2013 May Health Care News

Issue Date: 
May, 2013
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The May issue of Health Care News reports on opposition in the Florida House of Representatives to expanding Medicaid. The House Select Committee on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act voted along party lines to reject Gov. Rick Scott’s proposed expansion.

Also in this issue:

  • Virginia business groups that at first fought President Barack Obama’s federal health care law are now pushing for Medicaid expansion.
  • In a surprise move, HHS approved Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe’s alternative expansion of Medicaid to provide private insurance through the exchanges instead of the traditional program.
  • Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad is rejecting the Medicaid expansion for now, but he may have to resist additional pressure from state providers.
  • Despite continued questions about the funding mechanisms for the Vermont plan, Green Mountain Care inches closer to becoming the first state single-payer program.
  • Indiana Gov. Mike Pence’s office wants to know if the state can use the Medicaid expansion instead to dramatically grow the Healthy Indiana Plan.
  • After embracing the Medicaid expansion, Ohio Gov. John Kasich dismissed disagreement from Ohio’s state treasurer over the cost ramifications.
  • Gov. Scott Walker’s unique approach to the Medicaid issue prompts protests from many who would actually benefit from his approach.

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