Research in "Medicaid Cure"

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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Choice counseling under Florida's Medicaid Reform Pilot is a program designed to provide Medicaid patients with the objective information they need to take control of their health future. Passed in 2005 with bipartisan support, the Medicaid Reform Pilot's choice counseling program educates Medicaid patients about the expanding list of private plans available to them and empowers them with...[ read more ]

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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY The current debate over the long-term sustainability of North Carolina's Medicaid program pits defenders of the status-quo Community Care of North Carolina (CCNC) model against reformers touting Governor Pat McCrory's proposed Partnership for a Healthy North Carolina. The Partnership embraces a Medicaid reform approach already up and running in states such as Florida, Kansas and Louisiana. In these...[ read more ]

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Governor Pat McCrory's Partnership for a Healthy North Carolina is an innovative approach to redesign the state's Old Medicaid system into a safety net that improves patients' health and saves taxpayer dollars. The Partnership builds upon powerful patient-centered reforms already working in other states. Key features of the Partnership—patient choice, competition among private plans, funding strategies that prioritize patient health,...[ read more ]

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Buckeyes should resist Medicaid expansion and instead make Medicaid work for patients and taxpayers. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY In its decision to uphold the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, the U.S. Supreme Court also held that states were not required to implement an expansion of Medicaid, which the law initially mandated. this leaves Ohio policymakers with a choice; accept federal funding...[ read more ]

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Medicaid Reform that Works for Patients, Providers, and Taxpayers Alike North Carolina's most vulnerable Medicaid patients deserve a health care safety net that meets their needs and move them from sickness to health. North Carolina taxpayers deserve peace of mind their sacrifices to fund that safety net are not being squandered on a failing program that cannot meet its purpose....[ read more ]

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Which is right for your state? Reforming Old Medicaid is a daunting task. It requires intense negotiations with legislators, executive branch officials, and special interest stakeholders. Assuming the reform survives the state legislative process, a new battle begins that is just as intense—negotiating those reforms with the federal government. Using a traditional Medicaid waiver, this negotiation process can take months—if...[ read more ]

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The latest Fiscal Survey of the States shows that while fiscal and economic recovery in the states is slow, state Medicaid spending is speeding up. Florida has found a better way—a pro-patient, pro-taxpayer Medicaid Reform Pilot that, if embraced nationwide, could yield up to $64 billion in combined annual savings. Assuming historical spending trends, these Medicaid savings to taxpayers could...[ read more ]

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During its five years of operations, Florida's Medicaid Reform Pilot has been a decided success. It has improved the health of enrolled patients, achieved high patient satisfaction, and kept cost increases below average, saving Florida up to $118 million annually. Since then, Florida has passed its Statewide Reform, which promises to extend these benefits throughout the state, build on the...[ read more ]