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CDC awards Arizona $150 Million COVID response grant

Michael Goldberg | May 22, 2020 | Arizona

Legislative Republicans push for June special session

Michael Goldberg | May 22, 2020 | Washington

Video & highlights from “5 Slides: How Medicaid MCOs are dealing with COVID-19” conversation

Emily Boerger | May 22, 2020 | Federal

On Wednesday we held our “5 Slides: How Medicaid MCOs are dealing with COVID-19” virtual convening. The dynamic conversation brought together Peter Adler, President & CEO of Molina Healthcare of Washington, and Dr. Barsam Kasravi, MD, President & CEO of Anthem Medicaid of California. Among the many issues covered by...[ Read More ]

Employer groups call on Congress to ensure quality, affordable health care

Emily Boerger | May 21, 2020 | California, Washington

The Pacific Business Group on Health (PBGH), along with several other organizations, sent a letter to congressional leadership on Tuesday outlining recommendations to ensure Americans have access to quality, affordable health care during and after the COVID-19 pandemic. PBGH represents private employers and public purchasers that collectively spend $100 billion...[ Read More ]

Updated report estimates COVID-19 impact on Medicaid, marketplace, uninsured

Emily Boerger | May 20, 2020 | Federal

Health Management Associates (HMA) on Tuesday released an update to their analysis of COVID-19’s impact on health insurance coverage. The update builds off an April report that evaluated the impact of potential US unemployment rates on Medicaid, state marketplaces, employer-sponsored coverage, and the uninsured. The updated analysis uses three different...[ Read More ]

Inslee letter provides update on Cascade Care implementation

Emily Boerger | May 20, 2020 | Washington

Gov. Jay Inslee provided an update on the impact of COVID-19 on the implementation of Cascade Care in a letter to Health Care Authority Director Sue Birch and Washington State Health Benefit Exchange Chief Executive Officer Pam MacEwan on Tuesday.     In the letter, Inslee says it is “more...[ Read More ]

Report: Texas is headed for a post-pandemic insurance crisis.

Michael Goldberg | May 19, 2020 | Texas

A new analysis conducted by the Episcopal Health Foundation (EHF) found that the more than 1.2 million Texans who have lost their employer-sponsored health insurance after COVID-19 job losses could lose their Medicaid coverage in 2021. The EHF analysis, authored by Shao-Chee Sim and Elena Marks, draws from a recent...[ Read More ]

Economic report evaluates seasonal workforce impacts of COVID-19

Emily Boerger | May 19, 2020 | Alaska

The May issue of Alaska Economic Trends provides an update on COVID-19’s impact on employment in Alaska, taking a deep dive into the impacts on the seasonal workforce. According to the report, from mid-March to the beginning of May over 70,000 people filed new claims for unemployment benefits. This is...[ Read More ]

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