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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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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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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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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
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 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
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 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 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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
April 9, 2019
By Daniel Sutter
Democrats are calling the newest single-payer healthcare proposals “Medicare for All.” 
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Health Care
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
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
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
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 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
 

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