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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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Many Iowa Medicaid patients won't be able to switch coverage
Search Results - The Quad-City Times • Barbara Rodriguez
4 healthcare groups weigh in on CMS' innovation center direction
Becker's Hospital Review • Julie Spitzer
CMS says most states will deplete CHIP funding by March: 4 things to know
Becker's Hospital Review • Morgan Haefner
Anthem Announces Final Results of its Tender Offer for Any and All of its 7.000% Notes due 2019
BusinessWire
13 hospitals join CMS' rural pay experiment
Modern Healthcare • Virgil Dickson
Nevada asks for emergency funds for children's health, 52 days after Republicans let it expire
Daily Kos • Joan Mccarter
Meanwhile, Medicaid/CHIP enrollment is holding steady at 74.2 million...for now...
ACASignups.net • Charles Gaba
How Fewer Obamacare Options Hurt a 4-Year-Old
Heritage Foundation • Robert Moffit
Here's when state health laws don't apply
CNN • Emily Bazar
Missouri Litigation Clears the Way for Hepatitis C Cure for Medicaid Recipients
Newswise: SciNews • Saint Louis University School
 
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Many Iowa Medicaid patients won't be able to switch coverage
Search Results - The Quad-City TimesBarbara Rodriguez
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — More than a third of patients in Iowa's privatized Medicaid program will be unable to switch into one of the two remaining insurance companies as originally announced because the company doesn't have the capacity to add more...
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Barack Obama, Health Care Costs
4 healthcare groups weigh in on CMS' innovation center direction
Becker's Hospital ReviewJulie Spitzer
In September, CMS issued a request for information seeking feedback on what it called a "new direction" for its Innovation Center. The Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation was established to help evaluate payment and delivery system models for Medicare and Medicaid...
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Health Insurance, Health Insurance Policy
CMS says most states will deplete CHIP funding by March: 4 things to know
Becker's Hospital ReviewMorgan Haefner
All states will exhaust federal Children's Health Insurance Program funding in fiscal year 2018, according to a recent CMS bulletin. Here are four things to know. 1. Congress allowed CHIP funding, which covers roughly 9 million low-income children, to expire Oct. 1....
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Bank of America, Blue Cross
Anthem Announces Final Results of its Tender Offer for Any and All of its 7.000% Notes due 2019
BusinessWire
INDIANAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Anthem, Inc. (“Anthem”) announced today the results of its previously announced cash tender offer (the “Offer”) for any and all of its outstanding 7.000% Notes due 2019 (the “Any and All Notes”). Holders of all of the Any and All Notes...
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Health Care Industry, Health Insurance
13 hospitals join CMS' rural pay experiment
Modern HealthcareVirgil Dickson
The CMS on Monday added more hospitals to a program that industry executives say has been key to ensuring access to care in underserved communities. All in all, 13 additional hospitals will participate in the Rural Community Hospital Demonstration Program, which reimburses...
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Affordable Care Act, Barack Obama
Nevada asks for emergency funds for children's health, 52 days after Republicans let it expire
Daily KosJoan Mccarter
Campaign Action Congressional Republicans are back home gearing up for Thanksgiving celebrations and their eventual return to D.C., where they will attempt to push through their massive tax breaks for the rich. While they're enjoying themselves, millions of families are wondering if...
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Medicaid
Meanwhile, Medicaid/CHIP enrollment is holding steady at 74.2 million...for now...
ACASignups.netCharles Gaba
Tue, 11/21/2017 - 3:13pmI used to track the monthly Medicaid/CHIP enrollment reports issued by CMS, watching as the numbers rose dramatically thanks to ACA Medicaid expansion. I pretty much stopped doing that about a year ago, however, since the expansion numbers have...
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Barack Obama, Economic Policy
How Fewer Obamacare Options Hurt a 4-Year-Old
Heritage FoundationRobert Moffit
Robert Moffit Robert E. Moffit, a seasoned veteran of more than three decades in Washington policymaking, is a senior fellow in The 's Center for Health Policy Studies. Read his research. Forget good intentions. Remember bad results. The Washington Post recently published...
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Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, Economic Policy
Here's when state health laws don't apply
CNNEmily Bazar
Let's say you have health insurance through your employer and live in one of 21 states with laws protecting consumers against surprise medical bills from out-of-network providers. Should one of those unwanted bills land in your mailbox, you can turn to your...
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Cancer, Epidemiology
Missouri Litigation Clears the Way for Hepatitis C Cure for Medicaid Recipients
Newswise: SciNewsSaint Louis University School
Newswise — Thousands of Missouri Medicaid recipients who suffer from hepatitis C will now be able to get life-saving medicine that will cure their disease after litigation against the Missouri Department of Social Services. Three individuals on Medicaid, represented by three public...
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