Medicaid (page 3)

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    Be still my heart, Medicaid Waivers are Trending on Twitter!

    When a topic is “trending” on twitter, you know it’s either getting a lot of media attention or people are really interested in discussing the issue. Those “trending” topics almost never overlap with my career interests, so I couldn’t be more proud than when this happens about an issue I’ve…
    Nicole Fisher, May 17, 2011
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    “Hatch”ing a plan for Medicaid Reform

    It’s not new information that Medicaid costs and requirements are crippling state and federal budgets. What is new is that federal action is now being taken to repeal these burdensome requirements. U.S. Senator Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) announced on May 3rd, 2011 Senate Bill 868, known as the State Flexibility…
    Nicole Fisher, May 13, 2011
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    More on Medicaid & North Carolina’s Need for Reform

    Following our recent Spotlight piece on the need for state Medicaid reform, Brian Blase and Dr. C.L. Gray wrote a  Report on federal and state Medicaid problems associated with perverse funding incentives, crowding out of private insurance and solutions at both the federal and state-level. I believe the most…
    Nicole Fisher, May 9, 2011
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    It’s Getting Crowded in Here

    Research has clearly demonstrated that private insurance provides better access to health care than its public counterparts. Research articles, both new and old, however, indicate that the current structure of public insurance coverage such as Medicaid crowds out private health insurance. Crowding happens in one of several…
    Nicole Fisher, May 6, 2011
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    Perdue wrong on Medicaid

    Live Blog Gov. Bev Perdue opposed the Ryan budget even before it was released. One specific area mentioned in the News & Observer was the idea of a block grant for Medicaid. This is something we have recommended more than once. A block grant would give…
    Joseph Coletti, April 6, 2011
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    Medicaid is awful

    Live Blog The other day, a young woman told me about her experience on Medicaid. She was recently divorced and trying to get back on her feet, so she signed up for the state-federal health “insurance” program. What she learned, however, was that Medicaid rules meant she…
    Joseph Coletti, March 23, 2011