Thousands of Rhode Islanders have lost comprehensive abortion coverage through their insurance plans, thanks to a budget bill signed by Democratic Gov. Gina Raimondo in June—and some of them may not be aware of the change.
A first-of-its-kind report calls on the Democratic-held state legislature and health officials to roll out sweeping reforms to bridge a health coverage gap that has left 383,000 residents uninsured.
New data shows there has been a 44 percent decrease in the maternal mortality rate worldwide over the last 25 years—but in the United States, along with 12 other countries, maternal mortality rates rose during this period.
Colorado voters will decide next year if they want to replace Colorado’s private health insurance industry with a single-payer system, under which the state government would provide health insurance for all residents.
Bevin’s victory leaves in doubt the future of the program that provides health care to more than 400,000 low-income residents.
“It’s ironic and stunning that, on the one hand, we’ve seen incredible progress for women, yet on the other hand, they’re inundated with little bits of discrimination and people don’t really realize it,” said Jenny Schwartz, partner at Outten & Golden, a national employment law firm.
Michigan has seen a significant drop in the number of uninsured since the law went into effect, as the next ACA enrollment period is set to begin November 1.
Critics of the privatization scheme point to other states that have handed over Medicaid to health-care companies only to watch Medicaid waiting lists grow and service dwindle.
Women who give birth to babies with neonatal abstinence syndrome are being criminalized—and their babies are suffering as a result.
In the span of one year, at just one of the defendant’s hospitals, several patients with pregnancy complications were denied the care they needed and to which they were entitled under federal law, the complaint states.