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Supreme Court's planned review of healthcare law shocks Medicaid advocates
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While there was no surprise over the Supreme Court's decision to review the 2010 healthcare act's insurance mandate, supporters of the law are reeling over the justices' announcement that they will also consider a long-shot challenge to what many consider an even more central provision of the statute. More

Quick take: Deficit panel squabbles over health programs
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A dispute broke out between supercommittee negotiators on over whether other committees can cut health programs in a two-step deficit-reduction process. More

Supercommittee's hands-off approach to Obama's health care law
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Anyone tracking the supercommittee has heard the mantra: Everything is on the table. But there's one big item that doesn't appear to be on that gigantic deficit-cutting table: President Barack Obama's health reform law, his signature domestic achievement. More

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Louisiana: Federal government OK health-care proposal
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The federal government Wednesday approved the Jindal administration's plan to change the state health-care delivery system for the poor effective 2012. More

WellCare picks new chief for Georgia
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Tampa-based WellCare Health Plans announced a new president for its Georgia operation. The company's naming of David J. McNichols comes as a consulting firm for the state is evaluating the current system of delivering care to Medicaid and PeachCare beneficiaries in Georgia. More

Georgia: Seniors turn to Medicaid for long-term care
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By the time lung cancer and back problems forced Geraldine Woelke into a nursing home, they had consumed her savings and left her only one option: Get on Medicaid to help pay the $5,000-a-month bill. More

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Georgia Medicaid and PeachCare for Kids programs recognized for quality measurement and reporting
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Georgia's Medicaid and PeachCare for Kids programs, under the Georgia Department of Community Health, have been recognized for Quality Measurement and Reporting. More

UnitedHealthcare DVD educates hispanics about Medicare and Medicaid benefit options
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UnitedHealthcare has released a DVD called "Medicare Explicado" to help Spanish-speaking Medicare beneficiaries learn more about their health care coverage options. More

MHPA job opportunity — State Affairs Manager
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Location: Medicaid Health Plans of America, Washington, D.C.
Target Start Date: Jan. 1, 2012
Application Deadline: Dec. 2, 2011

National Medicaid Managed Care trade association seeks State Affairs Manager to assist in state tracking and advocacy in Medicaid and Medicaid Managed Care. For more details and to apply, click here.

MHPA's 2011 Annual Meeting Presentations now available for download
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View or download select presentations from MHPA's 2011 Annual Meeting held last week in Washington, D.C. More

Webinar: Medicaid funded long term care supports and services
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Wednesday, Dec. 7
2:30-3:30 p.m. EST
Presented by Sellers Dorsey
During the Medicaid Long Term Supports and Services webinar Maureen Long of Sellers Dorsey will address covered services, eligibility requirements, connection to dual eligibility for Medicare, transition from institutional to community based services as well as current initiatives to manage LTSS. Finally, issues for Medicaid Health Plans to consider when planning to provide LTSS will be highlighted.

To register for this free webinar, click here.

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MHPA's new November Keeping You Healthy Video: Start Smart for Your Baby by Centene Corporation
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