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Medicaid

March 21, 2019 | Daily News

The Kansas House of Representatives on Thursday (March 21) approved a modified version of Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly’s plan to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act.

March 20, 2019 | Daily News

Advocates for Medicaid beneficiaries filed a third lawsuit Wednesday (March 20) challenging the Trump administration’s continued approval of Medicaid work requirements.

March 19, 2019 | Daily News

The Idaho legislature is mulling proposals to add work requirements and other restrictions to the state’s Medicaid expansion plan that was approved by voters in November and has yet to take effect.

March 19, 2019 | Daily News

The White House Office of Management and Budget finished its review of a final rule, first proposed in 2016, that would update a number of policies for the Medicaid Fraud Control Units.

March 18, 2019 | Daily News

Medicaid work requirements will increase uncompensated-care costs, hurt hospitals’ operating margins and disproportionately harm rural hospitals, according to a Commonwealth Fund study.

March 18, 2019 | Daily News

In the final days of its session the New Mexico legislature passed legislation to fund a Medicaid Buy-In study for the upcoming fiscal year.

March 15, 2019 | Daily News

The number of Arkansas Medicaid beneficiaries who are out of compliance with the state's work requirement continues to grow, according to data released by the state Friday (March 15).

March 15, 2019 | Daily News

CMS on Friday (March 15) approved Ohio's plan to enact Medicaid work requirements, making it the ninth state to receive federal permission to tie Medicaid coverage to work.

March 15, 2019 | Daily News

Sen. Bob Casey (D-PA) asked HHS Secretary Alex Azar to inform the Senate Finance Committee about any talks CMS is having with states on running their Medicaid programs through block grants, and the answer he got was no.

March 15, 2019 | Daily News

CMS says Arkansas received an advanced draft of guidance released Thursday (March 14) on evaluating 1115 waivers -- particularly those testing work requirements -- and the agency has been working with the state on its evaluation plan.

March 14, 2019 | Daily News

A federal judge said he hopes to rule on the legality of Medicaid work requirements in Arkansas and Kentucky by the end of the month, unveiling his plan to decide quickly at the conclusion of back-to-back court hearings Thursday (March 14) that tested the reasoning behind one of the Trump administration’s most controversial health care priorities.

March 14, 2019 | Daily News

CMS released a long-awaited guidance to counsel states on how to implement and evaluate 1115 waivers in Medicaid, particularly work-requirement programs, including an implementation template, a monitoring report template and evaluation design guidance on Thursday (March 14).

March 14, 2019 | Daily News

HHS Secretary Alex Azar told Senate Finance Committee members Thursday (March 14) that the more than 18,000 Arkansas residents who lost Medicaid coverage after work requirements took effect is a normal level of churn.

March 13, 2019 | Daily News

Senate Finance Chair Chuck Grassley (R-IA) is considering changing the Medicaid Disproportionate Share Hospital pay formula, and his office told Inside Health Policy another delay of the cuts would simply be a budget gimmick.

March 13, 2019 | Daily News

Lawyers for Medicaid beneficiaries and the federal government will square off Thursday (March 14) for round two of the high-profile litigation over the legality of Medicaid work requirements—and the arguments they make likely will sound familiar.

March 12, 2019 | Daily News

HHS Secretary Alex Azar defended President Donald Trump’s 2020 budget proposal to mandate uniform Medicaid work requirements nationwide, telling the House Energy & Commerce health subcommittee on Tuesday (March 12) that individuals who are employed are healthier, a claim rejected by House Democrats.

March 11, 2019 | Daily News

The Trump administration is doubling down on some of its most controversial Medicaid policies by proposing in its 2020 budget to impose mandatory work requirements, make it easier for states to eliminate non-emergency medical transportation, and allow higher copayments when beneficiaries seek non-emergency care at the emergency room.

March 11, 2019 | Daily News

The Trump administration’s 2020 budget includes more than two dozen recommendations for lowering prescription drug prices, including new ideas to punish drug makers for pay-for-delay settlements and to prohibit companies from using authorized generics to game Medicaid rebates.

March 11, 2019 | Daily News

President Donald Trump’s 2020 budget, released Monday (March 11), would cut $1.5 trillion from Medicaid over the next decade by proposing mandatory work requirements nationwide, repealing Medicaid expansion and proposing block grants or per-capita caps for states.

March 11, 2019 | Daily News

The White House’s proposed 2020 fiscal year includes a proposal to end no-cost subsidized exchange plans, requiring every individual on the federal exchanges to contribute to their health coverage, and also a proposal to replace the Affordable Care Act modeled after the Graham-Cassidy-Heller-Johnson bill that would turn over much of health care to the states.

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