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January 18, 2016 | Kaiser Health News

For people whose income changes shift them above or below the Medicaid threshold during the year, navigating their health insurance coverage can be confusing. Ditto for lower income people who live in states that may expand Medicaid this year.


January 14, 2016 | Susan Morse

Louisiana has adopted Medicaid expansion, making it the 32nd state, including the District of Columbia, to take on the Affordable Care Act initiative.


January 12, 2016 | Kaiser Health News

For decades, if someone on Medicaid wanted to get treatment for drug or alcohol addiction, they almost always had to rely solely on money from state and local sources. Now the federal government is considering chipping in, too. The agency that governs Medicaid is proposing to cover 15 days of inpatient rehab per month for anyone enrolled in a Medicaid managed care plan, but critics say 15 days isn't long enough.


January 6, 2016 | Jeff Lagasse

West Virginia hospitals are savings millions annually thanks to declines in uncompensated care due to Medicaid expansion, according to figures released by advocacy group West Virginians for Affordable Health Care.


December 30, 2015 | Jeff Lagasse

The state of Maryland is proposing significant changes to how its Medicaid system doles out cash to methadone treatment clinics. 


December 16, 2015 | Kaiser Health News

A coalition of civil rights advocates Tuesday called for a federal investigation of California's Medicaid program, alleging that it discriminates against millions of low-income Latinos by denying them equal access to healthcare.


December 1, 2015 | Beth Jones Sanborn

Women in Medicaid expansion states are far more likely to get screened for breast cancer, according to a new study by the Radiological Society of North America, which released the results at its annual meeting on Monday.


November 19, 2015 | Susan Morse

The State of Michigan on Tuesday denied a request by Henry Ford Health System's health plan to allow it to keep two regions, including Detroit, to its approved contract for the state's Medicaid program.


November 17, 2015 | Susan Morse

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on Monday announced a $32 million initiative to drive down the number of uninsured children by supporting outreach to get families with children eligible for Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program enrolled.


November 10, 2015 | Kaiser Health News

Cancer patients insured by California's health plan for low-income people are less likely to get recommended treatment and also have lower survival rates than patients with other types of insurance, according to a new study by University of California-Davis researchers.


November 6, 2015 | Susan Morse

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is developing a new model for how it pays dual-eligible health plans after an analysis showed it was underpaying these plans.


November 3, 2015 | Susan Morse

Montana has become the 30th state to expand Medicaid, with federal officials on Monday signing off on a plan to expand coverage to low-income residents through a federal waiver that requires beneficiaries to pay premiums of up to 2 percent of their income.


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