Posts for Medicaid and Medicaid Expansion

Puerto Rico and the Territories Face Medicaid Cliff: Congress Must Act

Earlier this month, the US House Energy and Commerce committee held hearings inviting one government representative overseeing the administration of Medicaid from each territory to testify their respective needs for long-term program funding.

The Trump Administration Is Escalating Its Attack On People With Pre-existing Conditions

The Trump administration is flexing its administrative and judicial muscles to limit access to health coverage and deny people with pre-existing conditions access to care.

Study Confirms Work Reporting Requirements in Arkansas Don’t Work

Following a full year of operation, the “data and information” out of that state has illuminated very troublesome results for those who have pushed for work reporting requirements.

The Dark Horse Lawsuit Threatening America’s Health (And Why You Should Care)

On July 9th, at around 1 p.m. in New Orleans, lawyers representing 17 Republican-led states will file into one of the courtrooms of the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals for the case of Texas v. United States.

Congress Can Make Health Care Better While Building the Path to Universal Coverage

Tomorrow, the House Ways and Means Committee will hold a hearing entitled “Pathways to Universal Coverage.” We applaud House leaders for encouraging serious discussion about the road to universal health coverage. Beyond that, we hope this is the beginning, rather...

Proposal to Change Official Poverty Measure Endangers Health and Well-Being of Millions of Low-Income Americans

On May 7, the Trump administration launched yet another attack on low-income individuals. In a notice on the Federal Register, the administration proposed a change to the Census Bureau’s Official Poverty Measure (OPM) calculation that will effectively block millions of...

What Is At Stake For Vietnamese Communities If The Affordable Care Act Is Struck Down?

After the war, my family and I joined over a million other Vietnamese immigrants who made the journey to reside in the U.S. and try the best we could to make it our second home.

In the Spirit of Sabotage - Limited Expansions and Other Half-Baked, Harmful Plans

In Idaho, Nebraska and Utah, elected officials seem hell-bent on defying the will of their voters, who all decided to pass Medicaid expansion without any cuts or barriers in the November 2018 midterm elections.

Confronting the Wounds of Racism

During our recent visit to Montgomery, Alabama, we had the opportunity to confront our nation’s history of slavery, mass incarceration and racism, while also having our faith in our democracy elevated by witnessing energetically engaged consumer advocacy.
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