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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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In The News
http://www.coverage-counts.org Fri, Jun, 24 Facing Deep Funding Cuts For Children With Disabilities, Texas Democrats Ask Feds To Step In As Texas officials prepare to cut $350 million in state and federal funding from Medicaid, which covers pediatric therapy services, Democrats in the state look to CMS to intervene. In other news, a look at those who fall into the "coverage gap" in Missouri. Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org Thu, Jun, 23 300 Charged In Largest Takedown Of Medicare, Medicaid Fraud In U.S. History The nationwide sweep exposed alleged kickbacks, embezzlement and fake claims, and involved various kinds of fraud in diverse areas of health care, ranging from prescription drugs to home health care to physical therapy, the Department of Justice announced. Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org Thu, Jun, 23 In Ky., Bevin Issues Ultimatum To Feds On Medicaid Expansion Gov. Matt Bevin tells the the federal Centers of Medicare & Medicaid Services that if his plan is not approved there will be no expansion at all. Meanwhile, in Louisiana, health officials report that more than 220,000 have enrolled in the state's expanded low-income health insurance program. Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org Wed, Jun, 22 With N.H.L. Expansion, Las Vegas Hits the Jackpot: A Pro Team With the country’s top leagues becoming less fearful of gambling, the N.H.L.’s 30 governors unanimously voted to add a team in Las Vegas. The N.F.L. could follow. Source: new york times http://www.coverage-counts.org Wed, Jun, 22 Kansas Contractor Faces $750K Fine For Medicaid Backlog Error Media outlets also report on other Medicaid news out of Ohio, Kentucky, California, Florida, New York and Maryland. Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org Tue, Jun, 21 Yellen: Recession Unlikely, but Growth Could Be Slow Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen said the chances of recession this year are “quite low” despite mounting worries that the U.S. could be heading toward a downturn after seven years of tepid economic expansion. Source: wall street journal http://www.coverage-counts.org Tue, Jun, 21 Yellen: Recession Unlikely, but Growth Could Be Slow Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen said the chances of recession this year are “quite low” despite mounting worries that the U.S. could be heading toward a downturn after seven years of tepid economic expansion. Source: wall street journal http://www.coverage-counts.org Tue, Jun, 21 In Comments On Ark. Medicaid Revisions, Groups Object To Plan To End Retroactive Coverage The change would leave poor residents with more medical debt and make it harder for doctors to collect for services, according to the responses, which will be forwarded to federal officials who will have to approve any changes to the state's Medicaid program. Also in the news, Indiana and federal of... Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org Mon, Jun, 20 Conflicting Concerns at a Boston Hospital: Crowding, Costs and a Placid Garden A grass-roots group is fighting a proposed $1 billion expansion by Boston Children’s Hospital that would demolish a garden on the hospital grounds. Source: new york times http://www.coverage-counts.org Mon, Jun, 20 Conflicting Concerns at a Boston Hospital: Crowding, Costs and a Placid Garden A grass-roots group is fighting a proposed $1 billion expansion by Boston Children’s Hospital that would demolish a garden on the hospital grounds. Source: new york times http://www.coverage-counts.org
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