FinanceCiting Stakeholder Concerns, CMS Withdraws the MFAR
CMS Administrator Seema Verma said state and provider partners raised concerns about "potential unintended consequences" of the proposed rule, which...
Opposition to Obamacare Becomes Political Liability for GOP Incumbents
Public sentiment about the ACA, also known as Obamacare, has shifted considerably during the Trump administration.
StrategySCOTUS Schedules ACA Oral Arguments for Nov. 10
The consolidated California v. Azar and Texas v. Azar will be heard one week after the presidential election, but a...
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.