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GOP’s Plan For Medicaid ‘Threatens The Ability’ Of People With Disabilities To Live At Home

KHN Morning Briefing

Home health care services for more than 17 million Americans could be affected by changes in Medicaid, McClatchy reports. Also in the news, a look at some of the changes that are under the radar such as new requirements for enrollees to renew coverage every six months, instead of once a year. State and regional outlets also continue to look at the debate on Medicaid. And House Speaker Paul Ryan says these changes could be the culmination of a long-held hope.

Kansas Lawmakers Begin Efforts To Reverse Brownback’s Cuts To Medicaid

KHN Morning Briefing

The governor last summer reduced funding for KanCare by $56 million. Also, some Iowa residents with disabilities say the new Medicaid managed care plans are cutting the amount of assistance they get, and an effort by Texas to change Medicaid payment rules helps lower the number of early elective births.