Medicaid Expansion

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Focus turns to Medicaid expansion in wake of King v. Burwell ruling

Now that the Supreme Court has ruled to uphold federal Affordable Care Act subsidies in the  King v. Burwell  case, focus turns to the states--and Medicaid expansion.

Republican AGs: CMS must stop 'coercive efforts' to expand Medicaid

Ten Republican state attorneys general are asking Republican lawmakers to prevent the Obama administration from taking what they call "coercive efforts" to compel them into expanding their state Medicaid programs under the Affordable Care Act.

For non-Medicaid expansion states, charity care wipes out savings

Cost is the most common reason that states have opted out of Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Ac, but new research from Northwestern University finds that those same 21 states face uncompensated care costs roughly equal to what they would have spent on expansion.

Uninsured rate drops to 11.5 percent

With millions of Americans' health insurance in jeopardy as the Supreme Court weighs a case against a key provision of the Affordable Care Act, a newly released government survey indicates that the rate of uninsured Americans has dropped to just 11.5 percent.

Commonwealth Fund: 86 percent covered under ACA happy with health plans

With the Supreme Court's decision on a key provision of the Affordable Care Act due this month, a new report finds that most Americans covered under the ACA are pleased with their health plans--and say they'd struggle without them.

What would the Founding Fathers say about Medicaid expansion?

When the Florida Legislature voted down Medicaid expansion yet once again last week, I received a glowing announcement from the James Madison Institute, a Tallahassee-based think tank that has a lot...

Florida House rejects Medicaid expansion

Florida's Republican-led House of Representatives rejected the state's plan to expand Medicaid to nearly 650,000 residents.

Medicaid expansion helps bad debt but not operating margins

Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act didn't provide non-profit hospitals with the additional revenue they expected, according to a new report from Moody's Investors Service.  

3 key reasons CMS overhauled MCO rule

Although insurers have already begun pushing back against proposed Medicaid managed care organization regulations, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services released the rule so that it could catch existing regulation up with reality.

GOP Senators introduce new healthcare plan in Florida

Republican Senate leaders in Florida offered a healthcare compromise Tuesday to the ongoing budget battle that's threatening to shut down state government.