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Couple makes millions off Medicaid managed care as oversight lags
Los Angeles Times • Chad Terhune
Business groups pressing for repeal of ObamaCare employer mandate
The Hill • Jessie Hellman
Budgets, Bad Faith and ‘Balance’
The New York Times • Paul Krugman
New Health Secretary Faces First Test as Idaho Skirts Federal Law
The New York Times • Robert Pear
The Bipartisan Budget Act Boosts Medicare: Flexibility and Financing for Healthcare Plans and Providers
The National Law Review • Hampton Llp, Mullin, Richter, Sheppard
Va. Republican opens door to Medicaid expansion
The Hill • Nathaniel Weixel
Azar Grilled on Idaho's Defiance of ACA
MedPage Today • Shannon Firth
The essential scan: Top findings in health policy research
Brookings Institution • Abigail Durak, Paul Ginsburg, Stephanie Hedt, Will Palmisano
Podcast: KHN’s ‘What The Health?’ What Do The Budget, Idaho And FDA Chief Scott Gottlieb Have In Common?
Kaiser Health News
White House Sidesteps Idaho Dispute on Health Insurance
The Wall Street Journal • Stephanie Armour
 
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Couple makes millions off Medicaid managed care as oversight lags
Los Angeles TimesChad Terhune
Norma Diaz and her husband, Joseph Garcia, have dedicated their careers to running a nonprofit health insurer that covers some of California's neediest residents. For three decades, they have worked for a Medicaid managed-care plan, Community Health Group, serving nearly 300,000 poor...
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Business groups pressing for repeal of ObamaCare employer mandate
The HillJessie Hellman
Business groups are pressing Congress to repeal ObamaCare's employer mandate to offer health insurance to their workers, but getting Republicans to act on the issue will likely be an uphill battle. After repealing the Affordable Care Act's (ACA) individual mandate in December,...
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Budgets, Bad Faith and ‘Balance’
The New York TimesPaul Krugman
Over the past couple of months Republicans have passed or proposed three big budget initiatives. First, they enacted a springtime-for-plutocrats tax cut that will shower huge benefits on the wealthy while offering a few crumbs for ordinary families — crumbs that will...
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New Health Secretary Faces First Test as Idaho Skirts Federal Law
The New York TimesRobert Pear
WASHINGTON — Alex M. Azar II, the new secretary of health and human services, said Thursday that he would closely scrutinize a plan by Idaho to allow the sale of insurance that does not comply with the Affordable Care Act, an early...
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The Bipartisan Budget Act Boosts Medicare: Flexibility and Financing for Healthcare Plans and Providers
The National Law ReviewHampton Llp, Mullin, Richter, Sheppard
On Friday, February 9, 2018, President Trump signed the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 (the “Budget”), a two-year budget which, in significant part, made substantial revisions to Medicare, including the Medicare Advantage (MA) program. Such revisions include: i. the addition of non-medical...
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Va. Republican opens door to Medicaid expansion
The HillNathaniel Weixel
A legislator from a rural district in Virginia on Thursday became the first Republican in the state to explicitly call for Medicaid expansion under ObamaCare. The support of Del. Terry Kilgore (R), chairman of the House Commerce and Labor Committee, boosts the...
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Azar Grilled on Idaho's Defiance of ACA
MedPage TodayShannon Firth
WASHINGTON -- Newly confirmed Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar, JD, tiptoed around the issue of states openly flouting Obamacare's rules during a hearing of the Senate Finance Committee on Thursday. Democrats pressed Azar to defend the Affordable Care Act,...
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The essential scan: Top findings in health policy research
Brookings InstitutionAbigail Durak, Paul Ginsburg, Stephanie Hedt, Will Palmisano
What’s the latest in health policy research? The Essential Scan, produced by the USC-Brookings Schaeffer Initiative for Health Policy, aims to help keep you informed on the latest research and what it means for policymakers. If you’d like to receive the biweekly...
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Podcast: KHN’s ‘What The Health?’ What Do The Budget, Idaho And FDA Chief Scott Gottlieb Have In Common?
Kaiser Health News
President Donald Trump released his first full budget proposal this week, with many recommended cuts and some major changes to health programs. But Congress has already agreed on most spending levels for next year, so this budget is even more likely to...
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White House Sidesteps Idaho Dispute on Health Insurance
The Wall Street JournalStephanie Armour
The Trump administration is taking a wait-and-see approach to a contentious decision by Idaho regulators to allow the sale of health-insurance plans that don’t comply with the Affordable Care Act, a top official said Thursday. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar...
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