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Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Territorial leaders says bill will avert Medicaid 'cliff'

President Trump is expected to sign into law this week a federal spending bill that increases Medicaid funding for U.S. insular areas

and raises the federal share to 83 percent.

Territorial leaders welcomed the U.S...

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Washington D.C. – Medicaid funding for Northern Marianas will increase to $60 million both this year and next and  the federal share for Medicaid will go from 55 percent to 83 percent, Congressman Gregorio Kilili Sablan said Tuesday.

The Marianas is curre...

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Guam is running out of the federal funds it needs to cover the health care costs for adults who qualify for medicaid. All of the Medicaid funding allocated to Guam under Obamacare is now gone.

In addition Guam’s annual federal allotment of $18 million medicaid dollars f...

Monday, October 28, 2019

Washington, D.C. – Rep. Tony Cárdenas (CA-29), along with Representatives Amata Coleman Radewagen (R-AS), Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI), Steve Womack (R-AR), Ed Case (D-HI), and Gregorio Sablan (D-MP) have introduced the Covering Our FAS Allies (COFA) Act, which would reinstate...

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

The governor’s office said the administration has made $32.8 million in Medicaid payments to various vendors and healthcare providers.

This follows the passage of the disaster aid bill in June which included a provision to temporarily increase the Federal Medical Assist...

Saturday, July 20, 2019

 The bill with $360 million for the Marianas Medicaid program and significant improvements in the local match requirement moved out of the Energy and Commerce Committee Wednesday.

The Committee agreed to bundle the Territories Health Care Improvement Act together with...

Washington D.C. – CNMI Rep. Gregorio Kilili Camacho Sablan on Wednesday signed off on new legislation to fund the Marianas Medicaid program with $360 million over the next six years.

Currently, the Marianas only receives $7 million per year. In addition, the new legisla...

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Washington, DC.– Congressman Gregorio Kilili Camacho Sablan on Tuesday introduced a bill requiring the federal government to publish online information on Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program spending in the Marianas and other U.S. insular areas. Sablan was...

Sunday, June 30, 2019

  Executive and legislative leaders hastily called a press conference last month to announce a brilliant plan. Gov. Lou Leon Guerrero delivered a random introduction. War survivors, she said, do not have to wait for Section 30 money to receive their war claims. Local f...

Saipan—  For a third time House Republicans have blocked passage of a $19 billion aid package for communities  hit by natural disasters in 2018 and 2019. Using parliamentary procedure to prevent agreement, Republican John Rose of Tennessee was responsible for Thursday’...

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