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. Glimpsing The Future At Gargantuan Health Tech Showcase — February 15, 2019
  2. Utah’s Novel Plan For Medicaid Expansion Opens Door To Spending Caps Sought By GOP — February 14, 2019
  3. Utah and Idaho Lawmakers Seek To Scale Back Voter-Approved Medicaid Expansions — February 5, 2019
  4. Hope You’re Sitting Down: Hospital Charges $4,700 For A Fainting Spell — January 28, 2019
  5. Medicaid Plans Cover Doctors’ Visits, Hospital Care — And Now Your GED — January 7, 2019

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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.

Medicaid Plans Cover Doctors’ Visits, Hospital Care — And Now Your GED

These private insurers say improving education can help enrollees achieve a healthier lifestyle, so some pay for the tests and find ways to assist people studying for the exams.

Short On Federal Funding, Obamacare Enrollment Navigators Switch Tactics

Enrollment is lagging this year as the Trump administration spends just $10 million on navigators to help individuals enroll in coverage, down from $63 million in 2016.

Under Trump, Number Of Uninsured Kids Rose For First Time This Decade

About 276,000 more children are among the uninsured, a new report finds. Though the uptick is statistically small, it is striking because uninsured rates usually decrease during periods of economic growth.

Midterm Election Boosts Medicaid Expansion, But Challenges Remain

Following the vote, nearly 500,000 uninsured adults in five states are poised to gain Medicaid coverage under the Affordable Care Act, say advocates. But many conservatives remain opposed to the expansion.

Gun Store Owner Marshals Voters To Expand Medicaid In Idaho

Idaho is one of four conservative states where voters next month will determine whether to buck the GOP’s resistance to the Affordable Care Act and implement or renew its expansion of Medicaid to adults.

Booming Economy Helps Flatten Medicaid Enrollment And Limit Costs, States Report

The drop in the number of people enrolled in the federal-state program for low-income residents is the first since 2007.

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