Medicaid

Outrage As Tennessee Moves Forward With Trump-favored Proposal To Slash Medicaid

Andrea Germanos, staff writerThe plan, if enacted, threatens to unleash a "radical change to the medical safety net for the nation's poorest citizens."

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Astro Comments To The Centers For Medicare And Medicaid Services Regarding Their Proposed Radiation...

In response to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' (CMS) request for comment on their proposed advanced alternative payment model (APM) for radiation oncology, the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) submitted comments and...
Related topics: Medicare, Cancer, Oncology

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California Adds Iowa To ‘travel Ban’ Because Of Refusal To Fund Gender Transitions

California announced last week that it added Iowa to the states on its "travel ban" list because of that state's new prohibition against funding gender-transition surgeries under Medicaid.

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Trump's War On Obamacare Is Also A War On Opioid Treatment

Undermining Medicaid would gut substance abuse programs and leave clinics struggling for funds.
Related topics: Obamacare

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Treatment Delay In Hnscc Tied To Worse Outcomes

(MedPage Today) -- African-American patients and those on Medicaid at increased risk
Related topics: African-American

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Why Are There More Uninsured Kids?

Ms. Seema Verma is the Administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. She is the over seer of Trump’s attempts to repeal the ACA. She is smiling now as there has been a reduction in the numbers of people enrolled in public...
Related topics: Medicare

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Medicaid Expansion Increases Access To Kidney Transplants

FRIDAY, Sept. 13, 2019 -- There was an increase in Medicaid-covered preemptive kidney transplants (KT) among patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) living in Medicaid expansion states versus nonexpansion states, according to a study...
Related topics: Kidney Disease, Medical Research

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Medicare's Finances Are Full Of Waste

A new report just uncovered millions of dollars in Medicare waste. The report, from the Office of the Inspector General at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, found that the agency paid for some of the same drugs twice, wasting $160...
Related topics: Medicare

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Republican Says They Had To Lie About Vote To Democrats At 9/11 Ceremonies — Or ‘the Terrorists...

Republicans in the North Carolina House of Representatives have come under furious criticism for a vote overriding Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper’s veto of their budget bill, which blocks Medicaid expansion and underfunds public schools....
Related topics: Terrorism

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How Kansas’ Gop Leaders Kept Thousands From Getting Health Insurance

This was supposed to be the year Medicaid expansion finally happened in Kansas. Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly, elected in November, had run on the issue. She triumphed in a state that had gone for Trump in 2016 by more than 20 percentage points and...

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Advocates Launch Petition To Place Medicaid Expansion On 2020 Ballot In Missouri

Health advocates in Missouri have launched an effort to put Medicaid expansion on the ballot in 2020.Medicaid expansion could mean coverage for more than 200,000 uninsured Missourians who earn less than $18,000 a year for an individual or $30,000...
Related topics: Petitions

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Prescription Drug Monitoring Program Mandates

States that require prescribers to register with and use prescription drug monitoring programs in most clinical circumstances saw notably fewer opioid prescriptions and reduced opioid-related hospital use by Medicaid patients compared to states with...

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Judge Questions Alaska Agency's Finding Of 'emergency' To Cut Medicaid Payments

A judge on Friday ruled that Alaska’s Department of Health and Social Services may have declared an emergency that was the basis for cuts to the state’s Medicaid program under false pretenses, according to the Anchorage Daily News.In her ...

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Advocates Sue To Try To Speed Up Nebraska Medicaid Expansion

Medicaid advocates in Nebraska have filed a lawsuit to try to force state officials to offer coverage sooner than the official 2020 rollout date.According to the lawsuit filed Wednesday by Nebraska Appleseed, the state will miss out on...
Related topics: Lawsuits

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Opioid Addiction Treatment Used More In States That Expanded Medicaid

THURSDAY, Aug. 22, 2019 -- The use of the opioid addiction medication buprenorphine is much higher in states that expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act than in those that did not expand the program, according to a new report from the...

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A Truly Populist Social Security Reform

The U.S. government's debt—that is, our and our children's debt as taxpayers—is growing. This growth is largely driven by rising Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid obligations. These are the programs Congress could focus on and work to...
Related topics: Social Security, Medicare

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Thcb Spotlights | Jacob Reider, Ceo Of Alliance For Better Health

Today on THCB Spotlights, Matthew talks to Jacob Reider. Jacob is the CEO of Alliance for Better Health, one of New York State’s 25 Performing Provider Systems which work to reduce unnecessary or preventable acute care utilization for Medicaid...

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Public Charge Rule Is Trump's Latest Attack On Immigrants

Rebekah BarberThis week, Ken Cuccinelli, acting director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, announced updates to the public charge rule that would bar immigrants who use safety-net programs including Medicaid and food stamps from...
Related topics: Immigration

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Most Kids On Medicaid Who Are Prescribed Adhd Drugs Don't Get Proper Follow-up

An inspector general report from the Department of Health and Human Services found that 100,000 kids who were newly prescribed ADHD medication didn't see a care provider for months afterward.(Image credit: Weeraya Siankulpatanakij/EyeEm/Getty Images)
Related topics: ADHD

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Hospital Costs Soar To A New Record In Just Four Years

Health care spending in America reached a stunning $3.5 trillion in 2017, but that’s just the beginning. According to Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, that figure is projected to shoot up...
Related topics: Medicare

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