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News articles in this section include actions by federal regulators like the CMS and HHS, as well as information on Medicare and state Medicaid coverage and benefits.

States Lose $721B If SCOTUS Rules Against Obamacare

Next month, the Supreme Court will decide whether Obamacare enrollees in states that did not set up their own exchanges will continue to have access to federal subsidies.

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State Pressured To Explain Why it Revoked Blue Shield’s Not-for-Profit Exemption

A consumer advocacy organization has launched a campaign to get state officials to explain why they revoked Blue Shield of California's tax-exempt not-for-profit status last year.

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1 in 4 Adults Had Insurance But Still Couldn’t Afford Medical Care

More than 1 in 4 adults who bought insurance for themselves or their families last year had to skip needed medical care because they couldn't afford it, according to a study released Thursday by Families USA, a consumer health group.

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5 Percent of Medicaid Patients Account for Half of Program’s Costs

About 5 percent of Medicaid beneficiaries account for almost 50 percent of program spending, according to a new report from the nonpartisan Government Accountability Office.

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Obamacare Program Generates “Substantial” Medicare Savings

An Obamacare program designed to hold down Medicare costs and improve patient outcomes generated more than $384 million in savings in its first two years of operation, Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell said Monday.

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Almost 12 Million Gained Medicaid Coverage Under ObamaCare

More than 11.7 million more people have health insurance through Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance through ObamaCare, new data show.

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Illegal Immigrants Would Get Medi-Cal Under California Bill

The backbreaking work in California's chili pepper fields and cherry orchards wasn't so noticeable when farmworker Antolin Gonzalez was young.

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Medicare-Provider Penalties, Incentives Detailed in Report

Nearly 40% of health-care providers treating Medicare patients will have their payments docked 1.5% this year because they didn’t submit data on patients’ health to the government, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services said.

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Obama Proposes That Medicare Be Given the Right to Negotiate the Cost of Drugs

Embedded in President Obama’s budget request to Congress is a paradox.

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Uninsured Rate Falls by Half in States that Expanded Medicaid

While all states saw major increases in coverage under ObamaCare, the biggest differences were seen in states that accepted federal dollars to expand eligibility for Medicaid, according to new figures from the Urban Institute’s Health Reform Monitoring Survey. The drop in the uninsured rate was about 30 percent in the 31 states that did not ...

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