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Inaccessible Medicaid Providers Are Another Sign of Our Failing Safety Net

According to a report from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, more than half of surveyed Medicaid providers are, in reality, completely inaccessible. This presents an obvious problem for huge numbers of Americans.

According to a report from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, more than half of surveyed Medicaid providers are, in reality, completely inaccessible. This presents an obvious problem for huge numbers of Americans.

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Obamacare Mandate Puts Uninsured Rate at All-Time Low

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.

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.

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Medicaid Pay Bump Expires, Worsens Health Care Landscape for Low-Income Patients

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.

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.

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Report: 113th Congress Put Up Historic Fights for Reproductive Rights

Even though the 113th Congress was the least productive in modern history, it did manage to do some work to proactively fight for reproductive rights.

Even though the 113th Congress was the least productive in modern history, it did manage to do some work to proactively fight for reproductive rights.

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Maine’s Republican Governor Spent $53,000 to Remove Young Adults From Medicaid Rolls

Gov. Paul LePage’s administration spent that money to hire a private lawyer after the state attorney general said she would not represent the state in its fight with the federal government, according to an Associated Press report.

Gov. Paul LePage’s administration spent that money to hire a private lawyer after the state attorney general said she would not represent the state in its fight with the federal government, according to an Associated Press report.

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Report: Racial Wealth Inequality Gap Widened After Great Recession

While overall American families have rebuilt their household wealth during the economic recovery in the wake of the Great Recession, not all households have benefited equally from the economic recovery.

While overall American families have rebuilt their household wealth during the economic recovery in the wake of the Great Recession, not all households have benefited equally from the economic recovery.

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Poll: Opinions of Obamacare Aren’t Set in Stone

Americans have mixed perceptions about the Affordable Care Act, responding in significantly different ways to various questions about the federal health-care law, according to a new study by the Kaiser Family Foundation.

Americans have mixed perceptions about the Affordable Care Act, responding in significantly different ways to various questions about the federal health-care law, according to a new study by the Kaiser Family Foundation.

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The Way We Talk About Midwifery Care Matters

Even as it championed midwives in a recent op-ed, the New York Times editorial board unwittingly slipped into language that suggests midwifery care is a second-tier option—language that reflects broader public attitudes throughout the United States.

Even as it championed midwives in a recent piece, the New York Times editorial board unwittingly slipped into language that suggests midwifery care is a second-tier option—language that reflects broader public attitudes throughout the United States.

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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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