Rise to the Moment of Truth Saturday, May 25, 2024

Tag: MEDICAID

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House approves $3.4 billion general fund budget and supplemental, increasing Medicaid, prison funding

On Thursday the Alabama House of Representatives passed the $3.4 billion General Fund Budget for the 2025 fiscal year and the supplemental appropriation for the current year.

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Report: Medicaid expansion would increase program’s revenue shortfall for Alabama hospitals

Expanding Medicaid in Alabama would double hospitals' Medicaid revenue shortfalls, the equivalent of about 5,160 hospital jobs.

Medicaid Alabama News
Alabama begins removing ineligible recipients from Medicaid enrollment

Alabama began removing ineligible Medicaid enrollees recently after the federal COVID-19 public health emergency ended earlier this year. 

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'Insurance companies are playing way too many games' — Alabama hospitals struggling to be paid for their services

In addition to a shortage of health care providers, Alabama’s hospitals are struggling on the business side due to the convoluted structure of insurance.

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Justin Bogie: Can Alabama really afford Medicaid expansion?

Those on both sides of the Medicaid expansion debate want Alabamians to have access to high quality and affordable healthcare. Where they differ is whether the government or the free market is best suited to provide it.

Medicaid Alabama News
Is Alabama about to expand Medicaid?

Some groups have their sights set on Alabama to pass Medicaid expansion in the near future.

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Alabama Hospital Association vies for ARPA money with dire hospital report; Critics charge Medicaid expansion won't fix the problem

A new report commissioned by the Alabama Hospital Association (AHA) suggests that profit margins for Alabama hospitals were down nearly 80% from pre-pandemic levels in 2022. Now, the AHA is seeking American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds from the state.

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Ivey, 24 governors call for ending COVID-19 public health emergency due to rising Medicaid costs

The Biden administration should end a COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (PHE) provision due to it leading to increased Medicaid enrollment and “costing states hundreds of millions of dollars,” according to a letter sent to President Joe Biden by Gov. Kay Ivey and 24 other Governors on Monday.

Medicaid Alabama News
Justin Bogie: Consequences of Medicaid expansion go beyond dollars and cents

On its face, it is understandable why Medicaid expansion is tempting for some lawmakers. The federal government currently pays a 90% match rate for states that elect to expand coverage.

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Alabama Medicaid patients no longer required to be drug, alcohol free for hepatitis C treatment

The Alabama Medicaid Agency (AMA) has removed its requirement for patients with hepatitis C to be drug and alcohol free before receiving treatment.

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House Majority Ldr Ledbetter: Medicaid expansion, escalating cost 'scares me'

Health care continues to be a concern for state policymakers as the 2023 legislative session approaches.