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January 06, 2017

Gov. Roy Cooper has set the stage for a battle with the GOP led General Assembly by serving notice that he is seeking federal approval that would allow the state to cover more uninsured North Carolinians through Medicaid.

January 06, 2017

Gov. John Kasich plans to talk health care when he's in Washington, D.C., this month for the presidential inauguration, reports Ideastream.

January 06, 2017

The Ducey administration goes to court next month to defend expansion of a health care program for the working poor the governor never wanted in the first place.

January 05, 2017

An effort by Republican governors of Medicaid expansion states to convince congressional Republicans that the Affordable Care Act's Medicaid expansion is worth keeping is unlikely to influence their drive to repeal the ACA and that coverage expansion, GOP experts say.

January 05, 2017

Gov. Asa Hutchinson says he has asked members of President-elect Donald Trump's incoming administration to allow states to set stricter eligibility ...

January 04, 2017

Seema Verma’s nomination to head the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) places Section 1115 Medicaid demonstration waivers into increasing spotlight. This article explores some of the current applications of waiver authority and the role it may play in the new administration.

January 04, 2017

Setting up more conflict with the Republican-led legislature, new North Carolina Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper on Wednesday announced plans to expand Medicaid through the federal health care overhaul, even though a state law specially prevents such unilateral action.

January 04, 2017

WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) recently announced today  it has completed the acquisition of Care1st Health Plan Arizona, Inc. and One Care by Care1st Health Plan of Arizona, Inc. (together, “Care1st Arizona“), formerly subsidiaries of Care1st Health Plan, a Blue Shield of California affiliate. 

January 04, 2017

The state didn’t end the year well in processing Medicaid applications. Instead of eliminating a backlog, as state officials promised, the backlog has been growing again.

January 03, 2017

In an effort aimed at the substance abuse epidemic that's disproportionately killing its residents, West Virginia is asking the CMS to approve a waiver that would expand treatment for Medicaid enrollees.

January 03, 2017

State Medicaid directors are cautious as they face down a year of “unprecedented” change and want policy makers to consult with them before they change the $550 billion program, the executive director of the National Association of Medicaid Directors said Dec. 30.

December 31, 2016

With President-elect Donald Trump and congressional Republicans planning to repeal Obamacare, Gov. John Kasich’s administration released a report Friday saying that Ohio’s 2014 Medicaid expansion has improved the health and reduced financial hardships for hundreds of thousands of poor Ohioans.

December 31, 2016

The Trump administration and the new Republican Congress are primed to make big changes in Medicaid and Medicare in 2017.

December 29, 2016

The nomination of Seema Verma by President-Elect Trump for the position of CMS Administrator sends a clear signal that the Trump Administration considers Medicaid one of its top healthcare reform priorities.

December 27, 2016

Buttrey wrote a Medicaid expansion bill for Montana that linked health coverage to job training. He wanted everyone getting benefits to have to meet with a labor specialist who would help them figure out how to get a job or to get a job that paid better.

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