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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 Thu, Apr, 24 Forecast Cut on Spending for Health The new cost estimate could help state officials and others pushing for the expansion of Medicaid undue the Affordable Care Act. Source: new york times http://www.coverage-counts.org Thu, Apr, 24 Georgia law expands rights on carrying guns GEORGIA Law expands rights on carrying guns Gov. Nathan Deal (R) signed a broad expansion of gun-carry rights into law Wednesday, allowing legal gun owners to take weapons into bars, churches and government buildings under certain conditions. Read full article >> Source: washington post http://www.coverage-counts.org Wed, Apr, 23 National Briefing | Southwest: Arizona: Suit Over Medicaid Is Revived The State Court of Appeals on Tuesday revived a lawsuit challenging Gov. Jan Brewer’s expansion of Medicaid insurance for the poor. Source: new york times http://www.coverage-counts.org Wed, Apr, 23 Va. Lawmakers Back At Work, But Not Dealing With Medicaid Impasse Republicans in the General Assembly are opposed to expanding the program for low-income residents, but that could threaten the passage of a state budget. Meanwhile, news outlets look at the issue in North Carolina, Missouri and Arizona. The Washington Post: Va. Assembly, Reconvening Wednesday, Unlik... Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org Wed, Apr, 23 Top CMS Official To Leave Post Jonathan Blum, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services principal deputy administrator, will leave May 16.   The Wall Street Journal: Blum To Leave Centers For Medicare And Medicaid Services Jonathan Blum, a top official at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, will leave... Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org Wed, Apr, 23 First Edition: April 23, 2014 Today's headlines include a range of health policy news reports, including developments related to the health law, to the marketplace and at the state level. Kaiser Health News: Is Bigger Better? Idaho Hospital Battle A Microcosm Of Debate Over Industry Consolidation Kaiser Health News staff writer... Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org Tue, Apr, 22 McAuliffe Renews His Push To Expand Virginia's Medicaid Program Medicaid expansion news from Virginia and Kansas as well as a report about how some CHIP advocates are now concerned about how the expansion could impact the insurance program for children. The Associated Press: Va. Gov. McAuliffe Touts First 100 Days In Office Gov. Terry McAuliffe ... Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org Tue, Apr, 22 Trials And Tribulations Of Expanded Health Coverage News outlets report how, as the overhaul "chips away" at the nation's number of people without insurance, the law's solutions to the problem often come with challenges of their own.   The New York Times: Looking At Costs And Risks, Many Skip Health Insurance Steve Huber, an affable sa... Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org Tue, Apr, 22 Viewpoints: The Case Against Jenny McCarthy's Vaccine Stand; Apathy On HIV; Defeating Alzheimer's The New York Times: Autism And The Agitator What do you call someone who sows misinformation, stokes fear, abets behavior that endangers people's health, extracts enormous visibility from doing so and then says the equivalent of "Who? Me?" I'm not aware of any common noun for a bad actor of this so... Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org Tue, Apr, 22 State Highlights: Tenn. May Send Addicted Moms To Jail; Hawaii Autism Coverage; Florida Medical Marijuana A selection of health policy stories from Tennessee, Hawaii, Florida, Minnesota, Wisconsin and Kansas. NPR: Tennessee Bill Could Send Addicted Moms To Jail Pregnant women addicted to illegal narcotics or prescription pain pills could soon be jailed in Tennessee under a bill awaiting the governor's s... Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org
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