Montana senators endorsed a Republican's compromise Medicaid expansion bill Friday after voting to blast it out of committee and onto the floor earlier in the week.
Healthy Michigan, the state's popular Medicaid expansion program, has led to 600,000 low-income adults making below 133% of the poverty line to be enrolled in government health insurance under the ACA. Now, Gov. Rick Snyder's administration is working to ensure the program continues.
It's unclear whether the Obama administration will renew Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment programs in several states, in part because evidence is mixed on whether the programs have truly improved care for large numbers of Medicaid beneficiaries and uninsured patients.
Data Points for the week of March 30, 2015, covered the following topics: Medicare, Medicaid, cancer, diabetes, data breaches and uncompensated care
If the Children's Health Insurance Program ended, children affected would still be able to get most, but not all, of the coverage options they have with CHIP if they buy a plan from an insurance exchange.
With their overnight vote before adjourning Friday morning, Senate Republicans joined their House counterparts in passing budget blueprints that set the stage for a fierce debate with the White House over the shape of the nation's healthcare system and appropriate levels of taxing and spending.
President Barack Obama on Wednesday remained upbeat and defiant against Affordable Care Act naysayers during a White House event to celebrate the controversial law's fifth birthday.
It's not surprising that Senate Republicans have chosen to distance themselves from the House Republican plan to convert Medicare into a defined-benefit voucher program. It's also not surprising they decided to join their House colleagues in pressing to convert Medicaid into some type of capped...
Federal officials told lawmakers Tuesday that the 340B drug discount program needs greater transparency and more clarity about which providers and patients should be eligible.
Thousands of people enrolled in Arkansas' compromise Medicaid expansion would receive notices that their coverage is ending—even though lawmakers haven't decided the program's future—under a proposal approved Monday by the Senate.
Hospitals' uncompensated-care costs in Medicaid expansion states were reduced by $5 billion in 2014, according to an HHS report published as the healthcare reform law passed its five-year anniversary. The costs of uncompensated care declined $2.4 billion in states that did not expand the program.
Kansas medical interests say they are suffering because the state hasn't expanded Medicaid.