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.

March 15, 2017

HHS released a letter to Governors from Secretary Tom Price and freshly sworn-in CMS Administrator Seema Verma, inviting states to take steps to innovate on Medicaid.

March 15, 2017

The Trump administration is considering giving states more flexibility in implementing Medicaid, such as allowing states to create work requirements for residents benefitting from that program, according to the Wall Street Journal.

March 15, 2017

The American Health Care Act (AHCA), proposed by House Republicans and endorsed by the Trump administration, includes key provisions that eliminate federal mandates for what services must be covered under Medicaid.

March 14, 2017

Seven states currently are implementing the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) Medicaid expansion to nearly all low income adults up to 138% of the federal poverty level (FPL, $16,643 per year for an individual in 2017) in ways that extend beyond the flexibility provided by the law through a Section 1115 demonstration waiver approved by the Obama Administration.

March 13, 2017

The Senate on Monday confirmed Seema Verma, a health policy expert from Indiana, to lead efforts by the Trump administration to transform Medicaid and upend the Affordable Care Act.

March 12, 2017

Bill would create prepaid dental plans for state's Medicaid recipients ... The Cooper administration has attempted to amend the waiver request to allow ...

March 11, 2017

From the outset of his administration, President Trump has managed to keep ... States that expanded Medicaid under ObamaCare and in prior policies ...

March 10, 2017

Secretary Price Committed to Greater Medicaid Flexibility for States ... The Trump Administration has announced a three-pronged approach to ...

March 10, 2017

So lawmakers added it to a $16 billion budget to help Utah schools, give state workers a raise, fund Medicaid growth and build new university ...

March 10, 2017

“The state has an obligation not just to patients, but to taxpayers. With the looming uncertainty over Medicaid under the new administration in ...

March 07, 2017

When the state of Ohio released its proposed budget for the next two fiscal years, a significant provision was tucked away that aims to deal with a $597 million shortfall in FY2018. In 2009, Ohio began levying a sales tax on Medicaid Managed Care Organizations (MCOs). In sum, this was the mechanism that Ohio, and a number of other states, used to draw down federal Medicaid dollars.

March 06, 2017

Kansas’ Medicaid program administrators shared Monday with House legislators explanations and improvement strategies in response to federal reports declaring the privatized system of KanCare out of compliance and a potential risk to recipients.