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The bill would replace Medicaid expansion funding and private insurance subsidies with $1.2 trillion in block grants to states; the Congressional Budget Office is expected to release a score early next week.

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The proposal appears to significantly restrict federal health care funding through per-capita caps and block grants; shift costs to states, patients, providers, and taxpayers; and achieve the same result as earlier bills: millions left uninsured.

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Participants learned about the evolution of Medicaid Managed Care and how essential hospitals can succeed in the changing environment from experts at Premier Inc.

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Expanded Medicaid access under the Affordable Care Act might have helped patients seek treatment for behavioral health issues, which disproportionately affect low-income populations.

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Researchers examined outcomes in Kentucky, Arkansas, and Texas; they found expanding access to health coverage improved care access and affordability.

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Negotiations continue; areas of contention include the Medicaid per-capita cap growth rate and the phase out of Medicaid expansion enhanced funding.

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The brief projects Medicaid disproportionate share hospital payment reductions under the Affordable Care Act and the House-passed American Health Care Act.

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Senate Republican leaders aim to submit a draft bill to the Congressional Budget Office early this week and vote on the bill before the July Fourth recess.

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The American Health Care Act's Medicaid cuts would fall heavily on low-income states that expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act.

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Samuel Ross, CEO of Bon Secours Baltimore Health System, testified at an event held by House Democrats on the Republican-proposed bill to repeal the ACA.

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This legislation is moving with unusual speed and could reach the Senate floor as early as next week if it wins House approval Thursday.

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The letter affirms their desire to improve the Medicaid program and the vulnerable people it serves and to ensure the program provides value to taxpayers.

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The committees on Energy & Commerce and Ways & Means passed ACA repeal and replacement bills that could affect coverage and essential hospital funding.

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The American Health Care Act offers some relief for the safety net, but the association remains deeply concerned about substantial changes to Medicaid.

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Attendees heard about the current status of health care legislation, including efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.

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A review of 61 studies found that expansion under the ACA has improved health coverage, access to care, and economic outcomes.

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Sarah Mutinsky will be covering the rules and challenges of financing non-federal Medicaid payments.

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Congress debates omnibus appropriations measure, considers another stop-gap funding bill, as deadline for government shutdown looms.

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Senate plans to expand House reconciliation bill with full ACA repeal; Rep. Brady named Ways and Means chair; Republicans establish Medicaid task force.

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The briefing included a panel of four experts serving different Medicaid populations who spoke about continuing to strengthen the program and the role of Medicaid expansion in increasing access to care.

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Articles focus on innovative waivers that support states in transforming delivery systems to improve access and quality of care. Another focus is Medicaid coverage in areas of crucial need, such as mental health care.

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Articles cover the ACA's Medicaid expansion, Medicaid shortfalls and community benefit funds, and the impact of recent Supreme Court decisions on Medicaid.

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Proposed renewals must be for demonstrations that are working effectively and have no major or complex policy changes. Certain waivers that use the enhanced FMAP are ineligible.

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Research shows how Medicaid coverage improves health and health care outcomes, and saves money.

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CBO also found that if a full ACA repeal took effect on Jan. 1, 2016, the federal deficit would increase by $137 billion between 2016 and 2025.

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Learn more about how states are negotiating alternative Medicaid expansions.

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America's Essential Hospitals is conducting this member survey to capture the impact of the ACA coverage expansion on essential hospitals.

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Report includes potential impact if CHIP was to expire, Section 1115 waivers used to expand Medicaid coverage, and other aspects of Medicaid payment policy.

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Specifically, HHS will evaluate financial assistance programs, Medicaid expansion, pioneer ACOs, and marketplace payment systems.

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The survey aims to capture the impact of ACA coverage expansion and add to association advocacy efforts with timely information on members' uncompensated care.

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White House report a positive sign, but essential hospitals continue to face significant uncompensated care burden and looming cuts to disproportionate share hospitals payments

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GAO found that HHS did not ensure budget neutrality when approving Arkansas' Medicaid expansion waiver. Issues include lack of data to corroborate state assumptions and state flexibility to expand spending limits.

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Pennsylvania will expand Medicaid through a private option, requiring some enrollees to pay premiums.

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It is difficult to find creative ways to describe the thoughtlessness of states’ decisions to opt out of Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act. Here is my latest involving a stats website and baseball.

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Action, engagement, and the human story of often technical or financial issues is key to driving education and awareness - learn how Medicaid expansion became personal.

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Association joins lawmakers in call for non-expansion states to 'do the right thing now' and support vulnerable patients and their hospitals.

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A recent study published by the Kaiser Family Foundation analyzed Medicaid spending growth during the Great Recession. Spending per enrollee grew slower than medical care inflation, national health expenditures per capita, and growth in private health insurance per enrollee.

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The fact sheets assist hospitals and other organizations in community outreach and enrollment efforts. They cover the basics of Medicaid and CHIP benefits, enrollment eligibility, and enrollment processes.

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White House Council of Economic Advisers released a report describing opportunities missed by states that have not expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act.

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White House report confirms the numerous benefits of Medicaid expansion and demonstrates that state decisions not to expand have far-reaching consequences for our nation's health and economy. Essential hospitals have driven enrollment and need continued financial support to serve their communities.

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A recent study found that planned reductions in Medicaid DSH payments and ongoing inflation in health care costs will cause debilitating gaps in funding for essential hospitals. Expected system costs to states that do not expand Medicaid will be exacerbated by continued uncompensated care costs and no additional Medicaid funds to offset them.

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Government relations staff will share their experiences with Medicaid expansion, including challenges and best practices

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CBO said states will incur $46 billion in Medicaid expansion costs from 2015-2024. This is about one-third less than CBO's February prediction that Medicaid expansion would cost states $70 billion.

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Learn how delivery system transformation initiatives helped BMC improve quality

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CMS has developed several resources to help hospitals implement presumptive eligibility, including model agreements between the state and hospitals, a model training template for states, a model application for hospitals, and FAQs.

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The final rule establishes procedures for enrollment and certification. CMS also released its final methodology for determining federal payments to states establishing a BHP program in 2015.

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Government relations experts from essential hospitals shared strategies they have used to move their state toward Medicaid expansion

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The Patient Choice, Affordability, Responsibility, and Empowerment (CARE) Act would repeal the Affordable Care Act and replace it with market-based reforms. The plan would keep some ACA provisions. The proposal would end the individual mandate and offer tax credits for individuals unable to afford coverage.

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Calls action "important step toward protecting access to vital health care and community services for millions"

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States expanding their Medicaid programs saw a 15.5 percent increase in applications

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Providers that fill a safety net role will be stretched thin in states that do not expand Medicaid

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Analysis finds program is likely to grow in states expanding their Medicaid program

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Bill would halt subsidies until applicant coverage requirements, household income can be verified

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Says Bloomberg Government report underscores "uncertain and deeply troubling future for vulnerable patients"

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Effort will seek to increase understanding of low-income and minority populations’ experiences with exchanges

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Analysis from the Kaiser Family Foundation Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured found that 6.4 million people will miss out on insurance coverage if the 21 states not intending to expand their Medicaid program and the six undecided states do not implement the Medicaid expansion.

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Regulation finalizes provisions on how eligibility will be determined and hardship exemption certificates granted

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States that opt out could lose $8.4 billion in federal funding, Health Affairs study finds

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Notes appreciation of one-year DSH cut delay, but says provision comes at expense of funding later

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Agency also releases FAQ on state-supplied premium assistance option

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Lawmakers turn back governor's plan to accept expansion for three years

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Document addresses questions about federal medical assistance percentages

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President and CEO Bruce Siegel moderated sessions on Medicaid, delivery innovations

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Administration official announced that the president would not include Medicaid cuts in 2014 budget

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Says agency guidance follows "letter and spirit of the law" and takes step toward significantly reducing uninsured

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Effort includes short videos, banner ads, and related website of research, position papers, and other resources

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Analysis show impact of Supreme Court decision on hospitals and vulnerable patients

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Estimates show up to 10 million more people will remain uninsured than assumed when ACA passed

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Association says s many as 13.8 million are at risk of going uninsured in non-expansion states

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Decision could "could strand millions of our most disadvantaged people without access to basic health care coverage"

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America’s Essential Hospitals is the leading association and champion for hospitals and health systems dedicated to high-quality care for all, including the most vulnerable. Since 1981, America’s Essential Hospitals has initiated, advanced, and preserved programs and policies that help these hospitals ensure access to care. We support members with advocacy, policy development, research, and education.