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As some holdout states revisit Medicaid expansion, new data show it pays off

As some holdout states revisit Medicaid expansion, new data show it pays off

Although Republicans in Congress have pledged to dismantle Obamacare, some “red state” legislatures are changing course and showing a newfound interest in embracing the health law’s Medicaid expansion.

April 12, 2017 | By | Reply More
While Washington fiddles, California leaders forge ideas for universal health care

While Washington fiddles, California leaders forge ideas for universal health care

By Pauline Bartolone CaliforniaHealthline As the nation’s Republican leaders huddle to reconsider their plans to “repeal and replace” the nation’s health law, advocates for universal health coverage press on in California, armed with renewed political will and a new set of proposals. Organized labor and two lawmakers are leading the charge for a single, government-financed […]

April 6, 2017 | By | Reply More
States seek Medicaid dollars for addiction treatment beds

States seek Medicaid dollars for addiction treatment beds

By Christine Vestal Stateline BALTIMORE — Anthony Green says he woke up one morning in January and decided to quit drinking. “I said to myself, ‘If I want something better, I’ve got to do better.’ ” That’s what landed him at Gaudenzia, a residential drug and alcohol treatment center here in North Baltimore. Green, 38, […]

April 5, 2017 | By | Reply More
If there’s a will, there’s a way for Congress and Trump to fix health law

If there’s a will, there’s a way for Congress and Trump to fix health law

By Julie Rovner Kaiser Health News Now that the GOP effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act is in limbo, is there a way to make it work better? Democrats and Republicans don’t agree on much when it comes to the controversial federal health law, but some party leaders from each side of […]

April 5, 2017 | By | Reply More
Workers who give care to the homebound often can’t afford to get their own health care

Workers who give care to the homebound often can’t afford to get their own health care

By Shefali Luthra Kaiser Health News For more than two decades, Celeste Thompson, 57, a home care worker in Missoula, Mont., had not had regular contact with a doctor — no annual physicals and limited sick visits. She also needed new glasses. Like many others who work in the lower rungs of the health care system, […]

April 1, 2017 | By | Reply More
Washington Healthplanfinder Reminds Customers to Not Delay Filing Taxes

Washington Healthplanfinder Reminds Customers to Not Delay Filing Taxes

Failing to file on time using info from the 1095-A puts customers at risk of losing tax credits next year The Washington Health Benefit Exchange today is reminding Washington Healthplanfinder customers who have not yet filed a federal tax return to do so by the Tax Day deadline or risk losing access to future tax credits. Customers […]

March 30, 2017 | By | Reply More
House leaders ‘came up short’ in effort to kill Obamacare

House leaders ‘came up short’ in effort to kill Obamacare

By Mary Agnes Carey Kaiser Health News Despite days of intense negotiations and last-minute concessions to win over wavering GOP conservatives and moderates, House Republican leaders Friday failed to secure enough support to pass their plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. House Speaker Paul Ryan pulled the bill from consideration after he […]

March 27, 2017 | By | Reply More
In deep-blue state, million in reddish heartland count on Medicaid

In deep-blue state, million in reddish heartland count on Medicaid

By Ana B. Ibarra Photos by Heidi de Marco Kaiser Health News FRESNO, Calif. — In 2012, when Jerry Goodwin showed up at a clinic with intense pain and swelling in his legs, doctors called for an ambulance even though the hospital was across the street. That generated a $900 bill — just the beginning […]

March 23, 2017 | By | Reply More
GOP plan aims to curb Medicaid, expand state options

GOP plan aims to curb Medicaid, expand state options

By Phil Galewitz Kaiser Health News For all its populist design, the House GOP’s latest proposal to overhaul federal Medicaid funding creates financial risks for states and could leave some enrollees worse off. Dramatic changes in Medicaid are a big part of the House bill to partially repeal the Affordable Care Act that’s steaming toward […]

March 23, 2017 | By | Reply More
How Millennials win and lose under the GOP health bill

How Millennials win and lose under the GOP health bill

By Kristin Espeland Gourlay, RINPR Kaiser Health News Designing skateboards is just one of Luke Franco’s gigs. On a recent afternoon, he had just enough time before his next shift to chat at a café in downtown Providence, R.I. “I work at the YMCA Monday through Friday with kindergartners through fifth-graders. It’s split shift; 7 to 9, […]

March 22, 2017 | By | Reply More