Winning over a coalition of supporters of Arkansas' private option and lawmakers who were ushered into office on vows to kill it, Gov. Asa Hutchinson cleared a major hurdle in his plan to continue the program while looking at longer term changes.
After months of negotiations and political wrangling, Republican Gov. Bill Haslam's proposal to extend health coverage to 280,000 low-income Tennesseans comes down to a 451-word resolution.
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker argued that his state's approach to Medicaid expansion is an innovative solution that could serve as a blueprint for other states. Under Wisconsin's program, individuals with incomes up to 100% of the federal poverty level are eligible for benefits. While he ended a...
The Obama administration's decision to approve Indiana's conservative Medicaid expansion proposal opens the door for other Republican-led states to offer similar plans that lock low-income residents out of coverage or reduce their benefits if they don't pay their premiums.
Data Points for the week of Feb. 2, 2015, covered the following topics: medical costs for chronic conditions, cervical cancer, Medicaid, coordinated care
Additional outreach about insurance marketplace premium subsidies and expanded eligibility standards for Medicaid is needed to reach the uninsured, a Kaiser Family Foundation study suggests.
Republican Indiana Gov. Mike Pence and HHS have reached an agreement on the state's Medicaid expansion proposal submitted in July, according to CMS spokesman Aaron Albright. As many as 350,000 people could gain coverage as a result.
The CMS is taking a deep data dive into Medicaid enrollment data to uncover just how many new adults have joined the state programs since the Affordable Care Act motivated many states to expand eligibility last year.
A key Wyoming Senate committee could decide by the end of this week on the general outlines of how the state may try to expand Medicaid to cover thousands of working poor.
Tennessee's State House Republican Caucus Chairman Glen Casada, a staunch opponent of Gov. Bill Haslam's proposal to extend health coverage to 200,000 low-income Tennesseans, on Friday decried what he called "dishonest scare tactics" by a conservative group running radio ads targeting GOP lawmakers.
Medicaid expansion in Arkansas got the backing of the state's new Republican governor but still needs super-majorities in the state's House and Senate to survive. Legislative leaders indicate Gov. Asa Hutchinson will get his way.
Increasing Medicaid reimbursement for primary-care services to match Medicare rates led to increases in appointments for Medicaid patients, a new study finds.