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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 Sun, Apr, 30 Florida Deal Would Reverse Key Part of Obama’s Medicaid Expansion The shift involves funding that the federal government provides to help hospitals defray the cost of caring for low-income people who are uninsured. Source: new york times http://www.coverage-counts.org Fri, Apr, 28 Spending Negotiations Hit Snag Over Medicaid Funding For Puerto Rico, Abortion Regulations Puerto Rico is projected to exhaust a $6.4 billion Medicaid grant before the end of the year and has been struggling without replacement funding. Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org Fri, Apr, 28 Key Florida Lawmaker Says State, Federal Cuts To Medicaid Will Reach $650 Million But state Sen. Anitere Flores says the effect on hospitals may be mitigated by other federal funding that is expected. News outlets also report on Medicaid news in Wisconsin, Mississippi and Minnesota. Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org Fri, Apr, 28 Research Roundup: Price Transparency; Cost Of Not Expanding Medicaid; Coverage In Rural Areas Each week, KHN compiles a selection of recently released health policy studies and briefs. Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org Thu, Apr, 27 How some of the Supreme Court's conservative opinions may lead to a liberal victory on sanctuary cities Liberal sanctuary cities in California and elsewhere may well win their legal battle against President Trump thanks to Supreme Court rulings once heralded by conservatives, including a 2012 opinion that shielded red states from President Obama’s plans to expand Medicaid coverage for low-income... Source: los angelas times http://www.coverage-counts.org Thu, Apr, 27 Ark. Governor Expected To Ask Lawmakers To Trim Eligibility For Medicaid Expansion Program Under the plan -- previewed by state officials -- about 60,000 people who gained Medicaid through the health law's expansion will lose coverage but they could instead apply for insurance through Obamacare marketplace policies. Also, the Florida House passed a bill that would set up work requirements... Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org Thu, Apr, 27 How some of the Supreme Court's conservative opinions may lead to a liberal victory on 'sanctuary' cities Liberal sanctuary cities in California and elsewhere may well win their legal battle against President Trump thanks to Supreme Court rulings once heralded by conservatives, including a 2012 opinion that shielded red states from President Obama’s plans to expand Medicaid coverage for low-income... Source: los angelas times http://www.coverage-counts.org Wed, Apr, 26 Maine Governor Seeks To Add Premiums And Work Requirement For Medicaid Enrollees The state government announces schedules for two hearings and a public comment period next month before submitting the request to federal regulators. Wisconsin is also hoping to institute a premium and time limit for those getting Medicaid coverage, but the proposal is drawing complaints. Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org Tue, Apr, 25 Gov. Walker Seeks To Make Wisconsin First State To Impose Drug Testing For Medicaid Critics are mobilizing against the screening and testing requirement because they say it could unfairly stigmatize the poor and complicate an already difficult application process. News outlets also report on Medicaid news from Arkansas and Ohio. Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org Mon, Apr, 24 Plans To Change Medicaid Unsettle Ky. Enrollees, Raise Fears For Conn. Ex-Prisoner Program Low-income residents of Kentucky who gained coverage under the expansion of Medicaid are concerned that the governor's plan for an overhaul could leave them without benefits again. In Connecticut, the Medicaid expansion helped fund services for people when they get out of prison, but that could be t... Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org
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