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CMS OKs Louisiana's plan to get 'unlimited access' to hep C treatment

July 1, 2019


CMS last week signed off on Louisiana's plan to test a subscription-based payment model for hepatitis C drugs intended to increase medication access for its Medicaid and prison populations.

SCOTUS rules citizenship question cannot be on census in 2020

June 28, 2019


The Supreme Court on Thursday issued a 5-4 ruling rejecting the Trump administration's reasoning for adding a question on citizenship to the 2020 census—a move some states and cities feared would threaten federal Medicaid funding.

Oklahoma Supreme Court gives Medicaid expansion supporters a win

June 27, 2019


Oklahoma's Supreme Court last week validated the proposed text of a ballot initiative seeking to expand the state's Medicaid program, meaning expansion supporters can continue gathering signatures to add the measure to the state's 2020 ballot.

It's official: Medicare will reimburse more hospitals for TAVR

June 26, 2019


CMS on Friday finalized requirements that relax the number of procedures required to receive Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement for transcatheter aortic valve replacements.

Centene, WellCare merger just cleared a 'big milestone'

June 25, 2019


Centene and Wellcare on Monday received their shareholder's approval to merge, but the companies still need regulatory approval for the proposed merger, which would form a combined entity with revenue of about $97 billion in 2019 on a pro forma basis and 22 million members nationwide.

Medicaid work requirements don't boost employment, new study suggests

June 21, 2019


After Arkansas implemented Medicaid work requirements, thousands of adults lost their health insurance and unemployment among Medicaid-eligible adults rose, according to a study published Wednesday.

The best (and worst) states for children's health, mapped

June 20, 2019


The Annie E. Casey Foundation on Monday released a report that ranks the wellbeing of children in every state. See how your state fared with American Health Line's interactive maps.

Map: The healthiest (and unhealthiest) states, according to the Commonwealth Fund

June 17, 2019


The Commonwealth Fund on Wednesday released its 2019 Scorecard on State Health System Performance, which ranks all 50 states on key measures of health.

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