Posts Tagged ‘Medicaid expansion’

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April 12, 2013- Ricky Nobile

by Published: April 12,2013

Tags: Medicaid expansion, Phil Bryant, ricky nobile


April 6, 2013- Chuck McIntosh


MEC steps back from Medicaid expansion argument

The Mississippi Economic Council, the statewide business organization that produced a “blueprint” for Mississippi health care last year, is staying out of the intense legislative debate over whether to expand Medicaid to around 300,000 of the state’s working poor. With the issue unlikely to be resolved without a special session, the MEC will have more […] [...]

Florida, Arkansas looking at hybrid approaches to Medicaid expansion

by Published: March 15,2013

Tags: Affordable Care Act, Arkansas, Florida, Medicaid expansion

As deadlines near for state legislatures to either accept or reject the Obama administration’s offer of billions of dollars to expand Medicaid, the governors of Arkansas and Florida are working to convince their legislatures to accept alternatives routes to expansion. Florida Republican Gov. Rick Scott and Democratic Gov. Mike Beebe of Arkansas have presented their […] [...]

Hospital execs strike urgent note on alternatives to Medicaid expansion

The Mississippi Legislature is set to adjourn April 7 with no deal in sight on a federal offer to expand Medicaid. The ticking clock has executives of hospitals around the state worried that time will expire and hospitals and the entire health care sector will suffer the consequences, putting about 9,000 jobs at risk. Ahead […] [...]

Tough decisions are ahead for our health

Recent focus on the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare as many have come to call it, has mainly been on the expanded Medicaid provisions, especially the requirement that individual states create insurance exchanges as means of making insurance markets more readily available to consumers. There are some tough decisions ahead. Data from a number of […] [...]

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