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Reform Update: Primary-care docs resist end to Medicaid payment boost
By Andis Robeznieks | June 16, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
A mix of 21 physician associations and healthcare organizations signed on to a letter to congressional leaders seeking an extension of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act's two-year provision equalizing Medicaid and Medicare payments for primary-care services.
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Arizona offers 'sneak peek' at costs of shifting kids off CHIP
By By Phil Galewitz / Kaiser Health News | May 08, 2014
Families of Arizona children who were forced to switch from the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) to private plans sold in the federal marketplace are likely paying more and getting fewer benefits, according to a study released Thursday.
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Keep CHIP until exchange problems are fixed, MACPAC asks
By Virgil Dickson | April 11, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The Children's Health Insurance Program should come to an end, but not before fixes to private insurance options are made to ensure no child loses coverage, members of the Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission said Friday after two days of deliberations.
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More children, including those in minority groups, gain insurance coverage, study finds
By Steven Ross Johnson | April 10, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The number of uninsured children in the U.S. fell in 2012 with the greatest gains made among kids in low-income households, according to a new report.
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3 million added to Medicaid, CHIP rolls through February, HHS says
By Paul Demko | April 04, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Roughly 3 million more individuals enrolled in Medicaid or the Children's Health Insurance Program between October and February, according to new data released today by HHS. The announcement is the first time HHS has specified how many new enrollees signed up for these programs through February...
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Reform Update: Health advocates seek clarity on how ACA affects pregnant women
By Virgil Dickson | March 11, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Health advocates are pushing the Obama administration to address widespread confusion about how the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act affects coverage options for pregnant women.
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Datapoints for Feb. 24, 2014
By Modern Healthcare | February 22, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
What's the risk reduction percentage of developing type 2 diabetes by replacing a snack of potato chips with yogurt? Read this week's Datapoints to find out.
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CHIP extension needed despite healthcare reform, panel says
By Virgil Dickson | February 20, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Congress should extend funding for the Children's Health Insurance Program because millions of lower-income children could lose coverage if the program ends next year, members of the Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission said Thursday.
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Arkansas Senate passes, House rejects private-option plan
By Associated Press | February 20, 2014
A compromise plan for Medicaid expansion in Arkansas remained stalled in the state House Thursday, despite the state Senate endorsing legislation to continue the nationally watched program that is providing subsidized health coverage to more than 87,000 people.
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Illinois governor offers Medicaid 'transformation' plan
By Steven Ross Johnson | February 12, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn this week unveiled a five-year plan aimed at restructuring healthcare delivery and payment processes in the state's Medicaid program.
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