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When insurance is too expensive no matter what

Jun 21, 2013
Federal subsidies will make it easier for millions of Americans to buy health coverage, but millions still won't be able to afford it.
Posted In: health care, Affordable Care Act, medicaid, health insurance

How some rural areas are being pinched by lack of Medicaid expansion

May 9, 2013
An expansion of Medicaid is supposed to cover more of the working poor. But Republican-led states have been opting out and outlying areas in states like Tennessee may be the hardest hit.
Posted In: tennessee, medicaid

New study details the costs and benefits of Medicaid

May 1, 2013
In Oregon, researchers followed 10,000 new enrollees in Medicaid. They used more health care services, but had more to spend on other necessities.
Posted In: health care, medicaid

The Medicaid question: To expand or not expand

Feb 21, 2013
For states considering not to expand Medicaid, the program for the poor and disabled, it's all a numbers game.
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Florida Medicaid switcheroo: Rick Scott backs down

Feb 21, 2013
One of the Affordable Care Act's fiercest critics, Florida's Republican Governor Rick Scott has reversed courses and is dropping his opposition to expanding Medicaid.
Posted In: health care, Affordable Care Act, medicaid

Alabama on the fence about taking money for Medicaid

Sep 18, 2012
Alabama joins a slew of lawmakers who are ambivalent about taking funds from the Fed to cover the millions more people who will become eligible for Medicaid under Obamacare.
Posted In: health care, medicaid, Affordable Care Act

Aetna buys Coventry Health Care in a Medicaid land grab

Aug 20, 2012
The $5.7 billion deal with let Aetna double its number of Medicaid members.
Posted In: medicaid, Medicare, health care reform law, Aetna, Mergers and Acquisitions, Coventry Health Care

In Oregon, health reform is welcome

Aug 8, 2012
Oregon will take federal money to expand Medicaid, and try to cut costs too.
Posted In: Oregon, medicaid, health care reform law

Health care law could reduce government costs

Jul 25, 2012
A report from the Congressional Budget office says President Obama's health care law could save the federal government $84 billion over the next decade. That savings is mostly because of the Supreme Court ruling last month, and a part of the law it ruled out.
Posted In: health care reform law, medicaid, government spending

Who gets Medicaid and who doesn't?

Jul 24, 2012
It's supposed to be a health care program for the poor. But over the years, the definition of poor has changed.
Posted In: medicaid, health care

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