The Senate's proposed legislation to repeal the Affordable Care Act could have widespread implications for healthcare providers across the country, sparking hospital closures, lower provider rates and decreased access to nursing homes if the bill becomes law.
This promises to one of the most turbulent, consequential weeks in U.S. healthcare history, as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell tries to quickly pass a far-reaching bill, unveiled only last Thursday.
Senate Republicans' bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act may be enough to keep insurers from exiting the exchanges in 2018. But Medicaid insurers warn the bill's caps on federal spending in that program would compel them to cut services and reduce provider reimbursement rates.
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While providers and some parents of medically fragile children warn of dire consequences if Medicaid funding is constrained, they seem to lack the political capital to get GOP lawmakers to reverse course. This could be because Medicaid is largely misunderstood.
Constraining the growth of Medicaid spending and reducing federal support for expanded coverage will disproportionately hurt rural communities, a new report says.
Two Senate GOP moderates want to add funding to the Senate repeal bill for opioid addiction treatment. But experts question whether that would make up for the rollback of Medicaid expansion, which has enabled hundreds of thousands of Americans to access such care.
Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signed a bill into law Thursday that would allow new mothers on Medicaid to obtain screening for postpartum depression. The law is part of a larger effort to address the high maternal mortality rate that plagues Texas.
Emergency room use in California rose 75% over five years despite the state's Medicaid expansion, and the state, which recently has been touted for having near-universal coverage, isn't alone.
Iowa Medicaid beneficiaries with serious disabilities allege the state's contracted managed-care organizations have cut their monthly cost allowances for home- and community-based care, even though there has been no change in their care needs.
Illinois has pushed back the timeline to award lucrative contracts to insurers who oversee most of the state's Medicaid enrollees.
Vulnerable Medicaid members would go without necessary care and some would even lose coverage, driving up the cost of uncompensated care at hospitals throughout the states, the insurers said.