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Maine Governor Seeks To Add Premiums And Work Requirement For Medicaid Enrollees

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The state government announces schedules for two hearings and a public comment period next month before submitting the request to federal regulators. Wisconsin is also hoping to institute a premium and time limit for those getting Medicaid coverage, but the proposal is drawing complaints.

Public Takes Dim View Of Trump, Hill Republicans’ Negotiating Strategy On Health Law

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Large majorities oppose Republicans’ consideration of allowing states to dismantle guaranteed benefits and reject the Affordable Care Act’s protection for people with preexisting medical problems, according to The Washington Post-ABC News poll. Meanwhile, Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) faced a hostile crowd in a town hall meeting Monday.

Plans To Change Medicaid Unsettle Ky. Enrollees, Raise Fears For Conn. Ex-Prisoner Program

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Low-income residents of Kentucky who gained coverage under the expansion of Medicaid are concerned that the governor’s plan for an overhaul could leave them without benefits again. In Connecticut, the Medicaid expansion helped fund services for people when they get out of prison, but that could be threatened by GOP efforts to revamp the health law.

State Laws Block Nurses From Administering Anti-Addiction Medication

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Twenty-eight states prohibit nurse practitioners from prescribing buprenorphine unless they are working in collaboration with a doctor who has a federal license to prescribe it. The problem is, half of all counties in the U.S. do not have a single physician with such a license to prescribe the anti-addiction drug. Meanwhile, 19 attorneys general ask congressional leaders and President Donald Trump to not cut funding that is going toward fighting the opioid crisis.