Senate Republicans introduced a “discussion draft” of their ACA repeal and replace bill, the “Better Care Reconciliation Act” (BCRA), which maintains authority for the ACA Medicaid expansion but eliminates enhanced federal funding over a three-year period beginning in 2021.
The House passed the AHCA after a last-minute amendment providing $8 billion intended to reduce out-of-pocket costs for patients with pre-existing conditions generated sufficient support from Republican moderates.
House Republicans have revived the debate over the AHCA, and are discussing a potential vote on a new AHCA amendment that would allow states to waive some ACA consumer protections.
Governor Asa Hutchinson (R) released a proposal to amend the State's Medicaid expansion waiver by lowering income eligibility for the expansion population from 138% of FPL to 100% of FPL, instituting work requirements, and modifying the State's employer-sponsored insurance premium ...
A three-judge State Appeals Court panel heard an appeal of the Maricopa County Superior Court's decision that Arizona's Medicaid expansion plan was passed legally, according to the Arizona Republic.
Democratic Governors, joined by some of their Republican colleagues, are actively making the case to Congress for maintaining Medicaid expansion.
The Arkansas Health Reform Legislative Task Force met for the last time to approve its final report, which includes findings and recommendations on health coverage in Arkansas, including the finding that continuing Medicaid expansion would save the State $637 million from 2017 to 2021.
Former Governor Jan Brewer (R), who served from 2009 to 2015, is encouraging President-elect Donald Trump to support Medicaid expansion and to examine Arizona’s model in particular, according to the Associated Press.
Hospitals in Medicaid expansion states saw “significantly increased” Medicaid revenue, decreased uncompensated care costs, and improved profit margins compared to hospitals in non-expansion states, according to a new study published in JAMA.
Medicaid expansion was not likely a “major driving force” behind the record high drug spending growth in 2014, despite its association with an increase in the number of Medicaid drug prescriptions that year, according to a study published in Health Affairs.