Kentucky is taking Medicaid expansion hostage to win its work requirements suit

Any day now, we should be getting a federal court ruling on whether Kentucky and the Trump administration can legally since the work requirements are not structured in a method that shows the truths of low-income work, like irregular hours.But Kentucky is taking all this one step further. Not only is it aiming to institute…

New ACA Repeal Structure Reanimates Harmful Ideas from 2017

This week, the Health Policy Consensus Group– a consortium of think tanks and previous and existing lawmakers– advance a brand-new estimated that Graham-Cassidy, if passed in 2017, would have resulted in about 15 million people losing protection in 2018 and 2019, with an extra 17 million losing protection within Ten Years. In addition, the Graham-Cassidy…

Aetna gets a KanCare contract; Amerigroup doesn’t

The state of Kansas announced new contracts Friday for its $3 billion privatized Medicaid program, KanCare, jettisoning one of the three insurance companies that have run the program since former Gov. Sam Brownback started it five years ago. The new contracts, which start Jan. 1, went to Aetna, UnitedHealthcare and Sunflower State Health Plan, a…

Azar backs protections for preexisting conditions, skirting administration’s legal stance

Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar told lawmakers on Tuesday that he wants to preserve access to affordable insurance for Americans with preexisting medical conditions, but he declined to disclose his view of an administration move that could undercut such consumer protections. Calling it “a constitutional position … not a policy position,” Azar sidestepped…

Republicans wage a guerrilla war on your health care

While Trump preens in the afterglow of his doubtful accomplishments at the negotiating table with North Korea, let’s have a look elsewhere– at the Trump administration decision to abandon Obamacare requirements that medical insurance cover pre-existing conditions.Late recently, the federal government said in filings in a federal court case that the requirement to cover those…

If America’s Largest Companies Cannot Look For Better Medical Insurance, No One Can

Recently, to great fanfare, Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway, and JPMorgan Chase revealed they will work on a new healthcare program for their employees “devoid of profit-making incentives and restraints.” The action to this announcement accidentally produced some extremely informative discussion about American healthcare reform.What precisely this . Some writers highlight the strategy’s interesting theoretical potential to…