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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, Sep, 03 Consumer Advocates Press Ark. Governor To Reinstate People Who Lost Medicaid Coverage More than 53,000 state residents have lost their coverage because they failed to provide proof of their incomes within a 10-day deadline. In other news, Pennsylvania officials finish up an overhaul of the state's Medicaid system, and the Cleveland Plain Dealer profiles the difficulties of a woman wh... Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org Thu, Sep, 03 White House Urges HHS To Be ‘More Aggressive’ In Fighting Overpayments In Medicare, Medicaid The message came in a letter from budget director Shaun Donovan. Meanwhile, in North Carolina, a whistleblower is alleging that a major health system fraudulently billed the government. Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org Wed, Sep, 02 As Enrollment Begins Slowly For Alaska Medicaid Expansion, White House Praises Governor’s Move After some legal skirmishes with legislative critics, Alaska officials open up enrollment under Gov. Bill Walker's plan to expand the program for low-income residents. At the same time, Michigan has submitted its proposal for a waiver to federal officials to continue its Medicaid expansion program. Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org Wed, Sep, 02 Personalized Medicine Not Yet A Help For Many Health Questions Genetic testing can still only say so much about how you will react to certain drugs, one writer finds. Elsewhere, a digital stethoscope shows promise, and Pfizer's bid to get a Medicaid overcharging complaint tossed out runs into a roadblock. Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org Wed, Sep, 02 In Setback To State Efforts To Control Costs, Mass. Health Spending Soars Massachusetts' health spending was $632 million more last year than it was supposed to be and increased at a rate much higher than that of inflation, according to a new report. Much of the boost was attributed to Medicaid costs. Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org Wed, Sep, 02 Kansas Advisory Panel Begins Review Of Medicaid Coverage Of Mental Health Drugs News outlets also report state-level Medicaid news from Ohio, Minnesota and Iowa. Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org Tue, Sep, 01 Crowd Successes by Bernie Sanders in Other States Are Playing Out Well in Iowa It is Mr. Sanders’s footprint in Iowa, that most critical of early states, where that expansion matters most. Source: new york times http://www.coverage-counts.org Tue, Sep, 01 Medicaid Drives Historic Coverage Gains In Colorado A surge in Medicaid enrollment drove down the uninsured rate in Colorado from 15.8 percent to 6.7 percent. Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org Tue, Sep, 01 Alaska Supreme Court Greenlights Medicaid Expansion The state's supreme court did not grant a temporary restraining order to opponents of the expansion plan, which will now begin today. Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org Tue, Sep, 01 Legal Wrangling Heats Up Over Planned Parenthood Funding In Louisiana Lawyers filed documents on behalf of the Louisiana health secretary in advance of a Wednesday court hearing in which Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast is seeking to keep the Jindal administration from removing its clinics as Medicaid providers. Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org
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