President Donald Trump said he wouldn’t touch Medicare before pitching a budget plan that would do exactly that, along with steep cuts to Medicaid. Democrats are calling it “savage” and “heartless,” while administration officials are insisting they are only slowing explosive growth in future years and that current Medicare benefits would remain untouched.
Southern U.S. states that expanded Medicaid “experienced lower rates of physical and mental health declines” than nearby regions that didn’t expand health benefits for poor Americans, a new analysis shows in Health Affairs shows.
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If the recent district court ruling that the Affordable Care Act is unconstitutional were to be upheld, far more than the law’s most high-profile provisions would be at stake.
A new federal law will give patients more information about prices and fees when paying a doctor's visit.
Despite legal challenges at the state and federal level, the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare is moving ahead with a citizen-directed Medicaid expansion effort.
The number of people now enrolled in Medicaid thanks to its expansion in Virginia has hit another milestone with more than 200,000 people now enrolled.
What to know as you consider the many options.
A federal advisory panel for Medicaid wants HHS to better monitor Medicaid's biggest supplemental payment program for hospitals after finding that states have been overspending billions of dollars.
Treatment costs for the immunotherapy can run to more than $1 million. Some state Medicaid programs aren't paying for the treatment, and Medicare's complicated payment rates have hospitals worried.
Many prisoners lose Medicaid coverage the moment they are incarcerated, creating a critical gap in coverage that sets inmates up for failure and costs state and local governments billions.
McKinley County, New Mexico, has the nation's highest rate of Medicaid enrollment. People there say it is vital to battle daunting economic and public health challenges.
The legislation would allow for emergency CHIP funding to states until the end of the year as Congress has yet to fully fund the program.
Governments, corporations and celebrities across the globe took symbolic steps to recognize World Children's Day on Monday. The United Nations opened its doors to child ambassadors, celebrities recorded videos in support of UNICEF, and Google put up a new doodle on its homepage. Meanwhile, if Congress wants to celebrate World Children's Day, it should reauthorize CHIP, the children's health care program that expired in September.
Several states and the Trump administration are fervently searching for stopgap measures to keep insurance for low-income children while Congress debates spending for the national program.
It's confusing this year and you don't have a lot of time. But help is out there.
Despite multiple attempts by a GOP-led Congress and President Donald Trump’s administration to repeal and replace Obamacare, formally known as the Affordable Care Act, over the past year, it remains the law of the land. In fact, Obamacare open enrollment begins this week, and its requirement that almost all Americans carry health insurance is still in effect.
The Trump administration’s actions to scale back Obamacare have made it harder and more complicated to find the best health plan. But the pricing chaos has also created great deals for some consumers, who can sign up during open enrollment beginning today. Here’s our advice on how to shop — the best strategy depends on how much you earn.
Though premiums are shooting higher next year, Obamacare enrollees who qualify for subsidies will find lots of inexpensive policies available.
More people can get an Obamacare plan for free in 2018 or for less than they paid for it this year — but fewer people are expected to buy Obamacare plans next year.