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Medicaid Sets Managed Care Rule Blocking Billions In Funding For Safety Net Providers

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The payments are made to Medicaid managed care plans, which pass them on to doctors, hospitals and clinics that treat a disproportionate share of Medicaid or uninsured patients with complex or costly cases. Federal officials have said the payments are not actuarially sound. Also, Tennessee and North Carolina officials consider future Medicaid policies.

With No Presidential Veto Protection, Planned Parenthood Braces For The Worst

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Congress has long tried to defund the organization, and with control over both chambers and the White House, they might succeed. Meanwhile, The Washington Post fact checks Speaker Paul Ryan’s claim that for every Planned Parenthood clinic there are 20 other centers to offer care for women, and hundreds rally in California to oppose threats to the organization.

Louisiana Governor Marks Medicaid Expansion Anniversary With Patients Who Got Critical Care

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Gov. John Bel Edwards celebrated his decision to expand Medicaid last year. Among the patients he highlighted was Monika Calderon, 23, who was diagnosed with a brain tumor and got Medicaid coverage. “I didn’t know what a big deal it was,” she said. “I didn’t know it would cover so much.” News outlets also report on Medicaid developments in Arkansas, Kansas, North Carolina and California.