Discover and read the best of Twitter Threads about #Medicaid

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A report from @KFF shows >1 million have lost Medicaid coverage, tho many are actually eligible. Millions more will join them. 76% lost it due to paperwork barriers. Some may not even know they are losing coverage.
Where's the justice in this? @POTUS Over 1 million people in 21...
@KFF @POTUS @KFFHealthNews @SenMarkey @RepAOC @PeoplesCDC @LongCovidFam @MarkedByCovid @Survivor_Corps @shvintage @MsJulieSLam 249,000 people have lost Medicaid health coverage in one state alone, Florida. In an ongoing health crisis, the most vulnerable people can’t seek care because they can’t afford it. Meanwhile there’s no property tax in Florida.

Source: @KFF KFF Medicaid Tracker: https...
Emergency repealed, @CDCgov lost power to collect data. The most vulnerable now losing health coverage. It's discriminatory to take health coverage from ppl with medical conditions in a country without a safety net, where medicine/hospital bills can cause ppl to become homeless💔
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As the Marxist agitator #AdamSmith once said, "People of the same trade seldom meet together, even for merriment and diversion, but the conversation ends in a conspiracy against the public, or in some contrivance to raise prices."

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Smith understood that capitalists hate capitalism. They don't want to compete with one another, because that would interfere with their ability to raise the prices their customers pay and reduce the wages they pay their workers.

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I have no followers so I'm sure this post will be a waste of #TwitterSpace. I have personally been blessed and cursed by the whole medical system most of my life. To start off, my father shot himself when I was 7 due to mental health issues. Back then depression and bipolar 👇🏼
was treated with drugs like Valium. He had a really low moment and boom. “Tell Roger I’m sorry” is what they told me he said. I was introduced to #oxycontin at the ripe age of 15. My first dose was 40mg and I was sick as a dog for hours. That would trigger a lifelong battle 👇🏼
With addiction to #opiods. After my mom abandoned me when I was 16 and after some time in a homeless shelter
then rehab, I began to get my life together at age 22. 23 im married and doing ok and wreck an #ATV (4-wheeler) off a mountain in #NorthCarolina and become #paralyzed👇🏼
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Healthcare Access for a Diverse Population with Schizophrenia Following the Onset of the COVID-19 Pandemic. (Community Ment Health J)
Summary: The study examines the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on New York State's Medicaid beneficiaries with schizophrenia, with a focus on healthcare access equity.
The researchers found racial and ethnic differences in healthcare outcomes between white and non-white beneficiaries, with most differences remaining stable over time.
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The Association of Childbirth with Medical Debt in the USA, 2019-2020. (J Gen Intern Med)
Summary: This study examined the association between childbirth and medical debt in the USA, and the correlates of medical debt among postpartum women.
The findings suggest that postpartum women experience higher levels of medical debt than other women, and poorer women and those with common chronic diseases may have an even higher burden.
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Health services use among formerly incarcerated Louisiana Medicaid members within one year of release. (PLoS One)
Summary: A retrospective cohort study was conducted to determine the association between enrollment in Medicaid prior to release as compared to post-release and the use of health services among Louisiana Medicaid members within one year of release from Louisiana state
corrections custody. The study found that pre-release Medicaid enrollment was associated with higher proportions of and faster access to a variety of health services.
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Changes in Cancer Mortality after Medicaid Expansion and the Role of Stage at Diagnosis. (J Natl Cancer Inst)
Summary: The study found that Medicaid expansion was associated with decreases in both distant stage cancer incidence and cancer mortality rates, particularly for breast, cervix, and liver cancers.
The results suggest that Medicaid expansion may have decreased population-level cancer mortality rates, with about 60% of the expansion-associated changes in cancer mortality being mediated by distant stage diagnoses.
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Patterns of Health Care Access and Use in an Urban American Indian and Alaska Native Population. (J Racial Ethn Health Disparities)
Summary: The study examined data from a cross-sectional survey of American Indian and Alaska Native (AIAN) populations in Los Angeles County, using purposive sampling to strategically identify a larger eligible pool.
The study found that AIANs who were enrolled in a tribe were more likely to access the Indian Health Service (IHS) compared to those who were not enrolled.
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State Medicaid and private telemedicine coverage requirements and telemedicine use, 2013-2019. (Health Serv Res)
Summary: The study examined the association between state Medicaid and private telemedicine coverage requirements and telemedicine use.
The results indicate that Medicaid telemedicine coverage during 2013-2019 was associated with significant and meaningful increases in telemedicine use and health care access.
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Medicaid expansion associated with no change in emergency department use across racial and ethnic groups. (Health Serv Res)
Summary: A study has found that there was no significant change in the rate of emergency department (ED) visits among Black, Hispanic, and White adults following the Medicaid expansion provided by the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
The study looked at ED visit rates and volume in expansion and non-expansion states between 2010 and 2018 and found no change in hospitalization share of ED visits or ED visit volumes.
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Association Between Hospital Monopoly Status, Patient Socioeconomic Disadvantage, and Total Joint Arthroplasty Price Disclosure. (J Am Acad Orthop Surg)
Summary: The study found that hospitals in higher socioeconomic disadvantage areas were more likely to disclose prices for total joint arthroplasty, while hospitals considered monopolies or for-profit were less likely to do so.
When accounting for both socioeconomic disadvantage and monopoly status, hospitals with patients in higher socioeconomic disadvantage areas were more likely to disclose prices for total joint arthroplasty, whereas for-profit hospitals or hospitals considered monopolies
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Association Between Hospital Monopoly Status, Patient Socioeconomic Disadvantage, and Total Joint Arthroplasty Price Disclosure. (J Am Acad Orthop Surg)
Summary: This study found that hospitals in an area of higher socioeconomic disadvantage were more likely to disclose prices of total joint arthroplasty. However, hospitals that were considered monopolies or were for-profit were less likely to disclose prices.
When accounting for both socioeconomic status and monopoly status, hospitals with patients who had a higher socioeconomic disadvantage were more likely to disclose costs for a total joint arthroplasty, whereas for-profit hospitals or hospitals considered monopolies in
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1/ If you are hospital based & admin. doesn’t think “Medicaid redetermination” is a potential issue, especially if your state has expanded Medicaid, then show him/her this article—this redetermination.. 250K FL residents kicked off Medicaid; more expected…
2/ process for most states began April 1, 2023. 80% of the 250K covered lives in FL lost coverage b/c they did not respond to the communications from Medicaid officials—that seems like an opportunity to mitigate lost coverage—@ahahospitals have an enormous stake in mitigation. ImageImage
3/ N.B.—FL has not expanded #Medicaid so if your state has expanded the extent of the impact could be >.
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🧵 on #SNAP #Medicaid #SafetyNet #WorkRequirements
* Just because you want a job, doesn’t mean anyone will hire you.
* No evidence making someone hungrier/sicker, helps them get/keep a job or get more hrs at work.
* Significant maj of ppl who’re poor have income from work. (1/8)
* Even among workers substantially employed, 1 out of every 10 does not earn enough to lift their family above the FEDERAL poverty line. These people will have to take TIME OFF WORK in order to submit proof that they are working. It’s the #KeepingYouFromWorkRequirement. (2/8)
* Often, ppl working the hardest and longest hours need the help the most, but have erratic schedules, lack transportation and broadband, and/or are denied worker protections that are supposed to guarantee they receive a pay stub necessary to prove work, so fail to do so. (3/8)
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We’re on Capitol Hill today to tell Congress: we need care, not cuts! #SaveMedicaid A group of advocates hold s...
“While advocates are calling for more care, we’re here calling for no cuts to care.” Our @NJorwic explains why cuts and work requirements on #Medicaid are unacceptable! #SaveMedicaid Image
“When you’re talking about a cut that big, the first place it’ll hit are programs like home- and community-based services.” @NJorwic explains how the proposed debt ceiling bill will impact families like hers. We can’t afford to make cuts to aging and disability care services! Image
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New from @HHSGov: 21 million #Medicaid enrollees in Medicaid expansion states at risk of losing coverage under work-reporting requirements in McCarthy’s #DebtCeiling bill.…
While higher than our 10+ million estimate, the HHS numbers are largely consistent. Our estimates narrow down to enrollees at high risk, such as childless adults, while HHS includes people more likely to be exempted but still at risk:…
We also use pre-pandemic Medicaid enrollment data, a more conservative assumption that does not include increases in enrollment during the temporary requirement that states keep people covered during the pandemic, or several states that expanded more recently.
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In presser now where #nchouse #ncga giving overview of their biennial budget. According to Rep. Lambeth, health provisions include:
- $177.5M recurring in each year to perm maintain enhanced COVID Medicaid rates in Skilled nursing facilities
- also increased salaries for personal care service workers
- $15M for increased communicable disease surveillance,
- funds to increase rates for subsidizing child care
- $25M for rural hospital stabilization fund
- $50M in loan forgiveness for health care workers to go into rural communities
- $2B for water and sewer, esp in rural communities as incentive for rural economic development.
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Big crowd at the home of @NC_Governor for the bill signing for #medicaidexpansion Cooper acknowledges efforts of advocates for the past decade in pushing for the policy. Image
Senate leader @SenatorBerger speaking now, “we see this as an opportunity to chipping away at rules the limit access to care” #ncga Image
#nchouse Speaker Tim Moore says “this has been a long day in coming” touts #medicaid transformation that made the program #mco driven.
#ncga cites the money that will cone in to provide more services to #rural providers, will be a “generational change”
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#AgeOfDeception: “#Washington is filled with politicians and organizations that hyperventilate about government #debt and the burden it imposes on our children, but they ignore the burdens imposed by #patent and #copyright monopolies granted by the government.” Image
“Suppose that we were spending another $50 billion a year on medical #research in order to replace #patent supported research, and all the findings were placed in the #public domain so that all #drugs were sold as #generics. ...
... The annual #deficit would be $50 billion higher due to the additional spending on research, but we would save $380 billion a year on drugs due to generic pricing.”
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Word on the street is that Senate ProTem @calebrowden is holding up initiative petition reform until #Medicaid is expanded. Just like he did with Second Amendment Protection Act (which he held up until he hiked our gas tax) in 2021. #moleg @MissouriGOP @MOHouseGOP #SenateCaucus
An important @MissouriGOP priority should not be hostage to a @JoeBiden administration priority. Give your senator a call. #moleg @SenateCaucus @deanplocher @MOHouseGOP @MoSenateGOP
The Biden CMS rejection of the Texas law on Medicaid makes it crystal clear that the goal is to incentivize abortion. Republicans should stop being “useful idiots” to progressive goals. #RejectMedicaidExpansion #moleg @MORightToLife @SenateCaucus @MissouriGOP @MOHouseGOP
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📣 NBPP 2024, Part 4: Medicaid/CHIP, Special Enrollment Periods, Income Data & Navigator Expansion:
#NBPP2024 #ACA #Medicaid #CHIP #Navigators #xp…
CMS is expanding the timeframe for people who are kicked off of Medicaid to select an #ACA exchange plan via Special Enrollment from 60 days to 150 days (60 before / 90 after).

That'll be a huge thing once the Public Health Emergency ends & millions lose Medicaid eligibility.
CMS is also proposing to let exchanges offer an earlier effective start date to avoid people having up to a 16-day coverage gap if they lose coverage mid-month. This, again, is probably mostly triggered by the impending end of the PHE, but it applies in other cases as well.
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NEW: Our annual survey finds state #Medicaid agencies expect enrollment to decline, total spending growth to slow & state spending to rise after the expiration of the #COVID19 public health emergency, which most states anticipated would end by mid-FY 2023.… Image
Our 22nd annual survey of state Medicaid directors also has findings about state Medicaid policies in areas such as delivery systems, health equity, benefits, telehealth, provider rates & taxes, pharmacy, and more.… Image
How does the pandemic continue to shape #Medicaid spending, enrollment and policy? RSVP for today's web event, held with @statemedicaid, for the latest info on trends from KFF’s annual state Medicaid budget survey.… Image
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