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Medicaid: More than 1M dropped as states start post-pandemic purge of rolls
FILE - A patient is taken from the dialysis unit after recieving treatment at Regional Medical Center in San Jose, Calif., on July 22, 2020. (Photo By Carlos Avila Gonzalez/The San Francisco Chronicle via Getty Images) More than 1 million people have been dropped from Medicaid in the past couple months as some states moved swiftly to halt health care coverage following the end of the coronavirus pandemic.Most got dropped for not filling out paperwork.Though the eligibility review is required by the federal government, President’s Joe Biden’s administration isn’t too pleased at how efficiently some other states are accomplishing the task."Pushing through things and rushing it will lead to eligible people — kids and families — losing coverage for some period of time," Daniel Tsai, a top federal Medicaid official recently told reporters.RELATED: Veozah, a new menopause drug for hot flashes, gets FDA approvalAlready, about 1.5 million people have been removed from Medicaid in more than two dozen states that started the process in April or May, according to publicly available reports and data obtained by The Associated Press.Florida has dropped several hundred thousand people, by far the most among states.
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The best, worst states in America for early education in 2022: report
early childhood education, the quality of early education, resources and economic support.PARENTS AND TEACHERS SEEK OUT RETAILER BACK-TO-SCHOOL SALES AMID HIGH INFLATIONWalletHub also ranked states based on specific metrics within those categories. For example, Washington, D.C. was found to have the highest share of 3- and 4-year-olds enrolled in pre-K, pre-K special education and Head Start, while Nevada had the lowest share.THE MOST EDUCATED METRO AREAS IN AMERICA IN 2022: REPORTThree states – New Jersey, Hawaii and Oregon – plus Washington, D.C., tied for the highest total reported spending per child enrolled in preschool. Six states – New Hampshire, Wyoming, South Dakota, Indiana, Idaho and Montana – tied for the lowest total reported spending per child enrolled in preschool, according to the report. DESPITE HIGH INFLATION, BACK-TO-SCHOOL SPENDING PROJECTED TO HIT $37BWalletHub also found that six states, including New York, Alaska, Oklahoma, California, Oregon and Iowa, tied for the state with the highest monthly child care co-payment fees as a percentage of family income, while Hawaii was found to have the lowest. To see the overall list, here are the states – including Washington, D.C. – with the best and worst early education systems in 2022, according to WalletHub. GET FOX BUSINESS ON THE GO BY CLICKING HEREFILE - Skyline of Little Rock with Arkansas River, Arkansas.
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What's in, and out, of Democrats' climate, health care and inflation bill
WASHINGTON - What started as a $4 trillion effort during President Joe Biden's first months in office to rebuild America's public infrastructure and family support systems has ended up a much slimmer, but not unsubstantial, compromise package of inflation-fighting health care, climate change, and deficit reduction strategies that appears headed toward quick votes in Congress.Lawmakers are poring over the $739 billion proposal struck by two top negotiators, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and holdout Sen. Joe Manchin, the conservative West Virginia Democrat who rejected Biden's earlier drafts but surprised colleagues late Wednesday with a new one.What's in, and out, of the Democrats' 725-page "Inflation Reduction Act of 2022" as it stands now:Launching a long-sought goal, the bill would allow the Medicare program to negotiate prescription drug prices with pharmaceutical companies, saving the federal government some $288 billion over the 10-year budget window.Those new revenues would be put back into lower costs for seniors on medications, including a $2,000 out-of-pocket cap for older adults buying prescriptions from pharmacies.Money would also be used to provide free vaccinations for seniors, who now are among the few not guaranteed free access, according to a summary document.Matthew Buettgens, a senior fellow at the Urban Institute, explains how the unwinding of Medicaid continuous coverage once the public health emergency ends will present certain challenges.The bill would extend the subsidies provided during the COVID-19 pandemic to help some Americans who buy health insurance on their own.Under earlier pandemic relief, the extra help was set to expire this year.
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