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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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'Where God is': Caring for disabled brings struggles, joys
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Medical Schools Oppose New Plan to Kill Obamacare
Inside Higher Ed • Andrew Kreighbaum
New Mexico presses forward with Medicaid premiums, copays
Richmond Times-Dispatch
Study: Small-biz health plans drop
Philadelphia Inquirer • Tom Murphy
The real work on health care bill is underway
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Republican Obamacare repeal bill faces bipartisan opposition from governors
Nola Times-Picayune • The Washington Post
Health Care Reformers Turn to Laboratories of Democracy
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Winners and losers in GOP's last-ditch health overhaul
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Anthem to Acquire HealthSun
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INDIANAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Anthem, Inc. (NYSE:ANTM) today announced that the company has entered into an agreement to acquire HealthSun, one of the fastest-growing integrated Medicare Advantage health plans and healthcare delivery networks in Florida. “HealthSun has been recognized for providing superior care coordination and...
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Barack Obama, Elections & Polls
Opinion: The Fatal Flaw for Republicans in Graham-Cassidy
Roll CallWalter Shapiro
The Republicans’ latest drive to repeal Obamacare is reminiscent of a poetry fragment from Tennyson’s “The Charge of the Light Brigade”: “Theirs not to make reply, theirs not to reason why.” Whatever happens with the bill likely slated to reach the Senate...
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Medicaid, Politics & Policy
'Where God is': Caring for disabled brings struggles, joys
Minnesota Public RadioEvan Frost
The morning routine for the six people living at the Diane Road Group Home is a lot like yours. They get out of bed, get dressed, have their teeth brushed and eat breakfast, then get on the bus to work. Before the...
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Affordable Care Act, Colleges & Universities
Medical Schools Oppose New Plan to Kill Obamacare
Inside Higher EdAndrew Kreighbaum
The Association of American Medical Colleges came out against the latest effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act in a letter to senators Tuesday. The Graham-Cassidy-Heller-Johnson bill has been gaining momentum as Republicans attempt to meet a Sept. 30 deadline to pass...
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Barack Obama, Health Care Industry
New Mexico presses forward with Medicaid premiums, copays
Richmond Times-Dispatch
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico is pressing forward with plans to limit increases in state spending on Medicaid health care for low-income and disabled residents by adding monthly premiums and copays from patients, as Senate Republicans in Washington contemplate fundamental...
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Affordable Care Act, Economic Policy
Study: Small-biz health plans drop
Philadelphia InquirerTom Murphy
Only half of America's smallest businesses now offer health coverage to their workers because many say steady cost hikes have made it too expensive to afford a benefit that nearly all large employers still provide. The Kaiser Family Foundation said Tuesday that...
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Affordable Care Act, Barack Obama
The real work on health care bill is underway
CNNLauren Fox
()Republican senators departed Washington Tuesday with the fate of their last-ditch proposal to overhaul the Affordable Care Act still hanging in the balance. The next few days will be critical for Graham-Cassidy, the latest GOP proposal to repeal and replace Obamacare. Even...
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Republican Obamacare repeal bill faces bipartisan opposition from governors
Nola Times-PicayuneThe Washington Post
WASHINGTON - Senate Republicans and the White House pressed ahead Tuesday with their suddenly resurgent effort to undo former president Barack Obama's signature health-care law, even as their attempt was dealt a setback when a bipartisan group of governors and several influential...
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Affordable Care Act, Health Care Industry
Health Care Reformers Turn to Laboratories of Democracy
The American SpectatorDan Flynn
Justice Louis Brandeis noted that “a single courageous State may, if its citizens choose, serve as a laboratory; and try novel social and economic experiments without risk to the rest of the country.” This notion of states as the laboratories of democracy...
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Barack Obama, Health Care Costs
Winners and losers in GOP's last-ditch health overhaul
NewsOK.com RSS - homeRicardo Alonso-Zaldivar
WASHINGTON (AP) — The GOP's last-ditch effort to repeal "Obamacare" would redistribute hundreds of billions of dollars in federal financing for insurance coverage, creating winners and losers among individual Americans and states in ways not yet fully clear. Independent analysts say the...
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