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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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REASONS TO SUPPORT MEDICAID EXPANSION  
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http://www.coverage-counts.org Thu, Dec, 18 Medicare to Cut Payments to Some Doctors, Hospitals More than 257,000 U.S. doctors will see their Medicare payments cut by 1% next year because they didn’t meet federal goals for using electronic medical records, said the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Source: wall street journal http://www.coverage-counts.org Thu, Dec, 18 GovBeat: Wyoming lawmakers endorse Indiana-style Medicaid expansion Members of the Wyoming legislature will debate a measure to expand Medicaid during next year’s session — but it won’t be the proposal laid out by Gov. Matt Mead (R).The Joint Labor, Health and Social Services Interim Committee this week voted to endorse a measure that would model a Medicaid pr... Source: washington post http://www.coverage-counts.org Thu, Dec, 18 Health Law’s Extra Funding To Pay Medicaid Doctors Disappears In 2015 The money was part of an effort to get more primary care doctors to participate in the Medicaid program but it was designed as a temporary pay raise. Also in the news is a look at how Arkansas is wrestling with the decision about continuing its landmark Medicaid expansion program. Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org Thu, Dec, 18 Federal Eye: Spending measure allows abortion coverage for Peace Corps volunteers Congress and President Obama this week halted a 35-year ban on federal abortion assistance for Peace Corps volunteers with their approval of a government-wide spending bill.The legislation extends abortion coverage to Peace Corps volunteers in cases of rape, incest and life endangerment, giving t... Source: washington post http://www.coverage-counts.org Wed, Dec, 17 Tennessee Joins List Of GOP-Led States Seeking Medicaid Expansion Money A statewide coalition of business, health care and civic groups has formed in Tennessee to support Republican Gov. Bill Haslam, whose expansion plan faces opposition from some GOP legislators. Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org Wed, Dec, 17 Justice Department Drops Drug Misbranding Case Elsewhere, a woman accused of defrauding Medicaid to help an undocumented immigrant get prenatal care sees the case against her dismissed. Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org Tue, Dec, 16 With Hospitals Under Stress, Tennessee’s Governor Pursues Medicaid Expansion Gov. Bill Haslam proposed using federal funds to cover 200,000 low-income residents through their employer’s health insurance plan or the state’s Medicaid program. Source: new york times http://www.coverage-counts.org Tue, Dec, 16 With Hospitals Under Stress, Tennessee’s Governor Pursues Medicaid Expansion Gov. Bill Haslam proposed using federal funds to cover 200,000 low-income residents through their employer’s health insurance plan or the state’s Medicaid program. Source: new york times http://www.coverage-counts.org Tue, Dec, 16 Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam endorses Medicaid expansion TENNESSEEGovernor endorses Medicaid expansionTennessee Gov. Bill Haslam on Monday became the latest Republican governor to announce support of the health-care law’s Medicaid expansion — and the third since Republicans gained more power at the state and federal levels in the November midterm elec... Source: washington post http://www.coverage-counts.org Tue, Dec, 16 Tennessee Moves to Expand Medicaid Republican Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam on Monday announced a plan to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act in a deal aimed at expanding insurance coverage to hundreds of thousands of poor Tennesseans. Source: wall street journal http://www.coverage-counts.org
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