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CHIP Outreach Gets More Kids Covered

August 22, 2011

From Kaiser Health News: By Phil Galewitz August 18th, 2011, 5:31 PM If you build it, they will come … at least some of the time. The number of children eligible for Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)  but not enrolled fell to 4.3 million in 2009 from 4.7 million the prior year, according to…

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RomneyCare: Program Review Shows Appealing Efficacy

June 29, 2011

From The Boston Globe:   June 26, 2011|By Brian C. Mooney, Globe Staff Second of two stories on Mitt Romney and the state health care overhaul. On a sunny autumn afternoon in October 2008, Mitt Romney and his wife, Ann, met New Hampshire portrait artist Richard Whitney at the State House and went to the…

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Contradicting Surveys Create Public Confusion

June 22, 2011

From The New York Times: Douglas Holtz-Eakin headed a group of 105 economists opposed to the ACA By MILT FREUDENHEIM— June 20, 2011 The debate over the effects of the federal health care law on employer-provided insurance has been intensifying in recent weeks, with controversial polls and consultants contradicting one another about whether employees will…

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Shoddy McKinsey Survey Draws Democrats’ Wrath

June 21, 2011

From Talking Points Memo: Sen. Max Baucus (D-MT) Brian Beutler| June 20, 2011, 6:08PM Democratic members of Congress who pressed the consulting giant McKinsey & Company to open the books on its disputed health care study are piling on, now that the firm’s released its survey materials. Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-MT), who…

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Medicaid Block Grant Forebodes Declines In Enrollment

June 21, 2011

From the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families: By Martha Heberlein– June 15, 2011 8:57 AM A recent study from the folks at the Urban Institute provides state-by-state enrollment projections under the House budget plan. I don’t think any regular Say Ahhh! readers will be surprised to learn that the news isn’t good. Under…

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GOP’s Medicaid Proposal Also Would Cut Seniors’ Coverage

May 11, 2011

From The New York Times: By JENNIFER STEINHAUER Published: May 10, 2011 WASHINGTON — As Republicans inch away from their plan to reshape the nation’s Medicare program, their equally transformative ideas for Medicaid, now largely in the shadows of the budget debate, are moving front and center. While the largest number of Medicaid recipients are…

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If Partisanship Hadn’t Replaced Public Service…

December 2, 2010

…this report would bode very well for the Affordable Care Act. First Focus Report Finds Medicaid Savings from Health Reform Will Significantly Exceed Costs to State Budgets Washington D.C. – As the President and Congressional leaders meet with governors this week to discuss the fiscal challenges facing states across the nation, a new report released…

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