Stories tagged: "medicaid expansion"


In this Oct. 17, 2018 photo, a yard sign promoting Initiative 427, the Medicaid Expansion Initiative, is seen in Omaha, Neb. For nearly a decade, opposition to Obama's health care law has been a winning message for Nebraska Republicans, helping them take every statewide office, dominate the Legislature and hold all of the state's congressional seats. But in the upcoming general election, even the most strident opponents of the Affordable Care Act are acknowledging an odd reality: there's a good chance the voters who support them will also approve a ballot measure expanding Medicaid. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
Voters in Red States Expanded Medicaid, Despite Opposition From GOP Leaders. It’s Saved Lives.

More than 4 million people have enrolled in Medicaid coverage during the coronavirus pandemic, a key reason why the nation’s uninsured rate does not appear to have dramatically increased in 2020.

AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File
For the Fifth Time in 3 Years, Voters in a Red State Approved Medicaid Expansion

More than 200,000 Oklahomans will qualify for the state’s Medicaid expansion. That coverage is in jeopardy, however, because of the lawsuit targeting the Affordable Care Act.

Image via Shutterstock
These States Expanded Medicaid. This Is What Happened to Their Cancer Death Rates.

Cancer deaths have dropped more in states that expanded Medicaid coverage under the Affordable Care Act than in states that did not, new research reveals.

Graphic via Shutterstock / Courier
1 Million People Are Uninsured in North Carolina. The GOP Keeps Blocking Bills to Help.

If lawmakers expanded Medicaid, 634,000 people—59% of the state’s uninsured population—would gain health care coverage by 2022.

Image via Shutterstock
Michigan Expanded Medicaid to 640,000 Residents. The Improvements Have Been ‘Remarkable.’

The percentage of enrollees who saw a primary care doctor in a given year doubled to nearly 90%.