Medicaid News

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4/14/2017
Trump Rolls Out First Set of Obamacare Fixes

But industry experts say most important repair to health insurance marketplaces is still missing

4/7/2017
Rehab Services Lacking in States Hit Hard by Opioids

More addiction recovery programs needed in the Southeast, researchers say

3/24/2017
House Republican Leaders Pull Bill Aimed at Repealing 'Obamacare'

In the end, resistance from conservative and some moderate GOP lawmakers meant votes weren't there

3/8/2017
Obamacare's Medicaid Expansion Cut Medical Bill Worries, Study Finds

Research showed real benefit, but also more problems with patients getting appointments

2/27/2017
Doctors Handled Influx of Obamacare Patients: Study

Concerns about long waits, primary care shortage appear unfounded, researchers say

2/15/2017
Trump Administration Rolls Out New Obamacare Rules

Enrollment period for 2018 will be shorter, plus new restrictions on joining plans after missed premiums

1/31/2017
Jan. 31 Is Next Deadline to Enroll for Obamacare

Trump Administration has pulled ads for the Affordable Care Act

1/26/2017
Risk of Death Due to Birth Defects Higher If Baby Covered by Medicaid

Researchers call for better efforts to reduce such tragedies, regardless of family's insurance status

1/23/2017
Obamacare Boosted Coverage for the Chronically Ill, Study Finds

4 million with conditions like heart disease, asthma gained health insurance

1/20/2017
Obamacare Covered More People With Mental Illness, Addictions

But greater numbers need to be in treatment for these conditions, researcher says

1/16/2017
IRS Reminds Millions About Fines for Not Signing Up for Obamacare

Letters being sent as GOP-controlled Congress races to repeal controversial health reform law

1/13/2017
House Joins Senate in Bid to Repeal Obamacare

Votes are initial steps in potentially complex process to replace the controversial health reform law

1/12/2017
Senate Starts Obamacare Repeal Process

Measure sets Jan. 27 deadline for draft of repeal legislation, avoids possibility of filibuster by Democrats

12/21/2016
Uninsured Rate Hits New Low Due to Obamacare: Report

The Commonwealth Fund finds more working-age Americans have health insurance than ever before

12/20/2016
Obamacare May Have Broadened Patients' ER Choices

Insurance affects where people go for emergency care, study finds

12/6/2016
Many Americans Skip the Dentist Due to Cost

Researchers say finding highlights need to overhaul dental insurance

11/30/2016
Fewer Americans Struggle With Medical Bills: Report

Researchers credit Obamacare, but difficulties persist for uninsured and people with high deductibles

11/25/2016
Rural Appalachia Faces Growing Cancer Crisis, Research Shows

It's the only region in the U.S. that hasn't made big progress in fighting the disease

11/11/2016
Trump Victory Won't Derail Obamacare Open Enrollment for 2017

Obama administration assures consumers that sign-ups will continue

10/28/2016
Report: More Americans Getting Health Care Under Obamacare

News comes as double-digit price hikes for health plans on the horizon

10/19/2016
Lasting Jump in ER Visits After Oregon Medicaid Expansion

People didn't substitute doctors for emergency rooms -- they used both, study says

10/10/2016
Undiagnosed Eye Problems Pose Risks for Migrant Farm Workers

Despite impairments, 7 out of 10 workers said they had never had a vision exam

8/26/2016
More Americans Can Afford Medications Under Obamacare: Study

Improvement seen in all age levels, but millions still struggle with the cost of prescription drugs

8/23/2016
Patent Monopolies Driving High U.S. Drug Prices: Study

Letting Medicare and Medicaid negotiate pricing would likely help bring costs down, researchers say

8/22/2016
Clinton Edges Trump on Health Care, Survey Finds

But HealthDay/Harris Poll finds support for either candidate in this area is far from overwhelming

8/18/2016
Many Hispanics, Poor Still Without Health Insurance: Report

Majority live in states that haven't expanded Medicaid, survey finds

8/8/2016
Obamacare's Medicaid Expansions May Be Improving Care

Study provides early evidence that coverage gains improve use, affordability and quality of care

8/8/2016
Health Insurance Status May Affect Cancer Patients' Survival

2 studies highlight disparities in outcomes for uninsured and Medicaid patients

6/24/2016
Many Could Face Steep Rise in Obamacare Premiums for 2017

Experts say increases will mostly affect people who get modest subsidies or no financial assistance

6/21/2016
More Evidence Obamacare Is Lowering Numbers of Uninsured

Michigan's hospitals saw sharp rise in patients with coverage after state expanded Medicaid, study found

6/17/2016
Obamacare Premiums Primed to Spike in 2017

Study of insurers' rate requests in 14 markets reveals a 10 percent average increase

5/15/2016
Out-of-Pocket Costs Rose Moderately Under Obamacare: Report

Enrollees most affected were those who did not receive government subsidies

5/11/2016
Nearly 1 Million More Kids Have Health Coverage After Obamacare

Study shows 91 percent of Medicaid-eligible children are now enrolled

5/5/2016
6 Years Later, Obamacare Still Divides America: Poll

But most support many parts of health care reform law

5/2/2016
Obamacare Buyers Could Have Fewer Choices in 2017

UnitedHealth's exit from most marketplaces highlights health exchanges' growing pains

4/19/2016
Obamacare Expanding Coverage for the Poor, Study Finds

But researchers say it's too soon to show whether people are healthier

3/22/2016
Uninsured Parents Often Unaware Kids Could Be Covered

U.S. study of minority children finds many have unmet health needs

1/13/2016
Studies: 2 Ways Obamacare Is Saving Money

Hospital reimbursements up, births to young moms more often privately covered, researchers say

1/6/2016
1 in 10 Medicaid Recipients Gets Drugs to Quit Smoking

In some states, rate is as low as 1 percent, study finds

12/7/2015
More Former Inmates Getting Medicaid Under Obamacare, Study Finds

Researchers suggest it might lower number of repeat offenders

11/30/2015
Obamacare Boosting Breast Cancer Screening Among Poor: Study

Researchers report that expansion of Medicaid coverage is improving access to mammograms

11/24/2015
Pricey Hepatitis C Drugs Denied to Almost Half of Medicaid Patients: Study

But another study shows treating all infections would save more than $3 billion in long run

11/11/2015
New Medicare Rules Triple Heart Failure Patients' Access to Cardiac Rehab

But researchers suggest even more patients could benefit

11/2/2015
Severe Obesity Costs Medicaid $8 Billion Annually, Study Finds

And health care expenses for heaviest adults is nearly $2,000 more a year per patient

10/26/2015
End-of-Life Care for Dementia Much Pricier Than for Other Ills

Costs are about $100,000 more over 5 years, study shows

10/8/2015
Low-Income HIV Patients May Be Doing Better on Obamacare

Virginia data show rates of viral suppression rose on federally funded insurance

10/1/2015
CT Scans for Lung Cancer Turn Up Few False-Positives: Study

Worries that wider adoption of the screen might lead to unnecessary surgeries are unfounded, experts say

9/28/2015
Computer-Aided Mammograms May Not Be Worth the Cost: Study

Software doesn't appear to improve cancer detection rates, researcher says

9/14/2015
Social Factors Affect Leukemia Survival

Uninsured, unmarried, or those with a low income are more likely to die early, study says

9/4/2015
Antipsychotic Drugs Will Become More Affordable, Study Predicts

With patents expiring, access for Medicaid patients will likely expand