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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, Jun, 22 Abortion Adds Obstacle as Republicans Plan to Unveil Health Bill The Republican leadership in the Senate plans to unveil a bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act, but senators remain divided over issues from abortion to Medicaid. Source: new york times http://www.coverage-counts.org Thu, Jun, 22 Senate Republicans' Support for Health Bill Wavers At least a half-dozen GOP lawmakers are expressing reservations about the bill. Some conservative senators are saying the bill doesn’t repeal enough of the Affordable Care Act, while GOP moderates are balking at steep cuts to Medicaid. Source: wall street journal http://www.coverage-counts.org Thu, Jun, 22 How the Republican Health Bill Would Change Medicaid The reporter Margot Sanger-Katz examines how the Republican health plan aims to roll back a program that insures nearly one in five Americans. Source: new york times http://www.coverage-counts.org Thu, Jun, 22 Senate Republicans' Support for Health Bill Wavers At least a half-dozen GOP lawmakers are expressing reservations about the bill. Some conservative senators are saying the bill doesn’t repeal enough of the Affordable Care Act, while GOP moderates are balking at steep cuts to Medicaid. Source: wall street journal http://www.coverage-counts.org Thu, Jun, 22 Senate Republicans' Support for Health Bill Wavers At least a half-dozen GOP lawmakers are expressing reservations about the bill. Some conservative senators are saying the bill doesn’t repeal enough of the Affordable Care Act, while GOP moderates are balking at steep cuts to Medicaid. Source: wall street journal http://www.coverage-counts.org Thu, Jun, 22 What’s In The Senate Health Plan? Medicaid Changes, Preexisting Conditions, Tax Cuts And More Media outlets which have seen the draft proposal examine how the legislation is different than the House's version. The bill is expected to be released today after weeks of only selected Republican senators' work. Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org Thu, Jun, 22 Rural Areas Fear GOP’s Medicaid Cuts Could Be Devastating To Local Health Care Options These parts of the country already have more uninsured and underinsured people per capita than urban areas, and industry officials and community advocates are raising concerns about the future of small, local hospitals if Medicaid funding is reduced. Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org Thu, Jun, 22 Cutting Medicaid Funding In Midst Of Opioid Crisis Would Be ‘Catastrophic,’ Advocates Warn “It would essentially write off a generation,” said Dr. Shawn Ryan, president of BrightView Health, a network of drug treatment clinics in Cincinnati. In other news on the opioid crisis, Missouri becomes the latest state to file suit against drugmaker Purdue Pharma, one in four people on Medicai... Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org Thu, Jun, 22 State Highlights: In Pushing For Legislation, N.J. Gov. Turns Up Heat On State’s Largest Insurer; Ohio Senate Approves Budget With Trims to Medicaid, Other Human Services Programs Media outlets report on news from New Jersey, Ohio, Kansas, Utah, Georgia, Arizona and Massachusetts. Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org Thu, Jun, 22 Perspectives: The Senate GOP’s Secret Health Bill; What’s To Be Lost, Gained With Medicaid Changes? Opinion writers across the country offer their thoughts on the Senate Republican health overhaul -- both in terms of style and substance -- while also examining a variety of health policy issues that are in play as Congress continues to contemplate sweeping changes to the nation's health care system... Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org
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