Tag Archives: Medicaid

Medicare, Medicaid underpaid U.S. hospitals by $76.8 billion in 2017, American Hospital Association says

According to new data released by the American Hospital Association, Medicare and Medicaid underpaid U.S. hospitals by $ 76.8 billion in 2017. Medicare underpayments totaled $ 53.9 billion and Medicaid underpayments $ 22.9 billion for 2017. Meanwhile, in 2017, hospitals provided $ 38.4 billion in uncompensated care, the AHA said. THE IMPACT This means hospitals… Read More »

Trump administration defends Medicaid work requirements after thousands knocked off program in Arkansas

The Trump administration will support Medicaid work requirements despite such rules resulting in more than 12,000 people being knocked out of the program in Arkansas, a top health official said Tuesday. “We remain steadfast in our belief that this policy is important for the program,” Seema Verma, the administrator of the Centers for Medicaid Services,… Read More »

Medicaid expansion in five states rests on hotly contested gubernatorial elections

Healthcare leads the polls as a top concern among voters in the midterm elections. One major issue for individual states, which could be determined in gubernatorial races, is Medicaid expansion. Thirty-six states are holding races for governor. Fourteen of these  have not expanded Medicaid. Of these, six have hotly contested races which could decide whether… Read More »