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Trump wants to change Medicaid funding; could his ideas work?

Trump wants to change Medicaid funding; could his ideas work?

Analysis By Cossy Hough, Clinical Assistant Professor School of Social Work University of Texas at Austin Medicaid, which has provided safety net health care for millions of Americans with low incomes since 1965, pays for medical care for about 75 million people in the U.S., including almost two-thirds of those in nursing homes. You likely know […]

February 15, 2017 | By | Reply More
Obamacare came to Montana Indian Country and brought jobs

Obamacare came to Montana Indian Country and brought jobs

By Eric Whitney, Montana Public Radio Kaiser Health News The Affordable Care Act created new health coverage opportunities for more than half a million Native Americans and Alaska Natives — and jobs have followed on its coattails. In Montana, this is playing out at the Blackfeet Community Hospital. It’s the only hospital on the Blackfeet reservation, […]

February 14, 2017 | By | Reply More
A deep dive into 4 GOP health care talking points

A deep dive into 4 GOP health care talking points

By Julie Rovner Kaiser Health News Republican leaders have a lengthy list of talking points about the shortcomings of the health law. Shortly before his inauguration last month, President Donald Trump said that it “is a complete and total disaster. It’s imploding as we sit.” And they can point to a host of issues, including […]

February 14, 2017 | By | Reply More
What made Obamacare succeed in some states? Hint: It’s not politics

What made Obamacare succeed in some states? Hint: It’s not politics

By Stephanie O’Neill Kaiser Health News Ask anyone about their health care and you are likely to hear about ailments, doctors, maybe costs and insurance hassles. Most people don’t go straight from “my health” to a political debate, and yet that is what our country has been embroiled in for almost a decade. A study out Thursday […]

February 11, 2017 | By | Reply More
Obamacare signups tops 225,000 in Washington state, biggest year yet

Obamacare signups tops 225,000 in Washington state, biggest year yet

Plan selections jump 13 percent over last year; 60,000 select family dental From Washington Healthplanfinder: More than 225,000 people used Washington Healthplanfinder to select qualified health plans – a 13% increase over last year’s total. “This is a remarkable increase in a service provided to and needed by people in all parts of the state,” Gov. Jay […]

February 2, 2017 | By | Reply More
Indiana, Pence’s home state, seeks federal OK to keep Medicaid expansion

Indiana, Pence’s home state, seeks federal OK to keep Medicaid expansion

By Phil Galewitz Kaiser Health News As Congress weighs repeal of the Affordable Care Act, the home state of Vice President Mike Pence Tuesday sought to keep its conservative-style Medicaid expansion under the federal health law. Indiana applied to the Trump administration to extend a regulatory waiver and funding until Jan. 31, 2021, for its […]

February 1, 2017 | By | Reply More
Still time to sign up for health insurance … but not much!

Still time to sign up for health insurance … but not much!

Hours Remain for Washington Healthplanfinder Customers Needing 2017 Coverage Individuals and families have until 11:59 p.m. tomorrow, Jan. 31, to sign up for health and dental plans FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 30, 2017 OLYMPIA, Wash. — The Washington Health Benefit Exchange is alerting customers that tomorrow, Jan. 31 is the deadline to sign up for 2017 […]

January 30, 2017 | By | Reply More
Children could lose big under Obamacare repeal

Children could lose big under Obamacare repeal

By Will Stone, KJZZ Kaiser Health News Like any college student, Vanessa Ramirez never expected chemotherapy would be part of her busy school schedule. “I don’t have any history of cancer in my family, so it wasn’t something I was on the lookout for,” Ramirez said, sitting outside the library of her alma mater Arizona […]

January 29, 2017 | By | Reply More
‘Not turning back’: California governor vows to protect state’s health care

‘Not turning back’: California governor vows to protect state’s health care

By Pauline Bartolone Kaiser Health News In an unusually impassioned speech, Gov. Jerry Brown vowed Tuesday to protect California’s health care gains under Obamacare against Republican attempts in Washington, D.C., to roll them back. “More than any other state, California has embraced the Affordable Care Act,” Brown told state legislators and appointees in his annual […]

January 26, 2017 | By | Reply More
Everything you need to know about block grants – the heart of GOP’s plans for Medicaid

Everything you need to know about block grants – the heart of GOP’s plans for Medicaid

By Shefali Luthra Kaiser Health News President Donald Trump’s administration made explicit this weekend its commitment to an old GOP strategy for managing Medicaid, the federal-state insurance plan that covers low-income people — turning control of the program to states and capping what the federal government spends on it each year. It’s called “block granting.” Right […]

January 25, 2017 | By | Reply More