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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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Public Gets Chance to Weigh in on Medicaid Expansion Bill
U.S. News
Maplewood Woman Charged With Defrauding Minnesota's Medicaid Program
kstp.com - Top News
Ricketts names health care exec to state Medicaid division
Richmond Times-Dispatch
HHS plan for the opioid crisis: Track prescribing patterns with Medicaid data
Healthcare IT News • Jessica Davis
Study: Older and less-educated people most likely to lose coverage under Bevins Medicaid
Courier-Journal • Associated Press
Couple makes millions off Medicaid managed care as oversight lags
Los Angeles Times • Chad Terhune
Trump's latest budget undercuts his call to focus on mental health, school safety
CBS News
Viewpoints: Medicaid Work Requirements Are Brazen; Lessons From Opioid Crisis On Caring
Kaiser Health News
Viewpoints: Medicaid Work Requirements Are Brazen; Lessons From Opioid Crisis On Caring
Kaiser Health News
What Trump and the GOP just don't understand about Medicaid
CNBC
 
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Public Gets Chance to Weigh in on Medicaid Expansion Bill
U.S. News
The public is getting a chance to weigh in on a plan to continue New Hampshire's expanded Medicaid program.
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Maplewood Woman Charged With Defrauding Minnesota's Medicaid Program
kstp.com - Top News
The Minnesota Attorney General's Office said 70-year-old Barbara Williams-Bell defrauded the Medicaid program by turning in falsified paperwork to the state, according to court documents filed Wednesday ...
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Medicaid
Ricketts names health care exec to state Medicaid division
Richmond Times-Dispatch
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Gov. Pete Ricketts has appointed a South Carolina health care executive to serve as the new director of Nebraska's Medicaid and Long-Term Care division.
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Health IT, Medicaid
HHS plan for the opioid crisis: Track prescribing patterns with Medicaid data
Healthcare IT NewsJessica Davis
As part of its FY19 budget request, the agency is looking into how to leverage PDMPs to track prescribing histories, as well as reporting suspected abuse to the DEA.
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Study: Older and less-educated people most likely to lose coverage under Bevins Medicaid
Courier-JournalAssociated Press
Under Gov. Bevin's proposed changes to Medicaid, a study suggests the people most likely to lose their coverage are older and in poor health
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Affordable Care Act, Barack Obama
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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Affordable Care Act, Barack Obama
Trump's latest budget undercuts his call to focus on mental health, school safety
CBS News
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is calling for a focus on mental health and school safety in response to shootings like the one that took 17 lives in Florida, but his budget would cut funding in both areas. Trump's latest budget would...
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Health Care Costs, Health Care Industry
Viewpoints: Medicaid Work Requirements Are Brazen; Lessons From Opioid Crisis On Caring
Kaiser Health News
Opinion writers focus on these and other health topics. [O]ver its 50-plus year history, Medicaid waiver authority was almost exclusively used to expand Medicaid eligibility and benefits rather than to restrict them, or to try a different approach to delivering existing benefits....
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Viewpoints: Medicaid Work Requirements Are Brazen; Lessons From Opioid Crisis On Caring
Kaiser Health News
Opinion writers focus on these and other health topics. Health Affairs: Will Federal Courts Uphold Trump Administration Medicaid Waiver Approvals? The Case For Skepticism [O]ver its 50-plus year history, Medicaid waiver authority was almost exclusively used to expand Medicaid eligibility and benefits...
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What Trump and the GOP just don't understand about Medicaid
CNBC
Read President Donald Trump's budget proposal and you'll find another repeal of former President Barack Obama's health care law. The budget, unveiled Monday, eliminates the health care law's premium subsidies, rolls back its Medicaid expansion and caps Medicaid spending — all in...
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