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Medicaid applications face delay in health exchanges
The Wall Street Journal
The federal government's insurance exchanges won't be able to transfer Medicaid applications to states when the exchanges open Oct. 1, another sign of the technical hurdles the Obama administration is facing in preparing for the health-overhaul law. (Subscription required)
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State Medicaid programs working quickly to be ready on Oct. 1
CQ HealthBeat
A sampling of states that are preparing for the healthcare law's changes to the Medicaid system shows that officials have made progress, but some states will not be ready by Oct. 1, when enrollment in an expanded program is scheduled to start along with the opening of the insurance exchanges (Subscription required)
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In a government shutdown, healthcare law still protected, and uninsured still would be covered
The Associated Press via The Washington Post
According to former Democratic and Republican budget officials, in addition to the Obama administration, while Republicans pulling on the budget thread wouldn't completely unravel plans, a partial government shutdown would leave major parts of President Barack Obama's healthcare law in place and rolling along. Healthcare markets for the uninsured is scheduled to open Oct. 1.
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Alternate report lays out public financing path for long-term care
Inside Health Policy
Five Long-Term Care Commissioners recently released an alternate report suggesting Long-Term Support Services could be built into Medicare Part A, while other commissioners have advocated such services be financed through a Medicaid carve out program for private long term care insurance or using savings from a move to site neutral payments for tax rebates.
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How California's dual-eligibles project compares with 5 other states' plans
California Healthline
Officials in six states designing programs to coordinate benefits and services for people who qualify for both Medicare and Medicaid are finding one of the most difficult issues to resolve is creating an integrated appeals process. That's the summary finding of a new analysis recently released by the National Senior Citizens Law Center, a not-for-profit senior advocacy and research group.
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Special panel to decide on Medicaid in New Hampshire
The Associated Press via Valley News
A special New Hampshire panel that will recommend whether the state should expand its Medicaid program to the poor will start discussing a specific plan. Six of the nine panel members have said the state should accept federal money to provide health insurance to an estimated 49,000 poor adults. The panel has a deadline of Oct. 15 to make recommendations to the legislature.
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New Mexico Medicaid agency seeking less money in 2014
The Associated Press via KFDA-TV
New Mexico's largest healthcare program agency is asking for fewer state funds for budget operation in 2014 — the first time in more than a decade where the Human Services Department isn't looking for an increase in Medicaid state aid. Agency officials say a reduction is possible, potentially because of low price inflation and more available federal funding.
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2 public companies win in Florida Medicaid
Health News Florida
Sunshine State Health Plan, a subsidiary of Centene Corp., won more contracts than any other company in the bidding for a slice of the Florida Medicaid program as it shifts its entire enrollee population into managed-care plans. Sunshine State won the right to compete in nine of 11 districts in the state. Tampa-based WellCare Health Plans scored in seven.
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Pennsylvania to take Medicaid funds — with a catch
Politico
Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett on Sept. 16 became the latest Republican to embrace Obamacare's Medicaid expansion, but he did so in a way that leaves the program's future in Pennsylvania highly uncertain.

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Access to healthcare for the poor varies widely among states
Los Angeles Times
Access to affordable, quality healthcare for poor Americans varies dramatically among the states, according to a new study that found a wide disparity in measures of health between states with the best healthcare systems and those with the worst.

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Boehner bows to conservative demands on Obamacare defunding
The Hill
House Republican leaders bowed to conservative demands and announced plans to strip out money for Obamacare from a stopgap spending bill to keep the government running after Sept. 30.

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