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West Virginia officials say Medicaid will begin paying for about a 30-day stay at a residential drug treatment center, as well as methadone treatment and the overdose reversal drug naloxone.
Funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program expired last month. Although both parties support the program, they are divided about how to pay for it in this bill.
Meanwhile, Gov. Scott Walker says doing so would send the state back into a recession.
A selection of opinions on health care from around the country.
Opinion writers take a look at a variety of benefits and problems they see in the health law.
Changes made in the states — such as adding work requirements — could reshape how people think about the program.
“If he wants to work together to improve the existing health care system, we Democrats are open to his suggestions,” Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) says. “A good place to start might be the Alexander-Murray negotiations that would stabilize the system and lower costs.”
Complaints are rising against for-profit insurance companies that manage Medicaid for about 600,000 Iowans. The privatization of Medicaid is a national trend affecting more than half of the 74 million Americans who get their health care through the state-federal program.
Lawmakers in both the Senate and House have bills to renew the Children’s Health Insurance Program, but Democrats and Republicans have very different ideas about how to fund that.
The purpose of the budget is to set the stage for Republicans’ tax overhaul plan.
Writers around the country offer some insights into Washington’s efforts on health policy.
But Republicans are not actually planning to impose any of those cuts which are limited to nonbinding promises. Meanwhile, angry Republican donors are sitting on their wallets until lawmakers actually accomplish something.
The 15-member Commission to Evaluate the Effectiveness and Future of the Premium Assistance Program has until Dec. 1 to submit its report to the Legislature. Meanwhile, Kansas is waiting on federal officials to approve a waiver request so that the state can design a new program for implementation in 2019.
The provisions Republicans want to add to reauthorize funds for the Children’s Health Insurance Program rankle Democrats, which might mean a bitter fight over of the popular program. Meanwhile, states are bracing for the worst.
Medicaid was created in 1965 as a program for the poor. Today, it helps 74 million people — more than 1 of every 5 people in the U.S. You or someone you know likely benefits.
Opinion writers offer a range of policy thoughts, including their takes on how Tom Price’s Obamacare sabotage will continue after his departure; a recommendation the Republicans approach health reform from the angle of controlling costs, and other thoughts.
A study finds states that didn’t expanded their Medicaid programs under the federal health law saw the percentage of people with unpaid medical bills fall only about half as much as in states that expanded. Also, a plan to reform Michigan’s auto insurance could backfire on the Medicaid program, and questions are raised about Kentucky officials’ attempts to keep documents private dealing with their efforts to revamp the state’s Medicaid program.
The House Energy and Commerce Committee tucked the request into the bill to reauthorize the Children’s Health Insurance Program.
Democrats oppose Republicans’ efforts to scrap the Affordble Care Act’s prevention fund, which has been criticized as a “slush fund,” and don’t like the GOP’s proposal to remove lottery winners from state Medicaid programs. Meanwhile, states are bracing for the impact if the money is not renewed.
Despite the push by Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-La.) to revive the stalled Republican Graham-Cassidy legislation, Senate leaders and committees have not given any hints that they expect the measure to come up again soon.