There are likely to be notable gaps in Medicaid coverage through the nation when major parts of the Affordable Care Act go into effect on the first day of 2014, according to a New England Journal of Medicine study released Wednesday.
Answering the question on the minds of many state policymakers, the Obama administration said Monday it will not provide full federal funding for states that go only part of the way on expanding Medicaid.
Despite state-by-state variation, Medicaid spending is expecting to increase by billions of dollars through 2022, according to a study from the Kaiser Commission of Medicaid and the Uninsured.
The Affordable Care Act's Medicaid expansion incentives are too attractive for Republican governors to turn down indefinitely, predicted one health policy consultant this week.
If President Obama is re-elected in November, governors who have resisted implementing the Affordable Care Act's Medicaid expansion will likely change their tune, a former government official speculated last week.
Government officials are reportedly undecided as to whether states can implement partial Medicaid expansions, according to reports.
Despite assurances offered by federal officials, state Medicaid directors remain dissatisfied with the lack of guidance provided to states about the Affordable Care Act's Medicaid expansion.
Regulators are likely to give states flexibility when it comes to the Affordable Care Act's Medicaid expansion, a Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services official suggested Monday.
All states will eventually participate in the Affordable Care Act's Medicaid expansion once governors weigh its costs against its benefits, a top Medicaid official predicted Monday.
States that have expanded their Medicaid enrollment in recent years saw a significant decline in mortality rates among older adults, new research finds. Such findings could influence whether states opt to expand Medicaid coverage under the Affordable Care Act, researchers note.
In response to a flurry of questions from state governors, the Obama Administration announced it is not imposing a deadline for states to decide whether to implement the healthcare law's Medicaid expansion.
The Congressional Budget Office is still assessing the impact of the Supreme Court's Affordable Care Act decision on the federal deficit and won't have an estimate until the end of July. That figure, when it's calculated, could either help or hurt Congressional Republicans' efforts to repeal the law.
The governors of 15 Republican-leaning states have signaled that they will not participate in the Affordable Care Act's Medicaid expansion, a new analysis finds.
If the Supreme Court invalidates the Affordable Care Act, long-term care facilities could be among the biggest casualties, a report published in advance of the decision states.
As state officials negotiate their fiscal 2013 budgets, more than half are grappling with billions in shortfalls that put Medicaid funds at risk, according to a new report.
The U.S. Supreme Court is scheduled to hear oral arguments today over whether the Affordable Care Act's expansion of Medicaid is constitutional.
Despite the mixed feelings about the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act among long-term care providers, all groups agree that they will be closely monitoring a case now headed to the Supreme Court. The high court said Monday it would hear oral arguments on ACA's constitutionality in March.