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Report: Even states not expanding Medicaid will see surge in spending, enrollment
Kaiser Health News
Medicaid enrollment is expected to surge by nearly 12 percent next year in states expanding the program under the health law, but even states that will not expand eligibility project a 5 percent jump in the number of people enrolled in the state-federal health insurance program for the poor, according to a new report.
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Costliest 1 percent of patients account for 21 percent of US health spending
The Washington Post and Kaiser Health News
There are patients are among the 1 percent whose ranks no one wants to join — the costly cohort battling multiple chronic illnesses who consumed 21 percent of the nearly $1.3 trillion Americans spent on healthcare in 2010, at a cost of nearly $88,000 per person. Five percent of patients accounted for 50 percent of all healthcare expenditures. By contrast, the bottom 50 percent of patients accounted for just 2.8 percent of spending that year, according to a recent report by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.
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Webinar Wednesday: 'The Opioid Dependence Crisis: How PCPs Can Help' by Reckitt Benckiser | Oct. 9 | 3 p.m. ET
MHPA
This webinar will review of opioid dependence epidemic in the United States, discuss opioid dependence as a chronic, relapsing disease of the brain, present a rationale for treating opioid dependence and examine roles for Medicaid health plan network primary care physicians responding to the opioid dependence epidemic. Juan Trippe, a clinical pharmacist and disease state manager for Reckitt Benckiser Pharmaceuticals, will present.
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MACPAC remains open during shutdown
Inside Health Policy
Congress' Medicare Payment Advisory Commission will not hold its scheduled October meeting, as the commission says the ongoing government shutdown kept commissioners and staff from preparing. The commission's Medicaid counterpart, the Medicaid And CHIP Payment and Access Commission, has remained open during the partial government shutdown and continues its work.
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Federal insurance marketplace can't yet 'talk' to state Medicaid agencies
Kaiser Health News
The health law's online insurance exchanges were supposed to be a one-stop shop where consumers browsing for coverage could enroll in a private health plan or in Medicaid if they qualified. But that won't happen with the federal exchange being relied upon by consumers in 36 states — at least not initially. The federal website won't be able to communicate with state Medicaid agencies until at least Nov. 1 due to technical issues, federal officials said.
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Poll: 65 percent oppose tying Obamacare to shutdown, debt ceiling fights
The Hill
As the federal shutdown continues into its second week with no sign lawmakers are ready to end their stalemate, almost two-thirds of the public thinks it is wrong to tie changes to President Barack Obama's healthcare law to funding the government.
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Shutdown will halt DC Medicaid payments
The Washington Post
The federal shutdown will mean another setback for a beleaguered group — Washington, D.C., medical providers, particularly those serving low-income residents. The federal government shutdown means payments related to publicly funded health programs will cease until further notice, city health care finance officials said. That includes payments made directly to health providers, as well as the massive "capitated" payments made to the managed-care organizations that handle most city Medicaid enrollees.
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Virginia Medicaid panel member calls Obamacare expansion unlikely in near term
The Washington Post
The vice chairman of a panel exploring Medicaid reform and expansion in Virginia told fellow House Republicans that the program is unlikely to be broadened anytime soon. It could take months, if not years, to determine if the federal-state healthcare program has been sufficiently reformed to merit expansion, Del. Steve Landes said in a confidential memo to his caucus. A copy of the memo was obtained by The Washington Post.
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Mississippi blues: The cost of rejecting Medicaid expansion
Reuters
VideoBriefAs Americans across the nation begin to find out what Obamacare has in store for them, many of Mississippi's most needy will find out the answer is nothing. That is likely the case for William and Leslie Johnson of Jackson County, since the state decided not to expand the Medicaid program for the poor under President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act. As a result, nearly 300,000 adults there will fall through the cracks of healthcare reform.
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California cuts Medicaid payments amid wave of new users
Bloomberg
When Ruth Haskins, a gynecologist in Folsom, Calif., does a pelvic exam and pap smear on a woman with insurance, she gets $95 to $200. If the patient is elderly, federal Medicare pays $36. For the low-income on Medicaid, the state gives $25, and it's about to go down. The reduction comes as Medi-Cal, California's Medicaid program for 8.5 million people too poor to afford healthcare, is on the verge of adding 1 million participants under President Barack Obama's health system overhaul.
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Delaware legislative budget writers talk Medicaid spending, expenditures
The Associated Press via Washington Post
Delaware legislature budget writers recently met to discuss how to curb spending on the state's Medicaid program, which costs state taxpayers roughly $700 million a year.
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Government shutdown: Congress sputters on CR
Politico
The government has officially shut down. The partisan gridlock in Washington proved insurmountable, as House Republicans continue to insist on changing, delaying or defunding Obamacare as the price for keeping the government open, while Senate Democrats and President Barack Obama firmly rejected that position.

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Millions of poor are left uncovered by health law
The New York Times
A sweeping national effort to extend health coverage to millions of Americans will leave out two-thirds of the poor blacks and single mothers and more than half of the low-wage workers who do not have insurance, the very kinds of people that the program was intended to help, according to an analysis of census data by The New York Times.

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HHS: Obamacare wait times cut by one-third
The Hill
The Health and Human Services Department said that it has made progress toward fixing the long waits and technical problems that have hampered Obamacare's new insurance exchanges. HHS has added capacity to the healthcare.gov website since unveiling it on Oct. 1, when overwhelming demand locked consumers out of the site.

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Webinar Wednesdays schedule
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Co-hosted by MHPA's partners, this weekly series is tailored to Medicaid health plans to help them improve internal processes and improve patient care.
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