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Mississippi governor Barbour pushes shared savings for states that improve duals care    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Mississippi governor Haley Barbour said that savings generated by improving care for dual eligibles should be shared between states and the federal government, building on a letter Republican governors sent to the supercommittee that contained Medicaid recommendations and an idea that has been echoed by Democratic governors. More

House votes to scale back healthcare law eligibility, 262-157
The Hill    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The House approved legislation that would tighten the eligibility requirements for participation in health insurance exchanges, Medicaid and other programs under last year's healthcare law, making it harder for middle-income Americans to qualify for these programs. More

Aetna to open office in Roanoke, Va., to support Carilion on MajestaCare, a new Medicaid plan
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Aetna, is opening an office in and hiring employees in anticipation of an upcoming Jan. 1 launch date for MajestaCare, a new managed care Medicaid program, offered by Carilion Clinic and administered by Aetna. More

Harvard study highlights wide range of Medicaid expansion estimates
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If one thing is certain about the 2010 health law, it's that almost nothing about it is certain. And according to a newly released report, one of the major unknowns involves the law's expansion of Medicaid, the federal-state health insurance program for the poor. More

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Coventry Health Care agrees to purchase business of Children's Mercy's Family Health Partners
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Coventry Health Care, Inc. announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to purchase the business of Children's Mercy's Family Health Partners, a Medicaid health plan that is operated by Children's Mercy Hospital, Kansas City. More

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Democrats on 'supercommittee' propose a 'grand bargain'
Los Angeles Times    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
"Super committee" Democrats proposed a "grand bargain" of spending cuts and new taxes to reduce deficits, picking up where President Obama and House Speaker John A. Boehner broke off this summer, as the panel has four weeks left to strike a deal. More

White House backs GOP bill to fix ACA Medicaid 'glitch'    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The White House as expected backed a Republican-led bill to fix a Medicaid formula in the Affordable Care Act that inadvertently allows several million middle class Americans to qualify starting in 2014 for the program designed for the poor. More

New report finds children in rural areas face different health challenges
Targeted News Service via Insurance News    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Children in rural areas are more likely to face different challenges to their health and have less access to care when compared with children in urban areas, according to a new report from the Health Resources and Services Administration. More

States may lose big in jobs, funds if Medicaid cut
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Cutting Medicaid by 5 percent would cost U.S. states $14 billion and trigger job losses in the tens of thousands by depressing spending by states, hospitals, nursing homes, drug companies and others, in a recent study. More

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North Carolina Medicaid reductions getting focus of lawmakers
The Associated Press via Houston Chronicle    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
North Carolina's Medicaid program is facing a nearly $140 million shortfall because it can't reach the savings required in the state government budget and other agency liabilities that weren't paid for in the spending plan, according to state health regulators. More

Kansas governor delaying Medicaid overhaul plan
The Associated Press via The Hutchinson News    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Kansas governor Sam Brownback's administration is delaying the release of its plan for overhauling the Medicaid program in Kansas so that it has the most current state revenue projections possible, his spokeswoman said. More

Kansas Medicaid study group generates questions, few answers
Kansas Health Institute    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail
A work group charged with figuring out how Kansas Medicaid programs might interact with a health insurance exchange met for the first time. More

Wisconsin 17th state to request waiver from healthcare reform law
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Wisconsin asked for a waiver from the law's medical loss ratio provision, which requires health plans to spend at least 80 percent of premiums on average on medical care or reimburse customers for the difference. More

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Health Insurance Exchange Congress - Nov. 9-11 Hilton Baltimore in Baltimore, Md.
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Attend IIR's inaugural Health Insurance Exchange Congress where health plans, states and the federal government are addressing the opportunities and challenges presented by the implementation of Health Insurance Exchanges. With an estimated 24 million newly eligibles, states and health plans are scrambling to put together their strategies to comply with the federal law. Over three days in Baltimore, you will learn key strategies from states and plans with existing exchanges and hear firsthand what works and what doesn't. To learn more, visit the website and download the latest conference brochure. MPHA members can receive 25 percent off the standard registration rate with Priority Code XP1610MHPAN. Register online today!

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