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6/23/17 - 814,700 Ohioans Would Lose Medicaid Coverage Under AHCA
With 25 percent of its population on Medicaid and more than 723,000 people covered by expansion, Ohio would be especially harmed by the American Health Care Act, according to a new report from Policy Matters Ohio. The AHCA would change Medicaid to a per capita cap structure, which caps federal funding per Medicaid enrollee. To maintain current Medi
6/23/17 - A.M. Best Upgrades Issuer Credit Ratings of AultCare Health Insuring Corporation and Its Subsidiary
Release date- 22062017- A.M. Best has upgraded the Long-Term Issuer Credit Ratings to' bbb+' from' bbb' and affirmed the Financial Strength Rating of B++ of AultCare Health Insuring Corporation and its subsidiary, AultCare Insurance Company. AultCare's premium growth has been the result of material enrollment gains in its Medicare Advantage segment
6/23/17 - Advocates: Cuts in Medicaid would compromise care for profoundly disabled in Connecticut [New Haven Register, Conn.]
June 23 NEW HAVEN For 24 years, Dawn Johnson Oduor has raised her profoundly disabled son at home. Dawn Oduor ended up separated from her husband given the strain of the round-the-clock care on the couple, a not uncommon situation. It is very isolating, "Oduor said as she stood at the Hill Central School with other advocates for the disabled.
6/23/17 - Albertsons Companies is First in U.S. to Bill Medicaid for Patient Hormonal Contraceptive Consultation Service Fee in Oregon
By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Insurance Weekly News As part of a collaborative effort to improve access to hormonal contraception for Oregon women, Albertsons Companies announced select pharmacies can now bill Oregon Medicaid plans for the consultation service fee and was the first in the nation to successfully complete the process for
6/23/17 - As Democrats blast Senate GOP health-care plan, Toomey says it's a 'constructive first step' [Beaver County Times, Pa.]
Tom Wolf and his administration joined the cacophony of criticism heaped on the U.S. Senate Republican health-care plan unveiled on Thursday as U.S. Sen. "Some politicians in Washington are completely disconnected from the reality of how cutting Medicaid will damage real Pennsylvania families and communities." Wolf said the plan, which was written
6/23/17 - Casey, Toomey, Wolf react to Senate Republican health plan
Tom Wolf and his administration joined the cacophony of criticism heaped on the U.S. Senate Republican health-care plan unveiled on Thursday as U.S. Sen. Some politicians in Washington are completely disconnected from the reality of how cutting Medicaid will damage real Pennsylvania families and communities. Wolf said the plan, which was written by
6/23/17 - Charlie Dent 'concerned' by Senate health care bill [The Morning Call (Allentown, Pa.)]
Charlie Dent of Pennsylvania wasn't happy with the House GOP health care bill and had hoped to see the Senate take a different approach on several aspects, including changes to Medicaid. Dent, whose 15th District includes Lehigh County and part of Northampton County, was among four Pennsylvania Republicans to vote against the House GOP health care
6/23/17 - Children's Hospital Los Angeles President and CEO Says Proposed Senate Health Care Bill Seriously Threatens Medicaid Coverage for Millions of Children and Families
Children s Hospital Los Angeles opposes any changes to Medicaid funding that harm children and their families, says Paul S. Viviano, president and chief executive officer, Children s Hospital Los Angeles. The Senate's version of the American Health Care Act, called the Better Care Reconciliation Act, risks the health care coverage of
6/23/17 - Colorado Podiatrist Sentenced to Prison for Health Care Fraud
A Fort Collins podiatrist was sentenced to serve six months in prison and pay a $20,000 fine for fraudulently billing Medicare for routine foot care services, announced Acting United States Attorney John Green. "Health care fraud is a serious crime that deserves time behind bars," said Acting U.S. Attorney John Green. Steve Hanson, Special Agent i
6/23/17 - Cornyn on Fox: Time to Rescue Americans from Obamacare
Cornyn on Fox: Time to Rescue Americans from Obamacare. 'We need to stabilize the market, we need to bring premiums down, we need to reassure people that have pre-existing conditions they are going to be covered, and we need to put Medicaid, which is the health care safety net for poor Americans, on a sustainable path.'. WASHINGTON- Today U.S. Sena
6/23/17 - EDITORIAL: Medicaid cuts would be a devastating blow for rural America [The Kansas City Star]
The congressman from Missouri wants a series of regulatory and financial reforms to cut expenses and raise revenue for roughly 2,500 rural hospitals. Without the bill, "rural hospitals in Missouri will continue to close," Graves said in a statement. " The AHCA would cut $840 billion from Medicaid over the next 10 years.
6/23/17 - For N.J. family with two disabled children, Medicaid cuts would hurt [Philly.com]
June 22 For Stephanie Pratico and children Sara, 18, and John, 23, both born with Down syndrome, the Senate's proposal to cut Medicaid and roll back its funding of many states' programs is not just politics. That's not the case at all, "said Pratico, a program manager for Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. For her son, John Rosati, a high schoo
6/23/17 - Governors wary of Medicaid cost shift in Senate health bill
The doubts about the latest plan from Washington came from Republicans, Democrats and the nation's one independent governor. "I have deep concerns with details in the U.S. Senate's plan to fix America's health care system and the resources needed to help our most vulnerable, including those who are dealing with drug addiction, mental illness and c
6/23/17 - Health providers, lawmakers, scholars sound off on Senate's anti-Obamacare bill [The San Diego Union-Tribune]
Patty Maysent, chief executive, UC San Diego Health. The question is: Will the proposed Senate plan put us in a better place? While it softens some of the most egregious elements of the House plan, the Senate version still calls for deep cuts to Medicaid and still results in millions of Americans losing their health insurance.
6/23/17 - Healthcare Workers Across America Intensify Fight to Save Medicaid as Senate Republicans Release Shameful Repeal Bill Crafted in Secrecy
Now that Senate Republicans have finally released their version of the House-passed American Health Care Act, working Americans are seeing exactly why they wrote it behind closed doors. The not-yet CBO scored draft bill, named the Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017, could deliver an even harder blow to U.S. healthcare than the AHCA, by making e
6/23/17 - Majority of Virginia voters oppose cuts to Medicaid funds Majority of Virginia voters oppose cuts in Medicaid funding, according to Quinnipiac poll
A majority of Virginia voters oppose curbing federal funding for Medicaid, according to a poll that Quinnipiac University released on Thursday as Senate Republicans issued their version of health care legislation. RICHMOND- A majority of Virginia voters oppose curbing federal funding for Medicaid, according to a poll that Quinnipiac University rele
6/23/17 - Maryland Hospital Association Urges Cardin, Van Hollen to Oppose Republican Health Care Plan
WASHINGTON- Today, U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen released the following letter from the Maryland Hospital Association, which strongly urges the Senators to oppose the Republican health care plan and specifically cites the damaging cuts to Medicaid. "As the backbone of our nation's health safety net, Maryland's hospitals and health
6/23/17 - Medicaid expansion could end early in Illinois under Senate Obamacare replacement bill [Chicago Tribune]
June 23 Many low-income adults across the nation could lose Medicaid expansion coverage under the Senate's Obamacare replacement bill but in Illinois those losses could come three years earlier because of a state law. About 650,000 Illinois residents could lose their Medicaid expansion coverage in 2021, if the Senate bill becomes law and a stat
6/23/17 - Medicaid Reform Could Shift Risk onto States and the Most Vulnerable Americans and Harm Population Health, According to New Analysis [Tehran Times (Iran)]
However, legislation currently under consideration by Congress would fundamentally alter the structure of Medicaid and create a permanent and growing chasm between actual health care costs and federal contributions to Medicaid. This could have implications for access to health care and long-term services and supports among many of the most vulnerab
6/23/17 - Michigan heart surgery outcomes improved after Medicaid expansion, study finds
By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Insurance Weekly News Expanding Medicaid coverage is associated with better outcomes for heart surgery patients, according to a study led by University of Virginia School of Medicine researchers. Researchers examined outcomes from heart surgery quality databases in Michigan, which expanded Medicaid, and Vir
6/23/17 - Montanans fear bill would narrow Medicaid funding
Sixty-year-old Mark Driscoll positioned his wheelchair between chairs in an aisle Thursday at the Montana Independent Living Program s office for a presentation on how to properly tell his story to the state s delegation in Washington, D.C.. Before the lecture, Jeannie Brown, consultant for Center for Community Change, gave a rundown of Thurs
6/23/17 - New Medicare and Medicaid Study Findings Recently Were Reported by Researchers at Department of Surgery (Did Pre-Affordable Care Act Medicaid...
New Medicare and Medicaid Study Findings Recently Were Reported by Researchers at Department of Surgery. According to news reporting originating from Washington, District of Columbia, by VerticalNews correspondents, research stated, "Although the Affordable Care Act expanded Medicaid access, it is unknown whether this has led to greater access to c
6/23/17 - New Medicare and Medicaid Study Results from A.K. Jha et al Described (Concentration of High-Cost Patients in Hospitals and Markets)
By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Insurance Weekly News Current study results on Medicare and Medicaid have been published. According to news reporting from Boston, Massachusetts, by VerticalNews journalists, research stated, "Although we know that healthcare costs are concentrated among a small number of patients, we know much less about t
6/23/17 - PA senators split on health care bill
WASHINGTON- Senate Republicans released their long-awaited bill Thursday to dismantle much of Barack Obama's health care law, proposing to cut Medicaid for low-income Americans and erase tax boosts that Obama imposed on high-earners and medical companies to finance his expansion of coverage. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R- Ky., hopes to
6/23/17 - Pennsylvania stands to lose $4.5B for Medicaid under Senate health care bill [The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review]
Tom Wolf's administration said Thursday that federal funding cuts contained in a new Senate health proposal would force already-struggling Pennsylvanians to pay more for health care. The Medicaid changes would likely reduce federal funding for Pennsylvania by more than $4.5 billion over the long term, said Department of Human Services Deputy Secret
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