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December 27, 2016

While considerable attention has focused upon how a President Trump and Republican Congress might repeal the Affordable Care Act, few have paid attention to the future of Medicaid spending that predates the ACA.

December 27, 2016

Obamacare’s expansion of Medicaid coverage to people living just above the poverty line may be responsible for more disabled people getting jobs, according to a recent study.

December 27, 2016

In Arkansas lawmakers and health officials have been exploring the outer limits of Medicaid expansion for several years now, typically pushing for more restrictions on the insurance program for low-income residents made possible by the Affordable Care Act. And under a Donald J. Trump presidency, some conservatives are eager to push the parameters of coverage to require more from low-income beneficiaries. 

December 25, 2016

As the incoming Trump administration and Republican congress ponder the swiftest path to repeal Obamacare, lawmakers who support expanding health coverage are using data to fight back.

December 23, 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.

December 22, 2016

Republican control of the White House and Congress next year opens the door to new approaches to health care financing that could turn states into the "laboratories of democracy."

December 22, 2016

Medicaid represents $1 out of every $6 spent on health care in the US and is the major source of financing for states to provide coverage to meet the health and long-term needs of their low-income residents. Medicaid is administered by states within broad federal rules and jointly funded by states and the federal government. 

December 22, 2016

As the clock ticks down to the swearing in on January 3 of a new Republican Congress, the operative assumption continues to be that the Trump era will kick off with an Obamacare repeal enacted via a budget reconciliation process that prevents Democratic filibusters in the Senate. 

December 21, 2016

Facebook's hardware development division on Wednesday announced a new partnership with Harvard, Princeton and 15 other universities intended to allow swifter collaboration on technology research projects.

December 21, 2016

After two years of negotiation, Pence in January 2015 reached an agreement with the Obama administration granting Indiana a waiver to try its own form of Medicaid expansion, called Healthy Indiana Plan (HIP) 2.0. 

December 21, 2016

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' recently announced accountable care organization model for dual eligibles could be at risk if lawmakers overhaul the Medicaid program in the coming years.

December 20, 2016

CMS has recently approved five-year extensions for Medicaid Demonstration Waivers under Section 1115 of the Social Security Act in New York and Arkansas.  

December 20, 2016

Maximus has assisted Tennessee’s Division of Health Care Finance Administration in the implementation of a system to process electronic remittance advices for the state’s Medicaid program.

December 19, 2016

The National Association of State Medicaid Directors is calling on the incoming Trump administration to work closely with state Medicaid officials in its first 100 days, saying policies put in place early in the new president's term could chart the program's future.

December 17, 2016

The state’s second quarterly oversight meeting of Medicaid modernization showed the need: Iowa lawmakers must work to provide more robust oversight of the system.

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