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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 Mon, Jul, 28 Ga. Working Through Medicaid Application Backlog After Federal Scrutiny In the meantime, some in Alabama say no Medicaid expansion there is hurting economic development in rural parts of the state. Georgia Health News: State Says It’s Hard At Work On Medicaid Backlog A state health agency says it’s working though the application backlog for Medicaid that rec... Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org Mon, Jul, 28 First Edition: July 28, 2014 Today's headlines include reports about the deal reached by House and Senate negotiators regarding veterans' health care.   Kaiser Health News: Limitations Of New Health Plans Rankle Some Enrollees Kaiser Health News staff writer Julie Appleby reports: “Nancy Pippenger and Marcia Perez li... Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org Mon, Jul, 28 Strauss: ‘Education reform’ now a pejorative term to many progressive Democrats Earlier this year I published a post about how the Democratic Party has been split for years over the issue of corporate school reform. President Obama and Education Secretary Arne Duncan have been Democratic leaders of the dominant reform movement which seeks to transform public schools through st... Source: washington post http://www.coverage-counts.org Sat, Jul, 26 Drug courts, meant to aid addicts, now a battlefield of pot politics Attorney David West can't pinpoint precisely when he started to sour on the rapid expansion of drug courts — but the karate episode stands out. Source: los angelas times http://www.coverage-counts.org Fri, Jul, 25 The drug that could imperil Medicaid Months before Gilead Sci­ences’ breakthrough treatment for hepatitis C hit the market, Oregon Medicaid official Tom Burns started worrying about how the state could afford to cover every enrollee infected with the disease. He figured the cost might even reach $36,000 per patient. Read full articl... Source: washington post http://www.coverage-counts.org Fri, Jul, 25 Months before Gilead Sciences’ breakthrough hepatitis C treatment hit the market, Oregon Medicaid official Tom Burns started worrying about how the state could afford to cover every enrollee infected with the disease. He figured the cost might even reach $36,000 per patient. Read full article >... Source: washington post http://www.coverage-counts.org Fri, Jul, 25 N.C. Senate Votes For Managed Care Medicaid Overhaul The move would offer a set amount of money per patient to managed care companies and would set up a new department run by a politically appointed board. Raleigh News & Observer: NC Senate Votes For Medicaid Overhaul A major Medicaid overhaul that largely disregards the wishes of health care prov... Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org Fri, Jul, 25 NC Senate Votes For Managed Care Medicaid Overhaul The move would offer a set amount of money per patient for care to managed care plans and would take administration of the program out of the hands of the state Department of Health and Human Services and into the hands of a politically appointed board. Raleigh News & Observer: NC Senate Votes F... Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org Fri, Jul, 25 Expensive Hepatitis Drug Challenges Medicaid Programs' Funding State officials are nervous about how to afford the new medicine, which can run $84,000 for treatment. Also in Medicaid news, federal data shows children using emergency room treatment at night or weekends are often on Medicaid. The Washington Post's Wonkblog: The Drug That's Forcing America's Most ... Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org Fri, Jul, 25 Expensive Hepatitis Drug Challenges Medicaid Programs' Funding State officials are nervous about how to afford the new medicine, which can run $84,000 for treatment. Also in Medicaid news, federal data show children using emergency room treatment at night or weekends are often on Medicaid. The Washington Post's Wonkblog: The Drug That's Forcing America's Most I... Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org
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