Tag Archives: Medicaid

In Blow To Trump’s Medicaid Policies, Democrat Wins In Louisiana

President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally in Bossier City, La., Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019. (AP … [+] Photo/Gerald Herbert) ASSOCIATED PRESS Democrat John Bel Edwards won the race for Louisiana governor, beating back a Republican challenger who said he wanted to freeze enrollment in Medicaid health coverage. The re-election Saturday of the incumbent… Read More »

Litigation prompts Indiana to drop Medicaid work requirement for now

Dive Brief: Indiana has suspended its work requirements for Medicaid enrollment, little more than a month after a lawsuit was filed challenging the rules. As a result, enrollees who were in danger of losing their Medicaid coverage in January will retain their benefits. However, state officials are still encouraging enrollees to submit work data so… Read More »

Kidney transplants jump under Medicaid expansion

Dive Brief: Medicaid expansion helped more adults receive a preemptive kidney transplant, or a transplant before needing dialysis treatment, which can be grueling and time consuming, according to a new study from researchers at Drexel University published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine. Transplants increased by 66% in expansion states and 37% in non-expansion states.… Read More »

First states to expand Medicaid saw larger screening rate increases

A new study examining Medicaid expansion and cancer screening finds that Washington, D.C. and the five states that first adopted Medicaid expansion saw larger increases in colorectal cancer (CRC) screening than those states that did not expand Medicaid. The study in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine estimates that if non-expansion states had experienced the… Read More »

CMS Ignores Federal Judge Ruling To Approve Medicaid Work Rules in Utah

Use Our Content This story can be republished for free (details). Less than 48 hours after a federal judge struck down Medicaid work requirements, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services on Friday gave Utah permission to use those mandates. CMS Administrator Seema Verma said in her approval letter that requiring Medicaid enrollees to work… Read More »