ADEA State Update

Michigan Submits its Second Medicaid Expansion Waiver to CMS

State Policy, Medicare and Medicaid | Permanent link

On Sept. 1, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) submitted its second Healthy Michigan Plan waiver to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (... Click Here To Read More

Medicaid Expansion Plans in Alaska Move Forward While Tennessee’s Stall

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Alaska 

On July 16, Gov. Bill Walker (I-AK) notified the Legislative Budget and Audit Committee of his intent to accept federal funds and Alaska Mental Health Authority funds to expand Medicaid. ... Click Here To Read More

National Governors Association Announces States for Medicaid Leadership Institute

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The National Governors Association ( NGA) and the Center for Health Care Strategies ( CHCS) recently announced six statesAlaska, Connecticut, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina and... Click Here To Read More

State Policy Update - October 2015

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South Carolina Slated to Offer Adult Dental Benefits Under Medicaid in December

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Beginning December 1, the South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (SCDHHS) will implement an adult preventative dental benefit. These services are available to members age 21 and over who have full Healthy... Click Here To Read More

FTC Weighs in on Texas Dental Board Rules Concerning Dental Service Organizations

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In a letter dated October 6, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) responded to an invitation for public comments on two rules... Click Here To Read More

New Jersey Legislature Advances Bills Aimed at Improving College Completion Rates and Affordability

State Policy, Education | Permanent link

On October 23, the New Jersey Assembly Higher Education Committee approved several bills related to improving college completion rates and affordability. Four of the bills are highlighted below.

Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Virginia Awarded $29 million for Health Insurance Marketplace Development

State Policy, Insurance | Permanent link

The Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently announced that three states have received Level One Establishment Grants to fund various activities and initiatives for their health insurance marketplaces. Rhode Island, Massachusetts (both state-based marketplaces) and Virginia (a federally facilitated marketplace) received a... Click Here To Read More

National Health Service Corps Announces Expansion of Primary Care Workforce in Communities

Local Policy, HHS | Permanent link

On October 9, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell announced that because of the Affordable Care Act, $283 million has been invested in the National Health Service Corps (NHSC) in FY14 to increase... Click Here To Read More

Gubernatorial Election Results

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On November 4, 2014, gubernatorial elections were held in 36 states; however as of November 6, election results were not final in Alaska and Vermont.[1] Below is a list of election results in states where 1) the political party of the outgoing governor differs from that of the governor-elect, 2) the... Click Here To Read More

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