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  1. News roundup: Louisiana Medicaid managed-care contracts rejected...Read the original story

    17 hrs ago | Baton Rouge Business Report

    Gov. John Bel Edwards' administration has lost its latest effort to persuade House Republicans to back contract extensions for Louisiana's Medicaid managed-care companies. House GOP lawmakers in the joint budget committee voted today to block the deals for the second time this month.

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  2. 2018 Medicare changes will erase Social Security COLAs for manyRead the original story w/Photo

    17 hrs ago | InvestmentNews

    The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced Friday that the standard monthly premium for Medicare Part B, which covers outpatient services and doctor's bills, will remain at $134 per month in 2018. While it may seem counterintuitive, keeping the standard Medicare B premium at 2017 levels will result in a 23% increase in monthly Medicare bills for most retirees next year.

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  3. Puerto Ricans who fled to mainland now face a new obstacle - finding healthcareRead the original story w/Photo

    17 hrs ago | The Miami Herald

    The federal government has granted people affected by the devastating hurricanes that wracked coastal states and Puerto Rico 15 extra days to sign up for health coverage under the Affordable Care Act. Many of those Americans have complicated questions about whether the Medicaid or Medicare coverage they had in Puerto Rico will shift with them to their new locations.

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  4. Dental Software Market - Asia Pacific Is Envisaged to Leverage Its Significant CAGR GainRead the original story

    18 hrs ago | SBWire

    ... Meaningful Use encourage providers to function on a fixed set of standards formulated by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and adopt technologies such as electronic health record (EHR). Moreover, the switch from desktop to cloud ...

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  5. Arizona Supreme Court upholds state's Medicaid expansionRead the original story w/Photo

    18 hrs ago | The Hill

    The Arizona Supreme Court on Friday upheld a critical component to keeping the state's Medicaid expansion and preventing the number of people in the state's Medicaid program from dipping. The high court unanimously ruled that a hospital assessment used to help pay for Medicaid expansion - where the federal government pays a majority of the tab but states are still on the hook for a smaller percentage - is constitutional.

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  6. Medicare seeks comment on ways to cut costs of Part DRead the original story

    19 hrs ago | The Madison Courier

    ... pressure has been building for the administration to take action. Earlier this year, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services released a fact sheet that set the stage for change, describing how the fees kept Medicare Part D and monthly premiums ...

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  7. Iowa hires Kansas official to oversee privatized MedicaidRead the original story w/Photo

    19 hrs ago | KCRG

    The state Department of Human Services announced Friday that Michael Randol has been appointed director of the health care program for poor and disabled people. He begins Dec. 4. Randol served recently as Medicaid director in Kansas, which privatized its program in 2013.

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  8. Virginia Senate may consider complete overhaul of state's Medicaid programRead the original story w/Photo

    20 hrs ago | Martinsville Bulletin

    The Virginia Senate may consider a proposal to completely redesign the state's Medicaid program not only to expand eligibility but also to address growing concerns about the health insurance marketplace and behavioral health treatment.

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  9. Charlottesville, Va., has the most expensive ACA plans in AmericaRead the original story w/Photo

    20 hrs ago | Martinsville Bulletin

    ... those, about 1,500 are ineligible for the financial assistance, according to data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. A benchmark silver plan - silver being the second-lowest tier of ACA coverage and the tier on which the premium ...

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  10. Minnesota doctors face opioid prescribing limitsRead the original story

    20 hrs ago | Washington Times

    A Minnesota task force has set new limits on opioid prescriptions by doctors who participate in the state's Medicaid program. The rule was adopted by the state's Opioid Prescribing Work Group on Thursday but won't take effect until they're approved by the state human services commissioner, the Star Tribune reported .

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  11. The Democrats' Inaccurate Talking PointRead the original story w/Photo

    20 hrs ago | FactCheck.org

    ... the CBO and JCT estimate that the government would spend less on those who receive subsidized coverage through Medicaid and the insurance marketplaces established by the Obama-era health care law. In a Nov. 14 speech on the Senate floor, Democratic ...

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  12. Reactions to Rep. Katko's tax reform vote: disappointment, horror, disbeliefRead the original story w/Photo

    20 hrs ago | The Post-Standard

    ... the Donald Trump-Paul Ryan Con Man Caucus. Among other negatives, this bill could result in deep cuts to Medicare, Medicaid and income-security plans for low income workers over the next 10 years. These cuts will result in the top 1 percent ...

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  13. Iowa hires former Kansas official to oversee privatized MedicaidRead the original story w/Photo

    20 hrs ago | The Wichita Eagle

    The state Department of Human Services announced Friday that Michael Randol has been appointed director of the health care program for poor and disabled people. He begins Dec. 4. Randol served recently as Medicaid director in Kansas, which privatized its program in 2013.

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  14. Arizona Supreme Court Upholds Medicaid Expansion in Blow to GOP ChallengeRead the original story w/Photo

    21 hrs ago | Phoenix New Times

    The Supreme Court of Arizona summarily rejected a challenge to the state's Medicaid expansion from a group of Republican lawmakers who had sued to block the 2013 law. Insurance for more than 400,000 Arizonans hinged on a provision in the state Constitution on raising taxes, as well as the justices' view of a fee assessed on hospitals to fund the state's Medicaid agency for low-income residents, known as the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System, as a tax in disguise.

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  15. The Latest: Arizona high court upholds Medicaid expansionRead the original story

    21 hrs ago | Washington Times

    The Arizona Supreme Court has upheld a hospital assessment that helps pay for Medicaid insurance for 400,000 low-income Arizonans. The high court ruled Friday on a challenge brought by Republican lawmakers who opposed the Medicaid expansion plan championed by former Gov. Jan Brewer in 2013.

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  16. Senate Tax Bill is Tough on Hungry and Poor PeopleRead the original story w/Photo

    21 hrs ago | Business Wire

    ... the mandate would increase the number of people without health insurance by 13 million, including 5 million on Medicaid, according to the Congressional Budget Office. The budget resolution that permits $1.5 trillion in deficit spending for this tax ...

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  17. S&P: Individual Mandate Repeal May Cause Millions More UninsuredRead the original story w/Photo

    21 hrs ago | News Max

    ... drive enrollment," S&P credit analyst Deep Banerjee said in a statement. According to S&P, most people enrolled in Medicaid don't pay a premium or cost-sharing requirement, while 60 percent of those enrolled on the individual market are subsidized. ...

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  18. John Thune - Sen. Thune: Individual mandate fine falls mainly on people making under $50,000Read the original story w/Photo

    22 hrs ago | PolitiFact

    ... qualify for an exemption because of their income, a factor that is stronger in states that did not expand Medicaid to people making 138 percent of federal poverty. Where the IRS effort falls short, she said, relates to personal circumstances such as ...

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  19. Florida used to post inspections of troubled nursing homes. It has scrubbed the website.Read the original story w/Photo

    22 hrs ago | The Miami Herald

    ... and wait. Online, AHCA now refers consumers to a separate website managed by the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, though that site does not include as much material as the state previously provided. AHCA does maintain spreadsheets ...

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  20. Repealing Obamacare's individual mandate would result in fewer...Read the original story w/Photo

    22 hrs ago | Washington Examiner

    ... the savings to fund some tax cuts. A major difference between the dueling estimates is the S&P report's impact on Medicaid and the individual market, which includes Obamacare's exchanges and is used by people who don't have insurance through a job ...

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