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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 Mon, Jun, 29 Following Supreme Court Ruling, Alaska State Senator Urges Governor To Expand Medicaid The senator presses Gov. Bill Walker to expand the program for low-income residents without approval from the legislature. Also, Politico Pro surveys the responses in some other states that have been on the fence about Medicaid expansion. Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org Mon, Jun, 29 Viewpoints: Health Law Assaults Not Finished; Time To Double Down On Medicaid Expansion A selection of opinions on health care from around the country. Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org Fri, Jun, 26 Burwell Says There Is Still ‘Work To Do’ On Health Law After Supreme Court’s ruling, the HHS secretary says the administration faces challenges to enroll more people in marketplace plans and expand Medicaid. Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org Fri, Jun, 26 Why Undoing Social Safety Net Expansions Is So Hard Once a program begins protecting elderly people from poverty or letting cancer patients receive treatment, the politics are transformed. Source: new york times http://www.coverage-counts.org Fri, Jun, 26 Research Roundup: Quality And Patient Satisfaction; Trauma Centers And Kids; Effects Of Medicaid Each week, KHN compiles a selection of recently released health policy studies and briefs. Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org Thu, Jun, 25 Medicaid Costs, Provider Pay Rates Trigger Debate, Concern News outlets report on state Medicaid program developments in Oklahoma, New Mexico and Connecticut. Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org Thu, Jun, 25 Not Expanding Medicaid Can Cost Local Taxpayers Property owners in Dallas County, Texas, paid more than $467 million in taxes last year to Parkland Health and Hospital System, the county’s only public hospital, to provide medical care to the poor and uninsured. If Texas had expanded Medicaid, that amount would have been lower. Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org Wed, Jun, 24 Florida, Obama Administration Reach Agreement On Funding For Hospitals The "agreement in principle" will provide $1 billion in funding for Florida hospitals that provide care to large numbers of uninsured patients. The federal government has cut its contributions to the funding and that prompted a lawsuit by Gov. Rick Scott and a divisive argument in the state legislat... Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org Wed, Jun, 24 State Highlights: N.C. House Approves Plan To Overhaul State Medicaid System; Computer Glitches Could Stall Launch Of Calif.’s Prescription Drug Database News outlets report on health care developments in North Carolina, California, Alabama, Iowa, Georgia, Illinois, Ohio, Virginia and New York. Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org Mon, Jun, 22 Medicaid’s Adult Dental Coverage Gaining, But Slowly In other Medicaid news, a plan to expand Medicaid to cover routine podiatrist care for adult recipients did not win the approval of the Nevada legislature. Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org
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