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A Nurse Aims to Heal More Residents of Rural Georgia—But This Time From the State Legislature

A Nurse Aims to Heal More Residents of Rural Georgia—But This Time From the State Legislature

LEARY, Ga.—Joyce Barlow had barely warmed her pew seat at Mt. Zion Baptist Church before having to deal with health scares affecting two members of the congregation. Read more...
Voters just gave more than 300,000 people health care

Voters just gave more than 300,000 people health care

Residents in Idaho, Nebraska, and Utah voted to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) Tuesday, granting health coverage to more than 300,000 low-income people. Although all three states
What Tuesday’s Midterm Election Results Mean for Health Care

What Tuesday’s Midterm Election Results Mean for Health Care

Obamacare, Medicaid expansion, and more were on the line in the 2018 midterms.
3 Red States Voted to Expand Medicaid in the Midterm Elections. Here’s Why

3 Red States Voted to Expand Medicaid in the Midterm Elections. Here’s Why

The typically Republican states voted to pass something often thought of as decidedly Democratic.

Obamacare study: 25% decline in home delinquencies among newly insured poor people

Poor people were not the primary target of Obamacare; as a group, their care is more likely to be "non-compensated" (trips to the emergency room while classed as "indigent" and unable to pay), so
Abortion Activists Revved up for Democrat-Led House

Abortion Activists Revved up for Democrat-Led House

Abortion giant Planned Parenthood and all its allies are ready to make good use of what they say is an “unparalleled, pro-reproductive health majority” in the U.S. House.
Pelosi: We Have 'to Replace' Individual Mandate, 'Very Important' to Require Medicaid Expansion

Pelosi: We Have 'to Replace' Individual Mandate, 'Very Important' to Require Medicaid Expansion

During a town hall with MSNBC on Friday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said that “we would have to replace” the individual mandate, and it is crucial to raise the income level at which people can
Maine’s new governor moves to give health care to 70,000 people on her first day in office

Maine’s new governor moves to give health care to 70,000 people on her first day in office

Maine approved Medicaid expansion by a ballot initiative more than a year ago, but former Governor Paul LePage had blocked it from taking effect. Thankfully, Gov. Janet Mills (D-ME) knows how to keep
84 days after Utah residents voted to expand Medicaid, lawmakers have other plans

84 days after Utah residents voted to expand Medicaid, lawmakers have other plans

The Utah state legislature returns to work on Monday and GOP lawmakers are already proposing multiple bills that hobble a successful ballot measure to expand health care to more low-income residents.
Red states try everything but straightforward Medicaid expansion — and the latest is Oklahoma

Red states try everything but straightforward Medicaid expansion — and the latest is Oklahoma

Red states that opposed the Affordable Care Act (ACA) during Barack Obama’s presidency are more likely to implement the 2010 law now, under Donald Trump, albeit with limitations — and Oklahoma is a
‘Somebody should do something’: Oklahomans try to get Medicaid expansion on the ballot in 2020

‘Somebody should do something’: Oklahomans try to get Medicaid expansion on the ballot in 2020

Kelly Smalley lost her health insurance over a year ago when her son turned 19 years old. In order to qualify for Medicaid in Oklahoma, people need to be a parent or guardian to someone no older than
Republican Ralph Abraham Rips Democrat Gov. John Bel Edwards for Medicaid Expansion Failure

Republican Ralph Abraham Rips Democrat Gov. John Bel Edwards for Medicaid Expansion Failure

Rep. Ralph Abraham (R-LA) on Thursday ripped Democrat incumbent Gov. John Bel Edwards for failing the state with his Medicaid expansion push, something Abraham detailed in a vicious press conference
'How Dare You?" NC Democrats Cry Foul As GOP Hold Surprise Budget Vote

'How Dare You?" NC Democrats Cry Foul As GOP Hold Surprise Budget Vote

On Wednesday morning, Democratic members of the North Carolina General Assembly had been informed that there would be no votes today due to 9/11 memorials. Then Republicans held a surprise vote to
Louisiana Has Highest Poverty Rate Under Democrat John Bel Edwards

Louisiana Has Highest Poverty Rate Under Democrat John Bel Edwards

Lousiana has the highest poverty rate in the nation under Democrat Gov. John Bel Edwards, according to data released by the Census Bureau.