Medicaid

Politics, Law and the Real World: Reconciling the Disconnect Among the Supreme Court, Voters, and Public Health

Politics, Law and the Real World: Reconciling the Disconnect Among the Supreme Court, Voters, and Public Health
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By Nina Trovato In the landmark 2012 decision, National Federation of Independent Business v. Sebelius, Chief Justice Roberts, writing for the majority, struck the Affordable Care Act’s Medicaid expansion because its funding conditions for states’ participation were unconstitutionally coercive. As a result, states now choose whether or not they will accept the Medicaid expansion funding. […]

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GAO Criticism Puts Damper on the “Red State Option”

GAO Criticism Puts Damper on the “Red State Option”
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By Alice Anderson The Health and Human Services Department (HHS) has been criticized by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) for its approval of Arkansas’ Section 1115 demonstration waiver alternative to Medicaid Expansion, potentially leaving Medicaid expansion at a stand-still. Arkansas’ plan, known as the “Private Option,” allows Arkansas to use federal money to provide premium assistance […]

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Lessons from Miss Idaho: Greater Acceptance of (but Not Necessarily Greater Access to) Diabetes Devices

Lessons from Miss Idaho: Greater Acceptance of (but Not Necessarily Greater Access to) Diabetes Devices
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Cross-Posted at Bill of Health Given the health law and policy topics that are this blog’s usual fare, some of you may have missed the fact that earlier this month the eighty-eighth annual Miss America pageant was held here in New Jersey, at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City. And you may have also missed it (I […]

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Medicaid Expansion Under the ACA Just Makes Sense

Medicaid Expansion Under the ACA Just Makes Sense
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By Adam Mitchell I am not a proponent of big government or social welfare programs. I did not vote for Obama or support the Affordable Care Act. However, after researching the current Medicaid expansion debate, I am having a hard time supporting the “opt out” point of view. Ultimately, opting out of Medicaid expansion is […]

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Ensuring Successful Reform Follow-Through, Part 2: Affordability

Ensuring Successful Reform Follow-Through, Part 2: Affordability
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Cross-Posted at HealthLawProf Blog Health reform is an ongoing project.  In my last post, I noted that the success of ACA enrollment frees up some bandwidth to grapple with other outstanding implementation tasks – tasks that are vital to supporting the goals of the Affordable Care Act.  I tried to focus on issues with a […]

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