Manatt on Health Reform: Weekly Highlights

Rebecca TorreyPartner, The Torrey Firm


With the election of a new Governor, the future of Kentucky’s Marketplace and Medicaid expansion is uncertain; CMS questions Iowa on its Medicaid managed care transition timeline; and the Supreme Court agrees to hear a case on the ACA’s contraception requirement. Read on for more details.




Medicaid Expansion & Reform News


Iowa: Medicaid Managed Care Transition Faces New Challenges
CMS expressed significant concerns about Iowa’s implementation timeframe for transitioning to mandatory Medicaid managed on January 1, 2016. Read more

Kansas: Coverage Expansion Supporters Look to Indiana for Possible Model
A coalition of 14 organizations supportive of expanding access to healthcare, including the Kansas Hospital Association, hosted an educational forum with Indiana hospital officials to review possible paths forward. Read more