Tag: Medicaid Expansion

Health Center Regulatory Issues, Health Center State Policy

CMS, HHS Send Letter to Governors on Medicaid

Just after her Senate confirmation as Administrator of the Centers for Medicaid Services (CMS), Seema Verma joined HHS Secretary Tom Price in a letter to governors on their commitment to work together to improve the Medicaid program.   The letter states that the federal framework for Medicaid has not “kept pace with emerging evidence around the …

Health Care News, Health Center Federal Policy

First Look: House Releases ACA “Repeal and Replace” Bill

Last night around 6pm, the Congressional effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act entered a new phase, as House Republicans released the draft legislative text of their proposal. The legislation will be considered this week by the two primary committees with jurisdiction over health care – the Energy and Commerce Committee and the Ways and …

Health Center State Policy

Oregon Study Should Not Torpedo Medicaid Expansion Efforts

By DaShawn Groves As many state legislators are returning to their capitols and governors ready their State of the State addresses, some states have unfinished business pertaining to whether they should expand Medicaid programs. Medicaid expansion opponents will come armed with a recent study on Oregon’s Medicaid expansion effects on emergency room (ER) use. The findings …