Supervised drug injection facilities are being proposed in a growing number of cities and states to stem overdose deaths and help people find treatment.
The state’s waiver would also impose monthly premiums on beneficiaries, and threatens six-month program lockouts on individuals who do not comply with Medicaid rules.
In addition to Housing and Urban Development Continuum of Care grants, officials encouraged more state, local and private funding.
Detailed spending data helps track trends and evaluate cost-effectiveness
The new guidelines would allow states to force some able-bodied childless adults to work as a condition for eligibility for the federal program.
Experts speculate that Kentucky could be the first state to see its work requirement waiver approved—a move that could mean 95,000 fewer enrollees in that state over the next five years.
Veterans homelessness was effectively ended in Tennessee’s fourth most-populous city. But some vets are now back out on the streets.
Consolidation in the health-care industry is threatening small and independent hospitals and the communities they're in.
That means hard conversations like when and how to freeze enrollment or terminate coverage altogether will be back on the table in some states.
Plus an update on Medicaid ballot initiatives in Utah and Idaho, and what the legislative tiebreaker in Virginia means for that state’s expansion.
Maternal health data in the U.S. is so imprecise the federal government hasn’t released an official annual count of pregnancy-linked fatalities since 2007.
“It’ll place a strain on the entire health care system, from primary care to hospitals,” according to Steven Wallace, associate director of the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research.
The California guidelines have been in the works since 2009, but after 27 draft versions the state abandoned the document without publishing it before before a judge compelled their release.
Why such a discrepancy, and what does it indicate?
Anecdotes have emerged of vulnerable consumers, such as cancer patients, contracting dangerous infections after smoking bad weed.
More people died from overdoses in 2016 than died from AIDS in 1995, the peak of that crisis.
The goal is to help caregivers stay in the workforce for as long as they want to, while still helping their loved one live as healthy and independent a life as possible.
Hepatitis A and tax reform are more intertwined than you might think.
The state has also announced that it will be forced to terminate coverage altogether on Feb. 1 if Congress fails to act.
Terry McAuliffe has attempted expansion three times already. Thanks to Democratic gains in the state legislature, his odds of success have improved.
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