News

May 15, 2017

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.

May 12, 2017

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.

May 11, 2017

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.

May 10, 2017

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.

May 06, 2017

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.

March 31, 2017

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.

March 31, 2017

A summary of the latest developments in Medicaid expansion.

March 31, 2017

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.

March 30, 2017

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.

March 29, 2017

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

March 29, 2017

Congress is currently debating the American Health Care Act (AHCA), the “repeal and replace” legislation that calls for fundamental changes to Medicaid.

March 29, 2017

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.

March 15, 2017

Ranking Democrats from key congressional committees quickly pushed back against HHS' announcement on Tuesday (March 14) that HHS Secretary Tom Price and CMS Administrator Seema Verma plan to make it easier for states to avoid federal Medicaid rules.

March 15, 2017

Georgia’s Republican governor said Wednesday that changes to federal health care law proposed by his party in Congress shouldn’t “punish” the 19 states that refused to expand Medicaid coverage under the Affordable Care Act.

March 15, 2017

The Trump administration’s two top federal health officials have wasted little time making it clear that they want to give states greater flexibility to redesign their Medicaid programs, paving the way for more conservative policies like work requirements and premium contributions.

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