StrategyCMS Unveils Initiative to Transform Rural Health
The Community Health Access and Rural Transformation Model will pick 15 rural communities for its Community Transformation Track, which starts...
FinanceAmerica's Essential Hospitals Pushes for CMS to Withdraw the MFAR
Additional cosigners on the letter to CMS Administrator Seema Verma include the American Health Care Association and the U.S. Chamber...
Covid-19Missourians to Vote on Medicaid Expansion as Crisis Leaves Millions Without Insurance
If Medicaid expansion passes in Missouri, coverage for those newly eligible people would begin in 2021.
Covid-19Medi-Cal Agency's New Head Wants to Tackle Disparities and Racism
Will Lightbourne sees his job as a chance to refocus Medi-Cal on improving health by linking people with behavioral health...
StrategyThe COVID-19 Downturn Triggers Jump in Medicaid Enrollment
Program sign-ups are widely expected to accelerate through the summer, reflecting the higher number of unemployed.
Covid-19Medicaid Mystery: Millions of Enrollees Haven't Materialized in California
Medi-Cal enrollment has hovered around 12.5 million since March, when the pandemic shut down much of the economy.
Covid-19Almost Half of Families That Lost Work Due to COVID-19 Also Avoided Healthcare
"COVID-19 continues to highlight longstanding structural inequities," Mona Shah, senior program officer at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, said in...
StrategyCOVID Pandemic Jeopardizes Vote On Oklahoma Medicaid Expansion
Oklahoma voters head to the polls June 30 to decide if the state should expand Medicaid. If approved, State Question...
StrategyNearly Half of ACA Enrollment in 2018 Came Through BCBS Plans
An Urban Institute analysis found marketplace enrollees chose name-brand insurance over Medicaid, but Medicaid enrollment is still growing.
Covid-19Medicaid Providers at the End of the Line for Federal COVID Funding
State Medicaid directors say that without immediate funding, many of the health facilities that serve Medicaid patients could close permanently.
StrategyDonna Shalala's Return to Washington and the Fight for the Cost of Healthcare
The nation's former and longest-serving secretary for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services reflects on her lengthy career...
Strategy34 States Granted Medicaid 1135 Waivers
CMS says the waivers will give states more flexibility to respond to the coronavirus pandemic.