Following the vote, nearly 500,000 uninsured adults in five states are poised to gain Medicaid coverage under the Affordable Care Act, say advocates. But many conservatives remain opposed to the expansion.
The drop in the number of people enrolled in the federal-state program for low-income residents is the first since 2007.
The new guidance allows states to ask for waivers from provisions in the Affordable Care Act governing not only subsidies, but also the benefits insurers must offer in all their plans.
Los estados podrían utilizar fondos federales para otorgar subsidios a las personas que compran planes de salud de corto plazo, bajo una nueva de la administración Trump.
Nearly three-quarters of voters say that health care is the most important issue for them, but fewer than half are hearing much from candidates about it, according to a poll released by the Kaiser Family Foundation.
Seema Verma, who heads the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, tells private insurance officials that a push by some Democrats to expand Medicare would only increase troubles the program already faces.
The Trump administration announces that the average price for insurance offered to people buying their own coverage on federal exchanges is going down.
The percentage of people without insurance in California continued its decline in 2017, despite Republican efforts in Washington, D.C. to roll back the Affordable Care Act. The uninsured rate now stands 10 percentage points below its level in 2013 — the year before the coverage expanding provisions of the federal health law took effect, according to a report by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Nearly all children in the foster care system are covered by Medicaid. Yet, foster parents still struggle to meet the extraordinary health needs of their children. In California, over 67,000 foster kids are enrolled in Medi-Cal, the state’s version of Medicaid. And nearly 23,000 former foster youth are enrolled in the program as a result of the Affordable Care Act.
Medicare limits payments for valve replacement via a catheter to hospitals with large numbers of heart procedures. But smaller facilities are crying foul.