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GOP, White House talk deal on debt
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GOP leaders and the White House are discussing a deal that would enact strict deficit targets and some spending cuts to win Republican votes for lifting the ceiling on how much the federal government can borrow. More



Republicans draft bill to cut Medicaid rolls
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House and Senate Republicans plan to unveil legislation that would allow states to cut Medicaid enrollment, the latest effort to contain the swelling costs for the health care program for the poor. The bill would lift a law that says states can’t cut Medicaid spending without losing matching money from Washington to run the program. More

Proposed rules would help states evaluate Medicaid beneficiary access to care
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The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services issued a proposed regulation that would provide guidance to States on ways to ensure that people with Medicaid have access to health care services. More

News bites: Public wary of GOP cuts to Medicare, Medicaid
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Majority of respondents - 70 percent and 57 percent respectively—to a new poll oppose deep cuts to Medicare and Medicaid even after being told of their outsize weight in the federal deficit, the Wall Street Journal reports. More


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Rockefeller: McCaskill budget plan worse than Ryan's for Medicaid
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Sen. Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va., said that a fellow Democrat's plan to tackle federal spending would be even worse for Medicaid than House Republicans' "heartless" proposals for the program. House Republicans' fiscal 2012 budget would convert federal Medicaid spending into block grants to states, which opponents say would ultimately lead the states to cut benefits or drop people from the program. More

Opponents offer dire warnings about Medicaid block grant proposal
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The plan advanced by Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., to transform this program has been the subject of much of the concern. However, another alternative, this one offered by Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., and based on "global cap" for federal spending, is also getting negative reviews from Medicaid advocates. More



Democrats, advocacy groups campaign against Medicaid block grants
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In the continuing Democratic assault on the House GOP's 2012 budget bill, a group of senators warned of dire consequences on the plan to transform Medicaid into a block grant program. Medicaid, the state-federal health program that covers 50 million poor and disabled, currently guarantees coverage to anyone who meets eligibility requirements. More

House acts to cut funds for part of health care law dealing with insurance exchanges
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The House Republican drive to dismantle the new health care law piece by piece advanced with a vote to disrupt the flow of federal dollars for health insurance exchanges, an integral part of the law's goal of expanding insurance coverage. More

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MHPA Center for Best Practices releases 2nd 'Keeping You Healthy' video
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The MHPA Center for Best Practices "Keeping You Healthy" Video Series featuring Medicaid health plan best practices released "Navigating for Care – Aged, Blind and Disabled" by Midwest Health Plan. Click here to view the video.

Event: MHPA's Center for Best Practices First Annual Awards Forum on May 18; presentations added
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Register now for the MHPA Center for Best Practices First Annual Awards Forum on May 18. The awards ceremony at the Academy for Educational Development, 1825 Connecticut Ave., Washington, D.C., will also feature MSNBC Political Analyst Karen Finney as keynote luncheon speaker as well as the following presentations: "National Quality Improvement Strategy and Other Quality Improvement Provisions of the Affordable Care Act" — Dave Domann, MS, RPh, Ortho-McNeil Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. "An Innovative Model to Fight Childhood Lead Poisoning, Increase Screening Rates and Improve Health Outcomes" — Joel De Jesus, Magellan Biosciences "Childhood Obesity: A "United" Call to Action" — Sandra Bruce Nichols, M.D., UnitedHealthcare and "Targeting Pre-term Births in the Medicaid Population" — Kimberly Roop, M.D., WellPoint. To register or sponsor, please click here or contact Thanh Buscarini at 202.857.5728 or tbuscarini@mhpa.org. More

Event: 19th Annual Medicaid Managed Care Congress — May 18-20 in Baltimore
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MHPA colleagues receive discounted rates.

Medicaid Managed Care organizations are facing their toughest challenges yet with the onset of health care reform and the rise in newly approved eligibles. Attend the 19th Annual Medicaid Managed Care Congress, and hear from President and CEO, Thomas L. Johnson as well as more than 40 of the nation's top Medicaid Managed Care government officials and health plan executives as they discuss strategies to help health plans overcome their most pressing needs while improving quality and controlling costs. Our distinguished speaking faculty includes:

• Keynote: Richard Gilfillan, M.D., acting director of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation, Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services

• Thomas L. Johnson, president and CEO, Medicaid Health Plans of America

• Edwina Rogers, executive director, Patient Centered Primary Care Collaborative

• Philip Bonaparte, M.D., chief medical officer, Horizon NJ Health

• Kevin Hayden, president, State Sponsored Business Division, WellPoint and vice-chair, MHPA board of directors

• Charlotte MacBeth, MBA, MHA, JD, president and CEO, MDwise

As a MHPA member, receive 25 percent off the standard registration rate with priority code XP1626MHPAN. Register online, by calling 888.670.8200, or emailing register@iirusa.com. Be sure to mention priority code XP1626MHPAN to receive the discount. We look forward to seeing you in Baltimore.



Event: Insuring the under and uninsured: The Health Plan Forum on Medicaid Expansion & Health Benefit Exchanges, San Francisco
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Reaching, Servicing, and Retaining the New Enrollee Population
July 18-19
The Marines' Memorial Club in San Francisco
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