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Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Assess Iowa's Readiness for Medicaid Privatization

Sarah Boden - Iowa Public Radio

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is in Iowa this week accessing the state’s readiness to transition the management of Iowa’s Medicaid program into the hands of four private companies on Jan. 1. Critics say the process has been unorganized and rushed, and many Medicaid recipients complain they don’t have enough information to determine which, if any, of the Managed Care Organizations best fits their coverage needs.

2016 PPO Plans Remove Out-Of-Network Cost Limits, A Costly Trap For Consumers

Julie Appleby - Kaiser Health News

Citing the flexibility they offer, many consumers choose health plans that provide some coverage outside the insurer’s network. Traditionally, such plans not only paid a portion of the bill, but also set an annual cap on how much policy holders paid toward out-of-network care.

Not anymore.

World AIDS Day

Today (December 1) is the annual observance of World AIDS Day. It's an opportunity to promote awareness and expand access to HIV prevention, treatment, and care services.  Watch the video below from U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services about the recently updated National HIV AIDS Strategy. Click the link to find HIV Testing & Care Services in your area.

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