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Apr 11 2013
The administrations budget still matters even though its late and the House and Senate have approved their own spending blueprints for fiscal 2014. President Obama laid down markers that could lead to changes in Medicare and Medicaid and affect funding for a broad array of health programs.NPR (Online News)
May 26 2012
CHICAGO—Illinois is taking steps toward plugging one of the nation's worst fiscal gaps, with state lawmakers passing deep cuts to Medicaid and considering a tax increase for cigarettes to cover a $2.7 billion shortfall in the state and federal health program for the needy, disabled and elderly.Wall Street Journal (News)
Feb 05 2013
As D-Day looms for ObamaCare, one big question is how many states will sign up for its Medicaid expansion. The recent and spectacular flip-flop of Arizona Governor Jan Brewer is a case study in the political pressure and fiscal gimmicks designed to get states to succumb.Wall Street Journal (Opinion)
Aug 05 2014
Obamacare is already making a big difference in the states that actually embraced it.
States that expanded Medicaid and created their own health insurance exchanges, or worked closely with the federal government to cover more people, have shown the largest drops in their uninsured rates this year, according to a new poll released by Gallup and Healthways on Tuesday.HuffPost
Mar 11 2020
The legal fight over the Trump administration rule requiring hospitals to publicly list their prices and the discounts they give insurance companies is testing the bounds of free speech protections.
Health-care industry groups and two private hospitals are using the First Amendment to try and block the Department of Health and Human Services rule before it takes effect in January 2021.Bloomberg
Sep 01 2016
On Monday, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)—the bureaucratic entity responsible for drawing up many of Obamacare's thousands of pages of regulations—released its latest proposed rules for the law. The new rules are being flagged as a kind of rescue effort intended to bolster the law's exchanges, which are struggling to remain attractive to health insurance companies, butReason
Aug 11 2020
In May of 2019, Kamala Harris unequivocally told CNN’s Jake Tapper that she would make no distinction between American citizens and illegal immigrants on a broad array of measures. When Tapper referred to benefits for “people who are in this country illegally,” Harris replied: “Let me just be very clear about this. I am opposed to any policy that would deny in our country any human being fromNational Review (News)
Feb 05 2013
President Obamas health care law is “here to stay, but cannot fulfill its promise if states do not expand Medicaid and the uninsured do not take advantage of the benefits designed to put coverage within reach of millions more Americans, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said Monday.Washington Times
Jan 14 2014
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid incorrectly claimed that 9 million Americans “have health care that didn’t have it before” because of the Affordable Care Act. That figure includes an unknown number who previously had insurance but switched to a policy sold through the exchanges, plus an unknown number of Medicaid recipients who renewed their coverage.FactCheck.org
Aug 01 2020
27.5 million people in the United States (8.5% of the US population) do not have health insurance. Among the 91.5% who do have health insurance, 67.3% have private insurance while 34.4% have government-provided coverage through programs such as Medicaid or Medicare. Employer-based health insurance is the most common type of coverage, applying to 55.1% of the US population. The United States isProCon.org