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February 03, 2017

The State of Illinois and University of Illinois System announced a new partnership today which advances Illinois as the nation’s premier ‘Smart State’, integrating next-generation technology to improve quality of life, grow the state’s economy and retain and attract residents.

January 31, 2017

This report presents findings from a Kaiser Family Foundation survey about § 1115 MLTSS waiver enrollment, spending, and program policies in 2015.

January 31, 2017

The Affordable Care Act (ACA), as a whole, did not have a significant impact on pharmacy services per se. However, a complete repeal would likely impact certain areas of pharmacy services including the drug benefit for the exchange plans, the donut hole for Medicare Part D, states’ necessary Medicaid rebates, and certain recipients of 340B drugs.

January 30, 2017

Gov. Tom Wolf's administration said Monday that consolidating four state public health agencies into a single department will eliminate red tape and keep benefits intact with minimal layoffs as the Democratic governor tries to balance a massive projected deficit.

January 30, 2017

In its final Medicaid spending report, the Obama administration conceded that Medicaid enrollment growth and spending could deplete other federal programs.

January 28, 2017

Litigation between Republican state lawmakers, federal officials and new Gov. Roy Cooper's administration on his effort to expand Medicaid to hundreds of thousands of North Carolina residents has been put on hold for a couple of months.

January 26, 2017

The Trump administration's plans to change the way Medicaid is funded to a lump-sum or "block grant" payment could once again leave a lot of Ohioans uninsured and burden an already-strained safety net, according to local hospitals, health policy analysts and managed care providers.

January 26, 2017

Governor Paul LePage’s has written a letter outlining changes to the state’s Medicaid program that they want green-lit by President Donald Trump.

January 24, 2017

As candidates two years ago, the Republican governors of Kentucky and Arkansas swore they would do away with “Obamacare” if elected. But a funny thing happened between the campaign trail and the governor’s mansion: Reality set in.

January 23, 2017

Kansas' health secretary expressed confidence Monday that the state would be able to extend its privatized Medicaid system under President Donald Trump's administration, despite an agency's recent finding that the program violates federal law and could face sanctions.

January 23, 2017

President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Friday that could scale back enforcement of some provisions of the Affordable Care Act, also called Obamacare, and analysts warned that shares of hospitals and Medicaid providers could face new pressure as fears over losing coverage grow.

January 22, 2017

Republicans plan to turn control of Medicaid over to the states as part of their replacement for the Affordable Care Act, according to an adviser to President Donald Trump.

January 19, 2017

Gov. Matt Bevin’s administration is moving forward with a plan that would alter the state’s expanded Medicaid system, even if the Affordable Care Act is repealed or replaced by Congress.

January 19, 2017

Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo released a $9.25 billion budget plan Thursday that relies on new sales tax revenue from online retailers, such as Amazon, and cuts to Medicaid programs.

January 17, 2017

Gov. Rick Snyder on Tuesday touted the state's Medicaid expansion and called for addressing Michigan's aging infrastructure over the next several decades, citing the Flint water crisis that has roiled his administration and a football field-sized sinkhole that formed recently in suburban Detroit.

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