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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 Fri, Jul, 31 Brooklyn Academy of Music Unveils $25 Million Expansion The Brooklyn Academy of Music is launching a new building project intended to knit three of its locations together and carve out new space to present visual art. Source: wall street journal http://www.coverage-counts.org Fri, Jul, 31 Republican Governors Press Medicaid Expansion Proposals, Despite Continued Opposition In Party In states like Utah, Wyoming and Georgia, Republican governors are still trying to find a path forward to broadening the health care program for the poor. Virginia's governor, Democrat Terry McAuliffe, is bracing for another round with his Republican-majority legislature which has previously blocked... Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org Fri, Jul, 31 Hospitals Get Behind Bill Notifying Patients About Medicare ‘Observation Care’ In the meantime, a rift between advocates and insurers and states opens over a Medicaid managed-care rule on long-term care, and the Justice Department hires a compliance expert to more closely monitor health care fraud. Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org Fri, Jul, 31 Viewpoints: Examining Medicare And Medicaid At 50; The Push To Defund Planned Parenthood And The Abortion Debate A selection of opinions on health care from around the country. Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org Thu, Jul, 30 Economy Picks Up but Stays in Its Rut The U.S. economy emerged from its winter lull with a moderate spring rebound, but the historically sluggish expansion is looking even more sluggish as it enters year seven. Source: wall street journal http://www.coverage-counts.org Thu, Jul, 30 Marriott’s expansion pays off with jump in second-quarter profits Analysts say the trend of rising hotel occupancy rates and higher room prices will continue. Source: washington post http://www.coverage-counts.org Thu, Jul, 30 Health Law’s Co-Ops Tinged In Red Ink, Govt. Audit Finds The Associated Press reports that a new government audit finds these health insurance co-ops in many cases have failed to reach sign-up goals. And in Arizona, another hurdle for Medicaid expansion. Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org Wed, Jul, 29 As Medicare and Medicaid Turn 50, Use of Private Health Plans Surges Enrollment in private insurance plans has soared as the government has tried control costs and improve care for Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries. Source: new york times http://www.coverage-counts.org Wed, Jul, 29 How Medicare fulfilled a president's half-century-old promise Half a century after President Lyndon Johnson signed legislation creating Medicare and Medicaid with a pledge that seniors no longer would "be denied the healing miracle of modern medicine," the promise has been largely fulfilled. Source: los angelas times http://www.coverage-counts.org Wed, Jul, 29 Take Note — Medicare And Medicaid Mark A Big Birthday Both federal programs were signed into law on July 30, 1965. News outlets are examining these programs, as well as their accomplishments and the growing pains they will face going forward. Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org
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