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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.

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.

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