The LePage administration’s proposal to further tighten Medicaid eligibility requirements would make Maine one of the stingiest states in the nation when it comes to allowing able-bodied, low-income adults to qualify for the federal health care program.
Legalizing medical marijuana and the future of Medicaid are expected to be among the main topics during the 110th Tennessee General Assembly, which convenes Tuesday in Nashville.
Gov. Sam Brownback wants to launch a school to train osteopaths to boost the ranks of doctors in Kansas, and Lt. Gov. Jeff Colyer on Friday revealed a proposal to expand medical residency programs ahead of the governor’s budget proposal.
Gov. Roy Cooper has set the stage for a battle with the GOP led General Assembly by serving notice that he is seeking federal approval that would allow the state to cover more uninsured North Carolinians through Medicaid.
Gov. John Kasich plans to talk health care when he's in Washington, D.C., this month for the presidential inauguration, reports Ideastream.
The Ducey administration goes to court next month to defend expansion of a health care program for the working poor the governor never wanted in the first place.
An effort by Republican governors of Medicaid expansion states to convince congressional Republicans that the Affordable Care Act's Medicaid expansion is worth keeping is unlikely to influence their drive to repeal the ACA and that coverage expansion, GOP experts say.
Gov. Asa Hutchinson says he has asked members of President-elect Donald Trump's incoming administration to allow states to set stricter eligibility ...
Seema Verma’s nomination to head the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) places Section 1115 Medicaid demonstration waivers into increasing spotlight. This article explores some of the current applications of waiver authority and the role it may play in the new administration.
Setting up more conflict with the Republican-led legislature, new North Carolina Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper on Wednesday announced plans to expand Medicaid through the federal health care overhaul, even though a state law specially prevents such unilateral action.
WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) recently announced today it has completed the acquisition of Care1st Health Plan Arizona, Inc. and One Care by Care1st Health Plan of Arizona, Inc. (together, “Care1st Arizona“), formerly subsidiaries of Care1st Health Plan, a Blue Shield of California affiliate.
The state didn’t end the year well in processing Medicaid applications. Instead of eliminating a backlog, as state officials promised, the backlog has been growing again.
In an effort aimed at the substance abuse epidemic that's disproportionately killing its residents, West Virginia is asking the CMS to approve a waiver that would expand treatment for Medicaid enrollees.
State Medicaid directors are cautious as they face down a year of “unprecedented” change and want policy makers to consult with them before they change the $550 billion program, the executive director of the National Association of Medicaid Directors said Dec. 30.
With President-elect Donald Trump and congressional Republicans planning to repeal Obamacare, Gov. John Kasich’s administration released a report Friday saying that Ohio’s 2014 Medicaid expansion has improved the health and reduced financial hardships for hundreds of thousands of poor Ohioans.