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The Trump admin just finalized changes for employer-sponsored health plans. Here's what you need to know.

June 14, 2019


The Trump administration on Thursday finalized a rule that will allow U.S. workers to use employer-funded health reimbursement arrangements to purchase private health coverage.

South Carolina asks for CMS' permission to impose work requirements without expanding Medicaid

June 12, 2019


South Carolina last month submitted a Medicaid waiver request to CMS that seeks to impose work requirements on certain Medicaid beneficiaries without expanding its Medicaid program under the Affordable Care Act.

California poised to expand Medicaid to 90,000 undocumented adults

June 10, 2019


California lawmakers on Sunday reached an agreement on a state budget bill that would make the state the first to provide full health insurance benefits to certain undocumented adults.

Did Medicaid expansion cut racial disparities in cancer care?

June 4, 2019


The Affordable Care Act's Medicaid expansion nearly eliminated a key disparity in cancer care access for white and black U.S. patients, according to a study unveiled Sunday at the American Society of Clinical Oncology's annual meeting.

Utah unveils proposal to implement per-capita caps in Medicaid

June 4, 2019


Utah Gov. Gary Herbert (R) on Friday unveiled a proposal to establish per-person spending caps and seek enhanced federal funding for the state's partial Medicaid expansion.

Weekly Line: Why this expert thinks CMS' new value-based payment models are 'top of the list'

May 31, 2019


CMS' Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) last month unveiled the CMS Primary Cares initiative, the agency's latest effort to shift the U.S. health system toward paying for quality rather than quantity.

CMS announces $20M in grants for ACA navigators

May 31, 2019


CMS last week announced that it will award $10 million a year over two years in grants to Affordable Care Act (ACA) navigators in 34 states that use the federal exchange for enrollment, and that it will begin evaluating navigators on a two-year performance period starting with the ACA's 2020 open enrollment period.

The 'secret' to lower health care costs, according to Mount Sinai’s CEO and a former policymaker

May 30, 2019


In the U.S. debate about how to rein in health care spending, "we're missing a critical piece of the puzzle," Kenneth Davis, president and CEO of Mount Sinai Health System, and Robert Rubin, former secretary of the Department of Treasury, write in a New York Times opinion piece.

HHS proposal would rescind Obama-era protections for transgender individuals

May 28, 2019


HHS on Friday issued a proposed rule that would roll back a regulation issued under former President Barack Obama's administration that prohibits health care providers and insurance companies from discriminating against transgender individuals.

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