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Health law's Medicaid expansion debated by US High Court
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U.S. Supreme Court justices grappled with whether Congress had the power to expand the Medicaid insurance program for the poor as part of President Barack Obama's health care law. Twenty-six states are challenging the expansion on grounds it would coerce them into spending more of their tax money than they want to spend. More



Transcript Highlights: The Medicaid expansion arguments
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In the final arguments before the Supreme Court , the justices looked at the health law's expansion of Medicaid, the joint federal-state health program for low-income people. More

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Vigorous questions on severability, Medicaid on final day (Video)
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The justices heard from the opposing lawyers about issues as basic as 'what is liberty?' and whether it's better to 'fix' flaws in legislation or scrap it entirely. Legal analyst Stuart Taylor, Jr., talks with Jackie Judd about the last 2.5 hours of this historic week. More

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Medicaid ruling could have far-reaching impact
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Few people expected the Supreme Court to be arguing about whether expanding Medicaid health care coverage to more poor people is constitutional. And few expect the court to strike down the Medicaid expansion in ways that could threaten some of the core civil rights, environmental and social welfare legislation dating back to the New Deal. More

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Health case ripples outward
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After three days of historic Supreme Court debate, the political world and health care companies confronted the prospect of President Barack Obama's health law being wiped away, a decision that would upend years of planning by businesses and roil the November elections. More

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High court arguments suggest justices could produce partisan split familiar in health debate
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The survival of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul rests with a Supreme Court seemingly split over ideology and, more particularly, in the hands of two Republican-appointed justices. More

Justices seem split over striking down health care law as arguments end
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President Barack Obama's health care law appeared very much at risk after the Supreme Court concluded its historic review of the landmark legislation. More




Insights Webinar: Fraud, Waste and Abuse for Managed Medicaid Plans, April 5 by Thomson Reuters
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Thomson Reuters works with over 20 state Medicaid agencies, CMS and several commercial payers to identify and reduce fraud, waste and abuse. We will share successes, strategies and insights into how managed Medicaid plans can reduce fraud, waste and abuse and maximize their value. We will outline, enumerate and categorize the various kinds of fraud patterns in the Medicaid market, and will show specific results in collection, prosecution and prevention that have been achieved by our clients in this area. Click here to register.

Save money on MHPA's Insights Webinars: Register now for the 2012 Best Practices Awards Forum
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Register for the MHPA Center for Best Practices Second Annual Awards Forum (8 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Washington, D.C.) and receive 15 percent off MHPA's Insights Webinars (20-webinar series package) or 25 percent off an Insights individual webinar. Contact Suzanne Austin at 202.857.5720 or saustin@mhpa.org to take advantage of this special deal. More

New Webinar from AISHealth.com: Dual Eligibles: State Initiatives and Growth Opportunities for Health Plans
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In the past year, the federal and state governments have developed huge new initiatives to expand integrated care delivery for Medicare-Medicaid dual eligibles and, in the process, created big near-term growth opportunities for health plans. During this April 12 Webinar from AISHealth.com, hear Thomas Johnson, from Medicaid Health Plans of America, and Gary Jacobs, from Universal American Corporation, detail how states' dual initiatives will transform both what they do and how they do it. You'll also hear directly from California's top duals consultant, Peter Harbage, of Harbage Consulting, about the state's process and intentions. More




MHPA's New Keeping you Healthy video: Healthy You, Healthy Me by Amerihealth Mercy Health Plan
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Today's children are the most overweight generation in the history of the U.S. According to the National Center for Health Statistics, the prevalence of overweight children and youth has more than tripled over the last 35 years. In addition to the increase in type II diabetes in children, overweight children also have increased the rates of diagnosed hypertension and asthma. To combat this epidemic, AmeriHealth Mercy Health Plan partnered with the Neighborhood Center in Harrisburg, Pa., to create our "Healthy You, Healthy Me" Childhood Obesity Program. Watch the YouTube video here.

20th Annual Medicaid Managed Care Congress
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Join MHPA as we partner with IIR's 20th Annual Medicaid Managed Care Congress, May 1-May 2 at the Hilton Baltimore. MHPA's president & CEO, Thomas Johnson and over 350 State Officials, Health Plan executives and CMS will share insights on how to improve quality, achieve better health outcomes and control costs. Don't miss Thomas's sessions on the Opportunities for the New Basic Health Plan option and as part of the closing panel discussion.
Highlights:
• State Snapshots providing insight into states that are making moves in the Medicaid managed care space. Hear from Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Texas and Washington, D.C.
• Realigned Track Sessions based on in-depth analysis of our audience to better meet your needs.
• Full Day Summits on Medicaid Managed Care 101 and Dual Eligibles to go deeper into these hot topics.
• Political commentary from speaker Paul Begala from CNN and Newsweek, as he presents potential outcomes for the upcoming presidential elections and the future of Medicaid managed care.

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to learn more about the 40 speakers, 35 sessions, 4 pre-conference workshops, and numerous networking opportunities. Because of our partnership, MHPA members can receive 25 percent off the standard registration rate. Just mention priority code XP1726MHPA when registering. Register online, by calling 888.670.8200, or emailing register@iirusa.com. The hotel block expires on March 30, so be sure to book early.





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