Stories tagged: "medicaid"


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.

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Almost One-Third of Arizonans Are Now on Medicaid After Mass Unemployment

More than 160,000 Arizonans have signed up for Medicaid since coronavirus-related shutdowns began in March.

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230,000 More Missourians Will Now Get the Health Coverage They Need

Missouri voters approved expanding Medicaid on Tuesday despite a lawsuit supported by their Republican leadership to overturn the Affordable Care Act.

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden speaks at the William "Hicks" Anderson Community Center in Wilmington, Del.
Biden Demands Trump Deliver Federal COVID Response as Nearly 1,400 Die in a Single Day

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden demands a united national response to the coronavirus crisis, while Trump writes off mounting deaths.

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Medicare and Medicaid Led a Racial Justice Revolution in Health Care

As a cardiologist and Black American, I know the public health insurance programs directly improve health care on both sides of the stethoscope.

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The Deadline Is Approaching: How to Get Heath Care Coverage If You Lost Yours in March

Kaiser Family Foundation estimates that nearly 27 million workers and family members had lost job-based health coverage as of the start of this month.

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Nearly 13 Million Americans Have Lost Employer-Provided Health Insurance. Now What?

A new poll found that an overwhelming majority (72%) of Americans say that it’s either the “most important or a very important thing” that the next coronavirus relief package includes major new steps on health care.