The governor reverts to “straight” Medicaid expansion as the legislature prepares to resume budget battle
During the last six years, nearly 90,000 Nebraskans have fallen into the health insurance coverage gap, as the legislature stood by and failed to extend Medicaid coverage to these seniors, parents, and hard-working residents. Now, Nebraskans...Show More Summary
Blair Nelson, a student who works part-time, is one of more than 2.6 million American adults who are unable to access health insurance because they fall into a health insurance coverage gap. Blair earns too little to qualify for subsidies...Show More Summary
Gov. Ralph Northam (D) is confident Virginia legislators will give him a budget that includes Medicaid expansion. In his monthly interview on Richmond’s WRVA, Northam said Medicaid expansion was the right thing to do, both from a business and a moral perspective. But he also mentioned the real reason expansion, or something like it, gets done: […]
The Trump administration on Monday approved Arkansas' plan to require thousands of people on its Medicaid expansion to work or volunteer, making Arkansas the third state allowed to impose such restrictions on coverage for the poor.
Five states demand small payments from those who gained coverage under the Affordable Care Act’s Medicaid expansion, but enrollees often face few consequences if they don’t make their remittances.
And now, the hard part of reconcilliation
Just four months ago, Virginia’s gubernatorial race saw historic voter turnout — as casting ballots at the time meant extending Medicaid coverage to 400,000 people. On Thursday, voting paid off. Virginia is currently one of 18 states that has not expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) despite a majority of residents’ support. But the […]
Kirk Cox pitches expansion as a way to “work with the Trump administration” and emulate Pence.
Republicans hope to tack on work requirements to expansion efforts that could put some families with dependent children in a coverage gap if they earn too much but don’t receive health benefits through work. The post Virginians Push for Medicaid Expansion as Republican Opposition Softens appeared first on Rewire.
Virginia Republicans are setting themselves up to reenact the budget stalemate that nearly broke them as a majority party. House Republicans have advanced a state version of the state budget that includes Medicaid expansion. That’s rebranding in a very big way. The Republican-controlled Senate has not, sticking to the pre-November 2017 election script to nibble at […]
What a difference a single election can make. General Assembly Republicans now seem poised to embrace — however tentatively — some version of Medicaid expansion. That some movement would occur on the issue was almost a certainty after the GOP’s gerrymandered hammerlock on the House of Delegates snapped under the weight of an anti-Trump landslide. […]
Del. Terry G. Kilgore’s move toward giving his district a “hand up” may make it easier for other conservatives to reverse their opposition.
Republicans have killed most Democratic priorities, but Medicaid expansion remains on the table.
CHICAGO (February 12, 2018): Since passage of the Affordable Care Act in 2010, 32 states and the District of Columbia have expanded Medicaid coverage, with the federal government picking up the tab for the increased costs. In Kentucky,...Show More Summary
Kentucky researchers report rates of diagnosis of early stage disease and utilization of less invasive operations have increased since 2014.
(American College of Surgeons) In Kentucky, one of the Medicaid expansion states, a University of Louisville study of breast cancer care has found a connection between Medicaid expansion and improved quality of breast cancer care, including...Show More Summary
It’s the latest effort to attack Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion.
Maine voters resoundingly approved Medicaid expansion last year. Idaho, Nebraska and Utah could be next.
The state branded its Medicaid expansion with some key conservative policies, and officials and advocates across the country are keenly watching the results.