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Archive Monthly Archives: May 2017

Weekly Medicaid RoundUp: Week of May 22nd, 2017


HOUSEKEEPING – A few quick items: Here’s a link to my current thoughts on the impact of AHCA, current as of Thursday (after the 2nd CBO report)-

Also, I am joining some of my friends at Matrix Healthcare to do a webinar for RISE next week. All about quality withholds in Medicaid. You can sign up here (If you’re a RISE member it’s free, else it costs)-


“People Sleep Peacefully in Their Beds at Night Only Because Rough Men Stand Ready to Do Violence on Their Behalf”- This is our annual time here in RoundUp Land (and in all the U S of A) to remember those who have died to protect our rights as American citizens. Memorial Day (Monday) honors the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. It is NOT the kickoff party for summer, but they died so that we idiots could have freedom to think even stupid things like that. Please take a moment to remember them grill-side on Monday as you enjoy the blessings made possible by their sacrifice.


Service Members Who have Died in MAY 2017 AS OF THE 25th


Senior Chief Petty Officer Kyle Milliken. Died May 5, 2017 Serving During Operation Iraqi Freedom. Hometown: Falmouth, Maine.


Service Members Who Died in APRIL 2017


1st Lt. Weston C Lee. Died April 29, 2017 Serving During Operation Iraqi Freedom. Hometown:

Bluffton, Georgia.


Sgt. Joshua P Rodgers. Died April 27, 2017 Serving During Operation Freedom’s Sentinel. Hometown: Bloomington, Illinois.


Sgt. Cameron H Thomas. Died April 27, 2017 Serving During Operation Freedom’s Sentinel

Hometown: Kettering, Ohio.


Staff Sgt. Mark R De Alencar. Died April 8, 2017 Serving During Operation Freedom’s Sentinel

Hometown: Edgewood, Maryland.



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A Few Charts re AHCA and Medicaid

These are from recent analyses and talks I have given on what to expect with AHCA. All info being updated as it comes in.

Gist is that AHCA seems to be a cut to growth, not a cut to actual spending. All CBO estimates are compared to current law (ACA) projections for future years.

Links to actuarial report used for 2014-2022 under ACA is below. So is link for CBO report.

Could be lot I am missing on this, but trying to piece together as best as I can. If you see any errors, please let me know using


Offered without commentary (for now)























hr1628aspassed CBO report

medicaid-actuarial-report-2013  (actually from 2013, so ACA spending higher than shown. I was too lazy to update the projections for ACA, but realize the actuals came in much higher than this report projected, esp in 2016).