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Medicaid minus stigma: In Indian Country, it’s part of the fabric of life

Medicaid minus stigma: In Indian Country, it’s part of the fabric of life

In Gallup, a city of about 23,000 people, Medicaid is as much a part of the fabric as Native American-crafted jewelry and green chile sauce. Recipients include the waitress at the downtown bar, the clerk at a loan store and the maid at the hotel.

April 2, 2018 | By | Reply More
How to get the most out of your dental insurance

How to get the most out of your dental insurance

More than 249 million Americans had dental coverage at the end of 2016, according to the National Association of Dental Plans. Here’s some information about how to get the most out of your dental plan.

March 30, 2018 | By | Reply More
I treat patients on Medicaid, and I don’t see undeserving poor people

I treat patients on Medicaid, and I don’t see undeserving poor people

Medicaid is health insurance provided by the government for the most vulnerable among us – the poor, disabled, and elderly. The coverage is not generous, but it is comprehensive. It provides a safety net.

March 29, 2018 | By | Reply More
Washington Healthplanfinder Enrolls Record Number of Residents

Washington Healthplanfinder Enrolls Record Number of Residents

The Washington Health Benefit Exchange today announced that 209,802 customers used Washington Healthplanfinder to purchase a Qualified Health Plan (QHP) for 2018 coverage during the most recent open enrollment period. This total is a nearly three percent increase over last year and is 50 percent higher than the number of enrollees recorded following the first open enrollment period in 2014.

March 22, 2018 | By | Reply More
Trump’s historic Medicaid shift goes beyond work requirements

Trump’s historic Medicaid shift goes beyond work requirements

Requiring able-bodied adults to work for their Medicaid is just part of the Trump administration’s drive to remake the decades-old health insurance program for the poor.

February 16, 2018 | By | Reply More
Upsurge of suburban poor discover health care’s nowhere land

Upsurge of suburban poor discover health care’s nowhere land

Suburbs in the United States, often perceived as enclaves of the affluent, are home to nearly 17 million Americans who live in poverty — more than in cities or rural areas — and growing demand for care strains the capacity of suburban health services to provide for them.

February 9, 2018 | By | Reply More
As Trump attacks the federal health law, some states try to shore it up

As Trump attacks the federal health law, some states try to shore it up

This year, a handful of Democratic-led states are gearing up to curb further rate hikes caused by changes implemented by the Trump administration by enacting laws and adopting insurance regulations designed to shore up the traditional insurance industry and restore parts of the ACA, known as Obamacare.

January 26, 2018 | By | Reply More
How a shutdown might affect your health

How a shutdown might affect your health

A government shutdown would have far-reaching effects for public health, including the nation’s response to the current, difficult flu season. It could also disrupt some federally supported health services.

January 20, 2018 | By | Reply More
‘Safety Net’ hospitals face federal budget cuts

‘Safety Net’ hospitals face federal budget cuts

A double whammy of federal budget cuts might force many hospitals, particularly those that serve poor or rural communities, to scale back services or even shut their doors.

January 16, 2018 | By | Reply More
Trump’s work-for-Medicaid rule puts work on states’ shoulders

Trump’s work-for-Medicaid rule puts work on states’ shoulders

States considering work-for-Medicaid rule face major hurdles. They will have to figure out how to define the work requirement and alternative options, such as going to school or volunteering; how to enforce the rules; how to pay for new administrative costs; and how to handle the millions of enrollees likely to seek exemptions.

January 16, 2018 | By | Reply More