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.
Arkansas Republican Gov. Asa Hutchinson called on the Legislature to keep through 2016 the state's private-option approach to Medicaid expansion, backed by his Democratic predecessor, so that roughly 200,000 low-income residents won't lose access to insurance coverage.
Increasing Medicaid reimbursement for primary-care services to match Medicare rates led to increases in appointments for Medicaid patients, a new study finds.
Some U.S. Supreme Court justices are skeptical, based on questions they posed Tuesday, that healthcare providers should be allowed to sue state Medicaid agencies over low reimbursement rates. Other justices, though, asked where providers can challenge rates if not in court.
States have made major strides in automating their processes used to determine eligibility for Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program. But challenges remain in verifying user data and re-enrolling certain populations.
Kansas hospital officials are pleading for the state to expand the Medicaid program for low-income people as allowed under the new federal healthcare law.
Supporters of Arkansas' "private option" agree that keeping the state's compromise Medicaid expansion alive is going to require overhauling a program providing coverage to thousands of residents. The challenge is coming up with changes that can win the support of federal officials and skeptical...
The future of Medicaid waivers in Florida and Texas is murky as the Obama administration tries to persuade those states' Republican leaders that expanding Medicaid would be more effective than just extending their waivers.
The state of Pennsylvania will pay the federal government $48.8 million to settle claims that it provided Medicaid and other benefits to non-citizens who should not have been covered, the Department of Justice announced Friday.
A federal advisory panel next week will examine the healthcare challenges low-income children and their families will face if Congress does not renew funding for the Children's Health Insurance Program this year.