Keyword: Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
Partisan squabbling could derail ongoing congressional talks that aim to pass a bill that stabilizes the Affordable Care Act's insurance markets.
CMS approved Arkansas’ request for a Medicaid work requirement but deferred a decision on the state’s request to roll back its Medicaid expansion.
The Trump administration weakened federal oversight to ensure health plans sold on the ACA marketplaces maintain a sufficient number of physicians.
The Trump administration has issued new guidelines that pave the way for states to issue policies requiring Medicaid beneficiaries to work.
AHIP and other groups are urging state regulators to prevent the damage that could result from one of the president's executive orders.
Medical practices are increasingly offering financial incentives to motivate patients to make healthier lifestyle choices.
From Kaiser Health News: The administration officials could not answer some basic questions from senators, including how much money the agency has gained from the health law’s Medicaid expansion and whether President Donald Trump’s proposed 2018 budget would help the agency hire more staff.
From Kaiser Health News: Under the GOP's healthcare bill heavily Democratic states may be forced to roll back some of the ACA's key provisions.
From Kaiser Health News: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Administrator Seema Verma will recuse herself from the agency's decision-making on whether to approve Kentucky’s Medicaid waiver because she helped develop the proposal in her former job as a health policy consultant.
From Kaiser Health News: People who want to sign up for a policy on Healthcare.gov after the annual open enrollment period ends Jan. 31 may have to produce a paper trail proving that they qualify.