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May 11, 2018

Friday Five: Trump administration says no to Medicaid lifetime limits and may remove unspent funds from CHIP

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In this week’s Friday Five, MAXIMUS is reading about CMS rejection of proposed Medicaid lifetime limits, a potential loss of funding for CHIP, SNAP program integrity, legislation to address opioid abuse, and the age gap in the federal workforce.

March 21, 2018

Friday Five – March 23, 2018

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In this week’s Friday Five, MAXIMUS is tracking Medicaid as the primary funder of addiction treatment, the importance of waiver evaluations, the economic impacts of Medicaid expansion, and the challenge of hourly work requirements on low-wage workers.

March 02, 2018

Friday Five – March 2, 2018

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In this week’s Friday Five, MAXIMUS is reading about a new bipartisan health care reform proposal, expanding mental health coverage, a study on children’s health care costs, and predictions about the future of Medicaid.

January 26, 2018

Friday Five – January 26, 2018

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In this week’s Friday Five, MAXIMUS is reading about the restoration of CHIP funding, the impact of a Medicaid buy-in program, how work requirement waivers could affect Medicaid expansion, and the rising demand for home-based care services.

January 19, 2018

Friday Five – January 19, 2018

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In this week’s Friday Five, MAXIMUS is reading about a potential government shutdown, Medicaid work requirements, states with the most uninsured residents, and new treatment options to address the opioid epidemic.

January 12, 2018

Friday Five – January 12, 2018

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In this week’s Friday Five, MAXIMUS is recognized on the GovTech 100 list for 2018 and reading about new estimates for CHIP costs, Medicaid funding for Puerto Rico, the impact of Medicaid expansion on hospitals, and Medicaid data collection.

January 05, 2018

Friday Five – January 5, 2018

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In this week’s Friday Five, MAXIMUS is reading about temporary CHIP funding, anticipated health care legislation in 2018, the first ever 10-year Medicaid waiver, and the opioid epidemic’s impact on children. 

December 21, 2017

Friday Five – December 22, 2017

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In this week’s Friday Five, MAXIMUS is reading about the status of CHIP, individuals still eligible to enroll for 2018 health coverage, the end of funding for designated state health programs, and the anticipated impact of the tax bill on health care.

December 15, 2017

Friday Five – December 15, 2017

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In this week’s Friday Five, MAXIMUS is reading about the status of Section 1115 waivers, Affordable Care Act enrollment, concerns over CHIP funding, and a study of how people view Medicaid.

December 08, 2017

Friday Five – December 8, 2017

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In this week’s Friday Five, MAXIMUS is reading about potential cuts to government health and human services programs, concerns over how Medicaid work requirements would impact drug treatment, and how health insurers are expanding into primary care.

November 10, 2017

Friday Five – November 10, 2017

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In this week’s Friday Five, MAXIMUS is reading about changes to the Medicaid waiver process, the ongoing effort and impacts of reauthorizing CHIP funding, and legislative efforts to expand Medicaid funding for drug addiction.

October 27, 2017

Friday Five – October 27, 2017

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In this week’s Friday Five, MAXIMUS is reading about the status of the Alexander-Murray bill, CHIP funding running low, anticipated changes to Medicaid waivers, and how states are experimenting with Medicaid payment and delivery.

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 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. 

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.

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

April 07, 2017

Friday Five - April 7, 2017

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It’s Friday and this week in our Friday Five series, MAXIMUS is following what State Medicaid directors predict for the program’s future; why Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) beneficiaries’ coverage could be at risk; and what a bipartisan approach to health care could look like. 

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