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Can Alaska’s Independent Governor Overcome GOP Opposition and Expand Medicaid?

Bill Walker takes the oath of office to become the 11th governor of the State of Alaska on December 1, 2014 in Juneau's Centennial Hall.

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.

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Obamacare Sign-Ups Expected to Exceed Administration Goal

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.

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.

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Kansas Republicans Block Investigation Into State’s Medicaid Program

Kansas Republicans blocked a proposal to create a special panel to investigate possible ethics violations in the operation of KanCare, the state's $3 billion privatized Medicaid program.

Kansas Republicans blocked a proposal to create a special panel to investigate possible ethics violations in the operation of KanCare, the state’s $3 billion privatized Medicaid program.

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Wyoming Becomes Latest GOP-Led State to Push Medicaid Expansion

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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.

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Maryland Moves to Expand Health Coverage to Low-Income Trans* Residents

Low-income Maryland trans* residents may for the first time get health insurance coverage for transition-related services, after the state moved forward with new regulations expanding health-care services covered by Medicaid.

Low-income Maryland trans* residents may for the first time get health insurance coverage for transition-related services, after the state moved forward with new regulations expanding health-care services covered by Medicaid.

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Latinos Demand Real Action, Not ‘Hispandering,’ in Exchange for Votes

With would-be politicians concentrating their efforts on expensive Spanish-language advertising, lukewarm get-out-the-vote efforts, or voter suppression laws, neither party actually did any impactful outreach to overcome the very deep disillusionment Latinos feel.

With would-be politicians concentrating their efforts on expensive Spanish-language advertising, lukewarm get-out-the-vote efforts, or voter suppression laws, neither party actually did any impactful outreach to overcome the very deep disillusionment Latinos feel.

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Medicaid Expansion in North Carolina? Let’s Talk About Infant Mortality and Maternal Health

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?

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?

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Women at Risk of Losing Crucial Family Planning Health Coverage in Pennsylvania

Some 90,000 women in Pennsylvania could lose family planning health-care coverage next year if the state government does not continue its unqiue Medicaid program.

Some 90,000 women in Pennsylvania could lose family planning health-care coverage next year if the state government does not continue its unqiue Medicaid program.

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Ohio Governor Doesn’t See Connection Between Obamacare and Medicaid Expansion

While Congressional Republicans continue to call for the repeal of the Affordable Care Act, a growing number of Republican state governors have begun to qualify that position. Ohio Governor John Kasich on Monday added himself to that list, telling the Associated Press that repealing Medicaid expansion under the ACA is “not gonna happen.”

While Congressional Republicans continue to call for the repeal of the Affordable Care Act, a growing number of Republican state governors have begun to qualify that position. Ohio Gov. John Kasich on Monday added himself to that list, telling the Associated Press that repealing Medicaid expansion under the ACA is “not gonna happen.”

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Most Georgians Want Medicaid Expansion as GOP Legislators Fight Against It

The majority of Georgia residents want the state to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and disagree with conservative state lawmakers' decision to reject it, according to a new public opinion survey.

The majority of Georgia residents want the state to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and disagree with conservative state lawmakers’ decision to reject it, according to a new public opinion survey.

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