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A 2016 California law allowed children without papers to sign up for full Medicaid benefits. More than 189,000 children have been covered, but some families now fear renewing coverage or signing up their kids for the first time.
Editorial writers examine different aspects of the current debate surround the GOP repeal-and-replace measure in Congress and the status of Obamacare’s marketplaces.
State officials will ask the Trump administration to hand over millions of dollars that the Obama administration withheld because the state cut Planned Parenthood centers from a family planning program.
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.
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After refusing federal Medicaid money so that it could ban Planned Parenthood from its family planning program, Texas is asking for the money back. If it’s granted, it could be a green light for other states to do the same.
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.
Senators are searching for trade-offs in an effort to save the health law’s Medicaid expansion.
Editorial writers examine various issues involved in the Republican efforts to change the federal-state low-income insurance program.
Last month, Democrats in the legislature said that a budget shortfall could mean they would need to drop 350,000 people from the Medicaid program. News outlets also report on Medicaid news in Nebraska, Virginia and California.
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.
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.
Opinion writers explore a variety of health policy issues in play as lawmakers continue to debate changes to the health care system.
Each week, KHN compiles a selection of recently released health policy studies and briefs.
Republicans are fielding inquiries on the ramifications of the American Health Care Act.
Opinion writers offer views on how to move forward in efforts to reform the nation’s health care system, including thoughts on what’s right in Obamacare, specific ways its shortcomings need to be addressed and deep problems in the GOP’s American Health Care Act.
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.
Rep. Tom MacArthur (R-N.J.) worked with conservatives to revive the stalled health care negotiations, and helped get the legislation through the House. But his voters, and others turning up at Republican town halls across the country, are not necessarily cheering the efforts.
The Congressional Budget Office score is needed for the Senate to truly move forward on its own version because of the method it’s using to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.
Leadership can only lose two Republican votes to pass a health care plan through the upper chamber, giving each senator a great deal of bargaining power.