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Trump’s pick to run Medicare and Medicaid has red state policy chops

Trump’s pick to run Medicare and Medicaid has red state policy chops

By Jake Harper, Side Effects Public Media Kaiser Health News On Tuesday, President-elect Donald Trump tapped Seema Verma, a health care consultant, to head the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. That’s the part of the Department of Health and Human Services that oversees Medicare, Medicaid, and the Children’s Health Insurance Program and has a […]

November 30, 2016 | By | Reply More
No immediate changes to your Obamacare coverage

No immediate changes to your Obamacare coverage

By Emily Bazar Kaiser Health News To the millions of Californians who obtained health insurance as a result of the Affordable Care Act, know this: Despite the election of Donald Trump, who has promised to repeal the health law, nothing is going to happen to your coverage immediately. In fact, open enrollment for Covered California […]

November 28, 2016 | By | Reply More
Alone and Aging: Creating a safety net for isolated seniors

Alone and Aging: Creating a safety net for isolated seniors

By Sharon Jayson Kaiser Health News Phyllis Krantzman knows what she should do, but like many of her peers, the 71-year-old doesn’t know how to approach a casual acquaintance to ask who will take care of her when she needs it most. Krantzman, of Austin, Texas, is among a growing number of seniors who find […]

November 28, 2016 | By | Reply More
Drug prices, senior programs may deliver blow to state budgets

Drug prices, senior programs may deliver blow to state budgets

By Michael Ollove Stateline Higher prescription drug prices, combined with changes to Medicare and Social Security, could deal a $1.6 billion blow to state budgets next year by forcing them to ratchet up spending on Medicaid, the federal-state health care program for the poor. Without congressional intervention, most state Medicaid agencies will have to come […]

November 23, 2016 | By | Reply More
In Depressed Rural Kentucky, Worries Grow Over Medicaid

In Depressed Rural Kentucky, Worries Grow Over Medicaid

By Phil Galewitz Kaiser Health News MANCHESTER, Ky. — For Freida Lockaby, an unemployed 56-year-old woman who lives with her dog in an aging mobile home in one America’s poorest places, the Affordable Care Act was life altering. The law allowed Kentucky to expand Medicaid in 2014 and made Lockaby — along with 440,000 other low-income state […]

November 21, 2016 | By | Reply More
Millions could lose Medicaid coverage under Trump plan

Millions could lose Medicaid coverage under Trump plan

By Phil Galewitz Kaiser Health News Millions of low-income Americans on Medicaid could lose their health coverage if President-elect Donald Trump and a Republican-controlled Congress follow through on GOP proposals to cut spending in the state-federal insurance program. The biggest risk for Medicaid beneficiaries comes from pledges by Trump and other Republicans to repeal the […]

November 14, 2016 | By | Reply More
Millions could lose Medicaid coverage under Trump plan

Millions could lose Medicaid coverage under Trump plan

By Phil Galewitz Kaiser Health News Millions of low-income Americans on Medicaid could lose their health coverage if President-elect Donald Trump and a Republican-controlled Congress follow through on GOP proposals to cut spending in the state-federal insurance program. The biggest risk for Medicaid beneficiaries comes from pledges by Trump and other Republicans to repeal the […]

November 10, 2016 | By | Reply More
Obamacare ‘replacement’ might look familiar

Obamacare ‘replacement’ might look familiar

By Jay Hancock and Shefali Luthra Kaiser Health News The Affordable Care Act transformed the medical system, expanding coverage to millions, injecting billions in tax revenue, changing insurance rules and launching ambitious experiments in quality and efficiency. Less of that might disappear under President-elect Donald Trump’s pledge to “repeal and replace Obamacare” than many believe, […]

November 10, 2016 | By | Reply More
Concerned about losing your Obamacare marketplace plan? Repeal may take a while.

Concerned about losing your Obamacare marketplace plan? Repeal may take a while.

By Michelle Andrews Kaiser Health News President-elect Donald Trump has promised that he’ll ask Congress to repeal the Affordable Care Act on Day One of his administration. If you’re shopping for coverage on the health insurance marketplace, should you even bother signing up? If everything’s going to change shortly after your new coverage starts in […]

November 10, 2016 | By | Reply More
Seniors suffer amid widespread fraud by Medicaid caretakers

Seniors suffer amid widespread fraud by Medicaid caretakers

By Melissa Bailey Kaiser Health News An Alaska man developed gangrenous toes. A Philadelphia woman froze to death on the street. An Illinois woman died emaciated, covered in excrement. These patients suffered as their government-paid caretakers neglected them, collecting paychecks under a Medicaid program that gives elderly and disabled people non-medical assistance at home. In […]

November 7, 2016 | By | Reply More