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Medicaid is one of the most hotly debated topics in the US. It is discussed everywhere from family dinner tables to universities to institutions of government. So, to help you remain informed about all the latest Medicaid news, Wiser has created a free daily email digest on the topic. Medicaid is a program through which millions of Americans receive health care. It is a social program funded by the government - state and federal. It is available to those on low incomes and is allocated based on need. States often deal with budgetary issues in terms of funding Medicaid, while there are ongoing debates regarding whether to expand the program or not. Finding alternatives through the Affordable Care Act — which was made law in 2010 — is also part of the debate. If you have an interest in how Medicaid is administered, or in the discussions surrounding its implementation, you should sign up for the Medicaid news email from Wiser. Each day you will receive a comprehensive digest featuring the latest news and information from the best sources on the internet.

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'Everyone I know is worried.' Terrified patients await fate of their healthcare
Los Angeles Times • Steve Lopez
Texas Legislature sends $217 billion budget to Gov. Abbott
Texas Tribune • Edgar Walters
D.C. Week: CBO Still Sees Surge in Uninsured with AHCA
MedPage Today • Shannon Firth
Thousands of Americans will die unnecessary deaths if AHCA becomes a reality
The Hill • Adaora A. Adimora, Michelle Collins-Ogle, Opinion Contributors
GOP Governors at Odds Over Medicaid Expansion's Fate
The Wall Street Journal • Michelle Hackman
Fact Check: Defending Cuts, Mulvaney Misleads on Food Stamps and Big Bird
The New York Times • Linda Qiu
Legislature opts to largely maintain cuts of therapy services for disabled children
Texas Tribune • Edgar Walters
Trump's Health Agencies Continue Issuing Political Statements
MedPage Today • Joyce Frieden
'Medicaid Should Be Less Necessary': What We Heard This Week
MedPage Today • Medpage Today Staff
Do we want healthcare or health insurance?
The Hill • Edward Kleinbard, Opinion Contributor
 
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'Everyone I know is worried.' Terrified patients await fate of their healthcare
Los Angeles TimesSteve Lopez
Dr. Juan Z. Montes recalls the surge of people who came calling, beginning about two years ago. “We couldn’t handle them all,” he said, referring to the new patients who visited his four Southern California clinics after they got health insurance under...
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Foster Care, Health Insurance
Texas Legislature sends $217 billion budget to Gov. Abbott
Texas TribuneEdgar Walters
Editor's note: This story has been updated throughout. Both chambers of the Texas Legislature voted Saturday evening to approve a $217 billion, two-year budget that would boost funding for the state's beleaguered child welfare agency, increase the number of state troopers on...
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Cancer, Health Care Industry
D.C. Week: CBO Still Sees Surge in Uninsured with AHCA
MedPage TodayShannon Firth
WASHINGTON -- The numbers on the estimated impact of the GOP-led House's repeal-and-replace bill are out and they aren't pretty. CBO on Trumpcare: 14 Million More Uninsured in 2018 The long awaited Congressional Budget Office (CBO) scoring of the American Health Care...
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Barack Obama, Epidemiology
Thousands of Americans will die unnecessary deaths if AHCA becomes a reality
The HillAdaora A. Adimora, Michelle Collins-Ogle, Opinion Contributors
Thirty years ago AIDS activists used the slogan, Silence = Death to convey the urgency of responding to HIV. Thanks to vocal activists and others willing to take a stand, including some working within federal agencies, many people with HIV today can...
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Barack Obama, Medicaid
GOP Governors at Odds Over Medicaid Expansion's Fate
The Wall Street JournalMichelle Hackman
As Senate Republicans turn in earnest to writing a health-care bill, hoping to craft a measure by Congress’s August recess, no question looms larger than how they will handle the Medicaid program for low-income Americans. At the center of that debate stands...
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Labor Policy, Medicaid
Fact Check: Defending Cuts, Mulvaney Misleads on Food Stamps and Big Bird
The New York TimesLinda Qiu
President Trump’s budget director, Mick Mulvaney, defended austere budget cuts with misleading claims about economic development in coal country, how Social Security disability works and Big Bird. In congressional hearings over the budget, Mr. Mulvaney justified the president’s proposals to eliminate or...
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Health Insurance, Health Policy
Legislature opts to largely maintain cuts of therapy services for disabled children
Texas TribuneEdgar Walters
In the latest showdown between the Texas House and Senate — this time over how much money to spend on speech, physical and occupational therapy services for disabled children — the Senate scored a last-minute victory. State Rep. John Zerwas, R-Richmond, told...
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Affordable Care Act, Health Care Costs
Trump's Health Agencies Continue Issuing Political Statements
MedPage TodayJoyce Frieden
WASHINGTON -- The newly political tone to press releases issued by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and its parent agency, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), continued to be evident this week. In a press release issued...
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Asthma, Epidemiology
'Medicaid Should Be Less Necessary': What We Heard This Week
MedPage TodayMedpage Today Staff
"I've often said that these one-disease-at-a-time disease management programs only work if people agree to only have one disease at a time." -- George Rust, MD, MPH, of Florida State University, on treating patients as they actually are. "Parents may perceive fruit...
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Affordable Care Act, Economic Policy
Do we want healthcare or health insurance?
The HillEdward Kleinbard, Opinion Contributor
The nonpartisan analysts at the Congressional Budget Office have concluded that the House "repeal and replace" bill would strip healthcare coverage from 23 million Americans in 2026. That legislation is bizarre as a work of health policy. Instead, it is better understood...
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