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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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Public Gets Chance to Weigh in on Medicaid Expansion Bill
U.S. News
Maplewood Woman Charged With Defrauding Minnesota's Medicaid Program
kstp.com - Top News
Ricketts names health care exec to state Medicaid division
Richmond Times-Dispatch
HHS plan for the opioid crisis: Track prescribing patterns with Medicaid data
Healthcare IT News • Jessica Davis
Health prices to outpace inflation for first time since 2010
benefitspro • John Tozzi
Study: Older and less-educated people most likely to lose coverage under Bevins Medicaid
Courier-Journal • Associated Press
Experts skeptical of Trump plan to use mental health reform to stop mass shootings
Politico • Dan Diamond
Couple makes millions off Medicaid managed care as oversight lags
Los Angeles Times • Chad Terhune
Trump's latest budget undercuts his call to focus on mental health, school safety
CBS News
Legislature Gives Final Approval to Measures Restoring Christie Family-Planning Cuts
Observer • Steve Cronin
 
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Public Gets Chance to Weigh in on Medicaid Expansion Bill
U.S. News
The public is getting a chance to weigh in on a plan to continue New Hampshire's expanded Medicaid program.
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Maplewood Woman Charged With Defrauding Minnesota's Medicaid Program
kstp.com - Top News
The Minnesota Attorney General's Office said 70-year-old Barbara Williams-Bell defrauded the Medicaid program by turning in falsified paperwork to the state, according to court documents filed Wednesday ...
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Medicaid
Ricketts names health care exec to state Medicaid division
Richmond Times-Dispatch
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Gov. Pete Ricketts has appointed a South Carolina health care executive to serve as the new director of Nebraska's Medicaid and Long-Term Care division.
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Health IT, Medicaid
HHS plan for the opioid crisis: Track prescribing patterns with Medicaid data
Healthcare IT NewsJessica Davis
As part of its FY19 budget request, the agency is looking into how to leverage PDMPs to track prescribing histories, as well as reporting suspected abuse to the DEA.
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Economic Policy, Health Insurance
Health prices to outpace inflation for first time since 2010
benefitsproJohn Tozzi
The growth in U.S. health-care prices is projected to outpace economy-wide inflation for the first time since 2010, the second report in a week to signal the end of a long stretch of restrained medical increases. This year, price increases for personal...
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Health Policy, Health Reform
Study: Older and less-educated people most likely to lose coverage under Bevins Medicaid
Courier-JournalAssociated Press
Under Gov. Matt Bevin's Medicaid plan, it actually will cost Kentucky more to provide health coverage to people affected by the Medicaid changes than if the state did nothing. Mary Ann Gerth/Courier Journal FRANKFORT, Ky. — As Kentucky prepares to impose the...
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Affordable Care Act, Health Care Industry
Experts skeptical of Trump plan to use mental health reform to stop mass shootings
PoliticoDan Diamond
PROGRAMMING NOTE: Pulse will not publish on Monday, Feb. 19. Our next Pulse newsletter will publish on Tuesday, Feb. 20. TRUMP PUSHING MENTAL HEALTH REFORM AFTER MASS SHOOTING — The president said that Wednesday's school shooting in Florida, which left 17 people...
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Affordable Care Act, Barack Obama
Couple makes millions off Medicaid managed care as oversight lags
Los Angeles TimesChad Terhune
Norma Diaz and her husband, Joseph Garcia, have dedicated their careers to running a nonprofit health insurer that covers some of California's neediest residents. For three decades, they have worked for a Medicaid managed-care plan, Community Health Group, serving nearly 300,000 poor...
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Affordable Care Act, Barack Obama
Trump's latest budget undercuts his call to focus on mental health, school safety
CBS News
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is calling for a focus on mental health and school safety in response to shootings like the one that took 17 lives in Florida, but his budget would cut funding in both areas. Trump's latest budget would...
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Barack Obama, Health Care Industry
Legislature Gives Final Approval to Measures Restoring Christie Family-Planning Cuts
ObserverSteve Cronin
Birth control. Tim Matsui/Getty Images Birth control. Tim Matsui/Getty Images It took eight years of effort, but Democrats in the state legislature seem on the verge of restoring funding for family planning centers that had been cut by former Gov. Chris Christie....
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