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The Tennessean looks at the dramatic negative effects the paperwork system — which has now been replaced — had on the state’s children. Medicaid news comes out of Indiana, New York and Montana, as well.
The American Hospital Association spoke out in support of CMS’ decision to hold off on releasing the ratings, which have long provoked push back from the industry over the methodology the agency uses.
State officials had complained that the 2015 rule imposed excessive administrative burdens. Medicaid news comes out of Iowa and California, as well.
The Health Subcommittee sent the bill, which includes an additional $12 billion over four years for Puerto Rico, to the full House Committee on Energy and Commerce. Lawmakers said that there was no time to address the recent corruption scandal over a government employee allegedly stealing Medicaid dollars in the current bill, but that members will work to add oversight to the funding.
Editorial pages focus on these health care issues and others.
Opinion writers focus on these health care topics and others.
Gov. Chris Sununu is delaying the penalties tied into the legislation for 120 days as the state continues its outreach efforts to make people aware of the requirements. “Making sure we get this right is just absolutely paramount,” said Sununu. “So the idea of giving ourselves another 120 days to move forward on this and get the implementation where we need it to be, it’s not just fair to the system, but it’s fair to those individuals.” New Hampshire is just the latest state to struggle with the implementation of the work requirements.
The negotiations revolve around how much Iowa will pay national insurance companies to run its Medicaid program. Officials decline to estimate how much more money the state will have to spend on the program, but said any increase would include money for initiatives legislators approved, such as higher reimbursement rates for nursing homes that care for Iowa Medicaid members. News on Medicaid comes out of Florida, Kansas and Illinois, as well.
Editorial pages focus on these health care topics and others.
House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Frank Pallone Jr. (D-N.J.) is questioning CMS’ push for changes such as block grants and per-person spending caps.
Opinion writers weigh in on these health care issues and others.
Opinion writers weigh in on health care policies.
For non-pregnant adults, coverage will only go back to the beginning of the month they apply for Medicaid instead of a 90-day period before they apply. News on Medicaid is also from Georgia.
“They’re grudgingly implementing the policy — and I think ‘grudgingly’ is the operative word,” said state Sen. John McCollister. News on Medicaid is also from Georgia.
“You’re not going to lock women back in the kitchen. You’re not going to tell us what to do,” Elizabeth Warren said at the Planned Parenthood event where 20 of the 2020 Democratic candidates were given a venue to talk about their abortion stances. Former Vice President Joe Biden, who has as of late been subject to criticism over his previous support for the Hyde amendment, used the opportunity to explain his change of heart on the issue, without using the word “abortion” even once.
Media outlets report on news from Idaho, Ohio, Oregon, Wisconsin, Arizona, Tennessee, Florida, Connecticut, Maryland, California, Illinois and Florida.
A new study may undercut one of the Trump administration’s key arguments that work requirements would cut unemployment rates. “It should certainly be a warning sign that there’s potential for large coverage losses, potential for significant confusion,” said Benjamin Sommers, a professor at the Harvard School of Public Health and the study’s lead author. Arkansas’s results are closely watched as other conservative states consider more restrictions to their Medicaid programs.
Opinion writers weigh in on these health topics and others.
Lawyers for patients who are fighting the cutoff are skeptical that renewal notices really went out to 99% of the people as state officials said. Medicaid news comes out of Oklahoma and Montana, as well.
The vote came as the House debates a $1 trillion spending package. Meanwhile, the overall bill does include the Hyde amendment, which created a furor on the campaign trail just a few weeks ago. Some lawmakers pushed to have the language — which bans federal money from paying for abortions — removed, but were unsuccessful. Other news on Capitol Hill focuses on Medicaid, universal child care and the 9/11 victims fund.