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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, Apr, 24 Tenn. Gov. Says Federal Approach To Medicaid ‘Feels Awfully Heavy Handed’ The recent announcement that federal officials will tie special hospital funding for uncompensated care to states' decisions on whether to expand Medicaid is raising some concerns. Meanwhile PolitiFact examines Medicaid claims in Florida. Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org Fri, Apr, 24 Medicaid Programs Slow To Discourage Methadone Prescriptions Despite Widespread Problems The federal government has been issuing warnings about the dangers of overdosing and addiction to methadone for nearly a decade. But only in the past two years have states started removing it from their Medicaid “preferred drug lists.” Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org Fri, Apr, 24 Medicaid Programs Have Been Slow To Discourage Methadone Prescriptions Despite Widespread Problems The federal government has been issuing warnings about the dangers of overdosing and addiction to methadone for nearly a decade. But only in the past two years have states started removing it from their Medicaid “preferred drug lists.” Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org Fri, Apr, 24 Thousands May Have Been Shorted On Insurance Subsidies After Calculation Error Some families likely received lower subsidies than they were entitled to, or were denied Medicaid coverage, because of faulty calculations related to children who receive Social Security income. Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org Thu, Apr, 23 Florida Senators Say Gov. Scott’s Actions Are Not Helping Resolve Medicaid Logjam Lawmakers complain the governor's threats are not helpful in getting a compromise on the issue of Medicaid expansion. News outlets also look at the controversy about expansion in Alaska, how Tennessee may lose federal funding for uncompensated care related to the legislature's failure to pass an exp... Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org Thu, Apr, 23 Florida Senators Say Gov. Scott’s Actions Are Not Helping Resolve The Medicaid Logjam Lawmakers complain that the governor's veto threats are not helpful in getting a compromise on the issue of Medicaid expansion. News outlets also look at the controversy about expansion in Alaska, how Tennessee may feel a federal pinch because of the legislature's failure to pass an expansion bill a... Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org Thu, Apr, 23 Alabama Medicaid Is Relatively Low Cost; La. Nursing Homes Resist Privatization Stories track state Medicaid costs and, in some cases, efforts to contain them in Alabama, West Virginia, Rhode Island, Louisiana, New York and Maine. Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org Thu, Apr, 23 Viewpoints: Seniors’ Fears Of Obamacare; Kochs Lose Mont. Medicaid Fight; Regulate E-Cigs A selection of opinions on health care from around the country. Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org Wed, Apr, 22 CMS To States: Uncompensated Care Funding And Medicaid Expansion Are Linked The Obama administration argues that expanding Medicaid coverage is a better way to help residents get access to health care than providing special state funding to cover uncompensated care costs by providers. Florida has emerged as a hotbed of activity on this front. Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org Wed, Apr, 22 Alabama Senate Angers Democrats By Passing Resolution Against Medicaid Expansion Angry Democratic senators pledge to tie up Senate business after the GOP pushed through a resolution that expressed opposition to any efforts to expand the health care program for low-income residents. News outlets also examined expansion issues in Ohio, Louisiana, New Jersey and Arizona. Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org
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