States scrambling with Medicaid enrollments climbing

Nov 30, 2020
Will a surge in enrollments prompted by the pandemic mean cuts to benefits?
Medical workers walk outside of a special coronavirus intake area at hospital in Brooklyn earlier this year.
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How to find health care after a layoff in a pandemic

With the Affordable Care Act back in the spotlight, we break down the available options.
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Millions of newly unemployed Americans have lost health insurance, study finds

More than 5 million people who lost their jobs lost their health insurance and didn’t find an alternative.
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More Americans are going without health insurance, census report says

Sep 10, 2019
Despite a strong a economy, the uninsured rate rose last year for the first time since Obamacare.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the percentage of Americans going without health insurance rose last year for the first time this decade.
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Here's how it works if you're undocumented and need health care

Jul 9, 2019
If a person without authorization to be in the U.S. can afford it, they can purchase nongovernment-subsidized insurance. But few jobs pay enough.
Medical students give a check-up to a Jamaican migrant worker on a H2A visa at a Connecticut apple orchard and farm on October 11, 2017 in Middlefield, Connecticut.
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GE has a long-term care insurance problem

Jan 1, 2019
Caring for the elderly is expensive for insurers and for families.
A home health aide helps an elderly man with his laundry in Miami.
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Popular with voters, more conservative states push for Medicaid expansion

Dec 10, 2018
One of the big winners in November’s midterm election was public health insurance coverage – specifically expansion of Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act.
A man casts his midterm ballot on Nov. 6, 2018 at Briles Schoolhouse in Peoria Township, Kansas.
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What does public charge proposal mean for hospitals that treat immigrants?

Dec 10, 2018
Today is the final day for comment for the Trump administration’s public charge proposal that would make it harder for immigrants to qualify for citizenship if they’ve used public benefits, including SNAP, public housing and Medicaid. Immigrants who’ve received cash assistance or long-term medical care already have a strike against them when they apply for […]
Immigrants make up roughly 12 percent of the population in this country, but account for just 8.6 percent of heath care expenditures. 
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Conservative states embrace Obamacare provisions

Nov 8, 2018
Since its inception, the Affordable Care Act has faced fierce Republican efforts to dismantle it. But on Tuesday three of the country’s most conservative states voted to adopt a key provision of the ACA. In Utah, Nebraska and Idaho, voters approved ballot measures to expand Medicaid health care coverage to hundreds of thousands of lower-income […]
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Voters in three red states approve expansion of Medicaid

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Nov 7, 2018
Democrats won the House. Republicans secured their hold on the Senate. And there was another winner in Tuesday’s elections: Medicaid. States had the choice under the Affordable Care Act to expand it. Some did, but some conservative states chose not to. Voters in Idaho, Nebraska and Utah elected to expand Medicaid. Voters also elected Medicaid […]