Rise to the moment of truth Saturday, February 4, 2023

Tag: MEDICAID

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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.

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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.