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Private insurers net 9.3 million enrollees from ACA's Medicaid expansion; MHPA weighs in
Forbes
New customers from the expansion of Medicaid benefits for poor Americans under the Affordable Care Act helped private managed care plans increase enrollment by 9.3 million people, according to a new report. Medicaid enrollment jumped by 9 million this year overall, according to the new report from consulting firm PwC. And in states that went along with the Medicaid expansion, enrollment jumped 24 percent.

"As more states like Tennessee, Indiana and Utah endorse Medicaid expansion, it only make sense that they do so with the help of Medicaid managed care," Jeff Myers, chief executive of MHPA, said in a statement accompanying the PwC report. "The risk-based capitated model brings the budget predictability that is key to managing the influx of new Medicaid beneficiaries while providing access to quality healthcare and care coordination that keeps enrollees and their families healthy."
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PwC report: Growth in Medicaid enrollment and managed care
MHPA
A new report from PwC shows Medicaid enrollment grew by 9 million lives in 2014, with the number of Americans covered by private Medicaid health plans increasing even more by 9.3 million. Notably, the report found that the number on Medicaid fee-for-service actually decreased for the first time, dropping by 300,000 enrollees. View the full report, as well as the Capitol Hill briefing presentation slides.
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Tennessee coalition forms to support Medicaid plan
The Associated Press via Houston Chronicle
More than 80 business, healthcare and civic groups have formed the Coalition for a Healthy Tennessee to support Republican Gov. Bill Haslam's proposal to offer health coverage to more than 200,000 low-income Tennesseans.
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Study calls for North Carolina Medicaid expansion
WRAL-TV
North Carolina would create 43,000 jobs and draw down $21 billion in federal funding over five years if state leaders agreed to expand Medicaid as allowed by the Affordable Care Act, according to a new report conducted by George Washington University researchers and sponsored by the Cone Health Foundation and the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust.
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Arkansas' model Medicaid experiment in jeopardy
The Associated Press via Yahoo News
Arkansas became the first southern state to expand its Medicaid program in a way that many Republicans found acceptable. The state bought private insurance for low-income people instead of adding them to the rolls of the Medicaid system, which GOP lawmakers considered bloated and inefficient.
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Wyoming legislative committee endorses alternative Medicaid expansion bill
Wyoming Public Media
A legislative committee has rejected the Wyoming Department of Health's proposed Medicaid Expansion plan in favor of a bill crafted by the committee. The Share plan was also endorsed by the governor. The bill, approved by the committee, would provide participants with a Medicaid-funded health savings account that they could use to purchase private insurance.
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Wyoming legislators tangle over final Medicaid waiver approval
Casper Star-Tribune
A provision that would give the Wyoming legislature final approval on a negotiated Medicaid waiver was voted down during a Medicaid debate by a committee of lawmakers. Members of the Joint Labor, Health and Social Services Committee say the proposed amendments would set the negotiations in a repeat cycle by not granting the Wyoming Department of Health the authority to submit a Medicaid waiver following the points approved by the committee.
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Blacks falling behind under Obamacare
The Hill
African-Americans are less likely to see benefits under Obamacare compared to other racial groups, according to research released. While Hispanics, American Indians and Alaska natives have seen "dramatic" increases in healthcare coverage over the last year, obtaining coverage has been tougher for black Americans, largely because they disproportionately live in states that have not expanded Medicaid, according to an extensive, 65-page report by The Urban Institute, a nonprofit research group.
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Did you miss Webinar Wednesday: 'Why All Medicaid Managed Care Organizations Need an ACO Strategy'?
MHPA
For a copy of the presentation, please email Jenny Gladieux or Clifford Barnes.
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MHPA's Myers to speak at 6th Annual Medicaid Innovations 2015 Forum | Feb. 3-5, 2015 | Orlando
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Join MHPA President and CEO Jeff Myers at the Sixth Annual Medicaid Innovations 2015 Forum in February 2015. This meeting offers a unique combination of forward-thinking perspectives including first-hand case studies and examples of true innovation from both Medicaid managed care plans and state government agencies. The forum, which gathers hundreds of representatives from states, health plans and solution providers in one room, goes beyond policy to explore the specific strategies these organizations are leveraging to improve quality of care, reduce costs and position themselves for success in serving the rapidly expanding Medicaid population. Use Discount Code MHPA200 to receive $200 off the current rate.
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MHPA's Myers to chair WHCC 4th Annual Medicaid and Medicare Reform Summit | March 2015 | Washington, DC
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MHPA President and CEO Jeff Myers will chair the WHCC 4th Annual Medicaid and Medicare Reform Summit, a meeting that convenes executives from health plans, hospital systems and policy organizations to share, learn and discuss approaches to improve the quality of government programs and achieve payment and delivery reform. For conference details, agenda and registration, please visit here.
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