Category: Medicaid

Coordinating Care Of Mind And Body Might Help Medicaid Save Money And Lives

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Modern medicine often views the mind and body on separate tracks, both in terms of treatment and health insurance reimbursement. But patients with psychological disorders can have a hard time managing their physical health. So some Medicaid programs, which provide health coverage for people with low incomes, have tried to coordinate patients’ physical and mental ….  Read More

Doctors Argue Plans To Remedy Surprise Medical Bills Will ‘Shred’ The Safety Net

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Rachel Bluth, Kaiser Health News Chances are, you or someone you know has gotten a surprise medical bill. One in six Americans have received these unexpected and often high charges after getting medical care from a doctor or hospital that isn’t in their insurance network. It’s become a hot-button issue in Congress, and high-profile legislation ….  Read More

KHN’s ‘What The Health?’: Deciphering The Democrats’ Health Debate

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Can’t see the audio player? Click here to listen on SoundCloud. Twenty Democratic candidates for president debated health care at length over two nights in Detroit this week. But countless 30-second charges and countercharges from “Medicare for All” backers and those who want a more gradual approach to universal coverage may have left the audience more ….  Read More

Trump Administration Moves To Make Health Care Costs More Transparent

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Julie Appleby, Kaiser Health News Shopping around for the best deal on a medical X-ray or a new knee? The Trump administration has a plan for that. On Monday, it proposed new rules that would provide consumers far more detail about the actual prices hospitals charge insurers. It comes amid growing calls from consumer advocates, ….  Read More

KHN’s ‘What The Health?’: All About ‘Medicare for All’

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Can’t see the audio player? Click here to listen on SoundCloud. We’re doing something a little different this holiday week. Because “Medicare for All” is so much in the news, we’re rerunning an earlier explainer episode. But first, KHN’s “What the Health?” host Julie Rovner talks with KHN correspondent Shefali Luthra about how health care played ….  Read More

State Lawmakers Eye Federal Dollars To Boost Mental Health Counseling By Peers

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It’s 1 p.m. on a balmy Oakland afternoon as residents of Great Expectations Residential Care, a home for people with mental illness, gather in an activity room for a game of bingo. Lee Frierson, an unpaid volunteer, introduces himself as he and his team leader, Charlie Jones, unpack chips, soda, batteries and shampoo that they ….  Read More