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State Officials Ponder Proposals That Reduce Access To Dental Care, Increase Costs

There are many challenges facing the governors and state lawmakers across the U.S. who will soon be gaveling in their 2019 legislative sessions. Among the most pressing are rising health care costs ... read more

Tony Evers proposes millions in next budget to replace lead pipes, improve dental care access

Tony Evers proposes millions in next budget to replace lead pipes, improve dental care access Gov. Tony Evers is proposing more than $100 million in his first state budget to replace lead pipes, ... read more

Bill boosts Medicaid coverage for dental care

Some state lawmakers ... “supports access to dental care in order to improve the oral health, and overall health, of Medicaid members,” said Nissa James, assistant director of the Blueprint for Health ... read more

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State proposal would shake up charity-care funding

Jennifer Henderson Health Care for All New York, a coalition of patient advocacy groups, said it was "disappointed" that Gov. Andrew Cuomo's budget proposal ... INCREASE: NY State of Health said ... read more


Medicaid cuts, while aimed at access, still raise concerns

And there would be no payment increase for inflation. Crum said the administration targeted the reductions to maintain Medicaid recipients’ access to health care ... with the state for years to reduce ... read more

No teeth means no job

Compromised health, crooked impressions Public health officials ... on the dental care crisis in America. "It is our ethical and moral imperative to commit to providing access to dental care for all, ... read more

Medicaid report finds more recipient ease of use in expansion states

“With fewer unpaid bills to reduce ... in improving access to quality, affordable care, while addressing and improving overall health for millions of Americans,” health Secretary Sylvia Burwell said ... read more

State: Feds likely to OK Ky Medicaid changes

Matt Bevin's week-old proposal to overhaul the state Medicaid program already is under fire from critics, who say it will cut benefits and reduce health care for some ... and other top officials said ... read more

California officials sound alarm, envisioning $114 billion hit To Medi-Cal under U.S. Senate bill

California’s program, known as Medi-Cal, also provides dental care and other services that are optional under federal Medicaid rules. The state’s Medicaid director, Mari Cantwell, said Republican ... read more

Reform Update: Study looks at Oregon Medicaid enrollee trends to help prep other states for new beneficiaries

faced access barriers, had bad interactions with providers or felt that care was unnecessary. The findings come as some health policy experts and state and federal officials fret that new Medicaid ... read more

What's inside the Republican health care bill?

The upstate counties and Long Island send $2.3 billion to the state to help pay for Medicaid. The amendment would give the state the incentive to stop passing down Medicaid costs to the counties, ... read more

Dunleavy’s Medicaid meat ax puts Alaska health care at risk

The biggest of the Dunleavy budget cuts, and the one that has been least examined, is the proposal ... cover all costs. “It is impossible to maintain operations when most of your patients don’t pay he ... read more



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