The percentage of Americans without health insurance has decreased dramatically since the implementation of the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) individual mandate, according to new polling by Gallup.
Many primary care doctors who see Medicaid patients this year will get a fee cut averaging nearly 43 percent, a drop that could threaten access to care for low-income Americans and the success of one of the Affordable Care Act’s key features.
Alaska’s newly elected Gov. Bill Walker adamantly campaigned on a platform to expand Medicaid, but whether he’ll be able to meet his promise with a Republican-dominated legislature isn’t so clear.
There is cautious optimism from government officials and industry experts that Affordable Care Act sign-ups will exceed the Obama administration’s projected nine million enrollees for 2015.
A Missouri lawmaker last week pre-filed a bill that could revoke the licenses of insurers who offer plans through the Affordable Care Act, directly undermining the federal health law and making affordable health insurance more difficult to find for many Missourians.
Health officials in Wyoming last week released a report urging the state to expand Medicaid coverage, adding to the list of Republican-led states advocating for the program’s expansion under the Affordable Care Act.
The Senate’s third-ranking Democrat said the middle class “knows in its gut” that only a “strong and active government” can stop the economic bleeding that has caused median incomes to drop $3,600 since President Bush first took office in 2001.
A new report from Choices in Childbirth adds to a body of evidence that doula care should be included in health plans and made available to all women, particularly women of color, who face disproportionate rates of maternal and infant mortality in the United States.
Conservatives offer up a series of false choices for the Supreme Court in their challenge to health insurance subsidies in federal exchanges, including wrongly comparing the Affordable Care Act to Medicaid. It shouldn’t work, but it might.
North Carolina’s alarming infant mortality rate is a direct result of uninsured women not having access to quality health care. So why aren’t more advocates of Medicaid expansion talking about it?