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White House continues pressure for Medicaid expansion

Twenty-four states still have yet to expand Medicaid, preventing 5.7 million people from obtaining health insurance coverage in 2016, according to a new report from the White House Council of Economic Advisers.

Medicaid expansion tied to better hospital cost control

Hospitals costs in Ohio are more in check as a result of expanding Medicaid eligibility under the Affordable Care Act. And the greater financial stability may push other states to join in the act soon, the Associated Press reported.

Cost deters Medicaid expansion

Medicaid expansion continues to vary in popularity. Twenty-six states and the District of Columbia plan to expand Medicaid, while four are actively considering it and 20 have no plans to do so,  reports  California Healthline.

Hospitals move from the city to the 'burbs

Over the past 25 years, hospitals have left urban areas with high populations of low-income and disabled residents to move to less populated suburban areas.

Criminals, lax oversight threaten Michigan home care

Michigan's Medicaid Home Help Program overpaid $160 million in 29 months for services meant to keep elderly or disabled people out of costly care settings, according to a report by the state's auditor general.

Under ACA, some cities' hospitals fare better than others

The Affordable Care Act's impact on U.S. cities--and by extension, their hospitals--has varied dramatically, according to a new study by the Urban Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

IT boosts enrollment in public health programs, but human aid still necessary

A majority of participants in Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program favored an online enrollment process, but a segment still wants to be able to interact with caseworkers, according to a study from Georgia State University.

States report Medicaid eligibility discrepancies

Despite Medicaid enrollment topping 6 million Americans, some states are quietly removing ineligible individuals and questioning how many enrollees actually meet Medicaid requirements, reports Forbes.

Medicaid expansion sends insurers' profits higher

The Affordable Care Act's Medicaid expansion has been particularly beneficial for insurers, especially those operating in California or Michigan, where they're likely to see continued rising profits.

The nation's hospitals and the poor in Texarkana have a common problem

Texarkana's unique position of existing in two states that have taken different positions on Medicaid expansion neatly illustrates the torturously fractured implementation of the Affordable Care Act, according to the New York Times.