In the states that expanded Medicaid this year, the government and private insurance payments will generate potential revenues of $2.1 billion in 2014 for the centers. But in the states that opted against expanding Medicaid, the centers will lose about $569 million in extra Medicaid funding, a new study has found.
A small uproar over provider networks in public insurance exchanges in Washington state has led to a proposed, controversial fix that, if adopted, has implications for other states, providers and insurers facing similar situations.
It looks like exchange enrollment might meet the CBO's expectations after all. But exchanges and insurers will have a lot of post-operative challenges, not to mention the fight to survive in some states.
The federal government is offering $51 million for R&D in metabolomics, as more public health efforts turn to early diagnosis of diabetes and prediabetes as key to preventing and managing the costly illness.