The number of people enrolled in Medicaid nationwide rose markedly this spring as the impact of the recession caused by the outbreak of COVID-19 took hold.
New funding to boost Medicaid providers during the pandemic leaves out 1,400 community health centers, which serve more than 29 million low-income patients.
If unemployment reaches 20%, the Urban Institute forecasts Medicaid enrollment could reach as high as 62 million.
The lack of Medicaid expansion in some states and the refusal of the federal government to open Obamacare exchanges in others is keeping some Americans from getting coverage.
Rule would slash funding putting hospitals in peril of closing, particularly rural hospitals that already are shuttering at unprecedented rates, opponents say.
In recent years, officials have increasingly using a stopgap measure to help inmates reactivate their Medicaid coverage upon release from prison.
Medicaid pregnancy coverage, expires 60 days after childbirth, leaving many women without health insurance at one of the most vulnerable times in their lives.
Dozen states are finally taking advantage of a five-year-old federal policy change that would make it easier for schools to provide health care.
Year by year, resistance to extending Medicaid to more low-income Americans in conservative states has given way. That trend seems likely to continue into 2020.
Changes in the enforcement of the Affordable Care Act by the Trump administration has led to a million kids losing health coverage.
Washington state is paying for the marketing campaign as part of a deal to give AbbVie the exclusive right to treat its citizens who have hepatitis C.
New findings about low-income adults with behavioral health conditions, mental health and substance use disorders, suggest importance of continuous coverage
The Trump administration wants to drop an Obama-era rule designed to ensure that there are enough doctors to care for Medicaid patients.
Some red states, with Trump’s backing, are trying to put limits on the federal-state health program for the poor, which covers more than 72 million Americans.
While a number of states are adopting work requirements, the path has gotten murkier in recent months, both because of court rulings and political calculations.