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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 Thu, Aug, 28 Remaking Medicine: Expansion of Mental Health Care Hits Obstacles The Affordable Care Act has paved the way for one of the largest expansion of mental health coverage in a generation, increasing access for millions. Source: new york times http://www.coverage-counts.org Wed, Aug, 27 GovBeat: Tying Republican incumbents to Obama in an Arizona Republican primary isn’t very effective, it turns out Republican lawmakers in Arizona who voted last year for a Medicaid expansion were characterized in their primary races as supporting Obamacare or being Obama allies. That’s a great GOP primary attack. It just turns out it isn’t terribly effective in reality — at least, not in Arizona. Read f... Source: washington post http://www.coverage-counts.org Wed, Aug, 27 Ariz. GOP Primary For Governor Won By Treasurer Doug Ducey defeated former Mesa Mayor Scott Smith. Smith had the backing of Gov. Jan Brewer after supporting her Medicaid expansion proposal. Also, other Arizona Republicans who backed the Medicaid expansion there withstand challenges from more conservative candidates. Elsewhere, former GOP Florida ... Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org Wed, Aug, 27 State Highlights: Calif. Hospital Chain Sues Union; Texas Sues Xerox Again A selection of health policy stories from California, Texas, Louisiana, North Carolina and Colorado. San Jose Mercury News: Hospital Bidder Sues Union, Alleging Extortion In a surprising move, an anti-union Southern California hospital chain hoping to buy the struggling Daughters of Charity Health C... Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org Wed, Aug, 27 Minn. Home Health Care Workers Vote To Unionize The Service Employees International Union will represent about 27,000 home health care workers -- many of whom care for relatives -- who are paid through Medicaid. The Wall Street Journal: Minnesota Home-Care Workers Say Yes To Union The Service Employees International Union scored a victory Tu... Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org Wed, Aug, 27 Ariz. GOP Primary For Governor Won By Treasurer Doug Ducey defeated Scott Smith, who had the backing of Gov. Jan Brewer after supporting her Medicaid expansion proposal. Also, other Arizona Republicans who backed the Medicaid expansion there withstand challenges from more conservative candidates. Elsewhere, former GOP Florida Gov. Charlie Cr... Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org Wed, Aug, 27 State Highlights: Calif. Hospital Chain Sues Union; Texas Sues Xerox Again; La. Employees Face Higher Health Care Costs A selection of health policy stories from California, Texas, Louisiana, North Carolina and Colorado. San Jose Mercury News: Hospital Bidder Sues Union, Alleging Extortion In a surprising move, an anti-union Southern California hospital chain hoping to buy the struggling Daughters of Charity Health C... Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org Wed, Aug, 27 Exchange Roundup: 2,000 Oregonians Must Switch Plans; Georgia Medicaid Applicants Still In Limbo Media outlets cover exchange and Medicaid developments in Oregon, Georgia and Florida. Oregonian: Cover Oregon: At Least 2,000 Oregonians Need To Change Coverage Due To Health Exchange Errors Cover Oregon will hold a special open enrollment period for 1,400 Oregonians who were incorrectly enrolled i... Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org Tue, Aug, 26 Obama: Careful Planning Needed Against Militants As the administration considers the possible expansion of airstrikes beyond Iraq, President Barack Obama cautioned that the U.S. must use its power carefully and avoid sending Americans into harm's way unless absolutely necessary. Source: wall street journal http://www.coverage-counts.org Tue, Aug, 26 Obama: Careful Planning Needed Against Militants As the administration considers the possible expansion of airstrikes beyond Iraq, President Barack Obama cautioned that the U.S. must use its power carefully and avoid sending Americans into harm's way unless absolutely necessary. Source: wall street journal http://www.coverage-counts.org
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