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Feb 27 2023
Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves (R) has reason to be worried he’ll lose reelection to a Democrat this fall and—would you look at that! —he now suddenly supports expanding postpartum health insurance coverage for women and birthing people, an issue the Democrats have been criticizing him on. The state has one of the country’s highest maternal mortality rates, and that was before the Supreme CourtJezebel
Jan 06 2023
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Feb 16 2023
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Legislation that would expand Medicaid coverage in North Carolina to hundreds of thousands of low-income adults through the 2010 Affordable Care Act advanced to the Senate with House approval Thursday. A second day of strong bipartisan support for the legislation — the chamber gave initial approval to the measure on Wednesday — affirms that approving expansion during thisSalisbury Post
Jun 15 2022
Suicide remains one of the leading causes of death in the United States and is second only to unintentional injury among those aged 10 through 34.
Increased reports of anxiety, depression and mental health disorders fuel concern this epidemic will grow in coming years, exacerbated by widespread shortages of mental health care providers.
Although this shortage was notThe Hill
Oct 04 2022
Despite a strong push from President Biden's administration, few states are taking up the federal government's offer to help pay for abortions via Medicaid.
Biden signed an executive order on August 3, aiming to provide for taxpayer-funded abortions.
However, few state Medicaid agencies are actually applying for federal assistance, according to a recent Politico report.Fox News (Online News)
Mar 16 2023
In a move that puts Mississippi in line with the rest of the country, Gov. Tate Reeves signed into law Thursday legislation to extend postpartum Medicaid coverage from 60 days to 12 months. Mississippi had been the last state in the country to neither expand Medicaid under the affordable care act nor extend postpartum coverage. Coverage was extended on the federal level as part of a COVID-19The Clarion-Ledger
Jul 03 2015
Medicare and Medicaid, the two mainstays of government health insurance, turn 50 this month, having made it possible for most Americans in poverty and old age to get medical care. While the Affordable Care Act fills the gap for people who don’t qualify for help from those two programs, there are important improvements still needed in both Medicare and Medicaid.New York Times (News)
Mar 14 2023
The North Carolina Senate agreed Tuesday to expand Medicaid, casting an initial vote on the bill that would extend health care to thousands of people. House Bill 76, “Access to Health Care Options,” would expand the Medicaid program to cover all adults with income below 138% of the federal poverty level. “We have been talking about this for a long time,” Sen. Joyce Krawiec, a KernersvilleCharlotte Observer
Jun 13 2013
Conservative Gov. Jan Brewer is tasting victory in her fight against her own party to accept Medicaid expansion for Arizona, with her state poised to passed the key part of the president’s health care law Thursday. The Senate is meeting to give final approval to the expansion Thursday morning bringing an end to a five-month legislative fight that saw Brewer — labeled a traitor by nationalPolitico