CoOportunity Health is no longer an option in the federally run health insurance marketplace for Iowa and Nebraska. Read the full story about the failure of the co-op here. Here is a link to the CoOportunity Health website for more information if you are affected.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has determined that the evidence is sufficient to cover Cologuard – a multitarget stool DNA test – as a colorectal cancer screening test for asymptomatic, average risk beneficiaries, aged 50 to 85 years.
Therefore, Medicare Part B will cover the Cologuard test once every three years for beneficiaries who meet certain criteria.
Read the full decision memo here.
Paul Ryan recently declared war on the War on Poverty by outlining a specific policy plan. Nebraska tried this plan for a decade, in the form of the Building Nebraska Families program. They found that the program might work but it was far too expensive to maintain and shut it down in 2006.
Read the full story here.