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February 7, 2020
Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly (D) and Republican State Senate Majority Leader Jim Denning (R- District 8) announced a compromise proposal that would expand Medicaid to 150,000 Kansans, a step towards Kelly’s campaign promise to expand Medicaid eligibility in th
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Health Care
Government Spending
March 13, 2020
By Jesse Hathaway
Governors, health care providers, and several lawmakers want the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to retract a rule designed to increase transparency in Medicaid spending.
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Health Care
Government Spending
February 12, 2020
By Kelsey Hackem
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is finalizing rules for a mandatory payment model meant to improve kidney care and reduce costs.
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Health Care
Government Spending
March 16, 2020
By Jesse Hathaway
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit upheld a March 2019 lower court decision that blocked Arkansas from implementing a work rule designed to help able-bodied Medicaid enrollees back into the workforce.
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Health Care
Government Spending
March 10, 2020
By Bonner R. Cohen
To underscore his commitment to Medicaid block grants, Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt joined the Trump administration in Washington D.C for the “Healthy Adult Opportunity” announcement and said his state will be the first to sign up.
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Health Care
Government Spending
March 9, 2020
By Bonner R. Cohen
The Trump administration is moving to give states unprecedented leeway by revamping key sections of Medicaid, the federal health care program for low-income and disabled people.
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Health Care
Government Spending
February 21, 2020
By Matthew Glans
In this Policy Tip Sheet, Matthew Glans examines a new bill that would expand access to telehealth through Colorado's community health centers by affirming that these services meet face-to-face requirements under Medicaid and should be reimbursed as such.
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Health Care
Entitlements
InfoTech & Telecom
February 10, 2020
By AnneMarie Schieber
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) denied Wyoming’s request to expand Medicaid so it can control the price and distribution of its air ambulance service.
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Health Care
February 6, 2020
By Jesse Hathaway
The federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) approved a work requirement for enrollees in the state’s expanded Medicaid program.
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Health Care
Government Spending
December 20, 2019
Michigan’s Medicaid work rules, set to begin in January 2020, are under attack as four enrollees filed a class-action lawsuit claiming the requirement violates the intent of the federal Medicaid Act of 1965, among other charges.
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Health Care
Government Spending
January 29, 2020
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a new study from the Pew Charitable Trusts has found that the states’ share of Medicaid spending has grown steadily over time and is taking up more and more of state revenue.
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Entitlements
Health Care
December 30, 2019
By Ashley Bateman
Most Americans will pay much higher taxes and earn less income if Medicare for All becomes law, a new study by The Heritage Foundation states.
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Health Care
Regulation
February 27, 2020
By Matthew Glans
In this Policy Tip Sheet, Matthew Glans discusses how the use of telehealth can transform health care by making it more affordable and available.
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Health Care
InfoTech & Telecom
December 23, 2019
By Kelsey Hackem
The Trump administration and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposed rule on supplemental Medicaid payments to states, to improve monitoring and enforcement of Medicaid spending.
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Health Care
Government Spending
February 14, 2020
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans discusses Medicaid expansion and how states expanding with faux free-market reforms have failed to improve their Medicaid programs.
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Health Care
Entitlements
December 27, 2019
Louisiana removed Medicaid benefits from 46,000 people who failed to document their income eligibility in an annual information request to renew coverage.
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Health Care
Government Spending
November 22, 2019
By Madeline Peltzer
Candidates for the Democrat Party presidential nomination who have been defending the costs of their health care proposals are facing big doubts among their potential voters about their plans for a single-payer, Medicare for All system.
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Health Care
Regulation
December 20, 2019
By Bonner R. Cohen
Saying it is the “most reasonable thing to do,” Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer called for a delay of the state’s Medicaid work requirements, which are set to go into effect on New Year’s Day.
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Health Care
Government Spending
November 14, 2019
By Christopher Talgo
Sen. Elizabeth Warren, like most of the Democrats running for the party’s 2020 presidential nomination, is all-in on Medicare for All (M4A).
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Health Care
Government Spending
Taxes
December 16, 2019
By AnneMarie Schieber
Wyoming, a state with expansive plains and a sparse population, is working on a plan through the Section 1115 waiver process to have the federal government cover air ambulance transportation through Medicaid for all state residents, regardless of income.
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Health Care
Regulation
 

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