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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, Sep, 02 Medicare statement on ALS speech-generating devices A spokesman for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services said last week that coverage rules relating to speech-generating devices are being reviewed but that no change or reinterpretation will reduce access for ALS patients who need them. Read full article >> Source: washington post http://www.coverage-counts.org Fri, Aug, 29 Pennsylvania to Purchase Private Care for Its Poor Pennsylvania will become the 27th state to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, using federal funds to buy private health insurance for some 500,000 low-income residents starting next year. Source: new york times http://www.coverage-counts.org Fri, Aug, 29 Research Roundup: Benefits Of Hip Surgery; Preventing Surgical Infections Each week, KHN compiles a selection of recently released health policy studies and briefs. Clinical Orthopaedics And Related Research: Surgery For Hip Fracture Yields Societal Benefits That Exceed The Direct Medical Costs Surgical treatment of hip fractures can achieve better survival and func... Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org Fri, Aug, 29 State Highlights: States Seek Health Care Autonomy; L.A. Nursing Home Audit; Promoting Overdose-Reversal Drug McClatchy: 9 States Sign Compact To Run Health Care Without Congress Kansas, Missouri and seven other states have signed on to a movement that would wrest regulation of most of the nation's health care insurance systems from the federal government. Those state legislatures want to be part of a propo... Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org Fri, Aug, 29 Pennsylvania's Corbett Becomes 9th GOP Governor To Expand Medicaid Gov. Tom Corbett reached a deal with the Obama administration to use federal funds to put about 500,000 low-income residents into managed care plans already used by the state. There were conflicting reports about the details of the federal waiver, but Corbett's original plan to include work incentiv... Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org Fri, Aug, 29 Research Roundup: Benefits Of Hip Surgery; Preventing Surgical Infections; Assessing ACOs' Predecessors Each week, KHN compiles a selection of recently released health policy studies and briefs. Clinical Orthopaedics And Related Research: Surgery For Hip Fracture Yields Societal Benefits That Exceed The Direct Medical Costs Surgical treatment of hip fractures can achieve better survival and func... Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org Fri, Aug, 29 State Highlights: States Seek Health Care Autonomy; LA Nursing Home Audit; Promoting Overdose-Reversal Drug McClatchy: 9 States Sign Compact To Run Health Care Without Congress Kansas, Missouri and seven other states have signed on to a movement that would wrest regulation of most of the nation's health care insurance systems from the federal government. Those state legislatures want to be part of a propo... Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org Fri, Aug, 29 Pennsylvania's Corbett Becomes 9th GOP Governor To Expand Medicaid Gov. Tom Corbett reached a deal with the Obama administration to use federal funds to put about 500,000 low-income residents into managed care plans already used by the state. There were conflicting reports about the details of the federal waiver, but Corbett's original plan to included work incenti... Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org Fri, Aug, 29 GovBeat: Arizona’s highest court will decide Jan Brewer’s Medicaid expansion A battle over whether to expand Medicaid that has divided Arizona Republicans for nearly two years will soon advance to the state’s highest court. The Arizona Supreme Court agreed to hear a challenge from Republican Gov. Jan Brewer, who is seeking to protect the state’s use of federal dollars t... Source: washington post http://www.coverage-counts.org Fri, Aug, 29 First Edition: August 29, 2014 Today's early morning highlights from the major news organizations, including reports about the Obama administration and Pennsylvania reaching an agreement to expand Medicaid in that state. Kaiser Health News: Beware Of Higher Charges If You Go To An Out-Of-Network Emergency Room Kaiser Health News'... Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org
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