Biden administration rolls back some Medicaid work requirement waivers

Apr 8, 2021
The Trump administration had said states could require some people to prove they had work to get benefits.
President Biden at a White House press conference on April 6, 2021.
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COVID relief extends Medicaid's pregnancy health insurance benefit to a full year

Mar 19, 2021
In the U.S., Black and Indigenous women are two to three times as likely to die from pregnancy-related causes in the first year as white women.
The American Rescue Plan allows states to extend pregnancy-based Medicaid to a full year of coverage.
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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 a 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.
An ambulance sits in the emergency room bay of Lincoln Medical Center on April 16, 2020.
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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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