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January 11, 2017

Republican lawmakers, seeking a way to limit Medicaid costs, are trying to take more state control of how that money is spent in Missouri. 

January 11, 2017

Teamwork between public agencies and private parties isn’t new, but approaching challenges give what comes out of public-private teams more significance.

January 11, 2017

When President-elect Donald Trump is inaugurated Jan. 20, the fate of Utah's small-scale Medicaid expansion plan will be up to his administration.

January 10, 2017

The LePage administration’s proposal to further tighten Medicaid eligibility requirements would make Maine one of the stingiest states in the nation when it comes to allowing able-bodied, low-income adults to qualify for the federal health care program.

January 07, 2017

Legalizing medical marijuana and the future of Medicaid are expected to be among the main topics during the 110th Tennessee General Assembly, which convenes Tuesday in Nashville.

January 07, 2017

Gov. Sam Brownback wants to launch a school to train osteopaths to boost the ranks of doctors in Kansas, and Lt. Gov. Jeff Colyer on Friday revealed a proposal to expand medical residency programs ahead of the governor’s budget proposal.

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.

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