January 08, 2018

In another sign that it’s embracing nonlegislative means of altering healthcare policy, the Trump administration is poised to issue new guidelines that pave the way for states to enact Medicaid work requirements.

January 07, 2018

2017 ended up being a bumpy ride for health care policy in America. Though outright Obamacare repeal never happened, the GOP tax law did kill the ACA individual mandate. This change to federal law will have an impact on millions of Americans in the coming years, especially those 50 to 64.

January 04, 2018

Through the partnership with the Department of Corrections, the university will provide a chief medical officer, Carmen McIntyre, M.D.; chief psychiatrist, Shahid Hussein, M.D.; and an assistant chief medical officer, James Blessman, M.D., to provide clinical direction and oversight to the state's prison health care system.

July 07, 2017

Proposed Medicaid cuts in the Senate version of a healthcare bill Republicans are touting to replace Obamacare could lay massive budget cuts on ...

July 06, 2017

When states began opting in to Medicaid expansion after the passage of the ... Thomas Schwenk, dean of the University of Nevada at Reno's medical ...

July 02, 2017

Cuts had to be made because of an ongoing revenue shortfall, partially caused by a 2015 law that exempted corporations from paying taxes on sales made in other states. In the past 12 months, both Greitens and his predecessor, Gov. Jay Nixon, had cut about $350 million from the state budget.

July 02, 2017

Kansas and Missouri would absorb smaller Medicaid cuts than most other states under health care bills proposed by Republicans in Congress. But they might still hurt, because both states already have fairly lean Medicaid programs.

July 02, 2017

Medicaid is both a gift and a burden to Mississippi.

It's a gift, in that the federal government pays a higher share of the bill in Mississippi than in any other state for the health insurance program because Mississippi is poor.

It's a burden, in that Mississippi lawmakers have long struggled to pay the state's relatively small share of the Medicaid bill.

July 01, 2017

The state submitted proposed changes to Arkansas' Medicaid expansion to the Trump administration on Friday, including placing a limit on eligibility ...

July 01, 2017

Kasich signs Ohio state budget, vetoes Medicaid freeze ... The Kasich administration has estimated 500,000 Ohioans could lose coverage under a ...

June 26, 2017

Texas rejected billions in federal aid to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, calling the program “broken.” But now it’s asking the Trump administration to renew a deal that’s brought the state an additional $6.2 billion a year under Medicaid to help care for the poor.

May 31, 2017

A partnership at Michigan State University between the College of Human Medicine and MSU Extension is serving as a model of how land-grant universities can collaborate with medical schools to increase health research and strengthen primary care delivery.

May 24, 2017

Now, faced with growing Medicaid enrollment and tight budgets, Republican lawmakers in several other states are taking similar steps to ensure that people receiving welfare benefits are eligible for them. 

May 23, 2017

Joe Moser, a key architect of Indiana's alternative Medicaid expansion program has stepped down from his role as the state's Medicaid director.