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03 Jul
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CMS: Unsubsidized ACA enrollment dropped 20% in 2017

Dive Brief: The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services issued three new reports on the Affordable Care Act Monday, noting a 20% drop in enrollment during plan year 2017 among those not getting subsidies, and casting the data to make their ...

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03 Jul
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Report: Arkansas ends fiscal 2018 with $41.7 million above forecast

Arkansas ended fiscal 2018 with $41.7 million above forecast, as revenues were buoyed by stronger-than-expected individual income and sales tax collections, according to the annual revenue report released Tuesday. Gross collections by the state totaled $6.76 billion during the fiscal ...

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03 Jul
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Turning Up Heat on Safety: Food Safety Tips for the Fourth

July 3, 2018 LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – As you prepare to grill out for the July 4th holiday, do you know proper food preparation techniques? A recent U.S. Department of Agriculture Study found almost half of participants contaminated spice containers ...

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02 Jul
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Medicaid is Not Just for Doctor’s Visits: Innovative Early Childhood Funding Strategies

If a family has no means of transportation, consistent prenatal care becomes extremely difficult. If a mother is homeless, she is less likely to attend a child wellness visit. If a one-year-old is hungry, brain development is detrimentally impacted. And ...

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02 Jul
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Judge blocks Kentucky’s Medicaid work requirement

It’s a setback for the Trump administration and red states seeking to trim Medicaid enrollment. By RACHANA PRADHAN 06/29/2018 04:09 PM EDT Updated 06/29/2018 05:47 PM EDT A federal judge has blocked Kentucky from instituting the first-ever Medicaid work requirements, ...

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02 Jul
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Federal Judge Blocks Medicaid Work Requirements In Kentucky

June 29, 20186:11 PM ET Alison Kodjak Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin is trying to add work requirements to the state’s Medicaid program. A judge has blocked that request. Scott Olson/Getty Images A federal judge has blocked work requirements for Medicaid ...

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28 Jun
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Trump admin rejects Massachusetts drug pricing proposal

By Jessie Hellmann – 06/27/18 02:16 PM EDT The Trump administration on Wednesday rejected a request from Massachusetts that state officials argued would have given them more flexibility over its Medicaid program and greater negotiating power over drug companies. The ...

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27 Jun
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Telehealth providers trying to stand out

By DARIUS TAHIR 06/14/2018 10:00 AM EDT With help from Arthur Allen (@arthurallen202) and Mohana Ravindranath (@ravindranize) TELEHEALTH PROVIDERS TRYING TO STAND OUT: If you’re looking to wow health care providers with your telehealth tech pitch, you need to have ...

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27 Jun
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CMS seeking comment for crucial data sharing rule

By ARTHUR ALLEN 06/18/2018 10:00 AM EDT With help from Darius Tahir GET THOSE CARDS AND LETTERS IN: One of HHS’s most important health IT decisions this year is whether to make data sharing a condition of participation in Medicare ...

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27 Jun
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Experts say quick action needed for VA’s Cerner project

By MOHANA RAVINDRANATH 06/26/2018 10:00 AM EDT With help from Arthur Allen (@arthurallen202) and Darius Tahir (@dariustahir) EXPERTS SAY QUICK ACTION NEEDED FOR VA’S CERNER CONTRACT: As the House Veterans Affairs Committee today takes its first crack at oversight of ...

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