Phil Galewitz, Kaiser Health News

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Name: Phil Galewitz, Kaiser Health News
Date registered: September 12, 2017
URL: http://khn.org

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  1. Efforts To Move The Needle On Flu Shot Rates Get Stuck — November 21, 2019
  2. Efforts To Move The Needle On Flu Shot Rates Get Stuck — November 21, 2019
  3. The Startlingly High Cost Of The ‘Free’ Flu Shot — November 19, 2019
  4. Verma Attacks Critics Of Medicaid Work Requirement, Pushes For Tighter Eligibility — November 12, 2019
  5. States Try A Gentler Approach To Getting Medicaid Enrollees To Work — October 28, 2019

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Efforts To Move The Needle On Flu Shot Rates Get Stuck

In the past decade, federal and state governments have removed cost and access obstacles, but immunization rates remained flat. That worries public health officials.

Efforts To Move The Needle On Flu Shot Rates Get Stuck

In the past decade, federal and state governments have removed cost and access obstacles, but immunization rates remained flat. That worries public health officials.

The Startlingly High Cost Of The ‘Free’ Flu Shot

Although many consumers pay nothing out of pocket for flu shots, insurers foot the bill. And those prices vary dramatically.

Verma Attacks Critics Of Medicaid Work Requirement, Pushes For Tighter Eligibility

The Trump administration’s top Medicaid official says the effort to thwart these work mandates “stifles innovation.”

States Try A Gentler Approach To Getting Medicaid Enrollees To Work

Facing GOP pressure to install work requirements for adults getting Medicaid coverage, some states seek instead to offer more opportunities for job training.

Tenn. Block Grant Experiment Would Boost Federal Funding, State Medicaid Chief Says

In a Q&A with Kaiser Health News, Tennessee Medicaid Director Gabe Roberts says state officials are requesting a modified block grant from federal officials because it would save money and allow the state to keep some of that savings.

Walmart To Give Workers Financial Incentives To Use Higher-Quality Doctors

The program, which will roll out next year in three parts of the country, seeks to encourage workers on the company’s health plan to choose doctors that have been identified as providing “appropriate, effective and cost-efficient care.”

Uber And Lyft Ride-Sharing Services Hitch Onto Medicaid

Ride-sharing companies promise better service for enrollees and lower costs for states. But the services are not for everyone on Medicaid.

Number Of Americans Without Insurance Rises in 2018

Census officials said most of drop in health coverage was related to a 0.7% decline in Medicaid. The number of people with private insurance remained steady.

Millions Of Diabetes Patients Are Missing Out On Medicare’s Nutrition Help

Health experts say the little-used benefit represents a lost opportunity for older adults to improve their health — and for the program to save money by preventing costly complications from diabetes and chronic kidney disease.

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