Navigation Links
Medicaid Health Plans of America Urges Congress to Pass Economic Recovery Package This Session Featuring Additional Funding for Medicaid
Date:11/10/2008

WASHINGTON, Nov. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Medicaid Health Plans of America (MHPA), the leading trade association solely focused on representing Medicaid health plans, today joined the chorus of noted organizations calling on the United States Congress to pass an economic stimulus package this session that includes additional funding for Medicaid.

In a letter sent to Senators Harry Reid and Mitch McConnell, Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Representative John Boehner, MHPA echoed the call by the National Governors Association to temporarily enhance the Federal Medical Assistance Percentage (FMAP) for at least two years. In the November 6th letter, MHPA's Executive Director Thomas L. Johnson stated his support of the economic recovery package explaining that "Funding for FMAP is a particularly effective tool because it allows states to eliminate planned budget cuts required to meet balanced budget requirements and continue services for those with the greatest need." Mr. Johnson went on to explain that the Kaiser Family Foundation recently issued a report showing that as the country faces another economic downturn, many states are scrambling to deal with the impact of poor economic conditions on programs, like Medicaid and the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP), that are reliant on state funding.

"To be better able to cope, states are looking for fiscal relief from the federal government," states Johnson. "The Kaiser report specifically noted that a one percent rise in the nation's unemployment rate is projected to increase the number of uninsured by 1.1 million and result in an additional 1 million (600,000 children and 400,000 adults) enrolling in Medicaid, increasing state Medicaid spending by $1.4 billion at a time when their tax revenues would fall by three to four percent."

In closing, Johnson confirmed MHPA's strong commitment in partnering with Congress to help "stabilize the economy, find solutions to our complex fiscal
'/>"/>

SOURCE Medicaid Health Plans Of America
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Health Plan of Michigan Ranked Among Nations Best Medicaid Health Plans in 2008
2. Medicaid Health Plans of America Congratulates President-Elect Barack Obama on His Historic Victory and Pledges Its Full Cooperation on Finding Solutions to the Nations Health Care Challenges
3. Medicaid policies vary widely for rheumatoid arthritis drugs
4. Top 25 Managed Care Organizations Lead Increases in Managed Care Medicaid Enrollment Nationally, Though Hold Only One-Third of Its Enrollment
5. New National Medicaid Study Underscores Importance of Including State Relief in Stimulus Plan
6. ACS Signs $27 Million Contract with Alaska to Transition Fiscal Agent Services for State Medicaid Program
7. Cancer screening rates among older Medicaid patients fall short of national objectives
8. Bull Continues Repositioning and Announces the Acquisition of its Medicaid Solutions Business in the United States by Ingenix
9. Walgreens Pays U.S. $9.9 Million to Settle Medicaid Prescription Drug Allegations
10. State Medicaid Programs to Spend $1.6 Trillion on Long-Term Care over the Next Twenty Years
11. ADA Asks Congress to Strengthen Medicaid Oral Health Programs
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:1/22/2015)... 22, 2015 Deer Path of Huntley ... Valentine’s Day Happy Hour from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. on ... Parkway in Huntley, Illinois, serves adults with physical disabilities between the ... include Valentine's Day treats, games and sweetheart-themed karaoke. , For more ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... January 23, 2015 LunaDress, with its top ... fashion industry. Now, the business is showing its latest designs ... dresses. , According to the company’s CEO, all the fresh ... offered with big discounts, up to 80% off. All the ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... Gabe’s Chemo Duck Program is pleased to announce ... ever created for kids with cancer. The Chemo Duck App, available ... filled with enjoyable games to help children of all ages living ... helps to keep kids entertained, educated and at ease while waiting ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... January 22, 2015 The Incredible Bulk is ... Pakulski to increase lean muscle by up to 30lbs in ... the attention of HealthyandFitZone.com’s Stan Stevenson, prompting an investigative review. ... is a step-by-step, scientific diet formula that allows the body ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... the premier women’s dress supplier, has recently released its ... of AngelWeddingDress.com to find more details. , Many ... a bridal party. AngelWeddingDress offers a variety of gorgeous ... wedding dresses are specially designed for 2015. , AngelWeddingDress ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Deer Path of Huntley Affordable Assisted Living to Host Valentine's Day Happy Hour 2Health News:LunaDress Shows The Latest Styles Of Wedding Dresses In 2015 2Health News:Chemo Duck Launches First App Ever Created for Kids with Cancer 2Health News:Chemo Duck Launches First App Ever Created for Kids with Cancer 3Health News:The Incredible Bulk: Review Examining Ben Pakulski’s Brand New Bulking Muscle Building Diet Program Released 2Health News:AngelWeddingDress Has Recently Released Its Collection Of 2015 Maternity Wedding Dresses 2
... studies has revealed that autism is far more complex than ... the National Institute for Mental Health// , seems to suggest ... 100 different genes. ,It turns out many ... certainly complicates the search for the specific genes contributing to ...
... oncology survey conducted in British Columbia, the cancer care provided ... conducted among 7000 cancer patients by the ministry of health. ... by 97.1% of the people and more than ninety percent ... to wait for a longer time for radiation treatments. ...
... who wear a special kind of no-line bifocal lenses ... a new study published in Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual ... children with two myopic parents, myopia progression was slower ... those wearing single-vision lenses (SVLs).Knowing parental myopia may be ...
... that exposure to phthalates not only causes reproductive problems ... resistance in adult males. This study was conducted by ... research adds to the growing suspicion that low-dose exposures ... testosterone levels or functions in men, and thereby contributing ...
... a major initiative to introduce female condoms across the ... usage study in six districts. ,The central ... the National Aids Control Organisation (NACO) began a nationwide ... Rs.3 to NGOs working with female sex workers. ...
... pressure could certainly be an indicator of one’s happiness. Researchers ... between a nation's overall happiness and its citizens' blood pressure ... people from across the European countries. ,These people were asked ... hypertension (high blood pressure) and so on. ,While ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Phthalate Exposure Affects Testosterone Levels and Fertility in Men 2Health News:India to Market Female Condoms 2
(Date:1/23/2015)... GAINESVILLE, Fla. , Jan. 23, 2015  HyGreen, Inc., ... distribution agreement and partnership with RCA Medical, a subsidiary ... Africa . Each year, hundreds of ... health care-associated infections as organisms are transmitted from patient ...
(Date:1/23/2015)... Cord Blood America, Inc. ( www.cordblood-america.com ) (OTC Bulletin Board: ... Preliminary Proxy Statement, Schedule 14A, with the U.S. Securities & ... for shareholders detailing why a "YES" vote to increase the ... As we reflect upon the 2014 fiscal year ...
(Date:1/23/2015)... , Jan. 23, 2015 Gem Pharmaceuticals announced today ... been enrolled into the Company,s Phase 2 clinical trial. ... of Gem,s lead compound, GPX-150 (an investigational medication), in ... metastatic disease. Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20150123/170966LOGO ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:HyGreen Partners with RCA Medical in Johannesburg, South Africa 2Cord Blood America Announces Preliminary Proxy Filing and Details Why a "YES" Vote to Increase Authorized Shares Is Requested 2Cord Blood America Announces Preliminary Proxy Filing and Details Why a "YES" Vote to Increase Authorized Shares Is Requested 3Cord Blood America Announces Preliminary Proxy Filing and Details Why a "YES" Vote to Increase Authorized Shares Is Requested 4Gem Pharmaceuticals Announces Enrollment of Initial Patients in its Phase 2 Clinical Trial to Assess the Efficacy and Safety of GPX-150 in Sarcoma Patients 2
... , CARTERSVILLE, Ga. ; June 2 ... Women (GASC) – Georgia ,s first fully ... minor gynecological surgeries in a true ... facility specializes in laparoscopic and other highly advanced, ...
... (Nasdaq: FHCO ) announced that it has fulfilled an order for 3.5 million ... World Cup. The 2010 World Cup will take place in The Republic of ... . , , , ... three million tickets to the games, is expected to flood the country with visitors. ...
Cached Medicine Technology:New Georgia Advanced Surgery Center Provides Women Many Unique Benefits 2The Female Health Company Receives Order for 3.5 Million FC2 Female Condoms for Distribution at 2010 World Cup 2The Female Health Company Receives Order for 3.5 Million FC2 Female Condoms for Distribution at 2010 World Cup 3
... Trellis Infusion Catheter enables the physician to ... fluid, and disperse the agent by means ... Trellis is a multi-lumen catheter with two ... and infusion holes located between these balloons. ...
... ACRYSOF® UV-absorbing acrylic foldable single-piece posterior chamber ... of the human crystalline lens in the ... years of age and older. The optical ... soft acrylic material. These lenses have biconvex ...
... All USIOL lenses are manufactured ... and processes. Perspex CQ UV ... the multi-piece and single piece ... available in both nonphaco and ...
Single piece PMMA lens, AC depth: 4.9, 2 suture holes....
Medicine Products: