Medicaid News

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8/10/2017
Cancer Takes Financial Toll, Even With Insurance

1 in 6 insured patients spends one-third of their income on bills related to treatment, U.S. study finds

8/7/2017
Most People Not Bargain Hunters When It Comes to Health Care

While they believe in price shopping, they don't follow through, researchers report

7/19/2017
Losing Medicaid Tough on People Battling Depression: Study

Breaks in coverage result in more ER visits and longer hospital stays, research finds

7/18/2017
As Efforts to Repeal Obamacare Fail, Future of Health Care Reform in Limbo

3 Republican senators tank effort to dismantle health law without an immediate replacement

7/13/2017
Revised Senate Bill Would Allow Bare-Bones Health Plans

Fate of the GOP measure remains uncertain amid party discord

7/10/2017
Most Medicaid Recipients Happy With Their Health Care: Survey

Findings come as Senate Republicans try to slash spending for the government health insurance program

6/27/2017
Senate GOP Leaders Delay Vote on Health Reform Bill

Proposal to replace Obamacare would leave 22 million more uninsured by 2026: CBO

6/27/2017
Michigan's Expanded Medicaid Plan a Boon for Workers

Survey finds them in better health and doing better work or getting a better job

6/27/2017
Some GOP Senators Balk at Health Reform Bill

Proposal to replace Obamacare would leave 22 million more uninsured by 2026: CBO

6/26/2017
Senate Health Bill Would Leave 22 Million More Uninsured by 2026: CBO

Premiums would decline over long term, but so would coverage; Medicaid would take a 26 percent cut, analysis says

6/26/2017
Medicaid Cuts Tied to Delayed Breast Cancer Diagnoses

Tennessee's 2005 Medicaid rollback could forecast what might happen if GOP health plans become law, some say

6/23/2017
Some Republicans Voice Concerns About Senate Replacement for Obamacare

Conservatives say it doesn't go far enough, moderates say it goes too far

6/22/2017
Senate Republicans Reveal Their Replacement for Obamacare

Bill would rein in Medicaid budget more slowly, preserve preexisting condition safeguards, change tax credits

6/13/2017
Leading Medical Groups Mobilize Against Obamacare Repeal

GOP-sponsored legislation would impose added costs and risks on millions of Americans, groups contend

6/13/2017
Uncertainty for Obamacare Plans as Filing Deadline Approaches

Early indications suggest some consumers will face fewer choices, higher rates in 2018

5/25/2017
CBO: 23 Million Would Lose Health Insurance Under House Health Care Bill

While premiums may lower over the long-term, many Americans would face much higher out-of-pocket costs

5/17/2017
Obamacare a Win-Win for Poorer Adults: Study

Access to medical care and improved health noted in states that expanded coverage

5/12/2017
People With Pre-Existing Health Issues Fear Repeal-and-Replace Bill

Older, sicker Americans worry they may bear brunt of GOP efforts to curtail a popular Obamacare protection

5/10/2017
Medicaid Patients Wait Longer at Doctor's Office

Study suggests lag time might be due to providers having bigger caseloads

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