Just as Medicaid has helped expand health coverage and affordability to millions of Americans, private insurers also strive to expand healthcare access through innovation, according to executives who spoke at an event to celebrate Medicaid's 50 th anniversary.
Private health insurance companies are playing a bigger role than previously anticipated when it comes to covering Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries.
In a turmultuous political landscape, Medicare and Medicaid have experienced both heartbreak and success, from the drama between Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) and the Obama administration over Medicaid expansion to Alaska Gov. Bill Walker's (I) latest announcement that he'll expand the program over legislative objections. The public, on the other hand, is generally upbeat about the programs, according to a survey from the Kaiser Family Foundation.
Two of Oregon's Coordinated Care Organizations are coming into their own in their second year of operation, but personnel say that they struggle to meet some state requirements, according to a Health Affairs blog post. The do-or-die process that helped them assemble the institutions on a tight schedule has ended up creating a high turnover and burnout rate, which could jeopardize the institutions' long-term goals.
Although the Affordable Care Act has helped decrease the uninsured rate, it hasn't addressed the underlying problem of healthcare costs, J. Mario Molina, CEO of Molina Healthcare, one of the nation's largest managed care companies.
Indiana's experimental Medicaid program, Healthy Indiana Plan, may pique the interests of Republican governors nationwide who remain on the fence about expanding the program.
Medicare Part D covers the bulk of medications commonly used by both Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries, according to a new report from the Office of the Inspector General (OIG).
A former senior official with the Office of Medicaid Inspector General is accused of accepting gifts in the form of meals, travel, and a job offer from Health Management Systems, which had a $120 million contract with the state.
While debate still rages in many states about the prospect of expanding Medicaid, a new study indicates that the program improves the healthcare experience for many Americans.
Ten Republican state attorneys general are asking Republican lawmakers to prevent the Obama administration from taking what they call "coercive efforts" to compel them into expanding their state Medicaid programs under the Affordable Care Act.