Biden Quietly Transforms Medicaid Safety Net

The Biden administration is quietly engineering a series of expansions to Medicaid that may bolster protections for millions of low-income Americans and bring more people into the program. Biden’s efforts — which have been largely overshadowed by other economic and health initiatives — represent an abrupt reversal of the Trump…

Pandemic Swells Medicaid Enrollment to 80 Million People

The pandemic-caused recession and a federal requirement that states keep Medicaid beneficiaries enrolled until the national emergency ends swelled the pool of people in the program by more than 9 million over the past year, according to a report released Thursday. The latest figures show Medicaid enrollment grew from 71.3…

Less Risk of Hypoglycemia With Long-Acting Insulin in Elderly

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Long-acting insulin analogs may be a safer option than neutral protamine Hagedorn (NPH, also known as isophane insulin) in elderly patients with type 2 diabetes initiating insulin therapy, according to a large observational study. The study, in JAMA Internal Medicine, found that the long-acting insulin…

Utah won’t get enhanced funding for partial Medicaid boost

President Donald Trump’s administration has rejected Utah’s planned request for enhanced federal funding for partial expansion of its Medicaid program, state officials said Saturday. A statement released Saturday by Gov. Gary Herbert, Senate President Stuart Adams and House Speaker Brad Wilson, all Republicans, said the White House told Utah officials…