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May 16, 2018 | Daily News

Industry insiders and Medicaid experts are unsure how significantly the President Donald Trump's drug-pricing plan will affect Medicaid drug prices, because it is not clear which of the Medicaid-related proposals CMS or Congress will seriously pursue.

May 11, 2018 | Daily News

Many of the policies in the president’s drug price plan put the onus on patients to get cheaper drugs: such as including prices in drug ads, giving patients information on competing drug prices during office visits, posting drug prices on Medicare’s “dashboard” website and banning gag orders that stop pharmacists from telling customers when it is cheaper to buy drugs without insurance.

May 11, 2018 | Daily News

Louisiana is warning 37,000 Medicaid beneficiaries -- most of them in nursing homes or group homes -- that they may lose their benefits on July 1 if state lawmakers cannot resolve a budget shortfall.

May 10, 2018 | Daily News

Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin (R) is urging a federal judge in Kentucky to issue an expedited ruling in the lawsuit Bevin brought against 16 Medicaid beneficiaries on the validity of the state's planned work requirements and other coverage restrictions.

May 09, 2018 | Daily News

Brand drug lobbyists are worried the president’s plan to lower drug costs, which will be announced Friday, might include a measure to set prices at levels paid in other countries.

May 09, 2018 | Daily News

Kids' advocates railed against the Trump administration's request to rescind $7 billion from the Children's Health Insurance Program, concerned that nearly $2 billion would be taken out of a contingency fund states might need and that the proposed remaining $5 billion cut still hits health funding, if not CHIP directly, because lawmakers routinely use that money to plug holes in HHS' budget.

May 09, 2018 | Daily News

Advocates for Medicaid beneficiaries on Wednesday (May 9) requested CMS not approve any new 1115 waivers that have the effect of cutting benefits or limiting eligibility until the agency improves its oversight of waiver programs.

May 07, 2018 | Daily News

The White House on Tuesday (May 8) will ask Congress to rescind $15 billion in federal spending, including $7 billion from the Children's Health Insurance Program, which a senior administration official said will not affect how the program runs, and $800 million from CMS' innovation center.

May 07, 2018 | Daily News

CMS on Monday (May 7) approved New Hampshire’s proposal to require some Medicaid beneficiaries to work, go to school or enroll in job training for at least 100 hours a month, making New Hampshire the fourth state to obtain federal authorization to impose work requirements in Medicaid.

May 07, 2018 | Daily News

CMS rejected on Monday (May 7) a request by Kansas to impose lifetime limits on Medicaid coverage for some beneficiaries, drawing a line in the sand on how far the Trump administration is willing to go in allowing states to restrict benefits in their Medicaid programs.

May 04, 2018 | Daily News

The federal government is appealing a Texas judge’s ruling that would free states from having to reimburse Medicaid managed care plans for a tax imposed by the Affordable Care Act.

May 02, 2018 | Daily News

HHS Secretary Alex Azar said Wednesday (May 2) the president’s drug-cost plan will go further than his budget, but he didn’t say what those additional policies will be.

May 02, 2018 | Daily News

States that have not expanded Medicaid and want to impose work requirements on their existing beneficiaries will have to explain to CMS how they plan to avoid a so-called subsidy cliff for people who get jobs and become ineligible for Medicaid due to their higher incomes but still don't earn enough to qualify for the ACA's tax credits, CMS Administrator Seema Verma said Tuesday (May 1).

May 02, 2018 | Daily News

CMS Administrator Seema Verma said Tuesday (May 1) that she has not seen any data on whether the number of uninsured Americans is rising or falling and has not been briefed on the issue.

May 01, 2018 | Daily News

CMS Administrator Seema Verma said Tuesday (May 1) that agency staff are working through legal issues in an effort to let states use restricted Medicaid formularies that would give them more leverage in price negotiations with brand drug makers.

May 01, 2018 | Daily News

CMS Administrator Seema Verma said Tuesday (May 1) that agency staff are working through legal issues in an effort to let states use restricted Medicaid formularies that would give them more leverage in price negotiations with brand drug makers.

May 01, 2018 | Daily News

The uninsured rate among adults has increased significantly since 2016, surging from 12.7 percent to 15.5 percent over the past two years, due mainly to actions by the Trump administration to weaken the Affordable Care Act, according survey results released Tuesday (May 1) by The Commonwealth Fund.

April 30, 2018 | Daily News

CMS Administrator Seema Verma shot back Monday (April 30) at critics who say the Trump administration is trying to undermine the Affordable Care Act’s insurance exchanges.

April 30, 2018 | Daily News

Advocates for Medicaid beneficiaries in Maine filed a lawsuit Monday (April 30) that seeks to force the state’s Republican governor to expand Medicaid eligibility as required by the ballot initiative approved by voters last year.

April 30, 2018 | Daily News

Supporters of Medicaid expansion say they have collected enough signatures to trigger a referendum on Idaho’s November ballot that will ask voters whether to expand Medicaid in that state.

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