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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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GOP Last-Ditch Effort To Replace Obamacare Would Put Americans On Life Support
Atlanta Blackstar • Cecilia Smith
Meet Your Friends Who Get Medicaid
NPR • Phil Galewitz
Conservatives and the Rotten Smell of States' Rights
Bloomberg • Frank Wilkinson
NightSide – A Last-Ditch Health Care Debacle
CBS St. Louis • Cbs Boston
GOP’s latest Obamacare repeal would cost Washington state $10B through 2026, study says
The Seattle Times • David Gutman
The Alaska impact of ACA repeal bill? Depends where you look
Alaska Public Media • Alaska Public Media, Liz Ruskin
HHS plans hours-long shutdowns of ObamaCare site during enrollment period
The Hill • Brandon Carter
Blumenthal: Graham-Cassidy “Cruelest” Yet
New Haven Independent • Christopher Peak
Kaine: Putting health care ideas on the table is fine. Jamming them through Congress is not
PBS • Pbs Newshour
GOP’s Latest Anti-Obamacare Bill Could Leave 21 Million More People Uninsured
Mother Jones • Patrick Caldwell
 
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GOP Last-Ditch Effort To Replace Obamacare Would Put Americans On Life Support
Atlanta BlackstarCecilia Smith
Last week progressives led a growing call for a single-payer health care system, with independent Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders officially announcing the Medicare for All Act of 2017. The Sanders bill would expand health care coverage from those over-65 to all Americans,...
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Meet Your Friends Who Get Medicaid
NPRPhil Galewitz
Those relying on the federal government's safety net are grandmothers, the kid next door, your supermarket cashier — maybe even you.
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Conservatives and the Rotten Smell of States' Rights
BloombergFrank Wilkinson
As Congress factors in Senator John McCain’s refusal to back, for now, the latest scrupulously unvetted legislation to scramble the American health-care system, the gamey smell of states’ rights still lingers in the air. “Instead of a Washington-knows-best approach like Obamacare, our...
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Affordable Care Act, Barack Obama
NightSide – A Last-Ditch Health Care Debacle
CBS St. LouisCbs Boston
BOSTON (CBS) – The Graham-Cassidy bill proposal has garnered attention for its significant ramifications such as the impact on state budgets, millions losing coverage and Medicaid being slashed. Governor Charlie Baker and Senator John McCain are against it, the democrats are uniformly...
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GOP’s latest Obamacare repeal would cost Washington state $10B through 2026, study says
The Seattle TimesDavid Gutman
The billions of dollars in cuts to Medicaid proposed in Senate Republicans’ latest and perhaps final attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act would be devastating to children across Washington, U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell said Friday. Named after its lead sponsors, Republican...
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The Alaska impact of ACA repeal bill? Depends where you look
Alaska Public MediaAlaska Public Media, Liz Ruskin
Sen. John McCain has announced he will vote “no” on the Republicans’ latest health care repeal attempt That appears to sink the bill. But anti-repeal activists aren’t taking any chances. They organized a protest in front of Sen. Lisa Murkowski’s Anchorage office...
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Affordable Care Act, Health Policy
HHS plans hours-long shutdowns of ObamaCare site during enrollment period
The HillBrandon Carter
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is planning hours-long maintenance shutdowns of the federal ObamaCare exchange during the next open enrollment period, CNN reports. HHS officials said the website will be shut down for maintenance for 12 hours from midnight...
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Blumenthal: Graham-Cassidy “Cruelest” Yet
New Haven IndependentChristopher Peak
A last-ditch attempt to demolish Obamacare could rip health coverage away from hundreds of thousands of Connecticut residents and cost the state billions, Sen. Richard Blumenthal warned Friday morning. Speaking at Planned Parenthood’s offices on Whalley Avenue, Connecticut’s senior senator railed against...
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Kaine: Putting health care ideas on the table is fine. Jamming them through Congress is not
PBSPbs Newshour
Watch Video | Listen to the Audio JUDY WOODRUFF: As we reported earlier, Senator John McCain’s announcement that he will not vote for the Graham-Cassidy Republican health care bill tosses the fate of current Obamacare repeal efforts into serious doubt. We look...
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GOP’s Latest Anti-Obamacare Bill Could Leave 21 Million More People Uninsured
Mother JonesPatrick Caldwell
Ron Sachs/ZUMA Surprise! If it manages to pass despite Sen. John McCain’s defection, the latest GOP effort to repeal Obamacare would likely result in an additional 21 million Americans without health insurance. That’s according to a new study by the Brookings Institution....
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