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2021-09-09 15:35:02
by Dan McCue
Ohio to Appeal White House Voiding of State’s Medicaid Work Rule

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost has filed an appeal of the Biden administration’s withdrawal of the state... Read More

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost has filed an appeal of the Biden administration’s withdrawal of the state Medicaid work requirement previously approved by the Trump White House. “Removing a provision that says a healthy, able-bodied individual should... Read More

2021-06-02 22:23:08
by TWN Staff
Murray, Brown Urge Colleagues to Expand Primary Care Access for Women And Children

WASHINGTON - Sens. Patty Murray, D-Wash., and Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, are urging their colleagues to pass the Ensuring Access to Primary... Read More

WASHINGTON - Sens. Patty Murray, D-Wash., and Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, are urging their colleagues to pass the Ensuring Access to Primary Care for Women & Children Act. This legislation is intended to expand access to primary care but it languished in... Read More

2021-02-17 21:12:04
by Dan McCue
Bennet, Kaine Urge Colleagues to Support Medicare-X Choice Act to Achieve Universal Health Care

DENVER, Colo. - Sens. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., and Tim Kaine, D-Va., on Wednesday reintroduced their Medicare-X Choice Act by urging... Read More

DENVER, Colo. - Sens. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., and Tim Kaine, D-Va., on Wednesday reintroduced their Medicare-X Choice Act by urging their colleagues to embrace it as a way of expanding both the Affordable Care Act and Medicare.  During a late... Read More

2021-02-11 16:03:58
by Sean Trambley
Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly Announces Medicaid Expansion Bill Funded By Medical Marijuana

TOPEKA, Kan. – This week, Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly announced legislation to expand Medicaid, known as KanCare, and provide health... Read More

TOPEKA, Kan. – This week, Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly announced legislation to expand Medicaid, known as KanCare, and provide health insurance for 165,000 Kansans. The legislation also establishes a regulatory framework to make Kansas the 48th state to legalize medical... Read More

2020-11-12 21:20:46
by Sean Trambley
Gov. Northam Announces $25 Million in CARES Act Funding for Medicaid Day Support Providers

RICHMOND, Va. — Gov. Ralph Northam announced Virginia will allocate $25 million from the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic... Read More

RICHMOND, Va. — Gov. Ralph Northam announced Virginia will allocate $25 million from the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act to fund monthly retainer payments for day support programs that provide services for Virginians with developmental disabilities.  These... Read More

2020-07-30 17:57:00
by Dan McCue
Cognitive Testing, Politics, and the Very Real Issue of Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia

WASHINGTON - For weeks it had been the stuff of living room banter and fodder for self-quarantining late night comedians.... Read More

WASHINGTON - For weeks it had been the stuff of living room banter and fodder for self-quarantining late night comedians. Suddenly, apparently on a whim, the president who once described himself as a "very stable genius," was talking about how... Read More

Medical Groups Slam Trump Medicaid Rule

WASHINGTON — Hospitals, governors and medical professionals have gathered in opposition to a complex Trump administration Medicaid proposal that opponents... Read More

WASHINGTON — Hospitals, governors and medical professionals have gathered in opposition to a complex Trump administration Medicaid proposal that opponents fear would slash federal health care contributions and add administrative costs. More than 4,200 organizations or individuals have commented on... Read More

2020-02-07 16:55:49
by Dan McCue
Governors Warn New Regs Could Lead to Deep Medicaid Cuts

WASHINGTON — The National Governors Association is warning that a newly proposed regulation by the Trump administration could lead to... Read More

WASHINGTON — The National Governors Association is warning that a newly proposed regulation by the Trump administration could lead to dramatic cuts in Medicaid and deny health care to millions of low-income Americans. In a bipartisan letter signed by Govs.... Read More

2020-01-30 16:46:35
by Dan McCue
Trump Administration to Allow Medicaid Block Grants

WASHINGTON - States will now have the ability to convert part of their Medicaid funding into a block grant under... Read More

WASHINGTON - States will now have the ability to convert part of their Medicaid funding into a block grant under a new program announced by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on Thursday. According to Seema Verma, administrator of... Read More

In Reversal, Counties and States Help Inmates Keep Medicaid

WASHINGTON — More local and state officials are working to ensure that low-income residents stay on Medicaid when they go... Read More

WASHINGTON — More local and state officials are working to ensure that low-income residents stay on Medicaid when they go to jail. Federal law bars Medicaid recipients from accessing their full federal health benefits while incarcerated. But officials from both... Read More

Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear Drops Medicaid Work Requirements, Reversing Bevin Policy

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Former Republican Gov. Matt Bevin’s controversial plan to impose work requirements and monthly premiums for many Kentucky... Read More

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Former Republican Gov. Matt Bevin’s controversial plan to impose work requirements and monthly premiums for many Kentucky Medicaid recipients is no more, Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear announced Monday. In one of his first major moves as the... Read More

More Kids on Medicaid to Get Health Care in School

WASHINGTON — A mountain of evidence proves it: Good health translates to better student performance. Children who have high blood... Read More

WASHINGTON — A mountain of evidence proves it: Good health translates to better student performance. Children who have high blood pressure or are obese perform worse academically than others. Children with asthma miss far more school. Students who have healthy... Read More

The Politics of Medicaid Expansion Have Changed

WASHINGTON — Year by year, resistance to extending Medicaid to more low-income Americans in conservative states has given way. That... Read More

WASHINGTON — Year by year, resistance to extending Medicaid to more low-income Americans in conservative states has given way. That trend seems likely to continue into 2020. In some states, Democratic governors who favor expansion have replaced Republicans who were... Read More

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