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October 13, 2017

Friday Five – October 13, 2017

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In this week’s Friday Five, MAXIMUS is reading about President Trump’s health care executive order and decision to stop making CSR payments, the ongoing effort to reauthorize expired CHIP funding, how health care spending and innovation impact each other, and West Virginia’s receipt of a Medicaid waiver to address substance abuse. 

October 06, 2017

Friday Five – October 6, 2017

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In this week’s Friday Five, MAXIMUS is reading about the looming expiration of CHIP funding, state efforts to either expand or contract Medicaid, and an anticipated price jump in insurance premiums under the Affordable Care Act.

September 29, 2017

Friday Five - September 29, 2017

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In this week’s Friday Five, MAXIMUS is reading how Medicaid sustains many facets of the health system, the latest health care efforts in the Senate, and a new study that connects SNAP benefits to lower healthcare spending. 

September 22, 2017

Friday Five - September 22, 2017

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In this week’s Friday Five, MAXIMUS is reading about the looming September 30 deadline for health care legislation, calls to pronounce opioid epidemic a public health emergency, and efforts in Ohio to curtail Medicaid expansion.

September 14, 2017

Friday Five - September 15, 2017

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In this week’s Friday Five, MAXIMUS is reading about the rising popularity of single-payer healthcare, steps forward on CHIP reauthorization, CMS action to assist Florida in the wake of Hurricane Irma, and Arizona’s pursuit of Medicaid work requirements. 

September 08, 2017

Friday Five - September 8, 2017

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In this week’s Friday Five, MAXIMUS is reading about what’s next for Congressional healthcare efforts, the impact of states seeking changes to Medicaid, and Oregon’s efforts to catch up on their Medicaid eligibility backlog.

September 01, 2017

Friday Five - September 1, 2017

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In this week’s Friday Five, MAXIMUS is reading about why Medicare and Medicaid can be more cost-effective than private insurance, the impact of Medicaid on state budgets, and states making moves to prevent Medicaid fraud and implement work requirements.

August 25, 2017

Friday Five - August 25, 2017

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In this week’s Friday Five, MAXIMUS is reading about what lies ahead for Medicaid: The program could still be impacted by federal legislative changes, but now that the popular perception of Medicaid is trending positively and more people are aware of who is covered under the program, many expect any further changes to come at the state level.

August 17, 2017

Friday Five - August 18, 2017

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In this week’s Friday Five, MAXIMUS is reading about how the future of health insurance exchanges and government-sponsored health programs are uncertain, causing many current Medicaid beneficiaries to fear losing their coverage. That said, historically bipartisan support for the popular CHIP program could lead to a ceasefire in the congressional healthcare war. As Congress looks past the healthcare debate, some are looking to consolidate and streamline the delivery of safety net services across 92 federal programs.

August 11, 2017

Friday Five - August 11, 2017

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In this week’s Friday Five, MAXIMUS is reading about how Medicaid ended up with such implementation variation between states, the status of Medicaid expansion waivers, and concern over the looming deadline to reauthorize CHIP funding.

August 04, 2017

Friday Five - August 4, 2017

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In this week’s Friday Five, MAXIMUS is reading about how states are reacting to the widely held assumption that the Affordable Care Act will not be repealed this year. Reactions include asking the Trump administration to guarantee cost-sharing reduction payments and potentially seeking waivers that would impact Medicaid enrollment. 

July 28, 2017

Friday Five - July 28, 2017

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In this week’s Friday Five, MAXIMUS is following the dramatic outcome of the Senate vote-a-rama; and the impact of the proposed Medicaid cuts on state budgets, the economy and people of color.

July 21, 2017

Friday Five - July 21, 2017

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In this week’s Friday Five, MAXIMUS is tracking the anticipated impact of repealing the Affordable Care Act without a detailed plan to replace it and historical information about why the United States doesn’t have a single-payer healthcare system. 

July 14, 2017

Friday Five – July 14, 2017

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It’s Friday and this week in our Friday Five series, MAXIMUS is tracking how Medicaid enrollees feel about their coverage, the impacts of cuts proposed in the Better Care Reconciliation Act, and states considering adding work requirements to Medicaid eligibility. 

July 07, 2017

Friday Five - July 7, 2017

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It’s Friday and this week in our Friday Five series, MAXIMUS is tracking the five changes Senate Republicans could make to pass their Better Care Reconciliation Act; how CMS Administrator Seema Verma emerged as a key player in the health care debate; and, why Senate GOP leaders may boost funding for a special state innovation fund.

June 30, 2017

Friday Five - June 30, 2017

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It’s Friday and this week in our Friday Five series, MAXIMUS is sharing what’s behind Senate Republicans’ postponed vote on their new Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA); how the BCRA could both help and harm millennials; and, governors’ calls to extend funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP).

1. Senate Republicans Put Off Health Care Vote

June 23, 2017

Friday Five - June 23, 2017

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It’s Friday and this week in our Friday Five series, MAXIMUS is following how the Senate’s newly-released “Better Care Reconciliation Act” compares to other health care legislation; takeaways from the recent National Governors Association’s Governors’ Bipartisan Health Reform Learning Network meeting; and, why AARP’s long-term services and support (LTSS) Scorecard calls for greater improvement in states’ LTSS systems.

June 16, 2017

Friday Five - June 16, 2017

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It’s Friday and this week in our Friday Five series, MAXIMUS is sharing how employers can better contribute to health care innovation, efficiencies and quality; states’ growing interest in Section 1332 waivers; and, the Department of Health and Human Services’ new analysis of the House-passed American Health Care Act.

June 09, 2017

Friday Five - June 9, 2017

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It’s Friday and this week in our Friday Five series, MAXIMUS is following an Ohio think tank’s call for greater flexibility at the state level for Medicaid program innovation; how work requirements for Alabama’s SNAP program led to a sharp drop in program participation; and, new reports showing what the House GOP’s American Health Care Act (AHCA) could mean for states with ongoing or newly implemented Medicaid expansion plans.

June 02, 2017

Friday Five - June 2, 2017

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It’s Friday and this week in our Friday Five series, MAXIMUS is sharing what’s behind the White House budget’s focus on work requirements; how state Medicaid programs are tilting more conservative; and, how the Senate’s hands-off strategy on the House’s American Health Care Act (AHCA) is playing out.

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