5 updates on Medicaid insurers, policies

Here are five updates on Medicaid payers and policy changes involving the program for low-income Americans published by Becker's Hospital Review in the past month:

1. Henry Ford Health's insurer buys 9,000-member Medicaid plan            
Health Alliance Plan, a subsidiary of Henry Ford Health System in Detroit, signed a definitive agreement to acquire a Detroit-based Medicaid plan.

2. California will be 1st state to pay for Medicaid coverage for some living in US illegally        
California is set to become the first state to offer healthcare coverage to some adults living illegally in the country.

3. 10 biggest health plans by number of members           
Here are the 10 largest commercial, Medigap, Medicare Advantage and Medicaid health plans by number of covered lives, according to a report from America's Health Insurance Plans.

4. Millions could lose Medicaid, Medicare benefits under poverty line proposal, report says        
A Trump administration proposal that would change how the federal poverty line is calculated would cause millions of people to lose assistance from government health programs, according to a report from the left-leaning Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.

5. Boston Medical Center joins Avia's Medicaid innovation project
Boston Medical Center is now a member of Avia, a network of health systems focused on digital innovation and transformation.

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