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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 Tue, Oct, 21 Viewpoints: Health Care Opponent's Legal Strategy; The Challenge For This Open Enrollment The Wall Street Journal: Carvin's ObamaCare Tour De Force In 2011 after the first appeals circuit struck down the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate, the White House asked the Supreme Court to take the case as soon as possible and "put these challenges to rest." There was no value in wa... Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org Tue, Oct, 21 State Highlights: Calif. Ballot Measure Updates; Va. Prison Health Care Budget Shortfall A selection of health policy stories from California, Arizona, Maine, South Dakota, Virginia, Maryland, Louisiana, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, North Carolina, Texas, Washington state and Missouri. CQ Healthbeat: California Leads States In Ballot Measures That Could Influence Health Care They&r... Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org Tue, Oct, 21 Medicaid Expansion, Health Exchanges Dominate Gubernatorial Debates In Georgia, where a runoff is considered likely, Gov. Nathan Deal went on the offensive and criticized a third-party candidate's support for expanding Medicaid. In Maryland, Republican candidate Larry Hogan slammed Democratic Lt. Governor Anthony Brown for his role in the state's troubled health exc... Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org Tue, Oct, 21 ACA Knowledge Gap Greatest Among Uninsured Most of the uninsured know little about the online insurance marketplaces, or that financial help is available for those with low incomes, finds a poll. Meanwhile, a West Virginia Medicaid official says new enrollees "come in with baggage," such as a history of using free drug samples that aren't co... Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org Tue, Oct, 21 Kasich Retreats From Politically Charged Health Law Comments After telling the Associated Press that he didn't think a repeal of the health law was going to happen, Ohio Gov. John Kasich, a Republican, took aggressive steps to attempt to correct the record. His statement, he said, was meant only about attempts to repeal the Medicaid expansion, ... Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org Tue, Oct, 21 First Edition: October 21, 2014 Today's headlines include reports about health law positions taken by Republican governors -- including Ohio Gov. John Kasich. Kaiser Health News: More Plans Setting Spending Limits For Some Medical Services Kaiser Health News consumer columnist Michelle Andrews writes: “Aiming ... Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org Mon, Oct, 20 U.S. Steps Up Airstrikes in Iraq's Anbar Province The U.S. announced Sunday an expansion of its airstrikes in Sunni-dominated Anbar province, a stronghold of Islamic State militants in Iraq. Source: wall street journal http://www.coverage-counts.org Mon, Oct, 20 Utah Supporters Of Medicaid Expansion Hold Rally About 100 people rallied in Salt Lake City to urge state lawmakers to pass Gov. Gary Herbert's Medicaid expansion plan. Meanwhile, health insurance rates in Wisconsin keep pace or decline, Maryland delays efforts to recover the cost of its failed exchange, and a co-op pulls out of Iowa's Medicaid ma... Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org Mon, Oct, 20 U.S. Steps Up Airstrikes in Iraq's Anbar Province The U.S. announced Sunday an expansion of its airstrikes in Sunni-dominated Anbar province, a stronghold of Islamic State militants in Iraq. Source: wall street journal http://www.coverage-counts.org Sun, Oct, 19 U.S. Steps Up Airstrikes in Iraq's Anbar Province The U.S. announced Sunday an expansion of its airstrikes in Sunni-dominated Anbar province, a stronghold of Islamic State militants in Iraq. Source: wall street journal http://www.coverage-counts.org
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