Louisiana's health department has notified tens of thousands of Medicaid recipients that they could be booted from the program, after a newly used computer check found they earn too much money to receive the taxpayer-financed health coverage.
Project Japan spending growth will rise at an annual average of 5.5% over the next decade, slightly faster than in the past few years, due to the aging of the baby boomers and healthcare price growth, the CMS reported Wednesday.
Medicaid expansion and funding face serious political challenges in several Western and Great Plains states, following expansion ballot initiatives and legislative and gubernatorial elections in those states.
A bipartisan legislative committee has now approved New Hampshire's proposed work requirements for Medicaid recipients, nearly two months after it first objected to Trump administration changes.
While Republican lawmakers insist trimming Medicare and Medicaid is the only way to rein in federal spending, researchers have found the programs have done a better job at controlling spending than private payers.
The Utah Legislature passed a bill to partially expand Medicaid, and that may encourage other states to seek similar scaled-back expansions with full federal funding.
Critics say eliminating retrospective eligibility is one more administrative barrier the Trump administration has erected to make Medicaid and other public benefits harder to access.
Four insurers scored contracts to serve North Carolina Medicaid beneficiaries under the state's new managed-care program launching in November.
After HHS proposed eliminating the safe harbor protection for Medicare Part D drug rebates, Secretary Alex Azar suggested commercial plans will also get rid of the rebates in order to align with the market.
If Utah's Legislature passes a bill to replace the voter-approved Medicaid expansion with a more limited version, experts say it will likely be challenged in the courts.
Utah Senate Republicans are racing to replace the state's voter-approved Medicaid expansion with a more limited expansion model that would require an unprecedented CMS waiver.
The arguments for or against Medicaid expansion in Idaho have typically fallen along ideological lines, something not lost on the justices. More than 60% of Idaho voters passed an initaitive to expand the program in November.