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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...

Healthcare provider and patient

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...

Doctor and Patient

Children’s Uninsured Rate Rises for First Time in a Decade

November 30, 2018

The uninsured rate among children rose in 2017 from 4.7 percent to 5 percent, a new report from Georgetown University’s Center for Children and Families finds — the first increase since Georgetown began producing this annual report a decade ago (see chart)....

States Should Quickly Implement Voter-Approved Medicaid Expansions

November 7, 2018

Idaho, Nebraska, and Utah voters approved ballot initiatives yesterday to adopt the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) Medicaid expansion that, when implemented, will provide Medicaid coverage to an estimated 363,000 more people.

In Focus: 363,000 People Expected to Gain Medicaid Coverage in Idaho, Nebraska, and Utah

Opponents Recycling Falsities About Medicaid Expansion’s Impact on Seniors, People With Disabilities

October 11, 2018

With Idaho, Nebraska, and Utah voters deciding in November whether to expand their Medicaid programs under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), opponents are recycling a false claim that expansion hurts vulnerable groups like seniors and people with disabilities by making it less likely that they get the services they need to help them remain in their homes. (Opponents are also making exaggerated or...

Doctor and Patient

Medicaid Expansion Cut Uninsured Rate in Half for Low-Income Rural Residents

September 25, 2018

The uninsured rate has fallen by more than half for low-income, non-elderly, rural adults in states that expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), says a new report from the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families and the University of North Carolina (UNC...

In Focus: In Medicaid Expansion States, Uninsurance Way Down Among Low-Income Rural Residents

More Evidence That Medicaid Expansion Improves Health, Supports Employment

August 27, 2018

Health coverage under Ohio’s Medicaid expansion continues to improve the physical and mental health, financial well-being, and ability to work of low-income Ohioans, according to a new report from the state’s Medicaid agency based on a survey of beneficiaries and analysis of enrollment data....

Medicaid Expansion Helps Low-Income Ohioans Work and Look for Work