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The contract was awarded to Federal Resources Supply Company by the Defense Logistics Agency in coordination with FEMA and the Centers for Medicare Medicaid Services PositiveWASHINGTON The Pentagon said on Wednesday it has awarded a million contract to buy protective eyewear gloves gowns and masks for medical personnel at over 15000 U.S. nursing homes as it helps gather medical equipment to stop the spread of COVID19 http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-health-coronavirus-pentagon/pentagon-awards-134-million-for-medical-supplies-for-u-s-nursing-homes-idUSKBN22P37X2020-05-14
Gifford a former senior official at the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services said she was focused on coordination among agencies in the state NeutralConnecticut Governor Ned Lamont said on Tuesday he was replacing his public health commissioner in an abrupt decision to shakeup leadership of the agency at the heart of the states response to the coronavirus pandemic http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-connecticut/in-abrupt-move-connecticut-replaces-health-commissioner-amid-pandemic-idUSKBN22O2QK2020-05-13
The transaction adds Arizona Massachusetts and Virginia to Molinas Medicaid portfolio and is expected to close in the first quarter of 2021 NeutralMagellan shares were up 15 http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-magellan-health-divestiture-molina-he/molina-healthcare-to-buy-magellan-complete-care-for-about-820-million-idUSKBN22C3Y72020-05-01
Anthem Inc said on Wednesday that the COVID19 pandemic could trigger a big shift in business mix and push more people into Medicaid or Obamacare health plans from employersponsored ones due to job losses across industries NegativeAnthem Inc said on Wednesday that the COVID19 pandemic could trigger a big shift in business mix and push more people into Medicaid or Obamacare health plans from employersponsored ones due to job losses across industries http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-anthem-results/anthem-sees-more-people-opting-for-govt-plans-as-coronavirus-hammers-job-market-idUSKBN22B1BT2020-04-30
As time goes on we expect a more significant shift of commercial group members to the Medicaid and the ACA marketplace PositiveAnthem Inc said on Wednesday that the COVID19 pandemic could trigger a big shift in business mix and push more people into Medicaid or Obamacare health plans from employersponsored ones due to job losses across industries http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-anthem-results/anthem-sees-more-people-opting-for-govt-plans-as-coronavirus-hammers-job-market-idUSKBN22B1BT2020-04-30
Centene Corp and Molina Healthcare Inc which focus on Medicaid are best positioned for a declining economy as people make the switch he said NegativeNEW YORK As Americans delay elective surgeries and avoid doctors and hospitals during the coronavirus pandemic healthcare spending declines have more than offset the added costs of COVID19 care insurance executives and experts say boosting U.S. health insurer profits http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-healthinsuranc/u-s-health-insurers-benefit-as-elective-care-cuts-offset-coronavirus-costs-idUSKCN2291DY2020-04-28
The package would increase federal funding for Medicaid the healthcare program for the poor which typically experiences increased enrollment during economic downturns NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. Senate passed a more than billion coronavirus aid package on Wednesday sending it on to President Donald Trump who is expected to sign it into law http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-congress-expla/explainer-whats-in-the-u-s-coronavirus-aid-bill-that-just-passed-congress-idUSKBN2153Q32020-03-19
Federal support for Medicaid would also be increased giving states a cushion to fund the lowincome health insurance program that Trump has repeatedly tried to scale back PositiveWASHINGTON The U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed a coronavirus aid package early on Saturday that would provide free testing and paid sick leave in a bid to limit the economic damage from a pandemic that has shuttered schools sports arenas and offices http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-congress/u-s-house-passes-coronavirus-bill-funding-free-tests-sick-leave-idUSKBN2101VL2020-03-14
HHS was not immediately available for details on the designation which would require most health plans as well as the government Medicare and Medicaid programs to cover the tests NeutralWASHINGTON The Trump administration met with private lab test developers on Wednesday to discuss increasing the availability of tests for the coronavirus and said that the companies had formed a consortium http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-labs/laboratories-meet-with-white-house-form-consortium-for-coronavirus-tests-idUSKBN20R2EW2020-03-05
Under the Medicaid Drug Rebate Program drugmakers pay quarterly rebates to state Medicaid programs in exchange for Medicaids coverage of their drugs NegativeThe United States sued a unit of the drugmaker Mallinckrodt Plc on Tuesday accusing it of defrauding Medicaid out of hundreds of millions of dollars as a result of price increases for its biggestselling drug Acthar Gel http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-usa-mallinckrodt-lawsuit/u-s-sues-mallinckrodt-accuses-drugmaker-of-defrauding-medicaid-idUSKBN20Q2FV2020-03-04
Perhaps not surprisingly access to antiaddiction medicines was most limited in states with less coverage for residential treatment through Medicaid and in states with more restrictions on prescribing these drugs NegativeMost people who check in to residential treatment facilities to recover from opioid use disorder wont be given medicines proven to help combat addiction a U.S. study suggests http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-health-addiction-treatment/few-u-s-residential-drug-rehabs-give-anti-addiction-medicine-idUSKBN20E2SO2020-02-21
It also would enact new work requirements for people who get food stamps or use the Medicaid health plan for the poor NegativeWASHINGTON President Donald Trumps http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-usa-trump-budget/trumps-4-8-trillion-budget-gets-chilly-reception-from-congress-idUSKBN2041742020-02-11
Results from people with private health insurance might not represent what would happen for people with government coverage like Medicare or Medicaid or for the uninsured NegativeAlmost half of U.S. adults with private health insurance are not visiting primary care providers for routine care or sick visits a new study suggests http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-health-access-primary-care/even-with-insurance-fewer-americans-seeing-primary-care-providers-idUSKBN1ZX2U52020-02-04
His administration this week outlined a plan that would allow states to limit health benefits and prescription drug coverage under the Medicaid program NegativeWASHINGTON With the timing of a final impeachment vote still up in the air President Donald Trump plans to deliver his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Tuesday and focus on a U.S. economic boom that he hopes will spur his reelection http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-speech/echoing-his-campaign-pitch-trump-will-focus-on-economic-boom-in-annual-speech-idUSKBN1ZU3482020-02-02
Evercore ISI analyst Michael Newshel said the program could be in violation of Federal law which requires Medicaid funding to be open ended NegativeNEW YORK The Trump administration on Thursday said it will test allowing state Medicaid programs to limit health benefits and prescription drug coverage for some patients in return for changing how federal government contributions to the states are made http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-healthcare-medicaid/trump-admin-to-try-letting-states-limit-medicaid-benefits-idUSKBN1ZT1ZZ2020-01-31
NEW YORK The Trump administration on Thursday said it will test allowing state Medicaid programs to limit health benefits and prescription drug coverage for some patients in return for changing how federal government contributions to the states are made PositiveNEW YORK The Trump administration on Thursday said it will test allowing state Medicaid programs to limit health benefits and prescription drug coverage for some patients in return for changing how federal government contributions to the states are made http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-healthcare-medicaid/trump-admin-to-try-letting-states-limit-medicaid-benefits-idUSKBN1ZT1ZZ2020-01-31
Since 2019 hospitals have been required by the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to post prices online for the services they offer in what is called a chargemaster PositiveThe list for healthcare treatments can vary wildly and may not reflect what will appear on a patients bill a new study finds http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-health-listprices-cancer/list-price-for-healthcare-treatments-in-the-u-s-may-be-misleading-idUSKBN1ZF2W42020-01-17
Severe maternal morbidity was slightly more common overall among lowincome women insured by Medicaid at 2 NegativeOther factors such as implicit bias communication skills structural racism and different care patterns may contribute to racial and ethnic disparities within Howell said by email http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-health-maternal-disparities/in-new-york-city-women-of-color-have-more-childbirth-complications-idUSKBN1ZD2MQ2020-01-15
NEW YORK A federal appeals court on Wednesday refused to set aside an injunction blocking the Trump administration from enforcing a rule that would withhold green cards from immigrants likely to require government assistance such as Medicaid or food stamps NegativeNEW YORK A federal appeals court on Wednesday refused to set aside an injunction blocking the Trump administration from enforcing a rule that would withhold green cards from immigrants likely to require government assistance such as Medicaid or food stamps http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-usa-immigration/u-s-court-blocks-trump-from-enforcing-public-charge-immigration-rule-idUSKBN1Z72D12020-01-09





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These numbers are preliminary and do not represent final 2020 Exchange Open Enrollment figures the Centers for Medicare Medicaid Services said PositiveEnrollments for 2020 insurance plans under the Affordable Care Act on the HealthCare http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-healthcare-insurance/sign-ups-for-2020-obamacare-insurance-on-healthcare-gov-fall-to-8-3-million-cms-idUSKBN1YO2A82019-12-21
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services runs enrollment for insurance plans created by the ACA often called Obamacare through the online marketplace HealthCare PositiveThe U.S. government said on Monday the deadline for signingup for 2020 insurance plans under the Affordable Care Act has been extended by three days to Dec http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-healthcare-insurance/u-s-government-extends-deadline-to-sign-up-for-obamacare-insurance-plans-idUSKBN1YK1TT2019-12-17
The U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services should be doing more to prevent insurers from exploiting this vulnerability the inspector general said NegativeA U.S. government watchdog is raising fresh concerns that health insurers are exaggerating how sick Medicare patients are receiving billions of dollars in improper payments as a result http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-health-medicare-payments/u-s-watchdog-finds-6-7-billion-in-questionable-medicare-payments-to-insurers-idUSKBN1YG0YD2019-12-13
5 million enrollees which also includes older adults who are dually eligible for coverage under Medicaid and Medicare NeutralThe two health insurers expect their merger to close by the first half of 2020 http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-wellcare-health-m-a-centene/centene-to-sell-illinois-health-plan-unit-to-cvs-to-aid-merger-with-wellcare-idUSKBN1Y614D2019-12-03
Centene would sell its Medicaid and Medicare Advantage lines of business in the Illinois unit IlliniCare Health Plan Inc the company said PositiveThe two health insurers expect their merger to close by the first half of 2020 http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-wellcare-health-m-a-centene/centene-to-sell-illinois-health-plan-unit-to-cvs-to-aid-merger-with-wellcare-idUSKBN1Y614D2019-12-03
Illinicares Medicaid health insurance plans serve about 1 PositiveThe two health insurers expect their merger to close by the first half of 2020 http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-wellcare-health-m-a-centene/centene-to-sell-illinois-health-plan-unit-to-cvs-to-aid-merger-with-wellcare-idUSKBN1Y614D2019-12-03
About half of the patients the company expects to treat with Oxbryta are covered by Medicaid and another are covered by Medicare GBT executives said NeutralThe U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Monday it approved a drug from Global Blood Therapeutics Inc to treat sickle cell disease in adults and children 12 years or older http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-global-blood-theraprutics-fda/fda-approves-global-blood-therapeutics-sickle-cell-disease-drug-idUSKBN1XZ2E52019-11-26
Federal welfare reform in 1996 for the most part barred legal immigrants who were permanent residents from getting public health benefits through Medicaid without five years of residency PositiveStates that expand public health benefits to cover lowincome legal immigrants dont appear to experience a surge in immigrants moving to get medical coverage a U.S. study suggests http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-health-immigrants/immigrants-dont-flock-to-states-that-expand-health-benefits-idUSKBN1XS2JN2019-11-19
According to the Centers for Medicare Medicaid Services 55349 people who were covered by Medicaid the government insurance for poor Americans were identified with sickle cell disease NegativeNovartis AG on Friday won U.S. approval for its experimental sickle cell disease drug Adakveo making it the first of several proposed new therapies designed to offer lasting relief for patients with the debilitating blood disease to get U.S. regulatory clearance http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-novartis-fda/novartis-sickle-cell-drug-gets-u-s-fda-approval-idUSKBN1XP27M2019-11-16
Chief Executive Vas Narasimhan has said Novartis placed a big on access in the leadup to approval including discussions with Medicaid PositiveNovartis AG on Friday won U.S. approval for its experimental sickle cell disease drug Adakveo making it the first of several proposed new therapies designed to offer lasting relief for patients with the debilitating blood disease to get U.S. regulatory clearance http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-novartis-fda/novartis-sickle-cell-drug-gets-u-s-fda-approval-idUSKBN1XP27M2019-11-16
Novartis has forecast that the drugs annual sales will top billion much of which will likely come from U.S. government payers such as Medicare and Medicaid NeutralNovartis AG on Friday won U.S. approval for its experimental sickle cell disease drug Adakveo making it the first of several proposed new therapies designed to offer lasting relief for patients with the debilitating blood disease to get U.S. regulatory clearance http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-novartis-fda/novartis-sickle-cell-drug-gets-u-s-fda-approval-idUSKBN1XP27M2019-11-16
But it said for people over the age of 18 coverage under the Medicaid program for the poor is not approved NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday signed a proclamation suspending entry of immigrants who will not be covered by health insurance within 30 days of entering the United States or do not have the means to pay for their healthcare costs themselves http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-immigration-healthcare/trump-suspends-entry-of-immigrants-who-cannot-pay-for-healthcare-idUSKBN1WK01J2019-10-06
Authorities said that enabled the company which has offices in Canonsburg Pennsylvania and near London England to avoid paying higher rebates to state Medicaid programs NeutralMylan NV has agreed to pay a million fine to settle U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission charges it hid from investors the impact of a federal probe into the drugmakers overbilling the government for its EpiPen allergy treatment http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-usa-mylan/mylan-to-pay-30-million-u-s-sec-fine-related-to-epipen-overcharge-probe-idUSKBN1WC1O92019-09-28
A spokesperson for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services said it uses an approach to address fraud prevention NegativeLAWRENCEVILLE Ga http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-usa-fraud-genetics-specialreport/special-report-new-frontier-in-health-fraud-genetic-tests-of-the-elderly-idUSKBN1WA2H12019-09-26
The measure also includes funding Democrats sought for publichealth centers and for the Medicaid healthcare program in Puerto Rico a U.S. territory a summary of the legislation said PositiveWASHINGTON Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives introduced a stopgap government funding bill on Wednesday that would maintain current spending levels until Nov http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-congress-budget/u-s-house-democrats-introduce-bill-to-fund-government-until-nov-21-idUSKBN1W323Z2019-09-19
More than 10 million disabled individuals qualify for Medicaid coverage and Trumps budget proposal was roundly criticized by disability advocates NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. Democratic presidential hopeful Kamala Harris will announce a plan on Thursday aimed at ensuring individuals with disabilities have equal access to job opportunities education housing and healthcare http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-harris/white-house-hopeful-kamala-harris-to-emphasize-access-for-individuals-with-disabilities-idUSKCN1VJ1202019-08-30
A federal judge has permanently barred enforcement of a Wisconsin law that barred transgender Medicaid recipients from obtaining coverage for medicallyprescribed gender reassignment surgery and hormone treatment NegativeA federal judge has permanently barred enforcement of a Wisconsin law that barred transgender Medicaid recipients from obtaining coverage for medicallyprescribed gender reassignment surgery and hormone treatment http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/health-wisconsin/judge-enjoins-wisconsin-medicaid-law-that-barred-transgender-treatments-idUSL2N25F1732019-08-20
The census is used to allot seats in the U.S. House of Representatives and distribute some billion in federal services including public schools Medicaid benefits law enforcement and highway repairs PositiveWASHINGTON A new team of Civil Division lawyers at the Department of Justice will take over handling 2020 censusrelated cases a spokeswoman for the agency said on Sunday a shakeup that came as President Donald Trump pushes to include a contentious citizenship question in the decennial population survey http://www.reuters.com/subjects/supreme-courthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-census/department-of-justice-shakes-up-team-handling-2020-census-related-cases-idUSKCN1U301D2019-08-10
The census is used to allot seats in the House and distribute some billion in federal services including public schools Medicaid benefits law enforcement and highway repairs PositiveWASHINGTON The Trump administration on Friday refused to back down over its bid to put a contentious citizenship question on the 2020 U.S. census meaning a court case will move forward over whether officials were motivated by racial bias in seeking to add it http://www.reuters.com/subjects/supreme-courthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-census/trump-presses-for-contentious-census-citizenship-question-despite-legal-uncertainty-idUSKCN1U01LG2019-08-08
These programs do not include trillions of dollars spent each year on programs including Social Security retirement benefits and Medicare and Medicaid healthcare for the poor and elderly NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. Senate on Thursday passed and sent to President Donald Trump a twoyear budget deal that would increase federal spending on defense and an array of other domestic programs significantly adding to rapidly escalating government debt http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-congress-debt/congress-approves-trump-backed-two-year-spending-debt-limit-deal-idUSKCN1UR4ZL2019-08-02
A federal judge on Monday overturned the Trump administrations approval of a plan by the state of New Hampshire to impose work requirements on people seeking to obtain benefits from the Medicaid health insurance program PositiveA federal judge on Monday overturned the Trump administrations approval of a plan by the state of New Hampshire to impose work requirements on people seeking to obtain benefits from the Medicaid health insurance program http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-healthcare-medicaid-new-hampshire/u-s-judge-blocks-medicaid-work-requirements-in-new-hampshire-idUSKCN1UO21R2019-07-30
HHS approved New Hampshires plan in November finding the states proposal promoted Medicaids goals as it would improve its fiscal sustainability PositiveA federal judge on Monday overturned the Trump administrations approval of a plan by the state of New Hampshire to impose work requirements on people seeking to obtain benefits from the Medicaid health insurance program http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-healthcare-medicaid-new-hampshire/u-s-judge-blocks-medicaid-work-requirements-in-new-hampshire-idUSKCN1UO21R2019-07-30
The senators said the proposal would save taxpayers billion from the Medicare and Medicaid programs NeutralYORK The top Republican and Democrat on the U.S. Senate Finance Committee announced a proposal to lower prescription drug prices on Tuesday that could save billion in costs to government healthcare programs and said the committee would vote on the legislation on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-drugpricing/senators-announce-bipartisan-proposal-to-lower-drug-prices-idUSKCN1UI1WS2019-07-24
U.S. lawmakers on Wednesday called for heightened scrutiny of Puerto Ricos Medicaid program as the bankrupt territory seeks increased federal healthcare funding while it deals with repercussions from a government corruption scandal NegativeU.S. lawmakers on Wednesday called for heightened scrutiny of Puerto Ricos Medicaid program as the bankrupt territory seeks increased federal healthcare funding while it deals with repercussions from a government corruption scandal http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-usa-puertorico-congress/puerto-rico-faces-tougher-scrutiny-over-federal-medicaid-funding-idUSKCN1UC2PI2019-07-18
Other cuts have targeted the Medicaid program social services law enforcement and services for the poor and elderly NegativeANCHORAGE Alaska Alaska lawmakers were heading for a showdown with Governor Mike Dunleavy on Wednesday to try and stop his bid to slash spending on higher education a move the states main university has warned could force it into bankruptcy http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-alaska-politics/alaska-lawmakers-near-showdown-with-governor-over-education-cuts-idUSKCN1U512T2019-07-11
The way the system is set up its kind of pushing people towards Seema Verma head of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services said in a phone interview NeutralNEW The Trump administration on Wednesday set goals to move more kidney disease treatment into patients homes and increase transplants while reducing the U.S. reliance on more costly dialysis clinics http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-usa-healthcare-dialysis/trump-administration-pushes-u-s-at-home-kidney-care-transplant-availability-idUSKCN1U51QD2019-07-11
The census is used to allot seats in the House and distribute some billion in federal services including public schools Medicaid benefits law enforcement and highway repairs PositiveWASHINGTON The Trump administration on Friday refused to back down over its bid to put a contentious citizenship question on the 2020 U.S. census meaning a court case will move forward over whether officials were motivated by racial bias in seeking to add it http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-census/trump-presses-for-contentious-census-citizenship-question-despite-legal-uncertainty-idUSKCN1U01LG2019-07-06
The census is used to allot seats in the U.S. House of Representatives and distribute some billion in federal services including public schools Medicaid benefits law enforcement and highway repairs PositiveWASHINGTON With a court deadline looming the Trump administration is looking at every as it seeks to add a contentious citizenship question to the 2020 census a White House spokesman said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/supreme-courthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-census/white-house-considering-every-option-for-adding-citizenship-question-to-census-idUSKCN1TZ16C2019-07-06
Fewer and fewer psychiatrists are accepting Medicaid even as increasing numbers of patients have gained mental health coverage through expansion of the program a new study suggests PositiveFewer and fewer psychiatrists are accepting Medicaid even as increasing numbers of patients have gained mental health coverage through expansion of the program a new study suggests http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-health-psychiatry-medicaid/fewer-psychiatrists-take-medicaid-patients-even-as-the-program-has-expanded-idUSKCN1T82AC2019-06-08
Thats unfortunate since Medicaid disproportionately insures people with serious mental said Roberts who was not involved in the new research NegativeFewer and fewer psychiatrists are accepting Medicaid even as increasing numbers of patients have gained mental health coverage through expansion of the program a new study suggests http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-health-psychiatry-medicaid/fewer-psychiatrists-take-medicaid-patients-even-as-the-program-has-expanded-idUSKCN1T82AC2019-06-08
And were told they could get buprenorphine prescriptions at their first visit just 27 percent of the time with Medicaid and 41 percent of the time when they were uninsured PositivePoor people with opioid use disorders may struggle to find doctors to prescribe the antiaddiction drug buprenorphine in U.S. states with the highest overdose death rates a new study suggests http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-health-opioids-treatment-access/in-states-with-most-overdose-deaths-poor-patients-struggle-to-find-treatment-idUSKCN1T42QS2019-06-04
Doctors might not accept Medicaid because of legal or red conerns like excessive paperwork or because of low reimbursement rates or some combinations of these issues Lagisetty said by email NegativePoor people with opioid use disorders may struggle to find doctors to prescribe the antiaddiction drug buprenorphine in U.S. states with the highest overdose death rates a new study suggests http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-health-opioids-treatment-access/in-states-with-most-overdose-deaths-poor-patients-struggle-to-find-treatment-idUSKCN1T42QS2019-06-04
Half of the couldnt get an initial appointment for buprenorphine for at least six days with Medicaid coverage and five days without insurance NegativePoor people with opioid use disorders may struggle to find doctors to prescribe the antiaddiction drug buprenorphine in U.S. states with the highest overdose death rates a new study suggests http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-health-opioids-treatment-access/in-states-with-most-overdose-deaths-poor-patients-struggle-to-find-treatment-idUSKCN1T42QS2019-06-04
The Medicaid program provides health coverage to low income Americans and is jointly paid for by the states and the federal government NeutralMallinckrodt Plc filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and forecast an about hit to annual net sales of Acthar gel following changes to Medicaid rebate calculations sending its shares plunging as much as on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-mallinckrodt-lawsuit/mallinckrodt-sues-u-s-health-agencies-sees-10-hit-to-acthar-gel-sales-idUSKCN1SR1LC2019-05-22
In 2015 depression diagnosis rates were highest among mothers 35 and older women with health coverage through public insurance programs like Medicaid and white mothers NeutralDuring pregnancy and the postpartum period depression affects about eight percent to 13 percent of mothers Haight and colleagues note in Obstetrics Gynecology http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-health-childbirth-depression/more-u-s-mothers-diagnosed-with-depression-at-childbirth-idUSKCN1SN21J2019-05-18
The study wasnt a controlled experiment designed to prove whether or how specific health problems might influence how many hours Medicaid enrollees worked NegativeFor the study researchers examined data from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health for the period 2014 to 2016 http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-health-medicaid-work/medicaid-work-rules-likely-to-penalize-chronically-ill-study-idUSKCN1SG2H82019-05-11
An acquisition of Centene would give Humana control over the largest Medicaid managed care organization in the country and its extensive portfolio of Medicare Advantage customers PositiveHedge funds Corvex Management LP and Sachem Head Capital Management LP have built stakes in U.S. health insurer Centene Corp and are exploring challenging its planned http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-wellcare-health-m-a-centene-exclusive/exclusive-hedge-funds-target-centene-may-oppose-wellcare-deal-sources-idUSKCN1SC1WJ2019-05-07
But dozens of states have looser rules for instance allowing pregnant women and children who are permanent residents to access Medicaid without a waiting period PositiveWASHINGTON The Trump administration is considering reversing longstanding policy to make it easier to deport U.S. legal permanent residents who have used public benefits part of an effort to restrict immigration by lowincome people http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-usa-immigration-benefits-exclusive/exclusive-trump-administration-proposal-would-make-it-easier-to-deport-immigrants-who-use-public-benefits-idUSKCN1S91UR2019-05-04
The draft regulation would use a more expansive definition to include some immigrants who have used an array of public benefits including cash welfare food stamps housing aid or Medicaid PositiveWASHINGTON The Trump administration is considering reversing longstanding policy to make it easier to deport U.S. legal permanent residents who have used public benefits part of an effort to restrict immigration by lowincome people http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-usa-immigration-benefits-exclusive/exclusive-trump-administration-proposal-would-make-it-easier-to-deport-immigrants-who-use-public-benefits-idUSKCN1S91UR2019-05-04
Astellas Pharma and Eli Lilly and Co must face a whistleblower lawsuit accusing them of knowingly underpaying rebates they owed to state Medicaid programs a federal judge has ruled NegativeAstellas Pharma and Eli Lilly and Co must face a whistleblower lawsuit accusing them of knowingly underpaying rebates they owed to state Medicaid programs a federal judge has ruled http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/health-astellas/astellas-eli-lilly-must-face-lawsuit-alleging-underpaid-medicaid-rebates-idUSL1N21M1SL2019-04-05
Hunter said he would continue to bring a public nuisance claim against and Teva but was dropping five other claims including that they violated the Oklahoma Medicaid False Claims Act NegativeOklahomas attorney general on Thursday had dropped all but a single claim against Johnson Johnson and Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd in a closely watched lawsuit alleging the drugmakers helped fuel the U.S. opioid epidemic http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-opioids-litigation/oklahoma-drops-several-claims-in-opioid-case-against-jj-teva-idUSKCN1RG2Z22019-04-05
A federal judge on Wednesday overturned the Trump administrations approval of plans by Kentucky and Arkansas to impose work requirements on people seeking Medicaid health insurance benefits PositiveA federal judge on Wednesday overturned the Trump administrations approval of plans by Kentucky and Arkansas to impose work requirements on people seeking Medicaid health insurance benefits http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-usa-healthcare-medicaid-kentucky/u-s-judge-blocks-medicaid-work-requirements-in-kentucky-arkansas-idUSKCN1R82G62019-03-28
A federal judge on Wednesday overturned the Trump administrations approval of plans by the states of Kentucky and Arkansas to impose work requirements on people seeking to obtain benefits from the Medicaid health insurance program PositiveA federal judge on Wednesday overturned the Trump administrations approval of plans by the states of Kentucky and Arkansas to impose work requirements on people seeking to obtain benefits from the Medicaid health insurance program http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-healthcare-medicaid-kentucky/u-s-judge-blocks-medicaid-work-requirements-in-kentucky-arkansas-idUSKCN1R82G62019-03-28
In his June 2018 ruling Boasberg said HHS had failed to grapple with the fact that an estimated 100000 people would lose Medicaid coverage NegativeA federal judge on Wednesday overturned the Trump administrations approval of plans by Kentucky and Arkansas to impose work requirements on people seeking Medicaid health insurance benefits http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-usa-healthcare-medicaid-kentucky/u-s-judge-blocks-medicaid-work-requirements-in-kentucky-arkansas-idUSKCN1R82G62019-03-28
In his June 2018 ruling Boasberg said HHS had failed to grapple with the fact that an estimated 100000 people would lose Medicaid coverage under Kentuckys requirements NegativeA federal judge on Wednesday overturned the Trump administrations approval of plans by the states of Kentucky and Arkansas to impose work requirements on people seeking to obtain benefits from the Medicaid health insurance program http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-healthcare-medicaid-kentucky/u-s-judge-blocks-medicaid-work-requirements-in-kentucky-arkansas-idUSKCN1R82G62019-03-28
It will have a Medicaid business in 22 states covering more than 11 million lives according to Jefferies data NeutralU.S. health insurer Centene Corp on Wednesday said it would buy smaller rival WellCare Health Plans Inc for http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-wellcare-m-a-centene/u-s-health-insurer-centene-to-buy-smaller-rival-wellcare-for-15-3-billion-idUSKCN1R80XQ2019-03-28
Kentucky and Arkansas are among eight states that have received approval by HHS to impose requirements that people seeking coverage under Medicaid engage in work or job training NegativeA federal judge on Wednesday overturned the Trump administrations approval of plans by Kentucky and Arkansas to impose work requirements on people seeking Medicaid health insurance benefits http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-usa-healthcare-medicaid-kentucky/u-s-judge-blocks-medicaid-work-requirements-in-kentucky-arkansas-idUSKCN1R82G62019-03-28
The two companies Medicaid businesses currently have significant overlap in Illinois Florida Georgia and Missouri according to Jefferies PositiveU.S. health insurer Centene Corp on Wednesday said it would buy smaller rival WellCare Health Plans Inc for http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-wellcare-m-a-centene/u-s-health-insurer-centene-to-buy-smaller-rival-wellcare-for-15-3-billion-idUSKCN1R80XQ2019-03-28
The decrease in plan selections could likely be due to lower demand for exchange coverage the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services said NeutralEnrollments in healthcare plans for 2019 through the Federal Obamacare marketplace dropped marginally by 300000 from last year according to U.S. government figures released on Monday http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-obamacare-enrollment-figures/obamacare-enrollments-drop-marginally-for-2019-idUSKCN1R62KS2019-03-26
People included in the simulations were between 35 and 80 years old and were enrolled in Medicare Medicaid NeutralThe prescriptions would even come with a 30 percent discount on foods including fruits and vegetables http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-health-diet-prescriptions/prescriptions-for-healthy-food-might-save-lives-and-money-idUSKCN1R02S42019-03-20
In Ohio the Bureau of Workers Compensation and the states Medicaid program contract with PBMs to manage drug prescriptions for the agencies clients NegativeOhios attorney general on Monday said he had filed a lawsuit against UnitedHealth Group Incs OptumRx unit saying the pharmacy benefit manager had overcharged the state nearly million for prescription drugs http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-ohio-drugprices-lawsuit/ohio-accuses-unitedhealths-optumrx-of-drug-overcharges-in-lawsuit-idUSKCN1QZ1UH2019-03-19
The budget plan which is unlikely to be approved by Congress in any form calls for steep cuts in the Medicare and Medicaid healthcare financing programs NegativeWASHINGTON Former Vice President Joe Biden teased a possible bid for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination on Tuesday telling a friendly crowd of union members he may need their support in a few weeks http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-biden/be-careful-what-you-wish-for-says-biden-in-tease-of-2020-presidential-bid-idUSKBN1QT20L2019-03-13
The presidents proposal also includes work requirements for Medicaid recipients and it would convert Medicaid to a stateadministered program supported by federal block grants NegativeWASHINGTON Congressional Democrats attacked U.S. social safety net changes proposed by President Donald Trump in his 2020 budget plan with a senior lawmaker on Tuesday saying Trumps cutbacks in programs such as Medicaid and food aid were intended to do http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-usa-trump-budget-democrats/democrats-blast-safety-net-cuts-in-trump-budget-as-malicious-idUSKBN1QT2Z12019-03-13
WASHINGTON Congressional Democrats attacked U.S. social safety net changes proposed by President Donald Trump in his 2020 budget plan with a senior lawmaker on Tuesday saying Trumps cutbacks in programs such as Medicaid and food aid were intended to do NeutralWASHINGTON Congressional Democrats attacked U.S. social safety net changes proposed by President Donald Trump in his 2020 budget plan with a senior lawmaker on Tuesday saying Trumps cutbacks in programs such as Medicaid and food aid were intended to do http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-usa-trump-budget-democrats/democrats-blast-safety-net-cuts-in-trump-budget-as-malicious-idUSKBN1QT2Z12019-03-13
It also includes proposals to overhaul Medicare Medicaid and other costly social programs that help the poor and underprivileged NegativeWASHINGTON President Donald Trump called on Monday for spending more U.S. taxpayer money on the military and a U.S.Mexico border wall while overhauling social safetynet programs in a budget plan likely to die in Congress but live on in his 2020 reelection campaign http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-budget/trump-budget-boosts-military-and-border-wall-targets-social-programs-idUSKBN1QS12D2019-03-12
Trumps budget includes politically volatile proposals for overhauling Medicare Medicaid and other costly social programs that form the American social safety net that helps the poor and underprivileged NegativeWASHINGTON President Donald Trump on Monday called for spending more money on the military and a U.S.Mexico border wall while overhauling social programs for the poor in a budget plan that sets the stage for his next fight with the U.S. Congress http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-usa-trump-budget/trump-budget-boosts-military-and-border-wall-targets-social-programs-idUSKBN1QS12D2019-03-12
HHS has proposed a rule to eliminate rebates for drugs paid for by Medicare and Medicaid the government health insurance programs NegativeYORK U.S. senators called drug pricing practices morally and told drug company executives they do not want to hear them blame others for the high prices taking an aggressive stance at a Senate hearing on the rising costs of prescription medicines http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-usa-congress-drugpricing/u-s-senators-tell-drug-company-executives-pricing-is-morally-repugnant-idUSKCN1QF1WC2019-02-27
The U.S. Centers for Medicare Medicaid Services on Friday proposed coverage of expensive CART cell therapies at cancer centers that meet criteria including a registry or clinical study to monitor how well patients fare for at least two years after treatment NegativeThe U.S. Centers for Medicare Medicaid Services on Friday proposed coverage of expensive CART cell therapies at cancer centers that meet criteria including a registry or clinical study to monitor how well patients fare for at least two years after treatment http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-usa-healthcare/u-s-medicare-plans-to-track-car-t-cancer-therapy-outcomes-idUSKCN1Q41QX2019-02-16
Medicaid is the joint federalstate program that provides health insurance for the low income NegativeHours into his new job California Governor Gavin Newsom signed an executive order on Monday that could dramatically reshape the way prescription drugs are paid for and acquired in the most populous U.S. state http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-california-governor-newsom-health/new-california-governor-tackles-drug-prices-in-first-act-idUSKCN1P200D2019-01-09
WASHINGTON The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected appeals by Louisiana and Kansas seeking to end their public funding to womens healthcare and abortion provider Planned Parenthood through the Medicaid program with President Donald Trumps appointee Brett Kavanaugh among the justices who rebuffed the states NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected appeals by Louisiana and Kansas seeking to end their public funding to womens healthcare and abortion provider Planned Parenthood through the Medicaid program with President Donald Trumps appointee Brett Kavanaugh among the justices who rebuffed the states http://www.reuters.com/subjects/supreme-courthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-court-plannedparenthood/u-s-top-court-kavanaugh-spurn-planned-parenthood-defunding-case-idUSKBN1O91PN2019-01-01





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The Texas court decision late on Friday pushed down shares of those companies as investors took account of the new risk to insurers who provide individual insurance and Medicaid coverage NegativeNEW YORK The number of Americans who signed up for 2019 insurance plans created by the Affordable Care Act often called Obamacare fell by about 4 percent to 8 http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-healthcare-insurance/sign-ups-for-2019-obamacare-insurance-fall-to-8-5-million-people-idUSKCN1OI2GH2018-12-20
The Trump administrations head of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Service which oversees the Affordable Care Act said there were no changes and exchanges were open for business NegativeDec 15 There will be no immediate health coverage impact from a federal judges ruling that the Affordable Care Act commonly known as Obamacare is unconstitutional as it is expected to be appealed through higher courts a government official said http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/usa-healthcare-court/no-immediate-health-coverage-changes-from-obamacare-ruling-govt-idUSL1N1YK0AF2018-12-18
The head of the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services which oversees the Affordable Care Act said there were no changes and exchanges were open for business NegativeWASHINGTON President Donald Trump on Saturday hailed a court decision against Obamacare as a great ruling for our while a U.S. government official said the decision by a Texas judge would have no immediate impact on health coverage http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-healthcare-court/trump-hails-judges-ruling-against-obamacare-as-great-idUSKBN1OE0OQ2018-12-16
Target Corp will pay million to resolve claims that it improperly billed Massachusetts Medicaid program for unauthorized automatic prescription refills the states attorney general said on Tuesday NegativeTarget Corp will pay million to resolve claims that it improperly billed Massachusetts Medicaid program for unauthorized automatic prescription refills the states attorney general said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/legal//www.reuters.com/article/health-target/target-resolves-automatic-prescription-refill-probe-for-3-million-idUSL1N1YG2DQ2018-12-12
WASHINGTON The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected appeals by Louisiana and Kansas seeking to end their public funding to womens healthcare and abortion provider Planned Parenthood through the Medicaid program with President Donald Trumps appointee Brett Kavanaugh among the justices who rebuffed the states NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected appeals by Louisiana and Kansas seeking to end their public funding to womens healthcare and abortion provider Planned Parenthood through the Medicaid program with President Donald Trumps appointee Brett Kavanaugh among the justices who rebuffed the states http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-court-plannedparenthood/u-s-top-court-kavanaugh-spurn-planned-parenthood-defunding-case-idUSKBN1O91PN2018-12-11
Pregnant women who used these drugs were more likely to be white from lowerincome communities and insured by Medicaid or other public health programs NegativeA growing number of American pregnant women are using opioids and methamphetamines and drug use is rising fastest among mothers in rural communities a U.S. study suggests http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-health-pregnancy-substance-abuse/more-u-s-pregnant-women-using-opioids-and-meth-idUSKBN1O32QK2018-12-05
BristolMyers Squibb Co must face a whistleblower lawsuit alleging that the drugmaker for years knowingly underpaid rebates the company owed to state Medicaid programs a federal judge has ruled NegativeBristolMyers Squibb Co must face a whistleblower lawsuit alleging that the drugmaker for years knowingly underpaid rebates the company owed to state Medicaid programs a federal judge has ruled http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/health-bristolmyers/bristol-myers-must-face-lawsuit-alleging-underpaid-medicaid-rebates-idUSL2N1Y520C2018-12-03
Health insurers Humana Inc Anthem Inc and UnitedHealth Group Inc jumped to record highs as voters in three states approved expanding Medicaid programs for lowincome people NegativeNEW YORK Wall Street rose 2 percent on Wednesday led by the technology and healthcare sectors as investors breathed a sigh of relief following the U.S. midterm elections and made bets that a divided Congress would be good news for equities http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-usa-stocks/wall-street-rallies-on-u-s-elections-tech-health-stocks-lead-idUSKCN1NB1MX2018-11-08
Voters in three states Idaho Nebraska and Utah will be asked to expand Medicaid the state and federal healthcare program for lowincome residents NegativeCHICAGO Election ballots around the United States on Tuesday will be packed with referendums for billions of dollars of state local government and school bonds as well as measures seeking to curb taxation expand healthcare for the poor and increase school funding http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-usa-election-bonds/u-s-voters-to-decide-76-billion-of-bonds-taxation-limits-idUSKCN1N666V2018-11-02
The U.S. Centers for Medicare Medicaid Services said on Friday it was responding to a data breach that exposed the files of about 75000 individuals NegativeThe U.S. Centers for Medicare Medicaid Services said on Friday it was responding to a data breach that exposed the files of about 75000 individuals http://www.reuters.com/news/technology/article/us-cms-breach/u-s-cms-says-75000-individuals-files-accessed-in-data-breach-idUSKCN1MT2WT2018-10-20
These also include Medicaid NeutralWASHINGTON Republicans could try again to repeal Obamacare if they win enough seats in U.S. elections next month Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell said on Wednesday calling a failed 2017 push to repeal the healthcare law a disappointment http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-senate-mcconnell-policy/mcconnell-says-senate-republicans-might-revisit-obamacare-repeal-idUSKCN1MR2QE2018-10-18
9 million of the payout will go to state Medicaid programs NeutralNEW YORK AmerisourceBergen Corp one of the largest U.S. drug wholesalers will pay million to resolve civil fraud charges over the sale of syringes containing drugs for cancer patients double billing and providing kickbacks to doctors http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-amerisourcebergn-settlement/amerisourcebergen-to-pay-625-million-in-u-s-civil-fraud-settlement-idUSKCN1MB3IT2018-10-02
WASHINGTON The Trump administration on Saturday said it would propose making it harder for foreigners to come to the United States or remain there if they have received or are likely to receive public benefits such as food aid public housing or Medicaid NegativeWASHINGTON The Trump administration on Saturday said it would propose making it harder for foreigners to come to the United States or remain there if they have received or are likely to receive public benefits such as food aid public housing or Medicaid http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-immigration-benefits/trump-administration-moves-to-restrict-immigrants-who-use-public-benefits-idUSKCN1M20YP2018-09-23
Increased social costs like Medicaid could also contribute to the steepening of budget shortfalls it said NegativeNEW YORK While U.S. states financial health has strengthened in 2018 compared with last year fewer than half have enough financial reserves to weather the first year of a moderate recession according to an Global Ratings report on Monday http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-municipals-recession/most-u-s-states-lack-reserves-to-weather-next-recession-sp-idUSKCN1LX29H2018-09-18
Public health insurance programs like Medicaid also spent less on immigrants than on other patients which might be because noncitizens are not always eligible for this coverage NegativeIn particular undocumented immigrants account for 1 http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-health-costs-immigration/immigrants-use-less-healthcare-than-people-born-in-u-s-idUSKCN1LT3BW2018-09-14
Previous research suggests that Medicaid expansion may also improve access to outpatient care Akhabue added NegativeWith increased access to insurance under the Affordable Care Act known as Obamacare fewer uninsured patients have been hospitalized for serious heart conditions a U.S. study suggests http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-health-obamacare-uninsured-hospitaliz/obamacare-tied-to-fewer-uninsured-hospitalizations-for-heart-disease-cancer-idUSKCN1LE2JC2018-08-30
When researchers looked at all cancers combined Medicaid expansion was associated with a slight shift toward more diagnoses of earlystage cancer instead of advanced tumors that are harder to treat NeutralWith increased access to insurance under the Affordable Care Act known as Obamacare fewer uninsured patients have been hospitalized for serious heart conditions a U.S. study suggests http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-health-obamacare-uninsured-hospitaliz/obamacare-tied-to-fewer-uninsured-hospitalizations-for-heart-disease-cancer-idUSKCN1LE2JC2018-08-30
Colorados Department of Health Care Policy and Financing said it is in the early planning of a request to pursue valuebased Medicaid drug purchasing contracts NegativeLOS ANGELES A new front in the battle over the cost of expensive medicines in the United States is opening up in Oklahoma the first state where the governments Medicaid program is negotiating contracts for prescription drugs based on how well they work http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-usa-medicaid/oklahoma-medicaid-tests-new-tactic-to-curb-u-s-drug-costs-idUSKCN1L81L62018-08-23
In June Oklahoma received approval from the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to factor how effective a prescription medicine is into the price it pays to the manufacturer NegativeLOS ANGELES A new front in the battle over the cost of expensive medicines in the United States is opening up in Oklahoma the first state where the governments Medicaid program is negotiating contracts for prescription drugs based on how well they work http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-usa-medicaid/oklahoma-medicaid-tests-new-tactic-to-curb-u-s-drug-costs-idUSKCN1L81L62018-08-23
LOS ANGELES A new front in the battle over the cost of expensive medicines in the United States is opening up in Oklahoma the first state where the governments Medicaid program is negotiating contracts for prescription drugs based on how well they work NegativeLOS ANGELES A new front in the battle over the cost of expensive medicines in the United States is opening up in Oklahoma the first state where the governments Medicaid program is negotiating contracts for prescription drugs based on how well they work http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-usa-medicaid/oklahoma-medicaid-tests-new-tactic-to-curb-u-s-drug-costs-idUSKCN1L81L62018-08-23
Other states are considering whether to follow Oklahomas lead according to Nesser who has fielded inquiries from several Medicaid departments NegativeLOS ANGELES A new front in the battle over the cost of expensive medicines in the United States is opening up in Oklahoma the first state where the governments Medicaid program is negotiating contracts for prescription drugs based on how well they work http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-usa-medicaid/oklahoma-medicaid-tests-new-tactic-to-curb-u-s-drug-costs-idUSKCN1L81L62018-08-23
The state has yet to secure agreements for treatments that take up a major portion of its million in Medicaid spending such as attention disorder therapies for children NegativeLOS ANGELES A new front in the battle over the cost of expensive medicines in the United States is opening up in Oklahoma the first state where the governments Medicaid program is negotiating contracts for prescription drugs based on how well they work http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-usa-medicaid/oklahoma-medicaid-tests-new-tactic-to-curb-u-s-drug-costs-idUSKCN1L81L62018-08-23
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services require proof of shared decisionmaking before they will pay for the test the authors add NegativeMany U.S. doctors dont discuss the harms of lung cancer screening or the potential for overdiagnosis in conversations with current and former smokers about whether tests are necessary two new studies suggest http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-health-lungcancer-screening/doctors-may-not-explain-pros-cons-of-lung-cancer-screening-idUSKBN1KY25L2018-08-14
Texas had sought billion under the lawsuits claiming the company had falsely and misleadingly marketed the two drugs in violation of the Texas Medicaid Fraud Prevention Act NeutralLONDON Drugmaker AstraZeneca has agreed to pay million to settle two lawsuits brought by the state of Texas claiming that it fraudulently marketed the antipsychotic drug Seroquel and Crestor for high cholesterol http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-astrazeneca-texas-lawsuits/astrazeneca-settles-texas-drug-lawsuits-for-110-million-idUSKBN1KT0Q92018-08-08
The Centers for Medicare Medicaid Services on Thursday proposed a change in the payment amount for new drugs under its Part B program amid the Trump administrations attempts to tackle escalating prices of drugs Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-usa-healthcare-cms/cms-proposes-change-in-the-drug-payment-amount-under-medicare-part-b-idUSKBN1K238X2018-07-13
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services which administers ACA programs said on Saturday that monthsold conflicting court rulings related to the risk adjustment formula prevent them from making payments Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-usa-healthcare-obamacare/insurers-warn-of-rising-premiums-after-trump-axes-obamacare-payments-again-idUSKBN1JY0RI2018-07-09
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services which administers programs under the Affordable Care Act said the action affects Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-healthcare-obamacare/trump-administration-halts-billions-in-insurance-payments-under-obamacare-idUSKBN1JY00W2018-07-08
A U.S. federal judge on Friday blocked Kentucky from implementing work requirements in its Medicaid program potentially dealing a blow to the Trump administrations effort to scale back the 50yearold health insurance program for the poor and disabled Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-healthcare-medicaid-kentucky/u-s-judge-bars-kentucky-from-requiring-medicaid-recipients-to-work-idUSKBN1JP2X72018-06-30
A group of Kentucky residents sued in January contending that rather than testing a new approach Kentucky had effectively the federal Medicaid law Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-healthcare-medicaid-kentucky/u-s-judge-bars-kentucky-from-requiring-medicaid-recipients-to-work-idUSKBN1JP2X72018-06-30
According to Kentucky state estimates nearly 100000 people could be eliminated from the Medicaid rolls within five years under the requirements Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-healthcare-medicaid-kentucky/u-s-judge-bars-kentucky-from-requiring-medicaid-recipients-to-work-idUSKBN1JP2X72018-06-30
The charges centered in part on schemes to bill the government healthcare programs Medicare Medicaid and Tricare as well as private insurers for medically unnecessary prescription drugs and compounded medications Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-justice-healthcare/u-s-charges-601-people-in-healthcare-fraud-opioid-crackdown-idUSKBN1JO26B2018-06-28
Massachusetts Medicaid program has suspended payments to a Universal Health Services Inc counseling clinic that the states attorney general has accused of committing fraud by employing unlicensed and unsupervised personnel Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/legal//www.reuters.com/article/health-universalhealth/massachusetts-medicaid-program-stops-paying-clinic-in-fraud-case-idUSL1N1TH2752018-06-16
About one in three U.S. adults said they were very about losing benefits from governmentrun programs Medicare and Medicaid Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-healthcare-worries/soaring-costs-loss-of-benefits-top-americans-healthcare-worries-reuters-ipsos-poll-idUSKBN1JB1FD2018-06-15
Yet the island has just six nursing homes with a total of 159 beds that are certified by the U.S. Centers for Medicare Medicaid to provide rehabilitative services Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-puertorico-hurricane-elderly/in-puerto-rico-a-new-hurricane-season-threatens-the-elderly-idUSKBN1JA1DU2018-06-14
Healthcare has taken center stage in Iowas gubernatorial race where Democratic challengers have criticized Republican Governor Kim Reynolds for supporting the states privatization of Medicaid Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election/california-new-jersey-voters-set-stage-for-u-s-congressional-elections-idUSKCN1J116L2018-06-05
07 million Medicaid members in Michigan and Illinois and includes the acquisition of pharmacy benefit manager MeridianRx WellCare said in a statement Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-meridian-m-a-wellcare-health/wellcare-health-to-buy-meridian-health-plans-for-2-5-billion-idUSKCN1IU2OG2018-05-30
5 billion in cash to become the top Medicaid provider in those states Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-meridian-m-a-wellcare-health/wellcare-health-to-buy-meridian-health-plans-for-2-5-billion-idUSKCN1IU2OG2018-05-30
The antikickback law makes it illegal to pay an incentive for drugs or services that Medicare Medicaid or other federal healthcare programs cover Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-pharmaceuticals-prices/fda-chief-questions-protections-on-drug-rebates-stocks-fall-idUSKBN1I42NM2018-05-04
A flattening of Medicaid enrollment has also led to an easing in recent state spending Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-municipals-budgets/u-s-states-2019-budgets-improve-but-long-term-stress-persists-idUSKBN1I24BS2018-05-02
Mandatory programs include Social Security for retirees Medicare and Medicaid healthcare for the elderly disabled and poor and other welfare benefits Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-fiscal-congress/u-s-congress-girds-for-fight-over-expected-trump-spending-cuts-idUSKBN1HW2BG2018-04-25
Data for the current study came from the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-health-cancer-industry-payments/cancer-drug-choices-tied-to-drugmaker-payouts-to-doctors-idUSKBN1HG34O2018-04-10
Medicare the U.S. government healthcare program for the elderly and disabled will pay hospitals close to its standard markup rate for administering cell therapy Yescarta for cancer outpatients who will have a copayment of nearly according to the Centers for Medicare Medicaid Services Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-cancer-medicare-yescarta/u-s-medicare-sets-outpatient-rate-for-yescarta-reimbursement-idUSKCN1HC2N32018-04-06
2 million consumers signed up according to a final government tally released on Tuesday by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-healthcare-enrollment/u-s-obamacare-2018-exchange-enrollment-drops-3-percent-cms-idUSKCN1HA2JS2018-04-04
A separate study of adults insured by Medicaid the US health program for the poor found medical marijuana laws associated with an almost 6 percent decline in opioid prescriptions Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-health-cannabis-opioids/legal-marijuana-tied-to-drop-in-opioid-prescriptions-idUSKCN1H91RG2018-04-03
In states without medical marijuana laws the annual opioid prescription rate was about 670 for every 1000 people enrolled in Medicaid the study found Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-health-cannabis-opioids/legal-marijuana-tied-to-drop-in-opioid-prescriptions-idUSKCN1H91RG2018-04-03
The study of Medicaid patients examined the association between opioid prescribing rates and state marijuana laws implemented from 2011 to 2016 Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-health-cannabis-opioids/legal-marijuana-tied-to-drop-in-opioid-prescriptions-idUSKCN1H91RG2018-04-03
The US Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services rates nursing homes on a scale of one to five stars based on staffing levels quality benchmarks and results from health inspections Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-health-psychiatry-nursing-homes/top-quality-nursing-homes-harder-to-access-with-mental-health-issues-idUSKBN1GZ36V2018-03-24
Pollack urged Trump to work with Republican state governors to expand the Medicaid federal health program so that drug addicts could get more access to healthcare and counseling Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-opioids/trump-pushes-drug-dealer-death-penalty-as-opioid-crisis-response-idUSKBN1GV2IC2018-03-19
The Centers for Medicare Medicaid Services said that diagnostic laboratory tests using Next Generation Sequencing would be covered by the government healthcare program Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-usa-health-testing/u-s-to-cover-advanced-genomic-testing-for-medicare-cancer-patients-idUSKCN1GS2VG2018-03-17
Jackley said the drugmakers have violated Medicaid fraud laws and state deceptive trade laws and created a public nuisance by spreading false information about risks and benefits Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-opioids-litigation/south-dakota-sues-opioid-makers-as-litigation-swells-idUSKCN1GQ3072018-03-15
The proportion of patients seeking surgery who were covered by Medicare and Medicaid meanwhile increased from 25 percent in 20122013 to 70 percent by 2014 Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-health-transgender-surgery/many-transgender-patients-pay-cash-for-gender-affirming-surgery-idUSKCN1GR2IG2018-03-15
A federal judge on Friday ordered Walgreen Co to face most of a proposed class action lawsuit accusing the drugstore chain of fraudulently overcharging customers for a decade when they bought generic drugs through private insurance Medicare or Medicaid NegativeA federal judge on Friday ordered Walgreen Co to face most of a proposed class action lawsuit accusing the drugstore chain of fraudulently overcharging customers for a decade when they bought generic drugs through private insurance Medicare or Medicaid http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-walgreens-boots-lawsuit-genericdrugs/walgreen-must-face-lawsuit-over-u-s-generic-drug-pricing-idUSKCN1GL2VF2018-03-10
If a state fails to substantially enforce the law the Centers for Medicare Medicaid Services has a responsibility to enforce these provisions on behalf of the Verma wrote NegativeWASHINGTON A U.S. government agency on Thursday said Idaho could not allow health insurers to sell plans that do not comply with Obamacare a sign that the Trump administration will enforce the law even as it takes regulatory actions to weaken it http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-healthcare-idaho/u-s-says-idaho-cannot-sell-health-plans-not-compliant-with-obamacare-idUSKCN1GK3782018-03-09
Blair said lawmakers would pay for the raise by cutting state spending by million taking funds from general services and Medicaid NeutralA nineday strike by West Virginia teachers ended on Tuesday with state officials approving a 5 percent pay raise for all state workers giving a boost to some of the lowestpaid educators in the country http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-west-virginia-education/west-virginia-teachers-nine-day-strike-ends-with-5-percent-pay-raise-idUSKCN1GI25Q2018-03-07
The Medicaid connection may also stir more nerves among healthcare companies worried about tentative moves by Amazon to sell and distribute some medical supplies and drugs Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-amazon-com-healthcare/amazon-offers-discount-prime-membership-to-medicaid-recipients-idUSKCN1GJ1ZZ2018-03-07
com Inc said on Wednesday it was expanding its discounted Prime membership offer to Medicaid members the US health insurance program for the poor Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-amazon-com-healthcare/amazon-offers-discount-prime-membership-to-medicaid-recipients-idUSKCN1GJ1ZZ2018-03-07
WASHINGTON Arkansas on Monday became the third US state to require that Medicaid recipients work or participate in employment activities as a condition of receiving health insurance as the Trump administration continues to approve state requests that fundamentally change the 50yearold program NegativeWASHINGTON Arkansas on Monday became the third U.S. state to require that Medicaid recipients work or participate in employment activities as a condition of receiving health insurance as the Trump administration continues to approve state requests that fundamentally change the 50yearold program http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-healthcare-arkansas/arkansas-becomes-third-u-s-state-to-add-medicaid-work-requirements-idUSKBN1GH2PN2018-03-05
3 percent in 2018 reflecting rising prices of medical goods and services and higher Medicaid costs a US government health agency said on Wednesday an upward trend it forecasts for the next decade NegativeWASHINGTON United States health spending is projected to rise 5 http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-usa-healthcare-spending/u-s-healthcare-spending-to-climb-5-3-percent-in-2018-agency-idUSKCN1FY2ZD2018-02-15
He added however that the approved Medicaid funding would provide only a period of stability NegativeA billion disaster aid package agreed on by U.S. lawmakers on Wednesday would include nearly billion in aid to stormbattered Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands according to two Senate Democratic aides and Puerto governor http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-puertorico-storm-relief/puerto-rico-in-line-for-nearly-5-billion-in-federal-aid-for-medicaid-idUSKBN1FR3EB2018-02-08
Kentucky became the first state to impose work requirements on its Medicaid recipients last month NegativeNEW YORK Illinois said on Friday it will require its Medicaid recipients work or do some other form of community engagement becoming the second state to make this fundamental change to the 50yearold health insurance program for the poorhttp://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-healthcare-medicaid-indiana/indiana-to-impose-medicaid-work-requirements-idUSKBN1FM2MC2018-02-02
NEW YORK Illinois said on Friday it will require its Medicaid recipients work or do some other form of community engagement becoming the second state to make this fundamental change to the 50yearold health insurance program for the poor NegativeNEW YORK Illinois said on Friday it will require its Medicaid recipients work or do some other form of community engagement becoming the second state to make this fundamental change to the 50yearold health insurance program for the poorhttp://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-healthcare-medicaid-indiana/indiana-to-impose-medicaid-work-requirements-idUSKBN1FM2MC2018-02-02
NEW YORK Indiana said on Friday it will require its Medicaid recipients work or do some other form of community engagement becoming the second state to make this fundamental change to the 50yearold health insurance program for the poor NegativeNEW YORK Indiana said on Friday it will require its Medicaid recipients work or do some other form of community engagement becoming the second state to make this fundamental change to the 50yearold health insurance program for the poorhttp://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-usa-healthcare-medicaid-indiana/indiana-to-impose-medicaid-work-requirements-idUSKBN1FM2MC2018-02-02
Prices have risen under former Democratic President Barack 2010 Affordable Care Act which overhauled health insurance and expanded the Medicaid government program for the poor Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-amazon-healthcare/amazon-berkshire-jpmorgan-partner-to-cut-healthcare-costs-idUSKBN1FJ1NF2018-01-30
A lawsuit challenging the US federal approval of work requirements for Medicaid recipients in Kentucky could rein in the power of the Trump administration to reshape the health insurance program for the poor legal experts said Negative A lawsuit challenging the U.S. federal government’s approval of work requirements for Medicaid recipients in Kentucky could rein in the power of the Trump administration to reshape the health insurance program for the poor legal experts saidhttp://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-usa-healthcare-medicaid-analysis/medicaid-work-rules-face-tough-legal-challenges-experts-say-idUSKBN1FE33P2018-01-26
A lawsuit challenging the US federal approval of work requirements for Medicaid recipients in Kentucky could rein in the power of the Trump administration to reshape the health insurance programme for the poor legal experts said Negative A lawsuit challenging the U.S. federal government’s approval of work requirements for Medicaid recipients in Kentucky could rein in the power of the Trump administration to reshape the health insurance programme for the poor legal experts saidhttp://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-healthcare-medicaid-analysis/medicaid-work-rules-face-tough-legal-challenges-experts-say-idUSKBN1FE33P2018-01-26
A spokesman for the Department of Health and Human Services which oversees Medicaid declined to comment on the lawsuit Negative A lawsuit challenging the U.S. federal government’s approval of work requirements for Medicaid recipients in Kentucky could rein in the power of the Trump administration to reshape the health insurance programme for the poor legal experts saidhttp://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-healthcare-medicaid-analysis/medicaid-work-rules-face-tough-legal-challenges-experts-say-idUSKBN1FE33P2018-01-26
If the court strikes down work requirements it could be a major setback for the Trump efforts to reshape Medicaid Neutral A lawsuit challenging the U.S. federal government’s approval of work requirements for Medicaid recipients in Kentucky could rein in the power of the Trump administration to reshape the health insurance programme for the poor legal experts saidhttp://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-healthcare-medicaid-analysis/medicaid-work-rules-face-tough-legal-challenges-experts-say-idUSKBN1FE33P2018-01-26
Medicaid spending in 2016 was Neutral A lawsuit challenging the U.S. federal government’s approval of work requirements for Medicaid recipients in Kentucky could rein in the power of the Trump administration to reshape the health insurance programme for the poor legal experts saidhttp://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-healthcare-medicaid-analysis/medicaid-work-rules-face-tough-legal-challenges-experts-say-idUSKBN1FE33P2018-01-26
Other measures call for million to be spent treating opioid abusers who are underinsured and ineligible for Medicaid NegativePHOENIX Arizona Republican Governor Doug Ducey on Friday signed into law legislation intended to crack down on opioid abuse calling it vital to combat an epidemic felt statewide and across the nationhttp://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-arizona-opiods/arizona-governor-signs-opioid-crackdown-legislation-idUSKBN1FF2O62018-01-26
The idea that this is somehow antithetical to the Medicaid objectives is just contrary to he said Negative A lawsuit challenging the U.S. federal government’s approval of work requirements for Medicaid recipients in Kentucky could rein in the power of the Trump administration to reshape the health insurance programme for the poor legal experts saidhttp://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-healthcare-medicaid-analysis/medicaid-work-rules-face-tough-legal-challenges-experts-say-idUSKBN1FE33P2018-01-26
A group of Kentucky residents has filed a lawsuit challenging the federal approval of new state requirements that people must work or get jobs training if they are to receive benefits from the Medicaid health insurance program Negative A group of Kentucky residents has filed a lawsuit challenging the federal government’s approval of new state requirements that people must work or get jobs training if they are to receive benefits from the Medicaid health insurance programhttp://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-usa-healthcare-medicaid-kentucky/u-s-sued-over-approval-of-kentucky-medicaid-work-provisions-idUSKBN1FD2NP2018-01-25
The plaintiffs said in their complaint that rather than testing a new approach Kentucky had effectively the federal Medicaid law Negative A group of Kentucky residents has filed a lawsuit challenging the federal government’s approval of new state requirements that people must work or get jobs training if they are to receive benefits from the Medicaid health insurance programhttp://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-usa-healthcare-medicaid-kentucky/u-s-sued-over-approval-of-kentucky-medicaid-work-provisions-idUSKBN1FD2NP2018-01-25
A group of Kentucky residents has filed a lawsuit challenging the federal approval of new state requirements that people must work or get jobs training if they are to receive benefits from the Medicaid health insurance program Negative A group of Kentucky residents has filed a lawsuit challenging the federal government’s approval of new state requirements that people must work or get jobs training if they are to receive benefits from the state’s Medicaid health insurance programhttp://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-healthcare-medicaid-kentucky/u-s-sued-over-approval-of-kentucky-medicaid-work-provisions-idUSKBN1FD2NP2018-01-24
An estimated 36 percent to 48 percent of US children are insured by Medicaid and kids make up 53 percent of Medicaid enrollees NegativeAn estimated 36 percent to 48 percent of U.S. children are insured by Medicaid and kids make up 53 percent of Medicaid enrolleeshttp://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-health-kids-medicaid/medicaid-payment-increases-tied-to-greater-pediatrician-participation-idUSKBN1F12OC2018-01-13
CHICAGO A handful of Illinoisbased nursing homes sued the Department of Healthcare and Family Services on Friday saying low Medicaid rates are jeopardizing their ability to provide adequate quality of care NegativeCHICAGO A handful of Illinoisbased nursing homes sued the state’s Department of Healthcare and Family Services on Friday saying low Medicaid rates are jeopardizing their ability to provide adequate quality of carehttp://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-illinois-medicaid/illinois-nursing-homes-sue-state-over-low-medicaid-rates-idUSKBN1F201Y2018-01-13
Plus the proportion of pediatricians not accepting any Medicaid patients dropped 2 percentage points to less than 15 percent NegativeAn estimated 36 percent to 48 percent of U.S. children are insured by Medicaid and kids make up 53 percent of Medicaid enrolleeshttp://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-health-kids-medicaid/medicaid-payment-increases-tied-to-greater-pediatrician-participation-idUSKBN1F12OC2018-01-13
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services issued policy guidance on Thursday allowing states to design and propose test programs with such requirements Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-healthcare-medicaid-kentucky/kentucky-becomes-first-u-s-state-to-impose-medicaid-work-provisions-idUSKBN1F128R2018-01-13
The proportion of pediatrics practices accepting at least some new Medicaid patients increased 3 percentage points to about 77 percent after the payment increases NegativeAn estimated 36 percent to 48 percent of U.S. children are insured by Medicaid and kids make up 53 percent of Medicaid enrolleeshttp://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-health-kids-medicaid/medicaid-payment-increases-tied-to-greater-pediatrician-participation-idUSKBN1F12OC2018-01-13
In an example of what such proposals invite Democrats quickly attacked the decision to let states proceed with Medicaid work requirements NegativeWASHINGTON Political danger signs are flashing but conservatives in Washington are pushing forward with proposals to change America’s social safety net an agenda even fellow Republican President Donald Trump recently shied away fromhttp://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-congress-welfare/political-risk-looms-over-republicans-welfare-tinkering-idUSKBN1F12AX2018-01-12
More than 400000 Kentucky residents gained health insurance through the program the highest growth rate of Medicaid coverage of any state NegativeWASHINGTON Kentucky on Friday became the first U.S. state to require that Medicaid recipients work or get jobs training after gaining federal approval for the fundamental change to the 50yearold health insurance program for the poorhttp://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-healthcare-medicaid-kentucky/kentucky-becomes-first-u-s-state-to-impose-medicaid-work-provisos-idUSKBN1F128R2018-01-12
Now living in Orlando she is on Medicaid plan which pays for her radiation treatments NeutralKISSIMMEE Florida At Leslie Campbell’s office in the central Florida city of Sthttp://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-florida-puertorico/florida-communities-scramble-to-help-displaced-puerto-ricans-idUSKBN1F10GI2018-01-12
The US Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services which provides coverage for 125 million elderly poor and disabled Americans spends hundreds of billions of dollars annually on medicines NegativeSAN FRANCISCO Global drugmakers are looking to a tiny biotech’s $850000 therapy for a rare type of blindness as a model for getting paid for highly expensive – and effective – new medicineshttp://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-healthcare-conference-pricing-analysi/drugmakers-see-a-pricing-blueprint-in-an-850000-gene-therapy-idUSKBN1F11D22018-01-12
The approval came a day after the Trump administration said states could move toward putting work or job training conditions on Medicaid which has never had such conditions attached NegativeWASHINGTON Political danger signs are flashing but conservatives in Washington are pushing forward with proposals to change America’s social safety net an agenda even fellow Republican President Donald Trump recently shied away fromhttp://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-congress-welfare/political-risk-looms-over-republicans-welfare-tinkering-idUSKBN1F12AX2018-01-12
The approval came one day after the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services issued policy guidance allowing states to design and propose test programs with such unprecedented requirements NegativeWASHINGTON Kentucky on Friday became the first U.S. state to require that Medicaid recipients work or get jobs training after gaining federal approval for the fundamental change to the 50yearold health insurance program for the poorhttp://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-healthcare-medicaid-kentucky/kentucky-becomes-first-u-s-state-to-impose-medicaid-work-provisos-idUSKBN1F128R2018-01-12
WASHINGTON Kentucky on Friday became the first US state to require that Medicaid recipients work or get jobs training after gaining federal approval for the fundamental change to the 50yearold health insurance program for the poor NegativeWASHINGTON Kentucky on Friday became the first U.S. state to require that Medicaid recipients work or get jobs training after gaining federal approval for the fundamental change to the 50yearold health insurance program for the poorhttp://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-healthcare-medicaid-kentucky/kentucky-becomes-first-u-s-state-to-impose-medicaid-work-provisos-idUSKBN1F128R2018-01-12
Medicaid an important social safety net program created five decades ago and expanded under Republican President Donald Democratic predecessor Barack Obama has never had such conditions attached NegativeWASHINGTON The Trump administration told U.S. states on Thursday they can for the first time move toward imposing work or job training requirements on people as a condition for obtaining health insurance under the Medicaid government program for the poorhttp://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-healthcare-medicaid/trump-administration-to-let-states-adopt-medicaid-work-requirements-idUSKBN1F01AH2018-01-11
The Obama administration opposed state efforts to implement work requirements in Medicaid because it could result in fewer people having health insurance NegativeWASHINGTON The Trump administration told U.S. states on Thursday they can for the first time move toward imposing work or job training requirements on people as a condition for obtaining health insurance under the Medicaid government program for the poorhttp://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-healthcare-medicaid/trump-administration-to-let-states-adopt-medicaid-work-requirements-idUSKBN1F01AH2018-01-11
WASHINGTON The Trump administration told US states on Thursday they can for the first time move toward imposing work or job training requirements on people as a condition for obtaining health insurance under the Medicaid government program for the poor NegativeWASHINGTON The Trump administration told U.S. states on Thursday they can for the first time move toward imposing work or job training requirements on people as a condition for obtaining health insurance under the Medicaid government program for the poorhttp://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-healthcare-medicaid/trump-administration-to-let-states-adopt-medicaid-work-requirements-idUSKBN1F01AH2018-01-11
WASHINGTON Alex Azar a former drug industry executive and lobbyist nominated to run the US Department of Health and Human Services indicated on Tuesday he supported a Republican bid to overhaul Medicaid and again vowed to tackle high drug prices NegativeWASHINGTON Alex Azar a former drug industry executive and lobbyist nominated to run the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services indicated on Tuesday he supported a Republican bid to overhaul Medicaid and again vowed to tackle high drug priceshttp://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-healthcare-azar/health-secretary-nominee-indicates-support-for-medicaid-overhaul-idUSKBN1EY2EZ2018-01-09
Ryan has said capping Medicaid spending is a longtime goal PositiveWASHINGTON President Donald Trump had indicated he would like to rein in spending on U.S. social welfare programs to follow up on his 2017 victory in overhauling the U.S. tax codehttp://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-congress-welfare-factbox/factbox-what-republicans-mean-when-they-talk-about-u-s-welfare-reform-idUSKBN1EX1ZZ2018-01-08
Abbott Laboratories said on Thursday its newly launched glucose monitoring device would be covered by the Centers for Medicare Medicaid Services expanding its usage to millions of diabetes patients in the United States Negative Abbott Laboratories said on Thursday its newly launched glucose monitoring device would be covered by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services expanding its usage to millions of diabetes patients in the United Stateshttp://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-abbott-cms/cms-to-cover-abbotts-glucose-monitoring-device-idUSKBN1ET1XE2018-01-04
CHICAGO An Illinois law expanding statefunded coverage of abortions for lowincome Medicaid recipients was set to go into effect next month after an Illinois judge on Thursday dismissed a lawsuit by abortion opponents seeking to block it NegativeCHICAGO An Illinois law expanding statefunded coverage of abortions for lowincome Medicaid recipients was set to go into effect next month after an Illinois judge on Thursday dismissed a lawsuit by abortion opponents seeking to block ithttp://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-illinois-abortion/illinois-judge-rejects-lawsuit-challenging-abortion-coverage-expansion-idUSKBN1EM1XW2017-12-29
Rossello also said Puerto Medicaid funding could run out as soon as February leaving millions of residents without health insurance coverage unless Congress acts soon NegativeSAN JUAN Puerto Rico Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rossello on Tuesday urged the U.S. Congress to address issues in the Republican tax bill that he said would harm the island’s economy which is already reeling from the devastation of Hurricane Maria and years of financial hardshipshttp://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-puertorico/tax-bill-could-undermine-puerto-ricos-recovery-governor-says-idUSKBN1ED2L52017-12-20
As a presidential candidate last year Trump said he would not cut Medicare Medicaid or Social Security NeutralWASHINGTON Even before completing their overhaul of the U.S. tax code Republicans in Washington have begun turning their attention to changes and possible cuts in the social safety net of government programs for the poor children elderly and disabled Americanshttp://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-usa-fiscal-entitlements/u-s-tax-revamp-still-incomplete-as-republicans-eye-social-program-cuts-idUSKBN1E22MD2017-12-08
Medicaid the Social Security retirement program food stamps and other programs for the poor are exempt from such automatic cuts NegativeWASHINGTON Even before completing their overhaul of the U.S. tax code Republicans in Washington have begun turning their attention to changes and possible cuts in the social safety net of government programs for the poor children elderly and disabled Americanshttp://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-usa-fiscal-entitlements/u-s-tax-revamp-still-incomplete-as-republicans-eye-social-program-cuts-idUSKBN1E22MD2017-12-08
CHICAGO A test from Foundation Medicine Inc that can detect cancercausing mutations in 324 genes has won approval from the US Food and Drug Administration and the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services the agencies said NegativeCHICAGO A test from Foundation Medicine Inc that can detect cancercausing mutations in 324 genes has won approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services the agencies saidhttp://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-foundation-approval/foundations-cancer-gene-test-gets-u-s-fda-and-medicare-nod-idUSKBN1DU32T2017-12-01
CHICAGO Abortion opponents in Illinois filed a lawsuit on Thursday to block a recently approved law expanding statefunded coverage of abortions for lowincome Medicaid recipients and state workers NegativeCHICAGO Abortion opponents in Illinois filed a lawsuit on Thursday to block a recently approved law expanding statefunded coverage of abortions for lowincome Medicaid recipients and state workershttp://www.reuters.com/news/us/article/us-illinois-abortion-lawsuit/lawsuit-seeks-to-block-illinois-abortion-coverage-expansion-idUSKBN1DU30Q2017-12-01
Medicaid program has previously covered abortions in cases of rape incest and when a life or health is threatened NegativeCHICAGO Abortion opponents in Illinois filed a lawsuit on Thursday to block a recently approved law expanding statefunded coverage of abortions for lowincome Medicaid recipients and state workershttp://www.reuters.com/news/us/article/us-illinois-abortion-lawsuit/lawsuit-seeks-to-block-illinois-abortion-coverage-expansion-idUSKBN1DU30Q2017-12-01
NEW YORK The US government is considering setting new payment methods aimed at curbing costs for Medicare and Medicaid coverage of breakthrough medical treatments with very high prices particularly novel genebased therapies for cancer and other diseases a top health official said on Thursday NegativeNEW YORK The U.S. government is considering setting new payment methods aimed at curbing costs for Medicare and Medicaid coverage of breakthrough medical treatments with very high prices particularly novel genebased therapies for cancer and other diseases a top health official said on Thursdayhttp://www.reuters.com/news/science/article/us-usa-healthcare-verma/exclusive-u-s-health-regulator-verma-eyes-new-methods-for-drug-pricing-idUSKBN1DU31R2017-12-01
Roughly 125 million Americans are covered by Medicare and Medicaid NegativeNEW YORK The U.S. government is considering setting new payment methods aimed at curbing costs for Medicare and Medicaid coverage of breakthrough medical treatments with very high prices particularly novel genebased therapies for cancer and other diseases a top health official said on Thursdayhttp://www.reuters.com/news/science/article/us-usa-healthcare-verma/exclusive-u-s-health-regulator-verma-eyes-new-methods-for-drug-pricing-idUSKBN1DU31R2017-12-01
A former general counsel of insurer WellCare Health Plans Inc was sentenced on Wednesday to six months in prison for making a false statement to Medicaid program as part of what prosecutors called a million healthcare fraud scheme Negative A former general counsel of insurer WellCare Health Plans Inc was sentenced on Wednesday to six months in prison for making a false statement to Florida’s Medicaid program as part of what prosecutors called a $35 million healthcare fraud schemehttp://www.reuters.com/news/us/article/us-wellcare-health-court/ex-wellcare-general-counsel-gets-six-months-in-u-s-prison-idUSKBN1DM2GC2017-11-23
A former general counsel of insurer WellCare Health Plans Inc was sentenced on Wednesday to six months in prison for making a false statement to Medicaid program as part of what prosecutors called a sophisticated healthcare fraud scheme Negative A former general counsel of insurer WellCare Health Plans Inc was sentenced on Wednesday to six months in prison for making a false statement to Florida’s Medicaid program as part of what prosecutors called a sophisticated healthcare fraud schemehttp://www.reuters.com/news/science/article/us-wellcare-health-court/ex-wellcare-general-counsel-gets-six-months-in-u-s-prison-idUSKBN1DM2GC2017-11-22
According to court papers Tampabased WellCare created a new unit to pay mental healthcare providers while retaining millions of dollars in Medicaid financing that should have been refunded Negative A former general counsel of insurer WellCare Health Plans Inc was sentenced on Wednesday to six months in prison for making a false statement to Florida’s Medicaid program as part of what prosecutors called a sophisticated healthcare fraud schemehttp://www.reuters.com/news/science/article/us-wellcare-health-court/ex-wellcare-general-counsel-gets-six-months-in-u-s-prison-idUSKBN1DM2GC2017-11-22
Under a 2002 Florida law companies were required to spend 80 percent of the Medicaid dollars they received for mental health services and return the difference if they spent less Negative A former general counsel of insurer WellCare Health Plans Inc was sentenced on Wednesday to six months in prison for making a false statement to Florida’s Medicaid program as part of what prosecutors called a sophisticated healthcare fraud schemehttp://www.reuters.com/news/science/article/us-wellcare-health-court/ex-wellcare-general-counsel-gets-six-months-in-u-s-prison-idUSKBN1DM2GC2017-11-22
impractical to say that the one specialist should be on call all day every day so we have to look at how insurance and Medicaid can he added Neutral In an emergency involving face or hand trauma barely one in four hospitals can muster a specialist surgeon a recent U.S. study suggestshttp://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-trauma-specialist-access/many-hospitals-lack-specialists-for-hand-face-emergencies-idUSKBN1DM22U2017-11-22










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Medicare for All would remove health insurance responsibilities from employers and states as private insurance and Medicaid would be rolled into the federal plan PositiveDemocratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders is unveiling his vision for a national health care plan that is expected to be adopted by several other leading White House candidates http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-478219972019-04-11
So far eight states have passed rules requiring many Medicaid users to work volunteer or train to receive benefits US media report PositiveThe Trump administration has ramped up its attack on the Affordable Care Act by http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-243709672019-03-30
The Trump administration has tried to push through work requirements for those using Medicaid a free healthcare service for lowincome Americans saying its a way to help end poverty PositiveThe Trump administration has ramped up its attack on the Affordable Care Act by http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-243709672019-03-30
The spending plan includes over in cuts to the Medicaid health programme for the poor and disabled. NegativeUS President Donald Trump has filed a record budget request that includes a childcare fund championed by his daughter and adviser Ivanka. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-475271352019-03-12
He also says he convinced Democrats and Republicans to work together to expand the states Medicaid health care programme that has achieved coverage for nearly of all residents. PositiveFormer Colorado governor John Hickenlooper has announced his 2020 presidential bid. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-474401122019-03-05
While abortion is covered by the Medicaid health programme in New York she says people hit a funding wall beyond 24 weeks PositiveOn the 46th anniversary of the landmark US ruling that made abortion legal New York state signed into law a new abortion rights bill http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-469945832019-01-30





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The bill expanded access to substance disorder treatments for Medicaid users and aims to boost research efforts to find nonaddictive pain killers. NegativeThe US midterm elections in just under two weeks time will help define the rest of Donald Trumps presidency. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-459764402018-10-25
A study by the nonpartisan Kaiser Family Foundation found that almost of workingage Medicaid recipients are already employed full time or part time NegativeThe Trump administration has issued new guidance that would allow states to impose work requirements on lowincome healthcare recipients.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-426515412018-01-11
Ablebodied recipients of the Medicaid health programme for the poor would be required to work volunteer or prepare for a job through school or training NegativeThe Trump administration has issued new guidance that would allow states to impose work requirements on lowincome healthcare recipients.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-426515412018-01-11
As of October 2017 nearly 75m individuals were enrolled in Medicaid and the health insurance program NeutralThe Trump administration has issued new guidance that would allow states to impose work requirements on lowincome healthcare recipients.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-426515412018-01-11
Critics argue that the move is aimed at cutting the number of people receiving governmentfunded Medicaid NeutralThe Trump administration has issued new guidance that would allow states to impose work requirements on lowincome healthcare recipients.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-426515412018-01-11
It is unclear how many Medicaid recipients who are actively seeking work may lose their insurance in the process if their state should choose to enact the new guidelines NegativeThe Trump administration has issued new guidance that would allow states to impose work requirements on lowincome healthcare recipients.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-426515412018-01-11
The Obama Administration had previously rebuffed proposals allowing states the right to impose work requirements on Medicaid recipients arguing it would result in fewer people having access to health insurance NegativeThe Trump administration has issued new guidance that would allow states to impose work requirements on lowincome healthcare recipients.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-426515412018-01-11
Under former president Barack Affordable Care Act known as Obamacare 31 states expanded Medicaid coverage NeutralThe Trump administration has issued new guidance that would allow states to impose work requirements on lowincome healthcare recipients.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-426515412018-01-11
Proposed tax cuts could also see a reduction in governmentfunded health programmes such as Medicaid NegativeUS pharmacy chain CVS has agreed to buy health insurer Aetna in what could be the largest acquisition this year.http://www.bbc.com//news/business-422180522017-12-04










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