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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, Jul, 22 State Highlights: Fla. Cracks Down On Direct Medicaid Marketing A selection of health policy stories from Hawaii, California, Virginia, Kansas and Maryland.  The Associated Press: Health Officials Crack Down On Medicaid Marketing [Florida] health officials are taking a cue from past problems and are banning health insurance companies from marketing their pl... Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org Tue, Jul, 22 Viewpoints: 'Entitlement Meltdown;' Improving Medicare Advantage; 'Sloppy Work Habits' At CDC The Wall Street Journal: Heading Off The Entitlement Meltdown Each day, 10,000 baby boomers retire and begin receiving Medicare and Social Security benefits. And while five workers supported the benefits of each retiree in 1960, there will be only two workers funding each retiree by 2030. Those who... Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org Tue, Jul, 22 Highlights: Florida Officials Crack Down On Direct Medicaid Marketing; A Wellness Plan In Washington State Breaks The Mold A selection of health policy stories from Hawaii, California, Virginia, Kansas and Maryland.  The Associated Press: Health Officials Crack Down On Medicaid Marketing [Florida] health officials are taking a cue from past problems and are banning health insurance companies from marketing their pl... Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org Tue, Jul, 22 Despite Controversies And Doubts, Cover Oregon Board Meeting To Plan For The Future The board directing the troubled Oregon health exchange is meeting this week to begin making recommendations about next steps and the future. In addition, Washington's health benefit exchange faces challenges of its own.    The Oregonian: Cover Oregon Board Starts Mulling It... Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org Tue, Jul, 22 GovBeat: How a budget fight in Raleigh could hurt Republican chances of taking back the U.S. Senate North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory (R) and state Senate President Phil Berger (R) are members of the same party, but they don’t see eye to eye. Since McCrory took office in 2013, the two have been at each other’s throats constantly, on issues ranging from taxes to election reform to immigration. N... Source: washington post http://www.coverage-counts.org Mon, Jul, 21 Obama announces $100-million expansion of minority youth project President Obama on Monday announced more than $100 million in new commitments to his My Brother’s Keeper initiative, launched in February to increase opportunities for young minority men. Source: los angelas times http://www.coverage-counts.org Mon, Jul, 21 She The People: Obama announces $100 million expansion of ‘My Brother’s Keeper’ President Obama on Monday announced an additional $100 million in funding for his racial justice initiative “My Brother’s Keeper,” a public-private program that focuses on the unique challenges faced by young men of color.  In all, the program has attracted $300 million in funding for an ef... Source: washington post http://www.coverage-counts.org Mon, Jul, 21 Viewpoints: Problems In Training Docs; Impact Of HHS' Territory Decision; What Halbig Decision Might Mean The Wall Street Journal: Territories Free Of ObamaCare Last week's burst of world disorder was ideal for a news dump, and the White House didn't disappoint: On no legal basis, all 4.5 million residents of the five U.S. territories were quietly released from ObamaCare. Where does everybody else apply... Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org Mon, Jul, 21 State Highlights: Iowa Invests In Autism Program; Rural Docs Feel The Pinch Of Wisconsin's Low Medicaid Payments A selection of health policy stories from New York, Missouri, Texas, Massachusetts, Maine, Georgia and Pennsylvania. USA Today/Des Moines Register: Iowa Puts $5 Million Into Autism Program [T]herapist Kara Jorgensen, was trying to correct the fidgety boy's habit of spewing out his thoughts without s... Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org Mon, Jul, 21 Virginia Gov. Continues His Pitch For Medicaid Expansion Gov. Terry McAuliffe took his push to the people who would likely gain coverage if the Virginia expanded the low- income insurance program. Meanwhile, a White House study makes a case that Kansas is losing big money and lots of jobs as a result of its decision not to pursue the expans... Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org
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