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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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A Look At Republican Intentions? Diving Into The Leaked ACA Replacement Bill
Health Affairs • Timothy Jost
Guest Commentary: Lawmakers must protect the essentials in the ACA replacement
Modern Healthcare
Dem senator goes on tweet storm over leaked ObamaCare repeal plan
The Hill • Brooke Seipel
There's Only One Big Thing That Matters About the Upcoming Republican Health Care Plan
Mother Jones • Kevin Drum
The GOP’s Leaked Obamacare Replacement Is Terrible for the Needy
Slate • Jordan Weissmann
A Leaked Blueprint for Trumpcare Reveals Millions Could Lose Coverage
Vanity Fair • Abigail Tracy
Leaked House Obamacare Repeal Draft Shows Dangerous Work in Progress
New York Magazine • Ed Kilgore
Republican ACA repeal plan leaked: 5 things to know
Becker's Hospital Review • Emily Rappleye
Overhaul of Medicaid expansion could cost states $32 billion: report
Reuters • Hilary Russ
Provider complaints drive Kansas lawmakers to consider KanCare 'fix' without Gov. Brownback
Becker's Hospital Review • Kelly Gooch
 
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A Look At Republican Intentions? Diving Into The Leaked ACA Replacement Bill
Health AffairsTimothy Jost
On February 24, 2017, a draft House reconciliation bill was leaked to the media. Although I have not seen any claims that it is not authentic, it is dated February 10 and may not be the most recent draft. I have also...
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Affordable Care Act, Barack Obama
Guest Commentary: Lawmakers must protect the essentials in the ACA replacement
Modern Healthcare
Delivering effective, efficient and extraordinary healthcare to all requires full access to care. Health insurance, either private or government, is essential to that access, which is why Beaumont Health is urging President Donald Trump and members of Congress to tread carefully as...
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Affordable Care Act, Barack Obama
Dem senator goes on tweet storm over leaked ObamaCare repeal plan
The HillBrooke Seipel
Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) blasted the leaked Republican plans for repealing and replacing ObamaCare in a Friday night tweet storm. A draft House Republican ObamaCare bill was leaked on Friday and includes plans to dismantle the core aspects of the healthcare law...
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Affordable Care Act, Barack Obama
There's Only One Big Thing That Matters About the Upcoming Republican Health Care Plan
Mother JonesKevin Drum
Politico has gotten its hands on a leaked copy of a Republican health care plan. It's a discussion draft of a bill that's a couple of weeks old, but it still provides a good idea of what Republicans are thinking these days....
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Affordable Care Act, Health Care Industry
The GOP’s Leaked Obamacare Replacement Is Terrible for the Needy
SlateJordan Weissmann
Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images On Friday, a draft of the House Republicans' Obamacare replacement plan—which may or may not have broad support in the caucus—leaked to the press and it bodes horribly for America's needy. This is not a surprise, as the document...
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Affordable Care Act, Barack Obama
A Leaked Blueprint for Trumpcare Reveals Millions Could Lose Coverage
Vanity FairAbigail Tracy
Before an energized crowd at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference on Thursday, Mike Pence boldly proclaimed that after seven years of futile attempts to dismantle President Barack Obama’s signature health-care law, the G.O.P. is the on cusp of finally repealing and...
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Leaked House Obamacare Repeal Draft Shows Dangerous Work in Progress
New York MagazineEd Kilgore
A leaked document shows House Republicans mulling controversial ideas like ending Medicaid as we know it and a new tax on employer-provided insurance.
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Affordable Care Act, Health Care Industry
Republican ACA repeal plan leaked: 5 things to know
Becker's Hospital ReviewEmily Rappleye
A leaked draft of a House Republican ACA repeal bill is the first glimpse of how Republicans plan to finance their replacement plan. The bill was expected Feb. 27 after a congressional recess, but was leaked to Politico and published Friday. Most...
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Overhaul of Medicaid expansion could cost states $32 billion: report
ReutersHilary Russ
Proposals in Congress that would effectively end Medicaid expansion in 31 U.S. states would cost those states at least $32 billion altogether in 2019, according to a report released on Friday. "Few, if any, states could absorb such new costs," the Center...
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Health Care Industry, Health Insurance
Provider complaints drive Kansas lawmakers to consider KanCare 'fix' without Gov. Brownback
Becker's Hospital ReviewKelly Gooch
KanCare, the state's privatized Medicaid program, could undergo changes following complaints from physicians and hospital administrators, according to a report from KMUW's Kansas News Service. Here are five things to know. 1. Kansas initially privatized its Medicaid program in 2013. The program...
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