Maine lawmakers are preparing for a 2018 session where Medicaid expansion and marijuana legalization are expected to take center stage. The Legislature must figure out how to pay for Medicaid … Click to Continue »
Nineteen mostly GOP-led states have rejected federal money for Medicaid expansion, leaving uninsured nearly 2.5 million people who fall into a coverage gap. The post These States Are Taking Medicaid Expansion Question to Voters in 2018 appeared first on Rewire.
But Republicans need to stop trying to reverse the law's Medicaid expansion. It is flawed, but it has brought health care to millions.
New research suggests constituents more likely to support its expansion
(University of Chicago) A concerted effort by Republicans in Congress to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act hit a surprising road block earlier this year: strong pushback against cuts to Medicaid. According to new findings from...Show More Summary
Nearly half of the people who enrolled in Medicaid after it expanded in Michigan have jobs, a new study finds. Another 11 percent can't work, likely due to serious physical or mental health conditions. And about 1 in 4 enrollees are out of work but also are much more likely to be in poor health. Show More Summary
Maine's Republican governor says he's trying to come up with proposed spending cuts to pay for voter-approved Medicaid expansion but says "it's a big reach." Gov. Paul LePage told The … Click to Continue »
(Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan) Nearly half of the people who enrolled in Medicaid after it expanded in Michigan have jobs, a new study finds. Another 11 percent can't work, likely due to serious physical or mental health conditions. Show More Summary
A new study finds roughly half of those enrolled in Michigan's Medicaid program since its expansion have jobs and another quarter unemployed are likely to be in poor health. Authors … Click to Continue »
Idahoan citizens are gathering signatures to put Medicaid expansion on the ballot for the Fall of 2018. This could be interesting! Idaho’s attempt to expand Medicaid by ballot initiative appears to be starting today. https://t.co/Qqm5Jz3jzr — Sarah Kliff (@sarahkliff) December 7, 2017 Idaho has not expanded Medicaid through the ACA. However it is an actively […]
Two hundred sixty-four. That's how many women were diagnosed with breast cancer under Medicaid since Louisana expanded Medicaid fifteen months ago. Now they can begin treatment. At least those whose cancer is not so far along as to send...Show More Summary
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Abortion opponents in Illinois filed a lawsuit on Thursday to block a recently approved law expanding state-funded coverage of abortions for low-income Medicaid recipients and state workers.
A Republican bill to expand contraception coverage comes amid a signature-gathering campaign to put the question of Medicaid expansion to Utah voters in November 2018. The post Access to Health Care, Contraception in Utah Could Get a Lot Better in 2018 appeared first on Rewire.
The Utah Department of Health states that more than 100 people enrolled in Medicaid after becoming eligible under new expansion guidelines approved earlier this month. The Deseret News reported Monday … Click to Continue »
Medical debt is down across the country. In states that expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, the reduction is sharper.
Could save hundreds of billions of dollars over 10 years
A commission studying the future of New Hampshire's expanded Medicaid program is recommending that it continue for five years, but move toward a fully managed care model in 2019. After … Click to Continue »
(University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences) When low-income parents enroll in Medicaid through the Affordable Care Act (ACA) state expansion program, their children have considerably better odds of receiving annual preventive care pediatrician visits. Show More Summary
(University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences) When low-income adults were newly covered by Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), they were more likely to quit smoking cigarettes than their counterparts in states that did not offer Medicaid expansion. Show More Summary
AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty Activist Susan Johnston helps coordinate the Election Day canvassing effort at the Mainers for Health Care headquarters in Portland I magine that expanding Medicaid coverage to tens of thousands of people somehow meant that hunting and fishing licenses would be more expensive. Show More Summary