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Millions could lose Medicaid coverage under Trump plan

Millions could lose Medicaid coverage under Trump plan

By Phil Galewitz Kaiser Health News Millions of low-income Americans on Medicaid could lose their health coverage if President-elect Donald Trump and a Republican-controlled Congress follow through on GOP proposals to cut spending in the state-federal insurance program. The biggest risk for Medicaid beneficiaries comes from pledges by Trump and other Republicans to repeal the […]

November 14, 2016 | By | Reply More
Millions could lose Medicaid coverage under Trump plan

Millions could lose Medicaid coverage under Trump plan

By Phil Galewitz Kaiser Health News Millions of low-income Americans on Medicaid could lose their health coverage if President-elect Donald Trump and a Republican-controlled Congress follow through on GOP proposals to cut spending in the state-federal insurance program. The biggest risk for Medicaid beneficiaries comes from pledges by Trump and other Republicans to repeal the […]

November 10, 2016 | By | Reply More
Obamacare ‘replacement’ might look familiar

Obamacare ‘replacement’ might look familiar

By Jay Hancock and Shefali Luthra Kaiser Health News The Affordable Care Act transformed the medical system, expanding coverage to millions, injecting billions in tax revenue, changing insurance rules and launching ambitious experiments in quality and efficiency. Less of that might disappear under President-elect Donald Trump’s pledge to “repeal and replace Obamacare” than many believe, […]

November 10, 2016 | By | Reply More
Concerned about losing your Obamacare marketplace plan? Repeal may take a while.

Concerned about losing your Obamacare marketplace plan? Repeal may take a while.

By Michelle Andrews Kaiser Health News President-elect Donald Trump has promised that he’ll ask Congress to repeal the Affordable Care Act on Day One of his administration. If you’re shopping for coverage on the health insurance marketplace, should you even bother signing up? If everything’s going to change shortly after your new coverage starts in […]

November 10, 2016 | By | Reply More
Ballot initiatives: Voters reject California drug pricing measure; Colorado’s single payer system

Ballot initiatives: Voters reject California drug pricing measure; Colorado’s single payer system

Shefali Luthra Kaiser Health News It’s been a tumultuous presidential campaign, with the outcome billed as a “change” election and health care high on the to-do list. On the state level, voters’ decisions on a slew of state ballot initiatives add this focus with action on a range of hot-button health care issues — from efforts […]

November 9, 2016 | By | Reply More
Could Colorado’s proposed health care plan be a model for the rest of us? – Viewpoint

Could Colorado’s proposed health care plan be a model for the rest of us? – Viewpoint

By Anders Fremstad  Colorado State University Coloradans will vote Nov. 8 on a plan that would provide all state residents with health care when they need it. Amendment 69 would replace an inefficient private insurance system with a cooperative insurer that would cover Coloradans similarly to how Medicare covers our seniors. The measure, called ColoradoCare, builds […]

November 7, 2016 | By | Reply More
Seniors suffer amid widespread fraud by Medicaid caretakers

Seniors suffer amid widespread fraud by Medicaid caretakers

By Melissa Bailey Kaiser Health News An Alaska man developed gangrenous toes. A Philadelphia woman froze to death on the street. An Illinois woman died emaciated, covered in excrement. These patients suffered as their government-paid caretakers neglected them, collecting paychecks under a Medicaid program that gives elderly and disabled people non-medical assistance at home. In […]

November 7, 2016 | By | Reply More
Obama urges Americans to sign up for health insurance in weekly address

Obama urges Americans to sign up for health insurance in weekly address

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November 7, 2016 | By | Reply More
Is a bronze health insurance plan best for you?

Is a bronze health insurance plan best for you?

Healthy consumers — and those with major medical needs — may want bronze plans By Michelle Andrews Kaiser Health News The open enrollment period for coverage through the health insurance marketplaces starts today, and readers have plenty of questions about what to buy. I addressed a few of them this week. I know that silver plans are […]

November 2, 2016 | By | Reply More
Health exchange insurance enrollment starts today, November 1

Health exchange insurance enrollment starts today, November 1

  You can sign up for health and dental coverage through www.wahealthplanfinder.org starting November 1. New customers can check out tips for getting covered and returning customers have lots of resources for renewing their coverage. Through Washington Healthplanfinder, you can compare plans side by side and you can get financial help paying for your monthly premium. The importance of getting covered: […]

November 1, 2016 | By | Reply More