President Donald Trump said he wouldn’t touch Medicare before pitching a budget plan that would do exactly that, along with steep cuts to Medicaid. Democrats are calling it “savage” and “heartless,” while administration officials are insisting they are only slowing explosive growth in future years and that current Medicare benefits would remain untouched.
Southern U.S. states that expanded Medicaid “experienced lower rates of physical and mental health declines” than nearby regions that didn’t expand health benefits for poor Americans, a new analysis shows in Health Affairs shows.
If the recent district court ruling that the Affordable Care Act is unconstitutional were to be upheld, far more than the law’s most high-profile provisions would be at stake.
A new federal law will give patients more information about prices and fees when paying a doctor's visit.
Despite legal challenges at the state and federal level, the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare is moving ahead with a citizen-directed Medicaid expansion effort.
The number of people now enrolled in Medicaid thanks to its expansion in Virginia has hit another milestone with more than 200,000 people now enrolled.
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A federal advisory panel for Medicaid wants HHS to better monitor Medicaid's biggest supplemental payment program for hospitals after finding that states have been overspending billions of dollars.
Treatment costs for the immunotherapy can run to more than $1 million. Some state Medicaid programs aren't paying for the treatment, and Medicare's complicated payment rates have hospitals worried.
Many prisoners lose Medicaid coverage the moment they are incarcerated, creating a critical gap in coverage that sets inmates up for failure and costs state and local governments billions.
McKinley County, New Mexico, has the nation's highest rate of Medicaid enrollment. People there say it is vital to battle daunting economic and public health challenges.
Veterans remain at higher risk of experiencing homelessness than the rest of the population. Although some veterans have access to health care through the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Medicaid plays an important role for this population, particularly those experiencing homelessness. This brief describes Medicaid’s role for veterans experiencing homelessness and provides insight into how the Affordable Care Act (ACA) Medicaid expansion has affected their coverage and access to care. It shows:
The bill's sponsors say their plan to reallocate federal health funding among states is more equitable. It also would cause largely Democratic states to lose funding while Republican states gain.
There are still no Medicaid Managed Care Organizations at Decatur’s two major hospital groups, but there are options to keep Medicaid patients from going without coverage.
Medicaid has been a vital part of the American health care safety net for more than 50 years. Today, Medicaid, along with the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), covers more than 74 million people, ranging from children in poverty to persons with developmental disabilities and serious mental illnesses to the frail elderly requiring long-term care. In 32 states (including the District of Columbia) that took up Medicaid expansion pursuant to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), Medicaid also covers low-income, non-disabled adults. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) estimates combined federal and state outlays for Medicaid in 2017 will be $586.5 billion, or 17.3 percent of national health expenditures.
This brief describes the role that Medicaid plays for 10 million Medicare beneficiaries to help inform upcoming debates about proposals to restructure Medicaid financing in ways that could reduce federal funding.
On Thursday, February 23, the Kaiser Family Foundation will host a web briefing for journalists to explain how block grant and per capita cap spending proposals for Medicaid would work and what the possible implications are.
Headlines across the country mention looming changes to the Medicaid Program. Make no mistake when reading these articles, what they mean by change is severe cuts. The threats facing Medicaid in Washington, D.C. point to a fundamental problem facing our nation: a civil rights crisis that affects us all.
Medicaid and Medicare reimbursement was $58.7 billion less than actual hospital costs in 2015, the AHA recently reported.
An estimated 3.6 million Americans don't get the health care they need because they don't have transportation to and from their doctors' appointments.