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A study published by the Journal of the American Heart Association showed that sudden cardiac arrests dropped by 17 percent in one Oregon county after people gained health insurance through the Affordable Care Act.
The survey also found public support for program changes that would place work requirements on beneficiaries and make drug testing a condition of enrollment.
No one knows what the final Senate bill will look like — not even those writing it. But here are some safe, educated guesses.
States like California, which substantially expanded Medicaid coverage to children and adults in rural counties and small towns, would be most affected.
KHN’s Mary Agnes Carey and Julie Rovner discuss some of the developments that shook up health news this week.
The payment is only 5 percent of the total cost of Medi-Cal’s expansion this year, but experts say it adds to an already-stretched budget.
A University of Southern California professor says conservatives and liberals should split the difference: Scrap the exchanges and expand Medicaid.
Researchers concluded that because the federal government picked up so much of the tab of expanding eligibility for the low-income insurance program, expansion states like California didn’t have to skimp on other policy priorities to make ends meet.