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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...

State Legislative Chamber
July 11, 2019

The House Energy and Commerce Committee plans to mark up a bill today that would prevent the U.S. territories (American Samoa, the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands) from running out of Medicaid money when...

Healthcare provider checking patient's blood pressure
July 10, 2019

The Trump Administration is encouraging states to pursue “1332” waivers that would weaken health coverage and likely raise consumer costs by letting states depart from some Affordable Care Act (ACA) standards and requirements. But so far, no state has submitted a 1332 waiver proposal...

Stethoscope on Paper
July 9, 2019

New Hampshire has suspended a policy to take Medicaid coverage away from people not meeting work requirements, recognizing that it was on pace for large coverage losses — potentially...

Doctor and patient
July 8, 2019

Medicare beneficiaries, providers, and plans could face severe harm if the federal courts allow a district court decision striking down the Affordable Care Act (ACA) to stand. As we...

Hands holding medicine bottle
July 8, 2019

A federal appeals court will hear oral arguments tomorrow on whether a district court decision striking down the entire Affordable Care Act (ACA) should stand...

Child at Checkup
July 8, 2019

A federal appeals court will hear oral arguments tomorrow in Texas v. Azar, the lawsuit in which the Trump Administration and 20 Republican attorneys general are asking the courts to invalidate the entire Affordable Care Act (ACA). If the courts ultimately adopt the Administration’s position,...

Gavel and stethoscope
June 21, 2019

The Trump Administration has finalized a rule to expand health reimbursement arrangements (HRAs) that it predicts will shift, by 2029, 7 million people from traditional group health plans to individual plans that people can buy with help from a limited employer cash contribution. This sizable shift...

Person contemplating bill
June 19, 2019

Tomorrow’s House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing will put the focus back on the crisis that U.S. territories face due to the looming expiration of federal funds to supplement their inadequate Medicaid block grants — and their need for ongoing...

Doctor and patient talking
June 12, 2019

The new waiver would deny Medicaid to tens of thousands of low-income adults who would be eligible if the state fully expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act.

Doctor and patient talking

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