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. Study: Arkansas Medicaid Work Requirements Hit Those Already Employed — June 19, 2019
  2. Walmart Charts New Course By Steering Workers To High-Quality Imaging Centers — May 15, 2019
  3. Suicide Risk Grew After Missouri Medicaid Kids Shifted To Managed Care, Hospitals Say — April 1, 2019
  4. CMS Ignores Federal Judge Ruling To Approve Medicaid Work Rules in Utah — March 29, 2019
  5. Federal Judge Again Blocks Medicaid Work Requirements — March 27, 2019

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Study: Arkansas Medicaid Work Requirements Hit Those Already Employed

More than 95% of the Arkansas residents targeted by the state’s Medicaid work requirement were already working or met the criteria to be exempted from the mandate, according to a study in the New England Journal of Medicine.

Walmart Charts New Course By Steering Workers To High-Quality Imaging Centers

Walmart, the nation’s largest private employer, is recommending that employees and dependents use one of 800 imaging centers identified as providing trustworthy care.

Suicide Risk Grew After Missouri Medicaid Kids Shifted To Managed Care, Hospitals Say

Psychiatric treatment for children in Medicaid managed-care plans in Missouri has declined and suicide risks are up, reveals a study sponsored by the state hospital association.

CMS Ignores Federal Judge Ruling To Approve Medicaid Work Rules in Utah

Work helps make people healthier, CMS chief Seema Verma said in approving Utah’s waiver request to tie government health benefits to employment or volunteer work. But Judge James Boasberg has said that isn’t the goal of Medicaid.

Federal Judge Again Blocks Medicaid Work Requirements

The decision applies only to Kentucky and Arkansas, and many experts expect the administration and other conservative states to continue to move forward on rules that would limit coverage for people who don’t work.

Judge Vows To Rule On Medicaid Work Requirements By End Of March

A federal district judge appeared skeptical of the arguments by the Justice Department and Arkansas and Kentucky that their programs should mandate that some enrollees work.

Glimpsing The Future At Gargantuan Health Tech Showcase

Innovations to help consumers manage their health were on display at the nation’s largest health technology conference that attracted more than 40,000 health industry professionals to Orlando.

Utah’s Novel Plan For Medicaid Expansion Opens Door To Spending Caps Sought By GOP

Utah’s proposal to limit federal and state funding on Medicaid is a radical change. Anti-poverty advocates are concerned that caps could limit how many people are enrolled and restrict services. They also worry other states would adopt a similar plan.

Utah and Idaho Lawmakers Seek To Scale Back Voter-Approved Medicaid Expansions

The legislators say that despite voter support for expansion, they are concerned that a change in the Medicaid program will be a financial burden for the states.

Hope You’re Sitting Down: Hospital Charges $4,700 For A Fainting Spell

A 39-year-old man fainted after getting a flu shot at work, and a colleague called 911. He turned out to be fine, but the trip to the ER cost him his whole deductible.

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