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Democrats muddled message on Medicaid worries advocates
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Medicaid advocates remain worried that the state-federal program for low-income Americans remains on the chopping block as debt ceiling negotiations enter the final stretch. More



ONLINE REGISTRATION NOW OPEN for Medicaid Health Plans of America's 2011 annual meeting, 'The Changing Landscape for Medicaid Health Plans,' Nov. 6-8 at the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC
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Keynote speakers: Former HHS Secretary Donna Shalala; Political Strategist and Commentator Donna Brazile and more.

Issues addressed: health reform implementation, quality improvement, cost-containment and improving access to care.

Other meeting highlights: pre-conference, networking opportunities, sponsor tradeshow and entertainment by The Capitol Steps.

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TMG Health names new executive staff
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TMG Health, the leading national provider of strategic Business Process Outsourcing solutions to the government-sponsored health plan market, announces the appointment of Chris Haran as Chief Information Officer. More

Health care company CoventryCares to create 120 new Louisville, Ky., jobs
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CoventryCares of Kentucky, one of three companies recently selected as a service provider to Medicaid recipients in the state, will establish its headquarters in Jefferson County and hire about 120 workers, many in specialized jobs with average annual salaries of $50,000. More

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Kool Smiles expands access in South Carolina
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Kool Smiles, a leading dental health provider for children and adults, announced the opening of a new office Greenville, S.C. The company's second office in Greenville is offering residents convenient new options for affordable dental care. More

News bites: Generic drug push for Medicaid
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The Generic Pharmaceutical Association applauds new bipartisan legislation that incentivizes states to keep their Medicaid costs down by shifting to generics. More

Memo to debt negotiators: Congressional Budget Office says proposed fix for health law glitch trims deficits by $13 billion
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Memo to President Barack Obama and the debt negotiators: You can save $13 billion by fixing a glitch in the new health care law. That amount may pale in comparison to the "big deal" the president's looking for, but negotiators have got to start somewhere to reach the goal of cutting deficits by $4 trillion over a decade. More

People with disabilities caught up in effort to fix glitch in health care law
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Efforts to fix a glitch in the health care reform law could backfire on thousands of people with disabilities, The Hill has learned. Republicans and some Democrats want to change a part of the law that made 3 million middle-income people eligible for Medicaid. More



Medicaid primary care spending linked to fewer hospitalizations
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In some states, higher spending on primary care in Medicaid is associated with lower spending on hospitalizations, according to a study of Medicaid spending patterns published in the July Health Affairs. More

New study looks at variation in Medicaid spending across states
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In recent years, the narrative surrounding all manner of policy issues in American political debate has often boiled down to how much money the government is (or should) be spending on social or other programs. More

After the stimulus, big shifts in Medicaid funds
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States have finally hit what they've been calling "the cliff." All 50 states lost the additional Medicaid funds they'd been getting from the federal stimulus program. The extra aid totaled $100 billion over three years and helped states pay for the higher costs that go along with higher enrollments during a weak economy. More

Utah senator, governor slammed over Medicaid
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Utah Medicaid advocates have penned a scathing column in The Salt Lake Tribune slamming Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, and Republican Gov. Gary Herbert following the field hearing on Medicaid. More

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Florida Democrats attack Medicaid waiver
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State House Democrats have asked the Obama administration to deny Florida's request to turn Medicaid over to managed-care companies.  More

Maine Gov. LePage vows new effort to cut MaineCare
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Gov. Paul LePage says he will push for a significant change in Maine's version of the Medicaid program, MaineCare, by reducing eligibility to the level in place in most states. More

Suburban Illinois GOP trifecta cites Medicaid reform blockage
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Three suburban Republicans joined together in Chicago to call on the feds to fix what they call a blockage of Illinois Medicaid reform law. More

Report finds holes in state oversight of Medicaid incentives
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Several states are at risk of paying millions of dollars in Medicaid incentives to hospitals and doctors' offices that they might not be eligible for, according to a new government report. More



The World Congress presents the 2nd Annual Health Care Reform Congress on Health Insurance Exchanges
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The latest legislation, building the business plan, examining state-by-state implementation
 
Sept. 19-20 | Washington, DC
SAVE $300 on your current registration fee when you mention PROMO CODE: MXB855 and PRIORITY CODE: HL11022-12549! (Not valid for gov't rate. Cannot be combined with additional discounts or applied to a current registration.) Call 800-767-9499 or visit www.worldcongress.com/exchanges for more information or to register today.


The World Congress Presents the 2nd Annual Health Care Reform Congress on Medical Loss Ratios
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Best Practices for Preparing and Adhering to New Reform Mandates and Regulations

Sept. 19-20 | Washington, DC
SAVE $300 on your current registration fee when you mention PROMO CODE: MXB855 and PRIORITY CODE: HL11041-12550! (Not valid for gov't rate. Cannot be combined with additional discounts or applied to a current registration.) Call 800-767-9499 or visit www.worldcongress.com/MLR for more information or to register today.
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MHPA's Keeping You Healthy Videos take a summer break; Return in September
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In the meantime, to view videos of past months click here. 

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