CMS: Nearly 15 million enroll in Medicaid/CHIP since October 2013

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Nearly 15 million people enrolled in Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Program between Oct. 1, 2013 and Jan. 31, 2016, increasing total enrollment in the programs by 26.5% since the start of the first open enrollment period for the Health Insurance Marketplace, according to a report released... read more

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Tags: child health, Coverage, Medicaid

Report: Nearly half of uninsured eligible for Medicaid/CHIP, Marketplace assistance

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Almost 28% of uninsured U.S. residents under age 65 are eligible for Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Program, while 21% are eligible for premium tax credits through the Health Insurance Marketplaces, according to a new report by the Urban Institute and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The... read more

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Tags: child health, Coverage, Medicaid

Report: Per capita spending for privately insured children with diabetes on rise

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Among Americans with employer-sponsored health insurance, per capita spending on health care for people with diabetes grew more for children than for any other age group in 2012 (7%) and 2013 (9.6%), according to a report released today by the Health Care Cost Institute. Average per capita health care... read more

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CMS: 11.7 million enroll in Medicaid/CHIP since October 2013

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About 11.7 million people enrolled in Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Program between Oct. 1, 2013 and Feb. 28, 2015, increasing total enrollment in the programs by 20.3% since the start of the first open enrollment period for the Health Insurance Marketplace, according to a report released... read more

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Tags: child health, Enrollment, Medicaid

CMS issues proposed rule on mental health parity for Medicaid and CHIP

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services late this afternoon issued a proposed rule that would address the application of certain requirements set forth in the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008 to Medicaid alternative benefit plans, the Children's Health Insurance Program and... read more

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Tags: child health, Medicaid

CMS: 11.2 million enroll in Medicaid/CHIP since October 2013

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About 11.2 million people enrolled in Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Program between Oct. 1, 2013 and Jan. 31, 2015, increasing total enrollment in the programs by nearly 19.3% since the start of the first open enrollment period for the Health Insurance Marketplace, according to a ... read more

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CMS: 10.8 million enroll in Medicaid/CHIP over 15 months

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About 10.8 million people enrolled in Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Program between Oct. 1, 2013 and Dec. 31, 2014, increasing total enrollment in the programs by nearly 19%, according to a report released yesterday by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. The preliminary estimate is... read more

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Tags: child health, Coverage, Medicaid

Survey looks at states' CHIP budgeting, planning

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Most states are assuming federal funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program will continue in fiscal year 2016, but many have started to consider potential scenarios if federal funding is not extended, according to a survey of CHIP directors released yesterday by the National Academy for State... read more

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Legislation would extend CHIP funding through 2019

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Democratic members of the Senate Finance and House Energy and Commerce committees yesterday introduced separate bills to extend funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program through 2019. Like the CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2009, both bills also would extend the CHIP contingency fund for states... read more

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CMS: 10.1 million enroll in Medicaid/CHIP over 13 months

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More than 10.1 million people enrolled in Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Program between Oct. 1, 2013 and Nov. 30, 2014, increasing total enrollment in the programs by an estimated 17.5%, according to a report released today by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. The preliminary... read more

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Tags: child health, Coverage, Medicaid

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