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Sequester Shows Why States Should Be Wary Of Feds' Medicaid Expansion - Forbes

Sequester Shows Why States Should Be Wary Of Feds' Medicaid Expansion - Forbes | Medicaid Reform for Patients and Doctors | Scoop.it
States trying to decide whether to expand their Medicaid programs to cover more low-income uninsured might want to take a look at the fate of a more obscure federal program—cash subsidies to state and local governments that sell certain kinds of...
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Oregon’s High-Risk, High-Reward Gamble On Medicaid Expansion

Oregon’s High-Risk, High-Reward Gamble On Medicaid Expansion | Medicaid Reform for Patients and Doctors | Scoop.it
Oregon’s High-Risk, High-Reward Gamble On Medicaid Expansion | At the intersection of health, health care, and policy.
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What Might a Trump Administration Mean for Medicaid?

What Might a Trump Administration Mean for Medicaid? | Medicaid Reform for Patients and Doctors | Scoop.it
This new fact sheet examines key questions around the potential changes President-elect Donald Trump and the next Congress may seek to make in Medicaid, a program that covers 73 million people nationally.
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In Depressed Rural Kentucky, Worries Grow Over Medicaid

In Depressed Rural Kentucky, Worries Grow Over Medicaid | Medicaid Reform for Patients and Doctors | Scoop.it
Low-income residents in poverty-stricken Clay County worry what will happen to their health care if Gov. Matt Bevin’s ambitions to overhaul the state’s Medicaid program go forward.
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Trump Medicaid plan could hit states hard

Trump Medicaid plan could hit states hard | Medicaid Reform for Patients and Doctors | Scoop.it
President-elect Donald Trump's proposal to overhaul Medicaid funding could force states to raise taxes or cut spending.
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Elections could bring 1.2 million new Medicaid beneficiaries

Elections could bring 1.2 million new Medicaid beneficiaries | Medicaid Reform for Patients and Doctors | Scoop.it
More than one million Americans could become eligible for Medicaid in 2017, depending on the outcomes of governors' races next week, according to a new analysis released Wednesday by Avalere.
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The Coverage Gap: Uninsured Poor Adults in States that Do Not Expand Medicaid

The Coverage Gap: Uninsured Poor Adults in States that Do Not Expand Medicaid | Medicaid Reform for Patients and Doctors | Scoop.it
In states that do not implement the Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), many adults will fall into a “coverage gap” of earning too much to qualify for Medicaid but not enough to qualify for Marketplace premium tax credits. Nationwide, 2.6 million poor uninsured adults are in this situation. This brief presents estimates of the number of people in non-expansion states who could have been reached by Medicaid but instead fall into the coverage gap, describes who they are, and discusses the implications of them being left out of ACA coverage expansions.
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CMS’s Denial of Proposed Changes to Medicaid Expansion in Ohio

CMS’s Denial of Proposed Changes to Medicaid Expansion in Ohio | Medicaid Reform for Patients and Doctors | Scoop.it
This fact sheet discusses CMS's denial of Ohio's proposed changes to its existing Medicaid expansion . It also provides an overview of the proposed changes as included in the state's Section 1115 demonstration waiver application.
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Feds reject Ohio GOP's Medicaid overhaul

Feds reject Ohio GOP's Medicaid overhaul | Medicaid Reform for Patients and Doctors | Scoop.it
The Obama administration said the changes would harm access to care.
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Poor and Uninsured in Texas - The New Yorker

Poor and Uninsured in Texas - The New Yorker | Medicaid Reform for Patients and Doctors | Scoop.it
Ricardo Nuila reports on the experience of one of his patients, Geronimo Oregón, trying to get a life-saving transplant in Texas’s strict health system.
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Changes in Access to Care in Low-Income Adults After Medicaid Expansion

Changes in Access to Care in Low-Income Adults After Medicaid Expansion | Medicaid Reform for Patients and Doctors | Scoop.it
In the second year of expansion, Kentucky’s Medicaid program and Arkansas’s private option were associated with significant increases in outpatient utilization, preventive care, and improved health care quality; reductions in emergency department use; and improved self-reported health. Aside from the type of coverage obtained, outcomes were similar for nearly all other outcomes between the 2 states using alternative approaches to expansion.
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Editorial: Here's why Texas must expand Medicaid

Editorial: Here's why Texas must expand Medicaid | Medicaid Reform for Patients and Doctors | Scoop.it
Texas has never come to grips with the realities of providing health care to its poorest residents. It needs to now.
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Kentucky And Feds Near Possible Collision On Altering Medicaid Expansion

Kentucky And Feds Near Possible Collision On Altering Medicaid Expansion | Medicaid Reform for Patients and Doctors | Scoop.it
By Aug. 1, Republican Gov. Matt Bevin is expected to ask the Obama administration to approve significant changes on many Medicaid enrollees, including monthly premiums and a work requirement.
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How Would ACA Repeal Affect Medicaid?

How Would ACA Repeal Affect Medicaid? | Medicaid Reform for Patients and Doctors | Scoop.it
This fact sheet provides insight into how a repeal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and changes in the financing structure would affect Medicaid, including the Medicaid expansion, and how a Trump administration could change Medicaid through administrative actions.
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Millions Could Lose Medicaid Coverage Under Trump Plan

Millions Could Lose Medicaid Coverage Under Trump Plan | Medicaid Reform for Patients and Doctors | Scoop.it
But block grants face likely resistance from states, poised to lose many millions.
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As Medicaid loses stigma, its fate rides on stormy election

As Medicaid loses stigma, its fate rides on stormy election | Medicaid Reform for Patients and Doctors | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON (AP) — Medicaid has long been the stepchild of government health care programs. Now it's finally coming into its own, even as the 2016 presidential election could change its fate.
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Editorial: Is Obama hearing Iowans' Medicaid concerns?

Editorial: Is Obama hearing Iowans' Medicaid concerns? | Medicaid Reform for Patients and Doctors | Scoop.it
The president's administration is providing no help in wake of privatization mess it allowed Branstad to pursue
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Medicaid expansion states cut uncompensated care costs for hospitals | FierceHealthcare

Medicaid expansion states cut uncompensated care costs for hospitals | FierceHealthcare | Medicaid Reform for Patients and Doctors | Scoop.it
In the states that have expanded Medicaid eligibility under the Affordable Care Act, levels of uncompensated care decreased at hospitals within their borders.
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Deane Waldman: Why expanding Medicaid actually reduces medical options for the poor

Deane Waldman: Why expanding Medicaid actually reduces medical options for the poor | Medicaid Reform for Patients and Doctors | Scoop.it
The idea of expanding Medicaid may be well intended, but it will lead to a unfortunate outcome for the people of Texas.
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In La. and Ky. Shifts on Medicaid Expansion, a Reminder of Governors’ Power in Health Care

In La. and Ky. Shifts on Medicaid Expansion, a Reminder of Governors’ Power in Health Care | Medicaid Reform for Patients and Doctors | Scoop.it
Drew Altman: Events in Louisiana and Kentucky are showing that there is a lot at stake in health care in down-ballot races in this election cycle and in election cycles to come.
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Government Report Finds That Obamacare Medicaid Enrollees Much More Expensive Than Expected

The Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) annual report on Medicaid’s finances contains a stunning update: the average cost of the Affordable Care Act’s Medicaid expansion enrollees was nearly 50% higher in fiscal year (FY) 2015 than HHS had projected just one year prior. The rates are much higher than rates for previously eligible Medicaid adult enrollees and suggest that states are inappropriately funneling federal taxpayer money to insurers, hospitals, and other health care interests through the ACA Medicaid expansion.
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