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Medicaid! – You can’t save much money by dropping work-eligible adults | The Incidental Economist

Medicaid! – You can’t save much money by dropping work-eligible adults | The Incidental Economist | Medicaid and Children's Health | Scoop.it
So you want to cut Medicaid in your state. Or maybe you have to. You know you're already under-reimbursing doctors. So you do what lots of states try to do.
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Medicaid Is Last Line Of Defense Against Sickness And Total Poverty For America's Poor

Medicaid Is Last Line Of Defense Against Sickness And Total Poverty For America's Poor | Medicaid and Children's Health | Scoop.it
Jerry Inman knows his wife, Debbie, had been sick for more than a decade and could have died at any time.
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"Acts of God" and Medicaid Block Grants Do Not Mix

"Acts of God" and Medicaid Block Grants Do Not Mix | Medicaid and Children's Health | Scoop.it
Fortunately, when it comes to the medical needs for people in crisis, Medicaid is immediately responsive to these needs without the need for a plea or request from states.
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What Paul Ryan's Medicaid cuts would do to your health care

What Paul Ryan's Medicaid cuts would do to your health care | Medicaid and Children's Health | Scoop.it
What's the biggest change Paul Ryan wants to make to American health care? It isn't his privatization plan for Medicare, as significant as that is. Ryan wants to make even bigger changes to Medicaid, the program that covers health care for the poor.
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Medicaid Cuts Ryan Doesn’t Tout Would Cut Aid to Seniors

Medicaid Cuts Ryan Doesn’t Tout Would Cut Aid to Seniors | Medicaid and Children's Health | Scoop.it
Paul Ryan’s plan to overhaul Medicare wouldn’t affect today’s seniors. His Medicaid proposal would.
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Paul Ryan's Other Plan: Massive Medicaid Cuts

Paul Ryan's Other Plan: Massive Medicaid Cuts | Medicaid and Children's Health | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON — There's another Paul Ryan plan for health care, a fundamental change in caring for the poor and disabled that would affect many more people than the Medicare overhaul the GOP vice presidential candidate is best known for.
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Union Leader's Medicaid "Choice" Isn't Really An Option

Union Leader's Medicaid "Choice" Isn't Really An Option | Medicaid and Children's Health | Scoop.it

The New Hampshire Union Leader's editorial board attacked the new Medicaid expansion provisions in the Affordable Care Act and instead proposed a block granting scheme, but experts say block granting Medicaid would be detrimental to the most vulnerable Americans and decrease the quality of health care.

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Republican plan to cut Medicaid is just plain mean

Republican plan to cut Medicaid is just plain mean | Medicaid and Children's Health | Scoop.it
Republican leaders are determined to protect rich people from paying higher taxes. Now they also want to reduce health coverage for the poor.
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Response to Medicaid cuts divided LSU, Bobby Jindal administration

Response to Medicaid cuts divided LSU, Bobby Jindal administration | Medicaid and Children's Health | Scoop.it
The head of the university's health division opposed sale of public hospitals...
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Medicaid expansion in U.S. states found to cut death rates

Medicaid expansion in U.S. states found to cut death rates | Medicaid and Children's Health | Scoop.it
(Reuters) - State expansions of the Medicaid health insurance program for poor Americans reduced adult mortality rates by more than 6 percent compared to states that did not broaden eligibility for their...
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Medicaid Expansion Ruling Blunts Health Law’s Effect

Medicaid Expansion Ruling Blunts Health Law’s Effect | Medicaid and Children's Health | Scoop.it
The Supreme Court decision on President Obama’s health law will probably reduce the number of people who gain insurance, the Congressional Budget Office said in a report.
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Medicaid Expansion May Turn Out to Be an Offer States Can't Refuse

Medicaid Expansion May Turn Out to Be an Offer States Can't Refuse | Medicaid and Children's Health | Scoop.it
A new estimate from Arkansas suggests it would barely cost them a dime.
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Medicaid mostly covers kids and moms. It mostly spends on the elderly and disabled.

Medicaid mostly covers kids and moms. It mostly spends on the elderly and disabled. | Medicaid and Children's Health | Scoop.it
Medicaid mostly covers kids and moms. It mostly spends on the elderly and disabled.
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Clinton Makes the "Heart Case" for Medicaid

Clinton Makes the "Heart Case" for Medicaid | Medicaid and Children's Health | Scoop.it
No piece of the safety net is more at-risk of devastation from federal budget cuts than Medicaid, but many politicians have accepted the cynical and incorrect idea that the program serves poor people, so why stand up for it?
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Ryan's Medicaid ideas scary to low-income disabled

Ryan's Medicaid ideas scary to low-income disabled | Medicaid and Children's Health | Scoop.it
While the Republicans are hailing Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., as the next vice president of the United States, that prospect is a frightening one for millions of Americans with disabilities.
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GOP platform embraces Ryan plans for Medicare, Medicaid - The Hill's Healthwatch

GOP platform embraces Ryan plans for Medicare, Medicaid - The Hill's Healthwatch | Medicaid and Children's Health | Scoop.it
The Republican Party's official platform calls for deep cuts to Medicare and Medicaid, in keeping with controversial proposals from vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan.
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Ryan's plans would transform Medicaid

Ryan's plans would transform Medicaid | Medicaid and Children's Health | Scoop.it
Beyond all the blood-on-your-hands, death-panel, throw-grandma-off-the cliff sniping over Medicare and "Obamacare," there's another fight looming that could change life for more than 60 million Americans a year.
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Americans Don't Support Ryan's Vision to Slash and Ration Medicaid

Americans Don't Support Ryan's Vision to Slash and Ration Medicaid | Medicaid and Children's Health | Scoop.it
It is disturbing when politicians talk about Medicaid like it's some sort of handout. Medicaid serves as an insurance program that is there because someday you may need it -- either for your child, your parents, or yourself.
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Texans Worry About CHIP Amid Health Care Overhaul, by Jenna Barnes, Medill News Service

Texans Worry About CHIP Amid Health Care Overhaul, by Jenna Barnes, Medill News Service | Medicaid and Children's Health | Scoop.it
The Affordable Care Act requires states to maintain eligibility requirements for Medicaid and CHIP through 2019. But Gov.
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Group advocates benefits of CHIP

Group advocates benefits of CHIP | Medicaid and Children's Health | Scoop.it
SALT LAKE CITY — About 100,000 children in Utah currently get their health insurance through the federal and state-funded Children’s...
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Did the Congressional Budget Office and the Joint Committee on Taxation blow it? | The Incidental Economist

Did the Congressional Budget Office and the Joint Committee on Taxation blow it? | The Incidental Economist | Medicaid and Children's Health | Scoop.it
Sara Rosenbaum and Timothy Westmoreland argue that the CBO and JCT incorrectly interpreted the Supreme Court's ruling on the Medicaid expansion.
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Supreme Disappointment: Court Ruling On Health Care Reform Could Deny 3 Million People Insurance

Supreme Disappointment: Court Ruling On Health Care Reform Could Deny 3 Million People Insurance | Medicaid and Children's Health | Scoop.it
Health care reform will extend health insurance benefits to 3 million fewer people by 2022 as a result of the Supreme Court's decision in June that states could choose not to expand Medicaid for the poor, according to an analysis published by the...
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State government puts high priority on child welfare - The State Journal

Vulnerable children must be protected from abuse and neglect.

That’s the goal of every part of society, from parents to police, from teachers to social workers, from social service agencies to state government.

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