Tag Archives: Medicaid

Uber and Lyft are playing larger roles for Medicaid

Arizona Medicaid Director Jami Snyder heard many complaints about enrollees missing medical appointments because the transportation provided by the state didn’t show or came too late. So this summer she hatched a solution familiar to millions of Americans looking for an efficient ride: She turned to Uber and Lyft. Arizona became the first state to revamp… Read More »

CMS Ignores Federal Judge Ruling To Approve Medicaid Work Rules in Utah

Use Our Content This story can be republished for free (details). Less than 48 hours after a federal judge struck down Medicaid work requirements, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services on Friday gave Utah permission to use those mandates. CMS Administrator Seema Verma said in her approval letter that requiring Medicaid enrollees to work… Read More »

Medicaid Transformation Project Expands to 24 Health Systems

The Burlington, Vermont-based University of Vermont (UVM) Health Network was created in October 2011, when what was then known as Fletcher Allen Health (now the University of Vermont Health) in Burlington, Vermont, and Central Vermont Medical Center in Berlin, Vermont, signed an affiliation agreement. Six hospitals—the University of Vermont Medical Center, Alice Hyde Medical Center,… Read More »

Maine GOP governor requests delay on Obamacare's Medicaid expansion

The Maine governor’s office has asked for a stay on a court order for officials to implement Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion as it seeks to appeal the decision to the Maine Supreme Judicial Court. The lawyer who filed the stay on behalf of Republican Gov. Paul LePage on Tuesday said the order to start the expansion… Read More »

Midterm election boosts Medicaid expansion, but challenges remain

This is a Kaiser Health News story. Medicaid — which has been a political football between Washington and state capitols during the past decade — scored big in Tuesday’s election. Following the vote, nearly 500,000 uninsured adults in five states are poised to gain Medicaid coverage under the Affordable Care Act, advocates estimate. Three deep-red… Read More »