Tag Archives: Medicaid

Tennessee block grant ‘a much better way’ than Biden Medicaid spending plan, Blackburn says

Tennessee Republican Sen. Marsha Blackburn criticized the Biden administration’s push to expand Medicaid as a means of improving rural access to healthcare, arguing instead for a block grant financing system endorsed by conservatives for its potential to lower state spending. “I think Tennessee actually went about this the right way,” Blackburn told the Washington Examiner.… Read More »

The Medicaid Plan of the Future: Sean Lane on Building Circulo on Top of Olive’s AI Platform

Health Tech Apr 1, 2021• By JESSICA DaMASSA, WTF HEALTH What’s better than being the CEO of one blazing-hot disruptive health tech company that’s raised $ 450M to build “the internet of healthcare”? How about becoming the CEO of a second company – a new managed Medicaid health plan company – that’s to be built… Read More »

Even $10 increase in Medicaid payments helps erase disparities in care access, study says

Dive Brief: Financial incentives can influence who a physician decides to treat and their patients’ overall health, a study from the National Bureau of Economic Research found. Even a slight uptick in Medicaid reimbursement can improve school attendance as well, driving down the rate of chronic absenteeism. The paper estimates that a $ 10 increase… Read More »

Viewpoints: Voters Weighed In With ‘Hands-Off’ Message About Medicare, Medicaid; Small Tweaks Won’t Help Health Care System

Editorial writers weigh in on these health care topics and others. The Hill: Voters On Both Sides Chose People Who Pledged To Protect Social Security, Medicare And Medicaid The results of November’s U.S. House elections were — among other things — a seemingly loud rebuke of right-wing economic policies.  Yet, scarcely a month after the… Read More »