Medicaid

Texas Removes Thousands Of Children From Medicaid Each Month Due To Red Tape, Records Show

Most states check whether children on Medicaid still qualify for the program once a year. Texas checks more often, using an automated system that critics say lead to kids losing coverage even though they’re still eligible. Katherine Edmundson...

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The Yuge Republican Lie About The Deficitwhen Asked...

THE YUGE REPUBLICAN LIE ABOUT THE DEFICITWhen asked about America’s soaring debt and deficits, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell lamented  “It’s disappointing, but it’s not a Republican problem,” and he blames Social Security,...
Related topics: Senate, Social Security, Medicare

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Medicaid Could Save $2.6 Billion A Year With Dip In Smoking

FRIDAY, April 19, 2019 -- Just a 1% decrease in the number of Medicaid recipients who smoke could save the insurance program billions of dollars a year, a new study suggests. Over one year, that small decline in smoking and its associated health...
Related topics: Smoking, Medical Research

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Now More Than Ever, The Case For Medicaid Expansion

Sam Aptekar Phuoc Le By PHUOC LE, MD and SAM APTEKAR A friend of mine told me the other day, “We’ve seen our insured patient population go from 15% to 70% in the few years since Obamacare.” As a primary care physician in the Midwest,...
Related topics: Obamacare

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C-section Infection Risk Higher For Moms On Medicaid: Study

WEDNESDAY, April 17, 2019 -- For women who deliver a baby by cesarean section, the risk of developing a surgical site infection is higher if she is covered by Medicaid versus private insurance, a new study finds. Several factors may be at play,...
Related topics: Medical Research

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State Medicaid Coverage For Lung Cancer Screening Is Spotty

Medicaid coverage for lung cancer screening is highly variable among states and even within the same state, according to a new report. Medscape Medical News
Related topics: Lung Cancer, Cancer, Oncology

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Onc & Cms Proposed Rules – Part 4: Information Blocking

By DAVE LEVIN MD The Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) have proposed final rules on interoperability, data blocking and other activities as part of implementing the 21st Century Cures Act. In...
Related topics: Medicare

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Wellcare Unit Inks Deal To Serve Medicaid Liver Patients

Want the latest recommendations from Zacks Investment Research? Today, you can download 7 Best Stocks for the Next 30 Days. Click to get this free report WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (WCG): Free Stock Analysis Report Molina Healthcare, Inc...
Related topics: Medical Research

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In Pregnancy, Buprenorphine Use Up, Methadone Use Down

FRIDAY, April 12, 2019 -- From 2009 to 2015, the prevalence of methadone use decreased and buprenorphine use increased among Medicaid-enrolled pregnant women with opioid use disorder, and the 4Ps Plus and Substance Use Risk Profile-Pregnancy...
Related topics: Methadone

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Trump Administration Appeals Rulings That Blocked Medicaid Work Requirements

Justice Department asks appeals court to let Kentucky and Arkansas programs go forward.

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Illinois Medicaid To Cover Surgically Mutilating The Sexually Insane

Great news from Illinois. Many thought the state was on the verge of bankruptcy due to extravagant public sector pensions and to the entire state being under the thumb of the corrupt and irresponsible leftists in Chicago. But it turns out Illinois...
Related topics: Bankruptcy

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Cardiovascular Mortality Lower With Medicaid Expansion

TUESDAY, April 9, 2019 -- Cardiovascular mortality rates among middle-aged adults are lower in counties in states that expanded Medicaid, according to a study presented at the American Heart Association Quality of Care and Outcomes Research 2019...
Related topics: Cardiology, Medical Research

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How Hhs Secretary Alex Azar Reconciles Medicaid Cuts With Stopping The Spread Of Hiv

As head of the Department of Health and Human Services, Alex Azar is charged with making Trump's plan to end HIV in the U.S. by 2030 work. "We have an historic opportunity," he tells NPR.(Image credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Related topics: HIV, Virus

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South Florida Businessman Convicted In $1.3 Billion Medicare And Medicaid Scheme

The owner of a facility in Florida has been convicted of Medicare and Medicaid fraud in biggest such case every brought by the Justice Department.        
Related topics: Medicare

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Heart Deaths Declined After Obamacare Began

FRIDAY, April 5, 2019 -- Medicaid expansion under "Obamacare" may have quickly translated into fewer heart disease deaths among middle-aged Americans, a new study suggests. In 2014, many U.S. states began expanding their Medicaid programs under...
Related topics: Cardiovascular Disease, Obamacare, Medical Research

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Surveyor Health Demystifies Clinical Pharmacy

By MATTHEW HOLT In some interesting news this week, Inland Empire Health plan (IEHP), a major Medicaid health insurer in southern California with about 1.2 million members, and its contractor Preveon Health announced that they were “extending...

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Trump Administration Approves Medicaid Expansion In Maine

The Trump administration on Wednesday approved Maine’s request to expand Medicaid under ObamaCare after more than a year of political battles.According to Gov. Janet Mills (D), the administration’s approval is retroactive to July 2, 2018, the...
Related topics: Obamacare

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Us Lawmakers Hone In On Pbm Role In Insulin Prices

A Texas physician-lawmaker pitched an idea at a hearing about having Medicare and Medicaid cover insulin's entire cost. For now, Congress is focused instead on middlemens' part in rising drug prices. Medscape Medical News
Related topics: Insulin, Medicare

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Onc & Cms Proposed Rules – Part 3: Data Requirements

By DAVE LEVIN, MD The Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) have proposed final rules on interoperability, data blocking and other activities as part of implementing the 21st Century Cures Act....
Related topics: Medicare

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Discharge, Interhospital Transfer Varies With Insurance Status

MONDAY, April 1, 2019 -- Uninsured patients and Medicaid beneficiaries with acute pulmonary diseases have higher odds of interhospital transfer, according to a study published online April 1 in JAMA Internal Medicine. Arjun K. Venkatesh, M.D.,...
Related topics: Medical Research

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