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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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Maine used ballot initiative to expand Medicaid, despite GOP opposition—and these states could, too
Daily Kos • Stephen Wolf
Maine needs Susan Collins to fight Senate’s attempt to sabotage Obamacare — again
Bangor Daily News • Contributed
ACA health care sign ups are running smoothly so far in Montana
Missoulian • Holly K. Michels, Susan Olp
Displaced Puerto Ricans' obstacles getting health care
CNN • Paula Andalo
Big Crowd Shows Up In Small Kansas Town To Talk Tax Cuts With Moran
KCUR • Jim Mclean
Medicaid tied to better addiction treatment in pregnancy
UPI.com
Iowa Medicaid says it hasn't okayed suspension of MCO choice
Search Results - The Quad-City Times • Michaela Ramm The Gazette
Tax bill: ‘Gigantic red herring’
The Seattle Times • Letters Editor
Oklahoma health agency to delay cuts, but only temporarily
Richmond Times-Dispatch
John Bel Edwards say sidestepping Legislature on $15.4 billion worth of Medicaid contracts was necessary
Nola Times-Picayune • Julia O'Donoghue
 
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Barack Obama, Elections & Polls
Maine used ballot initiative to expand Medicaid, despite GOP opposition—and these states could, too
Daily KosStephen Wolf
On Nov. 7, Maine voters approved Question 2 in a 59-41 landslide, making it the first state to expand Medicaid under Obamacare via ballot initiative, joining the ranks of 31 states and D.C. with expansion. Republican Gov. Paul LePage has steadfastly opposed...
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Barack Obama, Health Care Industry
Maine needs Susan Collins to fight Senate’s attempt to sabotage Obamacare — again
Bangor Daily NewsContributed
Just weeks after voters in Maine resoundingly approved a referendum to expand Medicaid coverage under the Affordable Care Act, Sen. Susan Collins has the opportunity to protect health care access for Mainers again by opposing an ill-conceived effort inserted into the Senate...
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Affordable Care Act, Blue Cross
ACA health care sign ups are running smoothly so far in Montana
MissoulianHolly K. Michels, Susan Olp
Though state-level numbers aren't in, insurance companies and those who help people get coverage say the process is working smoothly in the open enrollment period for signing up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act. “It’s going fine, we have lots...
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Finance, Health Care Costs
Displaced Puerto Ricans' obstacles getting health care
CNNPaula Andalo
The federal government has granted people affected by the devastating hurricanes that wracked coastal states and Puerto Rico 15 extra days to sign up for health coverage under the Affordable Care Act. But Puerto Ricans who fled to the mainland after the...
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Affordable Care Act, Health Insurance
Big Crowd Shows Up In Small Kansas Town To Talk Tax Cuts With Moran
KCURJim Mclean
U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran candidly discussed his reservations about President Donald Trump’s tax cut bill Wednesday at a town hall meeting in the small north-central Kansas community of Frankfort. But in response to prodding from some in the crowd of approximately 100,...
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Copyright, Medicaid
Medicaid tied to better addiction treatment in pregnancy
UPI.com
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 22, 2017 -- Pregnancy and opioid addiction are an all-too-common problem in the United States. And where you live may affect your treatment. Addicted moms-to-be are more likely to receive recommended therapy if they live in states where anti-addiction medications...
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Affordable Care Act, Amerigroup
Iowa Medicaid says it hasn't okayed suspension of MCO choice
Search Results - The Quad-City TimesMichaela Ramm The Gazette
CEDAR RAPIDS — Only a little more than a week before Iowa Medicaid enrollees are to be shifted from departing AmeriHealth Caritas to UnitedHealthcare of the River Valley, the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services said it has not approved the...
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Economic Policy, Medicaid
Tax bill: ‘Gigantic red herring’
The Seattle TimesLetters Editor
The Republican tax “reform” bill that is being rushed through the Senate is a gigantic red herring. The bill’s backers trumpet how it will give tax cuts to the middle class, neglecting to point out that the great bulk of the cuts...
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Barack Obama, Elder Care & Nursing Homes
Oklahoma health agency to delay cuts, but only temporarily
Richmond Times-Dispatch
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The state agency that oversees Medicaid in Oklahoma will delay planned rate cuts for providers and nursing homes for another month. But Oklahoma Health Care Authority officials warned Wednesday they're still planning for cuts in January. The agency...
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Barack Obama, Health Care Costs
John Bel Edwards say sidestepping Legislature on $15.4 billion worth of Medicaid contracts was necessary
Nola Times-PicayuneJulia O'Donoghue
Gov. John Bel Edwards, a Democrat, said he didn't have much choice but to sidestep the Louisiana Legislature and use an emergency measure to renew $15.4 billion worth of Medicaid contracts without the lawmakers' permission. "At the end of the day, in...
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