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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, Mar, 27 National Briefing | Southwest: Texas: Judge Blocks Benefits for Gay Couples A judge granted a preliminary injunction that stays expansion of the definition of spouse under the Family and Medical Leave Act to include same-sex couples. Source: new york times http://www.coverage-counts.org Fri, Mar, 27 National Briefing | Southwest: Texas: Judge Blocks Benefits for Gay Couples A judge granted a preliminary injunction that stays expansion of the definition of spouse under the Family and Medical Leave Act to include same-sex couples. Source: new york times http://www.coverage-counts.org Fri, Mar, 27 Senate Passes Budget, Obamacare Repeal In All-Night Session The budget is not binding, and House and Senate leaders will now meet to reconcile their versions of the spending blueprint, which is used to set funding levels for spending bills considered in the session. In the meantime, senators voted to reject an amendment to stop more than $1.2 trillion in Med... Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org Fri, Mar, 27 Audit: Maryland Owes Feds $28M For State Exchange Meanwhile, three Democratic governors took steps this month that could lead to the federal government assuming control of their state exchanges, and Tennessee's Republican governor continues to push for Medicaid expansion in his state. Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org Fri, Mar, 27 Senate Approves Budget of G.O.P. Wishes in All-Night Session The blueprint, passed early Friday without Democratic votes, would scrap the Affordable Care Act, cut the deficit, and remake Medicare and Medicaid, but the real negotiations lie ahead. Source: new york times http://www.coverage-counts.org Fri, Mar, 27 Some Face A Big Bill From Medi-Cal — After They Die California is one of the few states that charge the estates of deceased Medicaid beneficiaries for the cost of their health coverage. A bill is moving through the state legislature to stop the practice. Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org Fri, Mar, 27 In All-Night Session, Senate Approves a Budget of Republican Wishes The blueprint, passed early Friday without Democratic votes, would scrap the Affordable Care Act, cut the deficit and remake Medicare and Medicaid, but the real negotiations lie ahead. Source: new york times http://www.coverage-counts.org Thu, Mar, 26 Obamacare Cash Helps Pay Texas’ Medicaid Bill A provision of the Affordable Care Act that covers some Medicaid administrative costs will help close a $338 million gap in the state’s Medicaid budget, even though Texas has declined to expand the health program for the poor. Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org Thu, Mar, 26 House Approves GOP Budget Plan; Senate To Take Up Its Version The House blueprint, which won by a hard-fought 228-199 vote, would dramatically change Medicare and Medicaid and create a path to repeal Obamacare. Although there are differences between this and the Senate approach, both save trillions of dollars by undoing the health law and cutting Medicaid and ... Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org Thu, Mar, 26 Senate Panels In Florida, Tenn. Move Medicaid Expansion Bills The efforts come in statehouses that have been previously opposed to the expansion. The Tennessee legislation now goes to another committee while the Florida bill will move to the full Senate. Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org
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