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Medicaid is one of the most hotly debated topics in the US. It is discussed everywhere from family dinner tables to universities to institutions of government. So, to help you remain informed about all the latest Medicaid news, Wiser has created a free daily email digest on the topic. Medicaid is a program through which millions of Americans receive health care. It is a social program funded by the government - state and federal. It is available to those on low incomes and is allocated based on need. States often deal with budgetary issues in terms of funding Medicaid, while there are ongoing debates regarding whether to expand the program or not. Finding alternatives through the Affordable Care Act — which was made law in 2010 — is also part of the debate. If you have an interest in how Medicaid is administered, or in the discussions surrounding its implementation, you should sign up for the Medicaid news email from Wiser. Each day you will receive a comprehensive digest featuring the latest news and information from the best sources on the internet.

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Nurses Condemn Latest Bill to Decimate Care ‘Graham-Cassidy Targets the Most Vulnerable in Our Society’
Common Dreams • Jenna
Cost of Employer-Provided Health Insurance Rises Toward $19,000 a Year
The Wall Street Journal • Anna Wilde Mathews
Social ImpactVoice: Funding For Medically Tailored Meals Saves Lives And Money
Forbes • God's Love We Deliver, Social Impactvoice
While Premiums Soar Under Obamacare, Costs of Employer-Based Plans Are Stable
The New York Times • Reed Abelson
Premiums For Employer-Sponsored Family Health Coverage Rise Slowly For Sixth Straight Year
Health Affairs • Health Affairs
Percent of Indiana Residents Without Health Insurance Declines
insurancejournal.com • Stephanie K. Jones
AMA Says Latest Trumpcare Bill Violates 'Do No Harm' Pledge
Forbes • Bruce Japsen, Contributor
Schumer: 'Grossly Irresponsible' To Vote On O'Care Repeal Without CBO Score
Talking Points Memo • Nicole Lafond
The Trumpcare Zombie Lives
Rolling Stone • Tim Dickinson
HealthMine: Only 12 percent of Medicare users say their health plan offers telemedicine
Mobihealthnews • Jonah Comstock
 
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Nurses Condemn Latest Bill to Decimate Care ‘Graham-Cassidy Targets the Most Vulnerable in Our Society’
Common DreamsJenna
WASHINGTON - National Nurses United today condemned the renewed effort by Republicans in the United States Senate to repeal the Affordable Care Act, and deny healthcare to millions of low and middle-income Americans. “This last ditch attempt to repeal the ACA poses...
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Economic Policy, Health Care Costs
Cost of Employer-Provided Health Insurance Rises Toward $19,000 a Year
The Wall Street JournalAnna Wilde Mathews
The average cost of health coverage offered by employers pushed toward $19,000 for a family plan this year, while the share of firms providing insurance to workers continued to edge lower, according to a major survey. Annual premiums rose 3% to $18,764...
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Health Care Costs, Health Care Industry
Social ImpactVoice: Funding For Medically Tailored Meals Saves Lives And Money
ForbesGod's Love We Deliver, Social Impactvoice
The idea that “Food is Medicine” is familiar as a lifestyle concept. We often hear about food’s ability to heal: eating fish improves rheumatoid arthritis, breastfeeding will save hundreds of thousands of lives, drinking green tea prevents an array of diseases. Yet...
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Economic Policy, Finance
While Premiums Soar Under Obamacare, Costs of Employer-Based Plans Are Stable
The New York TimesReed Abelson
In sharp contrast to the soaring health insurance premiums in many Affordable Care Act marketplaces, the cost of coverage for the vast numbers of people who get insurance through their jobs rose relatively little this year, continuing a period of remarkable stability...
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Health Care Costs, Health Care Industry
Premiums For Employer-Sponsored Family Health Coverage Rise Slowly For Sixth Straight Year
Health AffairsHealth Affairs
In 2017, some 151 million Americans rely on employer-sponsored coverage. According to the nineteenth annual Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF)/Health Research & Educational Trust (HRET) 2017 Employer Health Benefits Survey, annual family premiums for employer-sponsored health insurance rose an average of 3 percent...
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Barack Obama, Health Care Industry
Percent of Indiana Residents Without Health Insurance Declines
insurancejournal.comStephanie K. Jones
A U.S. Census Bureau report has found that Indiana had 373,000 fewer people without health insurance last year than three years earlier. The report released last week said about 8 percent of Indiana residents, or about 530,000 people, lacked medical insurance in...
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AMA Says Latest Trumpcare Bill Violates 'Do No Harm' Pledge
ForbesBruce Japsen, Contributor
Tweet This AMA, AARP and a growing chorus of groups say Graham-Cassidy is no different than earlier failed legislative attempts WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 18: Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-NY) talks about the possibility of the Senate taking up healthcare again...
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Affordable Care Act, Barack Obama
Schumer: 'Grossly Irresponsible' To Vote On O'Care Repeal Without CBO Score
Talking Points MemoNicole Lafond
Speaking from the Senate floor Tuesday, Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) blasted his Republican colleagues’ latest effort to rush an Obamacare repeal and replace bill through the Senate, especially before the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has a chance to make projections on the...
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The Trumpcare Zombie Lives
Rolling StoneTim Dickinson
Trumpcare is not dead. A new bill to repeal and replace Obamacare may be the Republicans' worst take yet. The legislation is careening toward a vote in the Senate – without so much as a scorecard from the Congressional Budget Office detailing...
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HealthMine: Only 12 percent of Medicare users say their health plan offers telemedicine
MobihealthnewsJonah Comstock
A new survey from HealthMine of 500 Medicare users aged 65 and older suggests that most Medicare beneficiaries still either don’t have access to telemedicine options or aren’t aware of those options. Since the survey data is self-reported, it’s hard to tell...
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