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Obamacare Update: State Health Exchanges, Medicaid See Enrollment Surge

As the calendar turns to 2014 and the Affordable Care Act (aka, Obamacare) continues moving its way through implementation, now is a good time to provide an update on the much-maligned state health exchange rollout and Medicaid expansion enrollment data to get … Continue reading

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ACA Health Exchange Enrollment Down, Medicaid Enrollment Up

Under fire since October 1st, the Obama Administration has finally announced the figures from the first month of the enrollment period for Americans to obtain health insurance in advance of the individual mandate becoming active in 2014. Under the mandate, … Continue reading

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Medicaid Expansion or Not, Expect Changes in Your State

While politicians in Washington DC struggle to relitigate the Affordable Care Act through a government shutdown, many key provisions and initiatives associated with the expansion of health insurance included in the ACA are continuing to march toward implementation. A key … Continue reading

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IG Report: CMS Must Recoup Additional Medicaid Overpayments

Earlier this month CMS Office of Inspector General released a report highlighting CMS’s inability to adequately recoup over payments made to state Medicaid agencies, and by extension, Medicaid providers. The report identified $226 million in unclaimed overpayments in 11 states … Continue reading

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CMS: Partial Medicaid Expansions Not Eligible for Increased Matching Funds

The Affordable Care Act mandates all states expand their Medicaid enrollment to 133% of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL), or risk losing all federal matching funds for their Medicaid program. However, in June the Supreme Court ruled the Medicaid expansion … Continue reading

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As Medicaid Expands, 30% of Physicians Decline New Patients

In a new study that could prove troublesome for the Affordable Care Act’s Medicaid expansions, Sandra Decker, an economist with the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has reviewed data from 2011 suggesting that three in ten primary care physicians would … Continue reading

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CBO Releases Updated Medicaid Enrollment Costs on Obamacare Post Supreme Court

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has released their updated “score” of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) after taking into account the modifications made by the Supreme Court late last month. The ACA would have required states to increase their enrollment … Continue reading

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