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The biggest Medicaid insurance provider in the United States simply led a $60 million financial investment in GV-backed start-up Quartet Health

The biggest Medicaid insurance provider in the United States simply led...

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The largest provider of Medicaid health plans in the US just made a big investment in a health technology startup that's working to link mental health to physical health. On Thursday, Quartet Health said it has raised $60 million in a funding round led by health insurer Centene. In total, Quartet has raised $153 million…
Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson On Medicaid Work Requirement

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson On Medicaid Work Requirement

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NPR's Rachel Martin talks with Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson about a federal judge's decision this week that blocked his state's Medicaid work requirement rules. RACHEL MARTIN, HOST: Should some Medicaid recipients be required to work to get coverage? Some Republican leaders say yes, that the requirement encourages those who can work to find it. But…
Federal Judge Tosses Out Arkansas’ Medicaid Work Requirements

Federal Judge Tosses Out Arkansas’ Medicaid Work Requirements

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NPR's Audie Cornish talks with Arkansas Department of Human Services Director Cindy Gillespie about a judge's decision to block Arkansas' work requirements for Medicaid recipients. AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: From Medicaid to challenges to the Affordable Care Act, health care and access to it seems to be the theme of the week. In a moment, we'll…
U.S. District Judge Blocks States’ Work Requirements For Medicaid

U.S. District Judge Blocks States’ Work Requirements For Medicaid

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David Greene talks to Larry Levitt, senior vice president of the Kaiser Family Foundation, about the ruling that blocks work requirements to get Medicaid in Kentucky and Arkansas.
Federal Judge Again Blocks States’ Work Requirements For Medicaid

Federal Judge Again Blocks States’ Work Requirements For Medicaid

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Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin, a Republican, speaks to state legislators in 2018. Bevin, who is running for re-election this fall, asked the federal government to impose work requirements on many people who receive Medicaid. Bevin's predecessor, a Democrat, did not seek these requirements when he expanded the program under the Affordable Care Act. Timothy D.…
In Arkansas, Countless Individuals Have Lost Medicaid Protection Over New Work Guideline

In Arkansas, Countless Individuals Have Lost Medicaid Protection Over New Work...

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Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson announces changes to the state Medicaid program called Arkansas Works, including the addition of a work requirement for certain beneficiaries, on March 6, 2017. Michael Hibblen/KUAR hide caption toggle caption Michael Hibblen/KUAR Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson announces changes to the state Medicaid program called Arkansas Works, including the addition of a…
Sen. Cory Booker Require More Openness In Medicaid Drug Choices

Sen. Cory Booker Require More Openness In Medicaid Drug Choices

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The "Medicaid Drug Decisions Transparency Act" would require pharmaceutical companies to disclose their payments to pharmacists and others who serve on state Medicaid drug boards — the advisory groups that decide which drugs Medicaid will and won't cover. Gary Waters/Ikon Images/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Gary Waters/Ikon Images/Getty Images The "Medicaid Drug Decisions Transparency…
I pulled out of medical insurance and after that had a medical emergency situation. Here’s how Medicaid is saving me from $50,000 in medical expenses.

I pulled out of medical insurance and after that had a...

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I got through 26 years of life without ever having a medical emergency much worse than the flu. I never had a surgery, save the standard wisdom-teeth removal that nearly everyone underwent during high school. That is, until almost immediately after I was removed from my parents' health insurance policy. It was like the lyrics…
BARCLAYS: These health insurance providers stand to benefit the most from Medicaid growth after Democrats’ huge election win

BARCLAYS: These health insurance providers stand to benefit the most from...

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On Tuesday, residents in three red states — Idaho, Nebraska, and Utah — voted to expand their state Medicaid program to more people with lower-incomes. This adds the states to the roster of 34 other states and Washington, DC, that have taken similar actions under the Affordable Care Act. At least three other states may…
After Midterm Defeat, Supporters For Montana’s Medicaid Growth Rely on Legislature

After Midterm Defeat, Supporters For Montana’s Medicaid Growth Rely on Legislature

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Montana Gov. Steve Bullock, a Democrat, warned that failure of a Medicaid-funding initiative on the ballot could make for a tough legislative session in 2019. William Campbell/Corbis via Getty Images hide caption toggle caption William Campbell/Corbis via Getty Images Montana Gov. Steve Bullock, a Democrat, warned that failure of a Medicaid-funding initiative on the ballot…

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