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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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Missouri Bill Seeks to Undermine Obamacare by Punishing Insurers Who Participate in Exchanges

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.

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.

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Texas Is About to Overhaul Its Entire Social Safety Net: Explained, in GIFs

This year, Texas’ Health and Human Services Commission, and the departments it oversees, are up for review by the Sunset Advisory Commission. It can't hurt to start amassing your "fingers crossed" GIFs now.

This year, Texas’ Health and Human Services Commission, and the departments it oversees, are up for review by the Sunset Advisory Commission. It can’t hurt to start amassing your “fingers crossed” GIFs now.

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Study of Over 50,000 Abortion Patients Finds Low Complication Rate

Researchers warned in the newly released study that the shuttering of abortion providers as a result of more stringent laws could put those who need abortion care in danger.

Researchers warned in the newly released study that the shuttering of abortion providers as a result of more stringent laws could put those who need abortion care in danger.

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Obama’s Immigration Order Could Make Thousands of Californians Eligible for Health Insurance

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Advocates in California are already looking for ways to expand health-care access to the immigrants newly protected from deportation following President Obama’s executive order on immigration.

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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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GOP Take Note: Latinos Support Obama’s Immigration Action, Poll Finds

Even though many immigration advocates wanted Obama's executive order to do more, a new poll finds that an overwhelming majority of Latino voters support the president's decision to take action.

Even though many immigration advocates wanted Obama’s executive order to do more, a new poll finds that an overwhelming majority of Latino voters support the president’s decision to take action.

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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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