As Medicaid recently observed its 50th anniversary, increased flexibility for state experimentation could provide a path to a modernized program better able to meet the needs of enrollees.
President Trump's first major budget proposal on Tuesday will include massive cuts to Medicaid and call for changes to anti-poverty programs that would give states new power to limit a range of benefits, people familiar with the planning said, despite growing unease in Congress about cutting the safety net.
Medicaid recipients in Maine told state regulators Wednesday they shouldn't be forced to work to continue getting their health care benefits as the Republican governor has proposed.
While the Republican-controlled Congress is trying to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA), governors on both sides of the aisle are anxiously awaiting to see what happens. In the meantime, some are trying to make their own changes to the health-care system in their state -- and have the best chance of doing so in years.
The Trump administration has given states three extra years to carry out plans for helping elderly and disabled people receive Medicaid services without being forced to go into nursing homes.
Attorneys general from around that nation have asked the Trump administration to allow them to use federal funds meant for their Medicaid fraud units to combat elder abuse.
While Congress continues to consider repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) as well as fundamental changes to the structure and funding of the Medicaid program, states and the Administration may achieve major changes to Medicaid through the use of Section 1115 Medicaid waivers.
Louisiana is eyeing an effort that would require able-bodied adults to get a job if they want to receive Medicaid benefits — mimicking efforts in other states that have been bolstered by ballooning Medicaid rolls and encouragement from the Trump administration.
The future of Medicaid under Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price will soon become clear when the department decides whether Kentucky and Arizona can dramatically revamp their Medicaid expansion efforts.
A summary of the latest developments in Medicaid expansion.
A new survey from the Florida Hospital Association shows strong support among Florida voters to keep — or in many increase — state funding for Medicaid programs.
Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback (R) rejected legislation on Thursday that would have used funding from the Affordable Care Act to expand Medicaid in his state to more low-income people.
When President Trump took office in January, number of states that still had not expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, which remains law after congressional Republicans failed to muster enough votes last week for a repeal: 19
Congress is currently debating the American Health Care Act (AHCA), the “repeal and replace” legislation that calls for fundamental changes to Medicaid.
The effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act appears to be on life support, with no clear path to passage in both the House and Senate. But that doesn’t mean Republican efforts to transform the ACA are dead.
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