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The New Health Care: How Dental Inequality Hurts Americans

The New Health Care: How Dental Inequality Hurts Americans

A free dental clinic in Seattle's Key Arena in 2016. Many Americans lack basic access to dental care.
The New Health Care: How Dental Inequality Hurts Americans

The New Health Care: How Dental Inequality Hurts Americans

A free dental clinic in Seattle's Key Arena in 2016. Many Americans lack basic access to dental care.

Commentary: These 5 charts show just how amazing Trump and GOP have been for the economy

On Nov. 9, 2016, the New York Times’ Paul Krugman, perhaps the left’s most influential writer on economics and health care, despairingly announced to the…
As Some Got Free Health Care, Gwen Got Squeezed: An Obamacare Dilemma

As Some Got Free Health Care, Gwen Got Squeezed: An Obamacare Dilemma

Gwen and Matt Hurd with their son, Harry, at home in Merrimack, N.H. They pay full price for Obamacare coverage, which has gotten so expensive they have considered forgoing health insurance.
As Some Got Free Health Care, Gwen Got Squeezed: An Obamacare Dilemma

As Some Got Free Health Care, Gwen Got Squeezed: An Obamacare Dilemma

Gwen and Matt Hurd with their son, Harry, at home in Merrimack, N.H. They pay full price for Obamacare coverage, which has gotten so expensive they have considered forgoing health insurance.
As Some Got Free Health Care, Gwen Got Squeezed: An Obamacare Dilemma

As Some Got Free Health Care, Gwen Got Squeezed: An Obamacare Dilemma

Gwen and Matt Hurd with their son, Harry, at home in Merrimack, N.H. They pay full price for Obamacare coverage, which has gotten so expensive they have considered forgoing health insurance.

Lyin' Ryan Blames Social Security And Medicare For Deficit

Lyin' Paul Ryan went on Faux News' Sunday Morning Futures and proudly declared that, if he gets his way, the poor, the elderly and the disabled will have no future. Somehow doing it with a straight
Economic Scene: Come the Recession, Don’t Count on That Safety Net

Economic Scene: Come the Recession, Don’t Count on That Safety Net

Lining up for a job fair in Manhattan in February 2009, when the nation’s unemployment rate surpassed 8 percent. It peaked later that year at 10 percent.
Economic Scene: Come the Recession, Don’t Count on That Safety Net

Economic Scene: Come the Recession, Don’t Count on That Safety Net

Lining up for a job fair in Manhattan in February 2009, when the nation’s unemployment rate surpassed 8 percent. It peaked later that year at 10 percent.
How to Challenge a Nursing Home Eviction Notice, and Other Tips

How to Challenge a Nursing Home Eviction Notice, and Other Tips

Playing mah-jongg at a nursing home in New Jersey. A resident facing eviction can appeal a discharge and demand a hearing.
Virginia Senate Republicans just torpedoed the state’s Medicaid expansion

Virginia Senate Republicans just torpedoed the state’s Medicaid expansion

Just four months ago, Virginia’s gubernatorial race saw historic voter turnout — as casting ballots at the time meant extending Medicaid coverage to 400,000 people. On Thursday, voting paid off.

Some Virginia Lawmakers Want to Expand Medicaid. Why That’s a Bad Idea.

Every year, we see renewed efforts to push states to adopt Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion. Virginia drew national attention this year when its House of Delegates... Read More The post Some Virginia

White House exploring mental health treatment expansion

Amid the outcry over the Florida school shootings, the Trump administration says it is “actively exploring” ways to help states expand inpatient mental health treatment using Medicaid funds. President
In Washington, Kentucky governor brags about an opioid policy that worries health experts at home

In Washington, Kentucky governor brags about an opioid policy that worries health experts at home

Speaking before 13 other governors on Saturday, Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin (R) talked up a state policy that expands access to drug addiction treatment. But the progress he touted will likely be blunted

Many Medicaid recipients aren’t paying legally required premiums — and face no consequences

Current policies requiring Medicaid recipients to contribute toward their own health care costs appear to have failed in many states where they’ve been implemented, with…
As Trump Pushes Medicaid Testing, the Grading Falls Short

As Trump Pushes Medicaid Testing, the Grading Falls Short

Vice President Mike Pence last month at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Maryland. As governor of Indiana, Mr. Pence helped expand the state’s Medicaid program, but also put into place
Trump’s Medicaid crackdown comes for Arkansas

Trump’s Medicaid crackdown comes for Arkansas

On Monday, Arkansas became the third state to make unprecedented changes to its nearly 53-year old Medicaid program, the government-run insurance program for the poor and disabled. The state will now
Arkansas Became the Third State to Implement Work Requirements for Medicaid

Arkansas Became the Third State to Implement Work Requirements for Medicaid

Gov. Asa Hutchinson made Arkansas the third state to implement work requirements on Medicaid recipients Monday after the federal government approved its waiver.
Arkansas Wants to Shrink Medicaid. Trump’s Team Won’t Say Yes - Yet.

Arkansas Wants to Shrink Medicaid. Trump’s Team Won’t Say Yes - Yet.

Gov. Asa Hutchinson of Arkansas, left, with Seema Verma, the head of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid, announcing work requirements to qualify for Medicaid benefits on Monday in Little Rock.