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Missouri, Oklahoma Should Quickly Implement Medicaid Expansion Amid COVID-19

August 18, 2020

Missouri and Oklahoma policymakers should follow the lead of other states and quickly implement their Medicaid expansions under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), which their voters approved this summer. By moving quickly, policymakers will not only provide coverage to more than...

642,000 People Expected to Gain Medicaid Coverage in Missouri and Oklahoma

Medicaid Expansion’s Coverage Gains Won’t Hurt State Budgets, Even in Recession

June 18, 2020

With Oklahoma and Missouri voters deciding this summer whether their states will extend Medicaid to a combined 600,000 people by adopting the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) Medicaid expansion, opponents are again...

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Despite COVID-19, Some States Still Blocking Medicaid Expansion, Seeking Other Restrictions

March 31, 2020

While some states have responded to COVID-19 by quickly using Medicaid’s flexibilities to help people maintain their coverage and remove barriers to care, others are instead restricting Medicaid. Some still aren’t implementing the Affordable...

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Michigan Nearing Large Medicaid Coverage Losses Due to Work Requirements

March 4, 2020

Some 80,000 Michiganders are in danger of becoming uninsured beginning May 31 due to the state’s new policy of taking Medicaid coverage away from people who don’t meet a work requirement, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced last week.

These data show...

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Children’s Uninsured Rate Rose for Second Straight Year in 2018

October 30, 2019

The uninsured rate among children rose for the second straight year in 2018 to 5.2 percent, up from 2016’s historic low of 4.7 percent, a new report from Georgetown University’s Center for Children and Families (CCF) finds. This backsliding — along with the...

In Focus: Children’s Uninsured Rate Has Increased Two Years in a Row

Budget Vetoes Will Increase Poverty, Hardship for Low-Income Alaskans

July 11, 2019

Alaska’s legislature is convening this week to debate whether to override Governor Mike Dunleavy’s vetoes of more than $400 million (about 10 percent of state spending) from the budget — 85 percent...

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Debunking False Claims Related to Medicaid Expansion Enrollment in Virginia

May 10, 2019

Conservative critics of the Affordable Care Act’s Medicaid expansion are noting strong enrollment in Virginia’s Medicaid expansion to revive a debunked claim that the expansion puts state budgets at risk. They claim that Virginia’s...

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West Virginia Bill Would Cause at Least 46,000 to Lose Medicaid Coverage

February 27, 2019

West Virginia’s House is expected to vote today on House Bill 3136, which would likely take Medicaid coverage away from at least 46,000 non-elderly adults who can’t meet proposed work requirements.

The bill would require all of the state’s non-elderly adult Medicaid...

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Utah Medicaid Law Will Leave Large Coverage Gaps

February 14, 2019

Utah policymakers this week enacted Senate Bill 96, repealing a voter-backed ballot initiative (Proposition 3) to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and provide health coverage to 150,000 Utahns. In its place, the state will pursue a series of...

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Utah Proposal Would Jeopardize Medicaid Expansion Coverage for 150,000 Utahns

January 25, 2019

Some Utah legislators are considering repealing the initiative that voters approved last November to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act (ACA...

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