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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 Wed, Feb, 10 Federal Officials Approve Alabama’s Plan To Revamp Medicaid Program The state is seeking to set up regional managed care systems to handle the health care program for low-income residents. New outlets also report on Medicaid news in Minnesota, Washington and North Carolina. Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org Wed, Feb, 10 Are States Obligated To Provide Expensive Hepatitis C Drugs? New hepatitis C drugs boast cure rates of at least 95 percent. But states are restricting their use for Medicaid patients and prisoners because the cost is so high. Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org Tue, Feb, 09 HHS budget would rise to $1.1 trillion and encourage states to expand Medicaid Spending plan would modify Cadillac tax, take small steps on prescription drug prices. Source: washington post http://www.coverage-counts.org Tue, Feb, 09 Wyo. Governor Presses For Medicaid Expansion In Address To Legislature Gov. Matt Mead tells lawmakers that the program would help uninsured residents and the state's hospitals. Also in the news, bills are introduced in the Kansas legislature that promote an expansion plan authored by the state's hospital association. Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org Tue, Feb, 09 Lawsuits Will Test Whether State Medicaid Plans Must Provide Expensive Hepatitis C Drugs A handful of lawsuits are seeking to turn around state policies that limit coverage of the drugs for Medicaid enrollees and prisoners. Also, media outlets look at Medicaid news is Alabama, Iowa and Montana. Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org Mon, Feb, 08 New York Bans Insurers From Covering ‘Gay Conversion’ Therapy For Minors Gov. Andrew Cuomo also announced that the state's Medicaid will not cover the treatment for residents of any age, calling the practice "fundamentally flawed." Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org Mon, Feb, 08 Burwell Touts Enrollment Gains, Expects More Progress On Medicaid Expansion In a meeting with reporters, the secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services says her agency's efforts to get 4 million new customers into the health law's insurance exchanges were a success. Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org Mon, Feb, 08 New Study Finds Delay In Considering Medicaid Expansion Could Be Costly For Idaho An actuarial study examines how the financial case for expanding the health law's program for low-income residents has changed now that federal support is not 100 percent. Also, Medicaid expansion news from Alabama and Utah. Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org Fri, Feb, 05 Burwell Says ‘Beat Goes On’ As HHS Seeks To Expand Health Law’s Influence Despite closing the open enrollment just a week ago, the secretary of Health and Human Services says her department is thinking about next year already and hoping to make progress on Medicaid expansion. Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org Fri, Feb, 05 N.H. Governor Presses For Extension Of Medicaid Expansion To Help Fight Opioid Crisis Gov. Maggie Hassan says it is important for those fighting drug addiction to have access to treatment. In other Medicaid expansion news, the Alaska legislature's lawsuit against the governor's plan has a day in court, and some Montana enrollees are finally getting necessary medical services. Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org
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