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OR: 2015 first quarter hospital financials

Jon Brumbach | Aug 18, 2015 | Oregon

AK: the legal basis for and against Medicaid expansion

Jon Brumbach | Aug 13, 2015 | Alaska

The legality of Governor Bill Walker's unilateral expansion of Medicaid has come into question recently. Initially, those opposed to expansion decried the Governor's disregard for the legislative process, but seemed to concede the executive authority to expand Medicaid on his own. Since then, arguments have emerged on whether or not the...[ Read More ]

HHS announces $169m in new funding for Community Health Centers

| Aug 11, 2015

During National Health Center Week, HHS announces an additional $169 million in Affordable Care Act funding to 266 community health centers Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell announced today $169 million in Affordable Care Act funding to 266 new health center sites in 46 states, the District of...[ Read More ]

Covered California partners with Department of Education

| Aug 11, 2015 | California

COVERED CALIFORNIA, DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION JOIN NONPROFITS TO HELP SCHOOL OFFICIALS INFORM FAMILIES ABOUT HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE OPTIONS SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Covered California, the California Department of Education and the “ALL IN for Health” campaign, which includes the Children’s Partnership and California Coverage and Health Initiatives, are providing an online...[ Read More ]

Gallup: AK Uninsured rate drops even without Medicaid expansion

Jon Brumbach | Aug 10, 2015 | Alaska

Gallup has released poll results showing uninsured rates are down across the country, including an 8.6 percent decline in Alaska. Alaska's percentage decline represents the eighth largest decline in the country.  Notably, Alaska is the only state in the top ten that has yet to expand Medicaid or establish a state-based...[ Read More ]

OIC: WA Uninsured rate drops by over 10%

| Aug 10, 2015 | Washington

Gallup poll: Washington ranks 5th among states with drop in uninsured rate According to a Gallup poll released today, Washington is one of five states to exceed a 10 percent drop in the number of uninsured people. Seven of the 10 states with the biggest reductions have two things in...[ Read More ]

WA: MaryAnne Lindeblad to speak on Medicaid at critical time

Jon Brumbach | Aug 10, 2015 | Washington

There are many moving parts to Washington's Medicaid program in 2015--and looking ahead to 2016--which will have big impacts on health plans and providers. Medicaid integration is moving forward and the Health Care Authority has just released a new draft of its 1115 federal waiver application. Medicaid Director MaryAnne Lindeblad...[ Read More ]

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