Medicaid Coverage

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OIG: Insurers' Medicaid provider directories are inaccurate

Medicaid insurers' provider directories include doctors who are unavailable, not accepting new patients or could not be found, says a report from the Office of the Inspector General.       

Midterm elections lower chances of Medicaid expansion

Voters in five states elected Republican governors on Tuesday, dashing most hopes of expanding Medicaid in Florida, Georgia, Wisconsin, Maine and Kansas, reported Kaiser Health News.

Medicaid to pay for college health plans

Come this fall, some colleges will offer student health plans paid for by state Medicaid programs, reports Kaiser Health News.

Counties look to enroll current, former inmates in Medicaid

Up to millions of ex-convicts with incomes below the poverty line may have access to Medicaid coverage under the Affordable Care Act, Kaiser Health News reports.

Medicaid expansion skewing admission rates

The perception gap between red and blue states on expanding Medicaid eligibility hews very closely to hospital admissions, the Washington Post reported.

Foster child insurance qualification could help hospitals

A well-known provision of the Affordable Care Act allows children to stay on their parents' health insurance policy until the age of 26. But children without parents enjoy the same option, according to  Stateline.

CBO cuts state estimates on spending for Medicaid expansion

The Congressional Budget Office dramatically reduced state Medicaid spending forecasts due to the Affordable Care Act, the New York Times reported.

NH Senate reaches deal on Medicaid expansion

Until now, New Hampshire was one of two dozen states and one of the few in the Northeast, that has yet to decide whether to expand Medicaid coverage under the Affordable Care Act. But lawmakers in the Granite State appear closer to an agreement.

Young adult enrollment hits roadblocks

Former foster children and college students aren't enrolling in coverage made possible through the Affordable Care Act. News reports suggest unfamiliarity with one of the law's provisions and affordability concerns are to blame.

Exchange fix could fuel Medicaid costs, fraud

The Obama administration, which quietly fixed a problem with Medicaid sign ups on HealthCare.gov on Black Friday, may have inadvertently placed states and insurers at risk for higher Medicaid costs and fraud, Politico reported.