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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)
Apr 14 2023
Thousands of Iowa residents would be expected to lose Medicaid and food stamp benefits under a bill given final legislative approval Thursday and sent to Gov. Kim Reynolds. The state House approved the bill, which would change eligibility requirements and require more checks that people qualify for benefits, ultimately resulting in the removal of an estimated 1% of recipients and saving theFox News (Online News)
Feb 16 2023
The state Department of Human Services is seeking federal approval to require participants in Arkansas' Medicaid expansion program to work, volunteer or enroll in training or classes, Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders announced Wednesday. The new requirement would apply to recipients of the Arkansas Health and Opportunity for Me program, or ARHOME, an expansion that uses Medicaid dollars to buyArkansas Democrat-Gazette
Jan 30 2024
(ABC 6 News) – Iowa Lawmakers seek to amend the state’s constitution in order to protect abortion rights.
The proposed amendment would protect the right to an abortion.
Other aspects of the plan would include protected access to over-the-counter birth control, expand postpartum Medicaid coverage and a state-run family planning program.
As of now though, chances of passageABC 6 KAAL
Feb 14 2023
A Medicaid expansion bill is moving by leaps and bounds in the North Carolina House and may be on track for a vote on the House floor as early as Wednesday. The bill, which would grant health coverage to thousands of low-income North Carolinians, flew through two House committees on Tuesday. Rep. Donny Lambeth, a Forsyth County Republican and one of the bill’s primary sponsors, told lawmakersThe News & Observer
May 20 2023
Rhode Island Gov. Daniel McKee, a Democrat, has signed legislation forcing taxpayers to cover the cost of abortions for state officials and people on Medicaid. The bill passed the House of Representatives on April 27 with a 49-24 vote. The “Equality in Abortion Coverage Act” declares that “funding restrictions on abortion coverage interfere with an individual’s personal decision-making, withThe Gateway Pundit
May 19 2023
Democratic Rhode Island Gov. Daniel McKee signed a bill on Thursday that allows taxpayer funding to be used to pay for abortion services for “pregnant people” working as state officials, and those who are insured through Medicaid. The “Equality in Abortion Coverage Act” was introduced in the Rhode Island General Assembly earlier this year to create a way for the state to cover abortions forThe Daily Caller
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
May 19 2023
Rhode Island Gov. Daniel McKee signed a bill into law Thursday that would let state funds be used to pay for health insurance plans that cover state workers and Medicaid recipients seeking abortions. The signing ceremony was held almost immediately after the state Senate approved the measure, also Thursday, on a 24-12 vote following less than an hour of debate in the chamber. McKee, a DemocratMassLive.com