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March 26, 2019 | Daily News

President Donald Trump told Senate Republicans that the Department of Justice’s call for a federal court to scrap the Affordable Care Act provides an opportunity for Congress to improve health care, but Senate Republicans seemed unsure of that and expressed confusion over the administration's shifting stance.

March 26, 2019 | Daily News

Less than 24 hours after the Department of Justice asked a federal court to throw out the entire Affordable Care Act, House Democrats introduced sweeping legislation to bolster the Obama-era health care law and rallied to protect the law as the case moves through the appeals system.

March 26, 2019 | Daily News

House Democrats repeatedly asked how the Trump administration would meet its goals of eradicating new HIV transmissions by 2030 if the proposed budget would cut $1.3 trillion from the Medicaid program.

March 26, 2019 | Daily News

The Louisiana Department of Health picked Gilead subsidiary Asegua Therapeutics to fulfill its first-in-the nation subscription model to provide hepatitis C drugs to state Medicaid and corrections populations, the department announced Tuesday (March 26).

March 26, 2019 | Daily News

Eliminating the Affordable Care Act would cause the uninsured rate to increase by at least 65 percent and cause the amount of uncompensated care to grow by at least 82 percent, according to a new study by the Urban Institute.

March 25, 2019 | Daily News

The Department of Justice on Monday (March 25) told the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals that it now agrees with District Judge Reed O ‘Connor’s Dec. 14 decision that the ACA’s individual mandate is no longer valid and therefore the entire Affordable Care Act, which included major reforms to the insurance market and Medicaid and established the biosimilars market, should be thrown out.

March 25, 2019 | Daily News

The Department of Justice on Monday (March 25) told the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals that it now agrees with District Judge Reed O'Connor’s Dec. 14 decision that the ACA’s individual mandate is no longer valid and therefore the entire Affordable Care Act, which included major reforms to the insurance market and Medicaid and established the biosimilars market, should be thrown out.

March 25, 2019 | Daily News

The Maryland legislature passed a measure that would allow uninsured individuals to apply for health coverage on their tax returns, and, if the bill is signed by the governor, the state would become the first to enact such legislation.

March 22, 2019 | Daily News

CMS issued guidance Friday (March 22) to state Medicaid directors on how to implement home and community-based services (HCBS) regulations from 2014, including clarifications of the heightened scrutiny process and how states might design reports aimed at avoiding that process.

March 22, 2019 | Daily News

The HHS Office of Inspector General is asking for an additional $2 million in fiscal 2020 to beef up the state Medicaid Fraud Control Units, and on Thursday the OIG finalized a regulatory update to the program that was initially proposed in 2016.

March 22, 2019 | Daily News

Idaho is a step closer to joining Utah in scaling back its voter-approved Medicaid expansion and converting it to a partial expansion with work requirements.

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.

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