Healthcare Reform Blog

Bill MelvilleContributor: Bill Melville
Topics: Affordable Care Act, Halbig v. Burwell, Medicaid, Health insurance exchanges


A case with the ability to turn the Affordable Care Act on its ear finally went mainstream. Halbig v. Burwell has been coming so long that it was originally filed under a different name (Halbig v. Sebelius). It took its time, but the case led to a 2-1 appellate court decision that has brought the long-running debate over health insurance exchanges to a boil.
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Posted on: 7/24/2014 9:49:41 AM


Chris SilvaContributor: Chris Silva
Topics: Medicaid, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Virginia, Virginia Premier Health Plan, Amerigroup, Coventry Health Care of Virginia, Aetna

Virginia is at a stalemate over whether or not to expand Medicaid—a dispute so acrimonious that the state government could be headed for a shutdown. The looming debate has had an impact on the state’s Medicaid carriers, all of which have seen increases in enrollment in recent years. Read more.
Posted on: 6/23/2014 9:35:21 AM


Bill MelvilleContributor: Bill Melville
Topics: Medicaid, Exchange Innovation

When the state of Arkansas broached its private model for Medicaid expansion, it held up as a potential roadmap for partnerships between states hesitant to expand their Medicaid programs. But the second-state to follow that course, Iowa, is emerging as the bellwether for market innovation.

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Posted on: 3/17/2014 11:25:41 AM


Ric GrossContributor: Ric Gross
Topic: Medicaid, ACA, Exchanges

Drama. Intensity.  Emotions reaching a boiling point. Characters with murky motives. Debates about how things are going to end. While this sounds like a description of HBO’s hit television drama “True Detective,” it also aptly describes the Medicaid expansion debate still raging across multiple states. “True Medicaid”? Not sure if that’s a TV show anyone wants to air, but it certainly is not lacking for lead characters.
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Posted on: 3/10/2014 4:40:44 PM


Jacqueline CavnarContributor: Jacqueline Cavnar
Topics: Affordable Care Act, Provider reimbursement, Medicaid

Po-tay-to or po-tah-to? Single payer or social welfare? There is always more than one side to an argument, especially when the debate is about healthcare.

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Posted on: 1/13/2014 2:10:32 PM


Bill MelvilleContributor: Bill Melville
Topics: ACA, Exchanges, Medicaid, Obama

In President Obama’s Oct. 21 address on the Affordable Care Act and persistent enrollment glitches for the new marketplaces, it was tempting to say the White House gathered all the people for the Rose Garden speech (about 10) who successfully signed up through healthcare.gov to stand behind the president.

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Posted on: 10/21/2013 4:51:55 PM


Bill MelvilleContributor: Bill Melville
Topics: Healthcare reform, Medicaid, exchanges, Kentucky

As the tremors of health reform grow more forceful every day, their epicenter can be hard to pinpoint. Every state has approached the law differently, from Maryland moving ahead on a health exchange in March 2010 to numerous states refusing any role in implementation. Can a single state serve as an indicator for ACA success?

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Posted on: 9/12/2013 3:35:34 PM


Lyda PhillipsContributor: Lyda Phillips
Topic: Medicaid, ACA, Michigan

Michigan and Ohio are the biggest of the last few states still on the fence about Medicaid expansion.

And Michigan seems close to endorsing expansion. Backed by both the Obama administration and conservative Republican Gov. Rick Snyder, the expansion of Medicaid to an estimated 470,000 Michiganders hangs only on a vote in the state Senate.

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Posted on: 7/23/2013 12:33:47 PM


Ric GrossContributor: Ric Gross
Topic: Medicaid, exchanges, Vermont, Maine

Rolling out provisions of the Affordable Care Act will be a challenge for all states, regardless of size. Witness Maine and Vermont – not exactly sprawling metropolises, but both are enduring their fair share of bumps along the road to implementation.
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Posted on: 7/12/2013 12:06:03 PM


Chris SilvaContributor: Mark Cherry
Topic:
Medicaid, ACA, Employers

  While the eventual effect of the employer mandate on the uninsured rate may turn out to be underwhelming, the provision’s near-term political impact on the business community was galvanizing. The mandate seemed more like a diabolical plot to induce business lobbies (traditionally Republican-leaning) to endorse Medicaid eligibility expansion rather than a method to actually provide insurance to a significant number of people. And it would have worked, if it weren’t for those pesky state legislators.

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Posted on: 7/12/2013 10:54:09 AM


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Bill MelvilleContributor: Bill Melville
Topics: Affordable Care Act, Halbig v. Burwell, Medicaid, Health insurance exchanges


A case with the ability to turn the Affordable Care Act on its ear finally went mainstream. Halbig v. Burwell has been coming so long that it was originally filed under a different name (Halbig v. Sebelius). It took its time, but the case led to a 2-1 appellate court decision that has brought the long-running debate over health insurance exchanges to a boil.
Read more.
Posted on: 7/24/2014 9:49:41 AM


Chris SilvaContributor: Chris Silva
Topics: Medicaid, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Virginia, Virginia Premier Health Plan, Amerigroup, Coventry Health Care of Virginia, Aetna

Virginia is at a stalemate over whether or not to expand Medicaid—a dispute so acrimonious that the state government could be headed for a shutdown. The looming debate has had an impact on the state’s Medicaid carriers, all of which have seen increases in enrollment in recent years. Read more.
Posted on: 6/23/2014 9:35:21 AM


Bill MelvilleContributor: Bill Melville
Topics: Medicaid, Exchange Innovation

When the state of Arkansas broached its private model for Medicaid expansion, it held up as a potential roadmap for partnerships between states hesitant to expand their Medicaid programs. But the second-state to follow that course, Iowa, is emerging as the bellwether for market innovation.

Read more.
Posted on: 3/17/2014 11:25:41 AM


Ric GrossContributor: Ric Gross
Topic: Medicaid, ACA, Exchanges

Drama. Intensity.  Emotions reaching a boiling point. Characters with murky motives. Debates about how things are going to end. While this sounds like a description of HBO’s hit television drama “True Detective,” it also aptly describes the Medicaid expansion debate still raging across multiple states. “True Medicaid”? Not sure if that’s a TV show anyone wants to air, but it certainly is not lacking for lead characters.
Read more.
Posted on: 3/10/2014 4:40:44 PM


Jacqueline CavnarContributor: Jacqueline Cavnar
Topics: Affordable Care Act, Provider reimbursement, Medicaid

Po-tay-to or po-tah-to? Single payer or social welfare? There is always more than one side to an argument, especially when the debate is about healthcare.

Read more.
Posted on: 1/13/2014 2:10:32 PM


Lyda PhillipsContributor: Paula Wade
Topic: ACA, exchanges, narrow networks, high deductibles, Medicaid expansion, insurance cancellations

The Affordable Care Act is complicated—we all knew that, right? And we’ve all had two-plus years to read it, read about it, talk about it, make rules and plans and whole political campaigns about it.

Yet after all that time, many Americans remain uninformed or misinformed about the ACA and what to expect as it rolls out, and the American news media and the government have not made any great strides in explaining it to the public.

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Posted on: 12/5/2013 6:41:54 PM


Bill MelvilleContributor: Bill Melville
Topics: ACA, Exchanges, Medicaid, Obama

In President Obama’s Oct. 21 address on the Affordable Care Act and persistent enrollment glitches for the new marketplaces, it was tempting to say the White House gathered all the people for the Rose Garden speech (about 10) who successfully signed up through healthcare.gov to stand behind the president.

Read more.
Posted on: 10/21/2013 4:51:55 PM


Bill MelvilleContributor: Bill Melville
Topics: Healthcare reform, Medicaid, exchanges, Kentucky

As the tremors of health reform grow more forceful every day, their epicenter can be hard to pinpoint. Every state has approached the law differently, from Maryland moving ahead on a health exchange in March 2010 to numerous states refusing any role in implementation. Can a single state serve as an indicator for ACA success?

Read more.
Posted on: 9/12/2013 3:35:34 PM


Ric GrossContributor: Ric Gross
Topic: Medicaid expansion, Medicaid MCOs, New Hampshire

At times throughout the past year, following New Hampshire’s Medicaid efforts has been somewhat like watching a mouse on an exercise wheel. A lot of activity but not really getting anywhere.
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Posted on: 8/28/2013 2:34:23 PM


Lyda PhillipsContributor: Lyda Phillips
Topic: Medicaid, ACA, Michigan

Michigan and Ohio are the biggest of the last few states still on the fence about Medicaid expansion.

And Michigan seems close to endorsing expansion. Backed by both the Obama administration and conservative Republican Gov. Rick Snyder, the expansion of Medicaid to an estimated 470,000 Michiganders hangs only on a vote in the state Senate.

Read more.
Posted on: 7/23/2013 12:33:47 PM


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