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The Supreme Court decision allows states to choose whether or not to expand health care coverage through Medicaid. If all states approve expansion, more than 15 million uninsured adults will become newly eligible for health insurance.
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http://www.coverage-counts.org Fri, Jan, 30 U.S. Economy Hits Speed Bumps The U.S. economy entered 2015 on the most robust streak of consumer spending in years, yet when the first growth figures for 2014 came out Friday they underscored the lack of vigor in the current expansion. Source: wall street journal http://www.coverage-counts.org Fri, Jan, 30 Research Roundup: Patient Costs And Medicaid; ER Co-Payments Each week, KHN compiles a selection of recently released health policy studies and briefs. Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org Fri, Jan, 30 Research Roundup: Patient Costs And Medicaid; ER Co-Payments; Treating Hypertension Each week, KHN compiles a selection of recently released health policy studies and briefs. Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org Thu, Jan, 29 States Work to Strike Deals for Hep C Drug Discounts Missouri and Connecticut are among the states that are negotiating or securing discounts on expensive new hepatitis C drugs in exchange for making them the preferred options for their state’s Medicaid recipients. Source: wall street journal http://www.coverage-counts.org Thu, Jan, 29 The Fix: Will Mike Pence tip the GOP scales on Medicaid expansion? Indiana Gov. Mike Pence (R) might have started a trend. No, not one involving a state-run news outlet (that didn't turn out so well -- quelle surprise), but rather a trend on Medicaid expansion. Pence announced Tuesday that he reached a deal with the Obama administration to launch Healthy Indiana... Source: washington post http://www.coverage-counts.org Thu, Jan, 29 Wyoming Inches Toward Medicaid Expansion The Republican governor and lawmakers in the GOP-controlled legislature are expected to seek a deal with the federal government that would allow an estimated 17,600 low-income residents to gain coverage. Meanwhile, advocates worry that nearly half the children in California are covered by the state'... Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org Thu, Jan, 29 Longer Looks: Behind The Measles Outbreak; The Political Repercussions Of Expanding Medicaid Each week, KHN's Shefali Luthra finds interesting reads from around the Web. Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org Thu, Jan, 29 Viewpoints: Medicaid Grows More Complicated; Court May Send Health Law Back To Congress A selection of opinions on health care from around the country. Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org Thu, Jan, 29 Wyoming Inches Towards Medicaid Expansion The Republican governor and lawmakers in the GOP-controlled Legislature are expected to seek a deal with the federal government that would allow an estimated 17,600 low-income residents to gain coverage but which would require modifications to the traditional plan . Meanwhile, consumer advocates wor... Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org Thu, Jan, 29 Anthem’s Profits Boosted By Medicaid Expansion The giant insurer reports that it exceeded enrollment expectations for 2014, mostly as a result of government programs, including the health law's expansion of Medicaid in more than two dozen states. Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org
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