Keyword: Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP)
Medicaid enrollment in Missouri and Tennessee declined far faster than in other states, and most of those losing coverage are children.
The uninsured rate among citizen children of noncitizen parents fell 10% over eight years. The public charge rule could make that number climb again.
The number of children without insurance rose for the first time in a decade, and the trend may be spurred in part by the immigration debate.
Public health and economic problems would ensue if the rule is finalized and millions of children and adults disenroll, says Kaiser Family Foundation.
Making good on its promise, CMS unveiled its inaugural Medicaid/CHIP scorecard but dodged on whether it'll punish states that receive poor scores.
A vice president at BlueCross BlueShield says exchange plans are likely to see premium increases in "the low teens" next year.
A Trump administration proposal could discourage immigrants from applying for government-funded healthcare, alarming providers and hospitals.
While the president and Republican lawmakers might be eager to move on a rescission package, health groups are ringing the alarm.
The White House wants to cuts $7 billion from CHIP and another $800 million from the CMS Innovation Center.
The Medicare agency is making good on its promise to release encounter data that it collects from Medicare Advantage.