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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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For most of her adult life, Ruthe Ann had insurance through her job. In 2004 her employer stopped providing health insurance and in 2008 Ruthe Ann lost her job. In 2009 Ruthe Ann was diagnosed wit...
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http://www.coverage-counts.org Tue, Sep, 19 Senators Release Details Of Children’s Health Insurance Bill As Funding Deadline Approaches The funding authority for the popular Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) expires on Sept. 30, but senators have a bipartisan proposal to extend it. Some states are getting nervous. In Medicaid news, a Republican candidate for governor in Ohio breaks with Gov. John Kasich on Medicaid expansio... Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org Tue, Sep, 19 Medicaid Meanderings: Thoughts On Privatization, Expansion And Attending To The Program Kansas' Medicaid program offers a lens through which one can view various aspects of the ongoing debate over revamping this state-federal program. Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org Mon, Sep, 18 Ohio House Speaker Surveys Colleagues About Overriding Kasich’s Medicaid Expansion Last summer, Ohio Gov. John Kasich vetoed the part of the state's budget bill that would have frozen Medicaid expansion enrollment. Republicans in the House threatened to try to override the veto in July but eventually did not take a vote. Also in Medicaid news, Pennsylvania's governor says that a c... Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org Mon, Sep, 18 Following Tragedy, Nursing Home Vows It Sought Urgent Help Which Contradicts State Officials’ Story One of the executives of the facility where eight residents died in the wake of the hurricane said she repeatedly called a special number given out to nursing homes that needed urgent help, and yet no one came. Meanwhile, Gov. Rick Scott has suspended the home from the state's Medicaid program and a... Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org Thu, Sep, 14 Arizona High Court To Hear GOP Lawmakers’ Suit Challenging Expansion Of Medicaid The legislators filed suit in 2013 seeking to stop then Gov. Jan Brewer's decision to expand Medicaid under the federal health law. In other Medicaid news, Iowa officials are considering moving people with serious disabilities out of the state's new managed care plan and a federal judge dismissed a ... Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org Wed, Sep, 13 Turning aside risk, Democrats rally to Bernie Sanders' single-payer health plan Like passengers leaping for a departing train, leading Democrats are scrambling to support single-payer health insurance, a system that would represent a huge expansion of government control over healthcare and which the party’s presidential nominee declared last year would “never, ever” come ... Source: los angelas times http://www.coverage-counts.org Wed, Sep, 13 Turning aside risk, Democrats rally to Bernie Sanders' single-payer health plan Like passengers leaping for a departing train, leading Democrats are scrambling to support single-payer health insurance, a system that would represent a huge expansion of government control over healthcare and which the party’s presidential nominee declared last year would “never, ever” come ... Source: los angelas times http://www.coverage-counts.org Wed, Sep, 13 Turning aside risk, Democrats rally to Bernie Sanders' single payer health plan Like passengers leaping for a departing train, leading Democrats are scrambling to support single-payer health insurance, a system that would represent a huge expansion of government control over healthcare and which the party’s presidential nominee declared last year would “never, ever” come ... Source: los angelas times http://www.coverage-counts.org Wed, Sep, 13 Sanders prepares to unveil single-payer health plan, Democrats increasingly support it Like passengers leaping for a departing train, leading Democrats are scrambling to support single-payer health insurance, a system that would represent a huge expansion of government control over healthcare and which the party’s presidential nominee declared last year would “never, ever” come ... Source: los angelas times http://www.coverage-counts.org Wed, Sep, 13 With $3.75B Deal, Centene Helps Solidify Its Status As A Giant In Medicaid Market The company has announced it is acquiring Fidelis Care, which will give Centene more than 1.6 million members in New York. Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org
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RuthAnn from WI

Coverage-counts.org - Partners - RuthAnn from WI For most of her adult life, Ruthe Ann had insurance through her job. In 2004 her employer stopped providing health insurance and in 2008 Ruthe Ann lost her job.

In 2009 Ruthe Ann was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. Because she lacked health insurance, she had to go through Wisconsin's Well Woman program in order to be evaluated and tested. However, this program only provides treatment for women diagnosed with breast and cervical cancer. Because Ruthe Ann was diagnosed with ovarian cancer, she could not receive treatment through the program. Ruthe Ann then applied for and received care through a charity care program at a local hospital for a short time. Ruthe Ann then applied for BadgerCare, Wisconsin's state health care program, but had to wait nearly five months to receive her health insurance card. Shortly after receiving her insurance card, BadgerCare stopped taking new applicants who were not children or pregnant women. RutheAnn is grateful for the charity care and BadgerCare coverage she received.

By expanding Medicaid coverage to all adults living under 138 percent of the federal poverty level, Ruthe Ann would have received care through Medicaid and would not have had to jump through hoops to receive the health coverage she needs.

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