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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.

Recent Medicaid News Coverage
 
Your Weekly Recommendations Wednesday, April 25, 2018
 
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Week in Review: Lawmakers consider Medicaid work requirements and new election recount standards
Michigan Radio • Rebecca Kruth
Letters: Differing Views of Paul Ryan’s Departure
The New York Times
Focus shifts to states’ efforts in health policy
Covering Health • Dan Goldberg
Retirement Insurance Products Are Disappearing. And That’s Dangerous.
The Wall Street Journal • Benjamin Harris
Republicans Coming on Board as Virginia Considers Medicaid Expansion
WNYC
Virginia Lawmakers Optimistic About Medicaid Expansion Negotiations
Kaiser Health News
Flurry of Medicare Advantage and Part D Changes Includes Significant Policy Shifts
The National Law Review • Emery, Mcdermott Will
Pennsylvania court gives UnitedHealth hope in Medicaid battle with Centene
Modern Healthcare • Tara Bannow
Work Requirements in Medicaid: How We Got Here
MedPage Today • Roger Sergel
Healthcare leaders launch RCM company: 7 things to know
Becker's Hospital Review • Kelly Gooch
 
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Health Insurance, Health Insurance Policy
Week in Review: Lawmakers consider Medicaid work requirements and new election recount standards
Michigan RadioRebecca Kruth
Pretty soon, Medicaid recipients in Michigan who are able-bodied may have to choose between finding a job or losing health insurance. That's under a bill the state Senate passed Thursday. Democrats opposed to the bill say it punishes the poor, while supporters...
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Medicaid, Medicare
Letters: Differing Views of Paul Ryan’s Departure
The New York Times
Image To the Editor: Paul Ryan is under no obligation to prove his moderate conservative bona fides to . They are sound. His departure is a great loss. He worked as hard as he could for the common good and for the...
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Economic Policy, Health Care Costs
Focus shifts to states’ efforts in health policy
Covering HealthDan Goldberg
States are going to have unprecedented opportunities to shape health care policy during the next couple years, as President Trump’s administration approves Medicaid waivers and loosens rules around the Affordable Care Act. States are going to have tools and options they have...
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Health Care Industry, Health Insurance
Retirement Insurance Products Are Disappearing. And That’s Dangerous.
The Wall Street JournalBenjamin Harris
Retirees have access to a mix of public and private insurance products. On the public side, Medicare provides health insurance, Medicaid provides means-tested long-term-care insurance, and Social Security doubles as an annuity and life-insurance benefit. While the public-sector programs continue to form...
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Barack Obama, Medicaid
Republicans Coming on Board as Virginia Considers Medicaid Expansion
WNYC
State lawmakers in Virginia were called back to Richmond on Wednesday for a special legislative session. Democratic Governor Ralph Northam, just months into his first term, ordered the session to address the state budget, which was blocked last month by Republican state...
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Health Reform, Medicaid
Virginia Lawmakers Optimistic About Medicaid Expansion Negotiations
Kaiser Health News
House Del. Alfonso Lopez said there could be a bill as early as Monday or Tuesday of next week. Medicaid news comes out of Pennsylvania and Mississippi, as well.
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Health Policy, Health Reform
Flurry of Medicare Advantage and Part D Changes Includes Significant Policy Shifts
The National Law ReviewEmery, Mcdermott Will
Last week, CMS released new regulations and guidance for Medicare Advantage Organizations (MAOs) and Part D Sponsors. These documents—along with the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 that was passed in January—reflect significant policy and operational changes for the MA and Part D...
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Health Care Industry, Medicaid
Pennsylvania court gives UnitedHealth hope in Medicaid battle with Centene
Modern HealthcareTara Bannow
A panel of Pennsylvania judges ruled in favor of UnitedHealth Group, deciding that state officials wrongly met with Centene Corp. executives as they deliberated which insurance companies would receive some of the state's $12 billion in Medicaid contracts. The Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court's...
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Health Care Industry, Health Insurance
Work Requirements in Medicaid: How We Got Here
MedPage TodayRoger Sergel
Carolyn Engelhard, MPA Even before Tuesday's executive order by President Trump that all federal assistance programs seek to incorporate work requirements, the administration had already given its approval of such requirements at the state level for Medicaid. More than two dozen states...
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Health Care Costs, Health Care Industry
Healthcare leaders launch RCM company: 7 things to know
Becker's Hospital ReviewKelly Gooch
HealthCare Futures, Premier Healthcare Systems and RSI Enterprises have joined forces to launch a revenue cycle management company. Here are seven things to know. 1. HealthCare Futures is a business and technology solutions provider, while Premier Healthcare Systems is a self-described "healthcare...
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