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 2018-11-17 12:00 

Miami Herald

Health care: Increase access to care by expanding Medicaid and considering subsidies...

Chairman: VICTORIA KASDAN. Members: MARLON HILL, JEFF JOHNSON, JARET DAVIS, SHELLEY KATZ, AL CARDENAS THE QUESTION: How should Florida's elected leaders reduce health care costs and increase access to care? ... Click to Continue...

 2018-11-17 02:33 

Kansas City Star

A blue wave in Kansas? No, and Laura Kelly has big fights ahead...

This election made the Kansas Legislature decidedly more conservative. Governor-elect Laura Kelly and a minority of lawmakers will battle conservative Republicans on school funding, Medicaid expansion and more....

 2018-11-17 02:00 

Daily Kos

20.1 million more people have health coverage with the ACA, let's keep that going...

The Centers for Disease Control confirm that the Affordable Care Act is still a big fucking deal. Since 2010, 20.1 million people have gained health insurance. That number will increase soon into the new year when Idaho, Nebraska, and Utah expand Medicaid...

 2018-11-16 23:40 

KFTA

[ Northwest Arkansas ]

12,000 Arkansans Lose Medicaid Coverage Over Work Rule...

More than 12,000 people lost Medicaid coverage over the past three months after failing to meet the state's new work requirements....

 2018-11-16 23:23 

Idaho Statesman

Medicaid expansion: What does $8M buy for Idaho's mentally ill?...

How much mental health care does $8.5 million buy? That answer changes for Idaho's poorest citizens after voters passed Proposition 2. Idaho's counties spent more than $8 million on emergency ... Click to Continue...

 2018-11-16 19:31 

Washington Times

Computer upgrade aims to improve Medicaid eligibility checks...

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Gov. John Bel Edwards' administration told lawmakers a computer upgrade will address concerns the state Medicaid program has paid millions on people not eligible for the coverage. The Legislature's joint budget committee Fr...

 2018-11-16 19:31 

US News & World Report

Computer Upgrade Aims to Improve Medicaid Eligibility Checks...

Gov. John Bel Edwards' administration told lawmakers a computer upgrade will address concerns the state Medicaid program has paid millions on people not eligible for the coverage....

 2018-11-16 18:15 

Los Angeles Times

How Medicaid broke through in three deep red states, and could do the same in more...

The victories — which bring to 36 the number of states that have elected to expand Medicaid coverage — were the product of a new model of political action that may become increasingly common across the country in coming years, particularly in ...

 2018-11-16 17:40 

The Hill

Incoming Kansas gov. says state will expand Medicaid next year...

Kansas Gov.-elect Laura Kelly (D) said she believes the state will expand Medicaid next year and will put together a proposal to do so....

 2018-11-16 17:22 

UPI

Money, phone line curbed smoking among California Medicaid recipients...

New incentives added to California's Medicaid program helped to reduce the number of smokers, according to researchers....

 2018-11-16 16:55 

Politico

Medicaid expansion supporters already looking toward 2020 ballots...

Six states where Medicaid could be expanded through the ballot are on their radar: Florida, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, South Dakota and Wyoming....

 2018-11-16 16:00 

NY Times

The Chart That Shows Some of the Biggest Midterm Surprises...

In ballot measure results, red states voted for progressive goals like Medicaid expansion and blue states voted against proposals to protect the environment....

 2018-11-16 15:38 

Courier-Journal

'Walking Dead' co-creator tells Bevin: You're the problem, not zombies...

If Matt Bevin wants to talk about a culture of death, he should start with his record on cutting Medicaid expansion and gutting worker safety rules....

 2018-11-16 15:06 

Politico

Medicaid expansion advocates eye 2020 targets...

E-cig crackdown rattles Hill GOP — House Dems' health agenda takes shape...

 2018-11-16 14:01 

Zacks Investment Research

Why UnitedHealth (UNH) is an Attractive Stock to Own Now...

Medicaid expansion, upward revision in earnings guidance and inherent business strength make UnitedHealth (UNH) an attractive bet....

 2018-11-16 06:00 

Messenger-Inquirer

OH, WellCare of Kentucky negotiating again...

Some Kentucky Medicaid patients got a scare Wednesday after Owensboro Health posted a notice that, as of April 1, 2019, Owensboro Health Regional Hospital would "no longer participate with WellCare of Kentucky," a popular Medicaid company....

 2018-11-16 05:00 

EurekAlert

New research provides guidance on how to successfully motivate California's Medicaid population to quit smoking...

New research shows improved smoking cessation outcomes can be achieved within the Medi-Cal (California's Medicaid program) population by supplementing telephone counseling with access to nicotine-replacement patches and moderate financial incentives t...

 2018-11-16 05:00 

The Augusta Chronicle

Augusta mother admits to Medicaid fraud...

An Augusta woman who used her disabled daughter to steal over $100,000 from the state program that enables disabled residents to live at home instead of...

 2018-11-16 01:59 

Idaho Statesman

Over 20K Idahoans with mental illness will get insured by Medicaid expansion...

Jessica Rachels watched the room from a corner booth at Beside Bardenay. It was an election night party, and the place was full of people who had campaigned to get ... Click to Continue...

 2018-11-16 00:45 

KLFY

LDH launches new Medicaid eligibility and enrollment system...

The Louisiana Department of Health launched a new Medicaid enrollment and eligibility system. It allows residents to submit an online application and be notified about their eligibility within minutes....

 2018-11-15 23:22 

Slate Magazine

States Can Now Offer Broader Mental Health Treatment Thanks to Medicaid Changes...

People with mental illness, especially the most severe cases, will have more options for treatment now that the federal Medicaid program will let states use Medicaid funds for care in large residential institutions....

 2018-11-15 23:13 

The Wichita Eagle

Kansas can expand Medicaid in 2019, incoming governor says...

Gov-elect Laura Kelly says she expects lawmakers to address Medicaid expansion in the coming session. Expansion is one of her top priorities....

 2018-11-15 22:16 

Messenger-Inquirer

OH, WellCare of Kentucky negotiating again...

Some Kentucky Medicaid patients got a scare Wednesday after Owensboro Health posted a notice that, as of April 1, 2019, Owensboro Health Regional Hospital would "no longer participate with WellCare of Kentucky," a popular Medicaid company....

 2018-11-15 21:11 

KARD

[ Monroe ]

LDH launches new Medicaid eligibility and enrollment system...

The Louisiana Department of Health launched a new Medicaid enrollment and eligibility system....

 2018-11-15 21:07 

ABC/FOX Montana

Bullock's $10.3B budget plan would extend Medicaid expansion...

Montana Gov. Steve Bullock is proposing a two-year, $10.3 billion budget that includes the re-authorization of a health insurance program for about 96,000 low-income residents....

 2018-11-15 21:07 

KFBB

[ Great Falls ]

Bullock's $10.3B budget plan would extend Medicaid expansion...

Montana Gov. Steve Bullock is proposing a two-year, $10.3 billion budget that includes the re-authorization of a health insurance program for about 96,000 low-income residents....

 2018-11-15 20:01 

US News & World Report

Bullock's $10.3B Budget Plan Would Extend Medicaid Expansion...

Montana Gov. Steve Bullock is proposing a $10.3 billion, two-year budget that would continue the state's Medicaid expansion program....

 2018-11-15 19:45 

KFBB

[ Great Falls ]

Bullock's $10.3B budget plan would extend Medicaid expansion...

Montana Gov. Steve Bullock is proposing a two-year, $10.3 billion budget that would re-authorize a health insurance program for about 96,000 low-income residents and raise some taxes to help pay for it....

 2018-11-15 19:40 

National Post

Bullock's $10.3B budget plan would extend Medicaid expansion...

HELENA, Mont. — Montana Gov. Steve Bullock is proposing a two-year, $10.3 billion budget that includes the re-authorization of a health insurance program for about 96,000 low-income residents. The Democratic governor's plan released Thursday cal...

 2018-11-15 19:38 

Washington Times

Bullock's $10.3B budget plan would extend Medicaid expansion...

HELENA, Mont. (AP) - Montana Gov. Steve Bullock is proposing a two-year, $10.3 billion budget that would re-authorize a health insurance program for about 96,000 low-income residents and raise some taxes to help pay for it. The Democratic governor's p...

 2018-11-15 19:09 

Washington Examiner

More than 12,000 dropped from Arkansas Medicaid after failing to meet work requirements...

Another 3,815 people in Arkansas will be removed from Medicaid after failing to meet the state's work requirement, new state data show, bringing the total to 12,000 people to fall off the program five months since the rule was put into place....

 2018-11-15 18:40 

WGMB

[ FOX Baton Rouge ]

LDH launches new Medicaid eligibility and enrollment system...

Courtesy: John Walton (KTAL, KMSS, KSHV)...

 2018-11-15 18:30 

Washington Times

12K have lost Arkansas Medicaid coverage over work rule...

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas has removed more than 12,000 people from its expanded Medicaid program over the past three months for not complying with a new work requirement. The state Department of Human Services said Thursday more than 3,800 people ...

 2018-11-15 18:30 

US News & World Report

12K Have Lost Arkansas Medicaid Coverage Over Work Rule...

Arkansas has removed more than 12,000 people from its expanded Medicaid program over the past three months for not complying with a new work requirement....

 2018-11-15 18:29 

The Hill

More than 12K people in Arkansas have lost Medicaid coverage...

More than 12,000 Medicaid beneficiaries in Arkansas have lost coverage for not complying with the state's work requirements, according to data released by the state on Thursday....

 2018-11-15 18:26 

KY3

12K have lost Arkansas Medicaid coverage over work rule...

Arkansas was the first state to enforce the requirement after the Trump administration allowed states to tie Medicaid coverage....

 2018-11-15 17:00 

Fox Business

Medicaid spending accelerates as states spend more than $2T...

State spending on the health care program made up nearly 30 percent of 2018's total....

 2018-11-15 16:44 

KMSS

[ Shreveport ]

LDH launches new Medicaid eligibility and enrollment system...

The Louisiana Department of Health launched a new Medicaid enrollment and eligibility system....

 2018-11-15 16:30 

The Hill

Medicaid: Essential for millions of children of military families...

As a result of midterm elections, the freshmen representatives to the 116th Congress will include a sizeable number of veterans of the U.S....

 2018-11-15 12:20 

The Federalist

Studies Indicate Obamacare's Medicaid Expansion Bought Democrats Votes...

Giving people government health subsidies increases their voting registration, turnout, and likelihood of voting Democrat, says a New York Times article about three recent studies plus midterm results....

 2018-11-15 10:50 

WLUC

[ Marquette ]

Michigan Medicaid approved for drug pricing experiment...

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced the waiver approval Wednesday....

 2018-11-15 05:25 

One America News Network

U.S. state spending exceeds $2 trillion in fiscal 2018: report...

By Laila Kearney NEW YORK - U.S. state spending topped $2 trillion for the first time in fiscal 2018, with Medicaid expenditures rising the most along with a significant increase in...

 2018-11-15 02:02 

The Hill

Maine governor says he'd run again if incoming governor doesn't expand Medicaid sustainably...

Outgoing Maine Gov. Paul LePage (R) said Tuesday that he would consider running against Janet Mills (D), the governor elect, if she does not implement Medicaid expansion in a financially "sustainable"; way....

 2018-11-15 01:40 

WGMB

[ FOX Baton Rouge ]

Sen. Kennedy: La. health secretary should resign after Medicaid audit...

U.S. Senator John Kennedy is demanding that Louisiana's health secretary quit, after an audit found that her department may have misspent up to $85 million on Medicaid recipients whose eligibility had......

 2018-11-15 01:17 

WVUE

[ New Orleans ]

Medicaid fraud cost Louisiana as much as $85 million...

Louisiana spent between $60 and $85 million providing Medicaid coverage to recipients who were ineligible for the program because they made too much money since the program's expansion in 2016, according to a new report from the legislative auditor....

 2018-11-14 22:56 

The Columbus Dispatch

Despite state warning, CVS Caremark has not reversed cuts to pharmacists...

Two weeks after CVS Caremark promised to reverse cuts in payments to Ohio pharmacists, many pharmacies report they are still losing money on Medicaid prescriptions.That means that CVS Caremark, a pharmacy benefit manager and middleman in the pharmacy supp...

 2018-11-14 22:30 

US News & World Report

Michigan Medicaid Approved for Drug Pricing Experiment...

Michigan is the second state to receive federal approval for a drug-pricing experiment that supporters say may enable the state to save money and ensure medicines are working as advertised....

 2018-11-14 22:06 

KARD

[ Monroe ]

Sen. Kennedy: La. health secretary should resign...

U.S. Sen. John Kennedy called for Louisiana Health Department Secretary Rebekah Gee to resign following an audit showing the state may have misspent up to $85 million on Medicaid......

 2018-11-14 21:25 

WDSU

[ New Orleans ]

Sen. Kennedy slams La. health secretary after audit claims millions in Medicaid program misspent...

The Republican senator Wednesday said Rebekah Gee, an appointee of Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards, didn't show respect for taxpayer dollars....

 2018-11-14 20:40 

AP

Kennedy: Louisiana health secretary should quit after audit...

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — U.S. Sen. John Kennedy called Wednesday on Louisiana's health secretary to resign after an audit said her agency may have spent as much as $85 million on Medicaid coverage f......

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