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2014-07-28 08:29:52

WASHINGTON, July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Medicaid Health Plans of America (MHPA), the leading advocacy organization representing Medicaid managed care organizations, congratulates North Carolina's Senate for approving on second reading a real Medicaid reform plan that will deliver coordinated, high quality care to the needy in The Tar Heel State while providing much needed budget predictability for state taxpayers. North Carolina's yearly Medicaid budget is now over $13...

2014-07-03 12:25:09

WASHINGTON, July 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Council of Economic Advisers (CEA) yesterday offered an important reminder of the need to expand Medicaid in all 50 states. In quantifying benefits of Medicaid expansion, the CEA provides compelling evidence that broadening Medicaid eligibility reflects broadly-held values, improves individual and public health, increases access to needed medical services, delivers a substantial economic boost to states and reduces uncompensated...

2014-02-12 16:27:05

Price Tag to States Approaches $14 Billion Over Ten Years WASHINGTON, Feb. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A report from actuarial firm Milliman, Inc. and commissioned by Medicaid Health Plans of America (MHPA) shows a provision of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) intended to tax health insurance companies to help fund health reform, will drain $13.6 billion from those states that use integrated risk-based models to care for their neediest residents. The report, "ACA Health...

2014-02-12 12:32:13

Price Tag to the Golden State Approaches $797 Million over Ten Years WASHINGTON, Feb. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A report from actuarial firm Milliman, Inc. and commissioned by Medicaid Health Plans of America (MHPA) shows a provision of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) intended to tax risk-based managed care insurance companies to help fund health reform will drain $797 million from Medi-Cal, California's Medicaid program. The report, "ACA Health Insurer Fee: Estimated Impact...

2014-02-12 12:30:14

Price Tag to the Lone Star State Approaches $1.07 Billion over Ten Years WASHINGTON, Feb. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A report from actuarial firm Milliman, Inc. and commissioned by Medicaid Health Plans of America (MHPA) shows a provision of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) intended to tax risk-based managed care insurance companies to help fund health reform will drain $1.07 billion from Texas's Medicaid program. The report, "ACA Health Insurer Fee: Estimated Impact on State...

2014-02-12 08:30:04

Price Tag to the Buckeye State Approaches $474 Million over Ten Years WASHINGTON, Feb. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A report from actuarial firm Milliman, Inc. and commissioned by Medicaid Health Plans of America (MHPA) shows a provision of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) intended to tax risk-based managed care insurance companies to help fund health reform will drain $474 million from Ohio's Medicaid program. The report, "ACA Health Insurer Fee: Estimated Impact on State...

2014-02-12 08:30:02

Price Tag to the Sunshine State Approaches $1.08 Billion over Ten Years WASHINGTON, Feb. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A report from actuarial firm Milliman, Inc. and commissioned by Medicaid Health Plans of America (MHPA) shows a provision of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) intended to tax risk-based managed care insurance companies to help fund health reform will drain $1.08 billion from Florida's Medicaid program. The report, "ACA Health Insurer Fee: Estimated Impact on State...

2014-01-07 23:02:47

PBM Option Protects Access to Prescription Drugs Washington D.C. (PRWEB) January 07, 2014 A new report by the Alabama Medicaid Pharmacy Study Commission shows pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) can reduce costs in the state’s Medicaid program up to $35 million over a one-year period. The commission’s report also emphasized that PBMs can reduce wasteful spending while engaging a robust network of independent pharmacies and protecting patient access to prescription drugs....

Meals For Seniors Could Save Money For Some States
2013-10-07 16:44:42

Brown University Home-delivered meals bring not only food to seniors but also the opportunity to remain in their homes. A new study by Brown University public health researchers projects that if every U.S. state in the lower 48 expanded the number of seniors receiving meals by just 1 percent, 1,722 more Medicaid recipients avoid living in a nursing home and most states would experience a net annual savings from implementing the expansion. Pennsylvania would see the greatest net savings...

2013-05-24 23:23:52

A new report estimates that upgrading management of drug benefits in Florida´s Medicaid program could save $2.1 billion without reducing access or the quality of benefits patients receive. The new report shows that Florida and other state Medicaid programs could make more use of the tools Medicare, unions, and employers rely on to curb wasteful pharmacy spending. Washington, DC (PRWEB) May 23, 2013 A new report estimates that upgrading management of drug benefits in Florida´s...


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  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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