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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 Tue, Sep, 16 Arizona Republican Official Resigns After Remarks About Medicaid Recipients Russell Pearce, who had been a polarizing figure on the immigration issue, said he was quoting someone else in calling for birth control for those getting Medicaid. Source: new york times http://www.coverage-counts.org Tue, Sep, 16 Obama to Call for Expansion of Ebola Fight President Obama is to announce on Tuesday an expansion of military and medical resources to combat the virus’s spread, officials said. Source: new york times http://www.coverage-counts.org Mon, Sep, 15 Obama to Announce Expanded Effort Against Ebola President Obama is to announce on Tuesday an expansion of military and medical resources to combat the virus’s spread, officials said. Source: new york times http://www.coverage-counts.org Mon, Sep, 15 State Highlights: Calif. Prop 45 Ad Truth Check; Medi-Cal Autism Coverage A selection of health policy stories from Florida, California, Kansas, Illinois, Washington state and Minnesota. San Jose Mercury News: New Anti-Prop. 45 Ad Is Partiallly Misleading Proposition 45 would give California's elected insurance commissioner the authority to reject excessive health insuran... Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org Mon, Sep, 15 Medicaid: 25 Ways States Game The System The Department of Health and Human Services has identified the key problems the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services need to address to ensure that states pay their fair share of the state-federal low income insurance program. The Washington Post: How States Have Gamed Medicaid For Hundreds ... Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org Mon, Sep, 15 Study: Subsidy Quirk Means Young People Pay More For Bronze Plans How the government calculates insurance subsidies makes the cheapest bronze plans more costly for young people relative to those aged 54 to 64, reports The Philadelphia Inquirer. Meanwhile, Oregon budgets $2 million for a lawsuit fight with Oracle over its health insurance marketplace. The Philadelp... Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org Mon, Sep, 15 First Edition: September 15, 2014 Today's headlines include reports about how the health law sales pitch is getting an overhaul in advance of the upcoming sign-up period as well as reports about complications that may occur during the open enrollment season. Kaiser Health News: California To Broaden Autism Coverage For Kids Through ... Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org Mon, Sep, 15 Federal Eye: How states have gamed Medicaid for hundreds of millions of dollars States have developed various ways to avoid paying their fair share of Medicaid expenses over the years, in some cases costing the federal government hundreds of millions of dollars in extra funding for the program. Read full article >> Source: washington post http://www.coverage-counts.org Fri, Sep, 12 Monkey Cage: Six Degrees of al-Qaeda? Before the president’s ISIL speech this week I noted that the Obama administration was reportedly considering two legal rationales for the military actions announced Wednesday night, so as not to have to seek a new legislative authorization.  One used the provisions of the War Powers Resolution,... Source: washington post http://www.coverage-counts.org Fri, Sep, 12 State Highlights: Ga. Delays Nursing Home Rate Hike A selection of health policy stories from Georgia, California, Texas, Minnesota, Colorado, Ohio, New York, Illinois and Florida. CQ Healthbeat: States Push For Delay In Wage Protections For Home Care Workers State officials that argued against providing overtime and minimum wage protections to ... Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org
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