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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
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
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
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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Government Spending
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
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
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
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
November 27, 2019
By Ashley Bateman
Indiana and Arizona are holding off implementing their proposed Medicaid work requirements as lawsuits on the matter await resolution.
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Health Care
Government Spending
November 27, 2019
By Bonner R. Cohen
Eager to free their state from what they say is “excessive or unnecessary intervention in its Medicaid program,” officials in Tennessee are putting the final touches on a sweeping proposal to
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Health Care
Government Spending
October 28, 2019
By Bonner R. Cohen
The Trump administration’s greenlighting of CAR-T cell cancer therapy for Medicare patients nationwide put an end to the patchwork of local determinations on the use of the innovative and expensive treatment.
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Health Care
Government Spending
August 21, 2019
By Ashley Bateman
Hospice providers under Medicare commonly deliver poor service that endangers the health of those using the program, the Office of Inspector General in the U.S Department of Health and Human Services reports.
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Health Care
November 11, 2019
By Bonner R. Cohen
Medi-Cal, California’s sprawling Medicaid program, is working under new rules expanding reimbursement for telemedicine.
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Health Care
Regulation
October 31, 2019
By Chris Jacobs
The Louisiana Department of Health is expected to release a study by researchers at Louisiana State University claiming that Medicaid expansion created tens of thousands of jobs in state
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Health Care
Government Spending
July 31, 2019
By Jeff Reynolds
A new rule announced by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will allow providers of Medicare Advantage plans to expand the kinds of benefits they offer so they can compete more with each other and attract more participants overall.
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Health Care
Government Spending
October 8, 2019
By Christopher Talgo
Several studies estimate Sen. Bernie Sanders’ recently released Medicare for All (M4A) plan would cost approximately $30–$40 trillion over the next decade.
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Health Care
Entitlements
December 18, 2019
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines draft legislation in Missouri that would launch a pilot program that would allow Medicaid enrollees in certain Missouri counties to contract with physicians who practice direct primary care (DPC).
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Health Care
July 1, 2019
By Jeff Reynolds
A new rule announced by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will allow providers of Medicare Advantage plans to expand the kinds of benefits they offer so they can compete more with each other and attract more participants overall.
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Health Care
Government Spending
September 11, 2019
By AnneMarie Schieber
If voters want a lesson in how a socialized health care system would work, they should learn how the U.S. health care system treats (or more accurately, mistreats) kidney patients.
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Health Care
June 27, 2019
By Ashley Herzog
The Trump administration is trying to help lower Medicare costs by offering primary care doctors a flat fee instead of the fee-for-service model currently in place.
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Health Care
Government Spending
August 22, 2019
By AnneMarie Schieber
Hospital readmission rates for enrollees in Medicare Advantage (MA) are slightly higher than for those in traditional, fee-for-service Medicare plans, a new study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine reports.
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Health Care
Regulation
May 17, 2019
By AnneMarie Schieber
Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt requested an audit of the state’s Medicaid program to determine whether enrollees meet federal eligibility requirements.
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Health Care
Government Spending
August 21, 2019
By Christopher Talgo
In many cases, tax burdens would double, and for tens of millions of families, the increased taxes would far outweigh not needing to pay for health insurance premiums and out-of-pocket costs.
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Health Care
August 13, 2019
By Christopher Talgo
News flash: Medicare and Social Security, the nation’s two largest entitlement programs, are on the fast track towards bankruptcy.
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Health Care
August 23, 2018
By Ashley Herzog
Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance companies share some responsibility for the rise of opioid abuse, a new study by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health reports.
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Health Care
August 19, 2019
By AnneMarie Schieber
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) turned down a first of its kind request to provide 90 percent funding for expanding Medicaid to able-bodied adults
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Health Care
Regulation
August 28, 2019
By Bonner R. Cohen
In an effort to transform its financially troubled Medicaid program, the state of Alaska has implemented “emergency regulations” to cut Medicaid reimbursement rates and is working
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Health Care
Regulation
April 9, 2019
By Daniel Sutter
Democrats are calling the newest single-payer healthcare proposals “Medicare for All.” 
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Health Care
August 6, 2019
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans discusses Medicaid expansion and how states can respond to the recent rejection of Utah's funding increase request for its' partial Medicaid expansion.
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Entitlements
Health Care
October 17, 2019
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans discusses Medicaid expansion and how Missouri can use the waiver process to bring positive change to its Medicaid program.
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Health Care
Entitlements
March 12, 2018
By Devon Herrick
The other day a reporter asked me to explain why the government cannot negotiate the price of Medicare drugs lower than private drug plans run by pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs).
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Health Care
June 25, 2019
By Kenneth Artz
Louisiana lawmakers are pushing forward several bills in response to an audit of the state’s Medicaid program which resulted in the removal of 30,000 people from rolls because they earned too much money.
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Health Care
Government Spending
June 7, 2019
By Bonner R. Cohen
The Trump administration is appealing rulings by a federal court that have blocked the implementation of Medicaid work requirements in Kentucky and found a similar program already in place in Arkansas violates federal law.
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Entitlements
Employment
Government Spending
August 16, 2018
By Matthew Glans, Charlie Katebi
In this comment to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Matthew Glans and Charlie Katebi write in support of re-authorizing Kentucky's Medicaid work requirement waiver.
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Health Care
Entitlements
April 29, 2019
By Christopher Talgo
A new report estimates a single-payer health care system in the United States would cost between $54.6 and $60.7 trillion over the first 10 years.
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Health Care
Government Spending
August 9, 2018
By Matthew Glans
In this comment to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Matthew Glans writes in support of a proposed rule that would end the ability of states to skim Medicaid dollars from
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Regulation
Health Care
May 1, 2019
By Ashley Bateman
Lawmakers in Utah rolled out a “partial” Medicaid expansion program April 1 after the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) granted approval to enroll people making under $12,500 a year, less than the $17,200 limit voters approved in 2018.
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Health Care
May 6, 2019
A number of states under pressure to expand their Medicaid programs are instead finding opportunities to customize their programs through federal waivers.
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Health Care
April 29, 2019
Recently elected Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer wrote a letter to Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Seema Verma claiming reporting requirements under the state’s Medicaid work rule could “take away health insurance from pe
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Health Care
Government Spending
April 29, 2019
Ohio has become the eighth state to receive federal approval to implement a work requirement for its expanded Medicaid program.
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Government Spending
 

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