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moving forward with a plan that would alter the state’s expanded Medicaid system, even if the Affordable Care Act is repealed or replaced by Congress.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

January 17, 2017

This month members of the Senate Finance Committee will hold a roundtable with Republican governors to discuss changes that will be needed to the Medicaid program in a post Affordable Care Act (ACA) environment. 

January 17, 2017

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker is proposing to reinstate fees on private companies that do not provide health insurance to their workers as part of a plan to rein in surging costs in the state's Medicaid program, administration officials said Tuesday.

January 17, 2017

More than 625,000 North Carolinians would gain health insurance coverage under the plans that the Department of Health and Human Services is drafting for federal regulators.

January 17, 2017

President-elect Donald Trump’s chief of staff Reince Priebus says there are no plans to cut Social Security or Medicare. This was Trump’s position throughout the Republican primaries and general election.

January 13, 2017

The outgoing Obama administration has renewed federal approval of the Oregon Health Plan.

January 13, 2017

North Carolina Republican legislative leaders sued Friday to block new Gov. Roy Cooper's administration from expanding Medicaid coverage through the federal health care overhaul, saying the new governor lacks authority to seek it unilaterally.

January 13, 2017

The National Association of State Medicaid Directors (NAMD)recently published a document laying out the group's priorities for the Medicaid program in the first 100 days of the incoming Trump Administration.

January 12, 2017

Twenty leaders in the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitations are taking classes at Chico State thanks to a new partnership between the CDCR and the university.

January 12, 2017

What Trump wants to do has a long history in Canada. It hasn't worked out that well for the provinces.

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