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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, Aug, 17 Court Finds Ark. Can Keep Medicaid Funding From Planned Parenthood The decision, reversing earlier lower court injunctions, was issued by the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals. Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org Thu, Aug, 17 Feds Want Texas To Pay $18.9M Back To Medicaid For Improper School Health Services Bills Reimbursement requested by the Texas Health and Human Services Commission between 2010 and 2011 were not “reasonable, adequately supported, and otherwise allowable” for some school-based health services, according to an Inspector General's report. Meanwhile, Kansas' privatized Medicaid sytem ran... Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org Wed, Aug, 16 Georgia Medicaid Director And Aide Leave; State Officials Offer No Explanations Linda Wiant’s departure appeared to come suddenly and followed the exit of a deputy, Marcey Alter, earlier in the week. News outlets also report on the trial involving the Mississippi Medicaid director and developments in New Hampshire and Maine. Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org Tue, Aug, 15 Funding For N.H.’s Medicaid Expansion Now In Jeopardy The federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services informed New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu that a fund helping to pay expansion costs, which is partially supported by voluntary donations from hospitals, violates federal law. Meanwhile, federal officials approved changes that will allow Nebras... Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org Mon, Aug, 14 SpaceX Cargo Mission Demonstrates Increasing Research on Space Station A successful cargo launch by SpaceX, the company’s 12th such mission to the international space station, highlights the steady expansion of scientific research on the orbiting laboratory. Source: wall street journal http://www.coverage-counts.org Mon, Aug, 14 SpaceX Cargo Mission Demonstrates Increasing Research on Space Station An unmanned SpaceX mission scheduled to blast off Monday highlights the expansion of research on the international space station: the cargo includes nearly two dozen ambitious experiments. Source: wall street journal http://www.coverage-counts.org Mon, Aug, 14 House Expected To Hold Hearings On ‘Right-To-Try’ Bill That Senator Tied To FDA Funding The Senate quickly passed the bill that would allow dying patients access to experimental drugs after Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) had threatened to slow down consideration of a separate bill to renew the FDA’s fee-collection authority. In other drug industry news, the FDA is implementing new rules a... Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org Mon, Aug, 14 Illinois Halves Number Of Insurers In Overhaul Of Medicaid Managed Care Program The more than 500,000 state residents who were in the six plans that are no longer participating will have to switch insurers. Also in Medicaid news, an Iowa woman ties changes in the program there to her husband's death, complaints about Mississippi's program and Maine prepares for a referendum on ... Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org Mon, Aug, 14 Climbing Cost Of Decades-Old Drugs Threatens To Break Medicaid Bank Medicaid spent billions more in 2016 than the year before on decades-old prescription drugs, including many generics, a Kaiser Health News data analysis shows. Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org Fri, Aug, 11 Republican Candidates For Colo. Governor Say Medicaid Costs Are Unsustainable Three candidates seek to make Medicaid's budget a key campaign issue. In other Medicaid news, talks between Iowa officials and the managed care companies there appear to have bogged down but no one is talking about what the problem is, and two insurance companies have filed suit in Mississippi over ... Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org
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RuthAnn from WI

Coverage-counts.org - Partners - RuthAnn from WI For most of her adult life, Ruthe Ann had insurance through her job. In 2004 her employer stopped providing health insurance and in 2008 Ruthe Ann lost her job. <> <>In 2009 Ruthe Ann was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. Because she lacked health insurance, she had to go through Wisconsin's Well Woman program in order to be evaluated and tested. However, this program only provides treatment for women diagnosed with breast and cervical cancer. Because Ruthe Ann was diagnosed with ovarian cancer, she could not receive treatment through the program. Ruthe Ann then applied ...
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Sally

Coverage-counts.org - Partners - Sally Sally Grimshaw was diagnosed with Stage 3 ovarian cancer in 2001. Due to a previous diagnosis of MS at age 28, Sally was forced to leave her job in her early 30s. As a childless adult she did not qualify for food stamps and had to rely on the $1,100 from Social Security Disability to cover all of her expenses. Sally applied for and received Medicaid benefits. However, Sally could not receive her Medicaid benefits until she spent a minimum of $700 in out-of-pocket expenses each month. After her treatment for ovarian cancer ended, Sally began receiving numerous medical bills...
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Janice from SC

Coverage-counts.org - Partners - Janice from SC Janice was diagnosed with ovarian cancer on July 6, 2009. At the time of her stage 4 diagnosis and immediate follow-up surgery, Janice worked for the state government and had Blue Cross Blue Shield insurance coverage. However, due to the extensive chemotherapy treatment that Janice received, she was not able to return to work for a period of six months, and was terminated from her job. After her termination, Janice lost everything. She was approved for disability due to the advanced stage of her cancer, but did not begin to receive Medicare payments until two years after sh...
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