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The Supreme Court decision allows states to choose whether or not to expand health care coverage through Medicaid. If all states approve expansion, more than 15 million uninsured adults will become newly eligible for health insurance.
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http://www.coverage-counts.org Fri, Apr, 18 The Fix: For Republicans, Obama’s Obamacare news changes nothing Yesterday, President Obama announced in a press conference that 8 million people have signed up for health insurance with the Affordable Care Act's insurance exchanges. Another 3 million Americans have signed up for Medicaid, while 5 million have signed up for non-exchange health plans. Three millio... Source: washington post http://www.coverage-counts.org Fri, Apr, 18 Research Roundup: Colonscopy In The Countryside; Retiree Health Benefits; What Should Hip Surgery Cost? Each week, KHN compiles a selection of recently released health policy studies and briefs. JAMA Surgery: Rural-Urban Differences In Access To Specialist Providers Of Colorectal Cancer Care In The United States Rural residents who commonly seek treatment for advanced stages of colorectal cancer have... Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org Fri, Apr, 18 Viewpoints: The Number Keeps Rising; New Fears About Census Fracus; Patients Lose As Insurers 'Play Games' The Washington Post: The Affordable Care Act Comes In With Better-Then-Expected Numbers Obamacare's critics have had a bad week. On Thursday, President Obama announced that 8 million people have enrolled in new health insurance plans through the Affordable Care Act's marketplaces, and a significant... Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org Fri, Apr, 18 Are Exchanges More Appealing To Insurers Now? Elsewhere, in Colorado, new fees on consumers and insurance plans would raise $13 million to help run that state's exchange next year. Modern Healthcare: Exchanges Look More Appealing To Insurers Second Time Around  Health insurers appear to be increasingly bullish on the fledgling state and fe... Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org Fri, Apr, 18 The Fix: For Republicans, Obama’s Obamacare news changes nothing Yesterday, President Obama announced in a press conference that 8 million people have signed up for health insurance with the Affordable Care Act's insurance exchanges. Another 3 million Americans have signed up for Medicaid, while 5 million have signed up for non-exchange health plans. Three millio... Source: washington post http://www.coverage-counts.org Thu, Apr, 17 Va. Small Business Owners Press GOP To Expand Medicaid More than 400 have signed a letter to Virginia's House speaker asking Republicans to drop their opposition to the effort. Meanwhile, Utah's governor says he is encouraged about his state's prospects for its plan after talks with federal officials, and a Florida senator is trying to find a way around... Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org Thu, Apr, 17 First Edition: April 17, 2014 Today's headlines include reports about emerging political strategies related to the health law and the upcoming congressional elections.   Kaiser Health News: VA, California Panels Urge Costly Hepatitis C Drugs For Sickest Patients Kaiser Health News staff writer Julie Appleby report... Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org Wed, Apr, 16 State Highlights: Mass. Can't Ban Painkiller, Judge Rules; Kan. And Health Care Compact Bill A selection of health policy stories from Massachusetts, Kansas, Florida, Michigan, Connecticut, Maryland, Arizona, Hawaii, Missouri and Georgia. The Washington Post: Massachusetts Cannot Ban FDA-Approved Painkiller, Judge Rules A federal judge on Tuesday blocked an effort by Massachusetts Gov. Deva... Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org Wed, Apr, 16 Uninsured Rate Drops More In States That Expanded Medicaid, Run Own Exchanges News outlets also provide updates on Medicaid expansion efforts and debates in Colorado, Virginia, Missouri, Montana, North Carolina and Indiana. Politico: Poll: Uninsured Drops In Key States States that have expanded Medicaid and opened their own exchanges have seen a higher rate of decline i... Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org Wed, Apr, 16 Highlights: Mass. Can't Ban Painkiller, Judge Rules; Kan. And Health Care Compact Bill; Fla. Push To Cover Immigrant Kids A selection of health policy stories from Massachusetts, Kansas, Florida, Michigan, Connecticut, Maryland, Arizona, Hawaii, Missouri and Georgia. The Washington Post: Massachusetts Cannot Ban FDA-Approved Painkiller, Judge Rules A federal judge on Tuesday blocked an effort by Massachusetts Gov. Deva... Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org
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