Maine's Democratic governor wrote to the CMS that she's instead directing Maine's health and labor agencies to help prepare recipients of governmental assistance for work.
Senate health committee GOP Chair Lamar Alexander and top Democrat Patty Murray introduced five-year funding for community health centers and other key healthcare funding under the panel's jurisdiction.
Arizona will suspend coverage for non-disabled Medicaid expansion enrollees who fail to report work activities for a single month.
A proposal from Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) to redistribute DSH money more equitably among states has a short runway to get congressional support ahead of a key September deadline. Can it get there?
New Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom of California wants the state to fund more subsidies for Obamacare and negotiate prices with drugmakers.
The CMS named Chris Traylor to lead federal Medicaid policy as acting director of the Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services.
Health policy action in the states may depend as much on conflict or collaboration within each political party as on consensus between the parties.
Increasingly, Medicaid plans outsource the work of managing patients' health and medical treatment to subcontractors. These firms can be powerful gatekeepers. They run physician groups, bear responsibility for forming doctor networks and judge whether a request for care is necessary.
Maine's former health official Mary Mayhew, who was tapped to helm Medicaid at the CMS, is leaving the agency for Florida's health department under GOP Gov. Ron DeSantis.
New Democratic Gov. Janet Mills signed an executive order on her first day in office to implement Maine's Medicaid expansion, which was overwhelmingly approved by the state's voters in 2017.
A spokesman for the Republican-led Ohio House says lawmakers gathering for a rare post-Christmas voting session won't attempt to override GOP Gov. John Kasich's veto that protected Medicaid expansion.
Repeal was replaced for much of 2018, but then December came along. A dozen states advanced plans to impose new enrollment mandates on Medicaid beneficiaries. Deaths mounted from opioids and gun violence, and consumer-facing companies continued their push into healthcare.