The Georgia legislature overwhelmingly passed a ban on insurance coverage of abortion for many health plans in the state last week. Lawmakers also refused to expand Medicaid, fueling outraged protests.
Louisiana health officials appear to have cut funding for the state’s Medicaid program for pregnant women based on a typo on the Affordable Care Act website, Healthcare.gov.
Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett had hoped to make the state the first to tether job-search requirements to Medicaid eligibility.
Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe has called legislators back for a special session that will begin March 24. If a budget is not adopted by July 1, the state government will shut down.
The biggest disparity among Pennsylvania women with and without health insurance was found regarding access to Pap smears and mammograms.
Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) has made it a top priority to remove the commonwealth from the list of 25 states that have declined to expand the number of individuals eligible for Medicaid under Obamacare. On Monday, House Speaker William Howell (R-Stafford) said his majority caucus is not going to play along.
Rio Grande Valley residents who seek an abortion now have limited options: drive hundreds of miles; continue their pregnancy; schedule a later, more expensive procedure once they find the means to pay; or attempt to self-induce an abortion using occasionally dangerous and often ineffective means.
Anti-choice advocates and lobbyists are calling the slight decrease in the number of abortions performed in Pennsylvania in 2012 “good news for women.” Is it really?
The year began on a sour note, with an emergency injunction in one of the legal challenges to the contraception mandate in Obamacare.
In short, Healthy PA would extend some coverage to Pennsylvanians in the health-care gap, but it doesn’t expand the Medicaid program, and would reduce benefits of current enrollees.