, May, 26 W. Va. Medicaid Expansion Advocates Worry About Future Costs Under the federal health law, West Virginia and the other states that expanded their Medicaid programs will begin to pick up some of the costs next year, adding to already burdened state budgets. Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org Thu, May, 26 Alaska Temporarily Delays Medicaid Payments To Doctors, Hospitals State officials say claims will still be paid according to the timetable mandated by the federal government and the delays will be brief as they grapple with a shortfall at the end of the fiscal year. Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org Wed, May, 25 Kansas Medicaid Proposal To Designate Preferred Providers Brings Complaints A proposal by state officials to let the private insurance companies that manage the Medicaid program designate preferred providers and pay them more was questioned by consumers and providers at a public hearing. Also, the recent decision on Medicaid services by Arizona's high court did not resolve ... Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org Tue, May, 24 Obamacare is helping millions get needed healthcare, new survey finds More than 60% of working-age Americans who signed up for Medicaid or a private health plan through the Affordable Care Act are getting healthcare they couldn't previously get, a new nationwide survey indicates. And consumers are broadly satisfied with the new coverage, despite some cost challenges ... Source: los angelas times http://www.coverage-counts.org Tue, May, 24 Okla. Senate Leader Says Medicaid Expansion Not Likely To Advance This Session Senate President Pro Tem Brian Bingman says expansion advocates don't have the votes in the Republican Senate, which is set to adjourn next week. At the same time, the Oklahoma Medicaid Board is waiting to see what spending level the legislature sets so the board can determine if it needs to go forw... Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org Tue, May, 24 Majority Of Texans And Floridians Want Medicaid Expansion, Survey Shows Residents of California, New York and Ohio approve of Medicaid expansion in those states, the survey by a Houston-based think tank found. Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org Tue, May, 24 Obamacare is helping millions get needed healthcare, new survey finds More than 60% of working-age Americans who signed up for Medicaid or a private health plan through the Affordable Care Act are getting healthcare they couldn’t previously get, a new nationwide survey indicates. And consumers are broadly satisfied with the new coverage, despite some cost challenges... Source: los angelas times http://www.coverage-counts.org Mon, May, 23 The ‘Cadillac Tax’ Controversy Continues CBS News details the current state of play regarding this tax, which was intended to help reduce health care costs. Meanwhile, The Richmond Times-Dispatch examines escape routes for the state's Medicaid coverage gap. Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org
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