Nearly a hundred rural hospitals in the United States have closed since 2010. Another 600-plus rural hospitals are at risk of closing,
Activists for expanding Medicaid in the four states are circumventing their Republican-led legislatures and taking the matter directly to the voters.
You will be able to get in-person help signing up for Healthplanfinder coverage during the upcoming open enrollment period at 10 locations around the state.
A proposed rule would prohibit home health aides paid directly by Medicaid from having their union dues automatically deducted from their paychecks.
Critics argue that work requirements would cause many with chronic health conditions to lose health insurance, making them less likely to ever hold down a job.
The ruling was hailed by advocates for the poor. But it could limit the number of states expanding Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act.
Instead of starting with the hospital’s list price and negotiating down for discounts, Montana began telling these facilities how much it was willing to pay — a “reference price” — for each type of hospitalization.