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Some States See Opening For Key Medicaid Changes With Trump Administration

KHN Morning Briefing

At least six states have submitted waiver requests to make significant revisions to their Medicaid programs. Meanwhile, Pennsylvania announced it will expand Medicaid coverage for hepatitis C, and Oregon says it is checking to see if some enrollees got benefits without meeting income requirements for the program.

Quiz: Help Us Take The Pulse Of Our Readers

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Even the most exalted among us realize health care policy is complicated. Here’s a pop quiz to see what you have learned as a regular reader of Kaiser Health News.

For Medicaid Enrollees In Maine, Concerns Grow About Possible Cuts In Funding

KHN Morning Briefing

Families that depend on the federal-state health care program for low-income residents fear that changes championed by congressional Republicans could undermine coverage, especially for people with disabilities and seniors who need long-term care. Also, Illinois officials are preparing to shake up which companies provide managed care services for the state’s Medicaid program.

School Districts Sound The Alarm Over Medicaid Cuts In GOP’s Health Plan

KHN Morning Briefing

They say they won’t be able to absorb any cuts to the estimated $4 billion schools receive in annual Medicaid reimbursements, and that something will have to give. Meanwhile, families who rely on other Medicaid programs and the Children’s Health Insurance Program are also worried about their future under the Republican health care plan.

Flickers Of Bipartisanship May Light Way For Plan B In Senate If GOP Legislation Fails

KHN Morning Briefing

There are signs that moderates are reaching across the aisle to talk about health care. Meanwhile, a controversial provision in the Republican legislation was predicted to die in the upper chamber, but now experts aren’t so sure. And The Washington Post fact checks claims about rising premiums — under both Obamacare and the Republican bill.

State Officials Seek More Federal Funds For Prosecution Of Medicaid Abuse

KHN Morning Briefing

The state attorneys general are asking for more help to prosecute abuse and neglect of Medicaid patients in non-institutional settings, like home health care. Also in the news, federal officials are giving states more time to meet new Medicaid standards on home health care.