For school districts still getting their financial footing after the Great Recession, the Medicaid changes being advanced as part of the health care overhaul are sounding familiar alarms.
By Michael Ollove, Stateline
Critics of the Republican health care plan the House passed last week mostly have focused on how it might harm Americans with pre-existing health conditions and poor and disabled people who rely on Medicaid — two vulnerable, but defined, populations.
By Darlene Superville, Associated Press
Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price says cutting nearly $1 trillion from Medicaid would give states freedom to tailor the program to fit their needs.
By Andrew Joseph, STAT
A new type of “waiver” from federal rules has dramatically expanded options for Medicaid beneficiaries, and could help other states serve those in need.
By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press
In a break from past policy, the federal Health and Human Services department has notified governors it stands ready to permit new state programs encouraging work.
By Helen Branswell, STAT
Thousands of people in this northwestern corner of Arkansas, many of them working poor, are from a faraway constellation of islands. In all but the fewest cases they will never be able to qualify for Medicaid or Medicare under current…
By Durrie Bouscaren, St. Louis Public Radio
Federal law already prevents Medicaid from reimbursing providers for most abortions. Missouri’s new measure rejects $8.3 million in federal funds for the women’s health program, allowing the state to block state funds for other family planning services from going to…
By Alan Fram, Associated Press and Emily Swanson, Associated Press
Sixty-two percent of Americans turned thumbs down on Trump's handling of health care during the initial weeks of his presidency, according to a poll by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. Of the six health coverage changes the…
Older Americans are under attack, along with poor, sick and disabled citizens. There is no way that enacting the American Health Care Act or the Trump budget in their current forms would not make life much, much harder for these…
By Alan Fram and Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press
President Donald Trump warned House Republicans they could lose their seats in next year's midterm elections if they failed to back the GOP health care overhaul and fulfill a long-promised goal to undo Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act.
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