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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, Aug, 18 Settlement Finalized Between Mylan, Feds Over Epipen Overcharges To Medicaid The $465 million settlement announced Thursday by the Department of Justice resolves claims that Mylan avoided paying rebates to the government by improperly classifying the EpiPen as a generic drug. Mylan and its auto-injector product have been at the center of the national debate over prescription... Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org Fri, Aug, 18 Large Mass. Health Care System Drops Out Of Networks Being Planned For Medicaid UMass Memorial Health Care said it will continue to care for MassHealth patients but it won't join in the accountable care organizations being formed as the state revamps Medicaid. Meanwhile, a California health care system is moving some of its Medicaid patients to clinics instead, and Utah formall... Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org Thu, Aug, 17 Court Finds Ark. Can Keep Medicaid Funding From Planned Parenthood The decision, reversing earlier lower court injunctions, was issued by the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals. Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org Thu, Aug, 17 Feds Want Texas To Pay $18.9M Back To Medicaid For Improper School Health Services Bills Reimbursement requested by the Texas Health and Human Services Commission between 2010 and 2011 were not “reasonable, adequately supported, and otherwise allowable” for some school-based health services, according to an Inspector General's report. Meanwhile, Kansas' privatized Medicaid sytem ran... Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org Wed, Aug, 16 Georgia Medicaid Director And Aide Leave; State Officials Offer No Explanations Linda Wiant’s departure appeared to come suddenly and followed the exit of a deputy, Marcey Alter, earlier in the week. News outlets also report on the trial involving the Mississippi Medicaid director and developments in New Hampshire and Maine. Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org Tue, Aug, 15 Funding For N.H.’s Medicaid Expansion Now In Jeopardy The federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services informed New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu that a fund helping to pay expansion costs, which is partially supported by voluntary donations from hospitals, violates federal law. Meanwhile, federal officials approved changes that will allow Nebras... Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org Mon, Aug, 14 SpaceX Cargo Mission Demonstrates Increasing Research on Space Station A successful cargo launch by SpaceX, the company’s 12th such mission to the international space station, highlights the steady expansion of scientific research on the orbiting laboratory. Source: wall street journal http://www.coverage-counts.org Mon, Aug, 14 SpaceX Cargo Mission Demonstrates Increasing Research on Space Station An unmanned SpaceX mission scheduled to blast off Monday highlights the expansion of research on the international space station: the cargo includes nearly two dozen ambitious experiments. Source: wall street journal http://www.coverage-counts.org Mon, Aug, 14 House Expected To Hold Hearings On ‘Right-To-Try’ Bill That Senator Tied To FDA Funding The Senate quickly passed the bill that would allow dying patients access to experimental drugs after Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) had threatened to slow down consideration of a separate bill to renew the FDA’s fee-collection authority. In other drug industry news, the FDA is implementing new rules a... Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org Mon, Aug, 14 Illinois Halves Number Of Insurers In Overhaul Of Medicaid Managed Care Program The more than 500,000 state residents who were in the six plans that are no longer participating will have to switch insurers. Also in Medicaid news, an Iowa woman ties changes in the program there to her husband's death, complaints about Mississippi's program and Maine prepares for a referendum on ... Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org
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