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Obama Puts Pressure On Republicans To Expand State Medicaid Programs

Reuters | Posted 07.01.2015 | Politics

NASHVILLE, Tenn., July 1 (Reuters) - Fresh from another Supreme Court validation of his landmark healthcare law, President Barack Obama visited health...

Florida House Republicans Give Up On Legislating, Leave Town Early

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 04.29.2015 | Politics

Florida, man. The state House's Republican leadership didn't want to bring a Medicaid expansion bill that the Senate's Republicans support up for ...

Jeffrey Young

Montana Legislature Votes To Expand Medicaid Under Obamacare

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeffrey Young | Posted 04.19.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Montana is on track to join 28 states and the District of Columbia by expanding Medicaid to cover more low-income people. Democrats i...

Key Southern States Are Hearing From the People They Left Out of Health Coverage

Felicia Willems | Posted 05.16.2015 | Politics
Felicia Willems

It's not too late for state lawmakers who've decided not to expand Medicaid to change their minds (or be replaced by those who support it). Each and every one of us in these states need to be contacting our lawmakers and asking them to do so, because too many uninsured people have been shamed into silence.

Jeffrey Young

GOP Governor Expands Medicaid Under Obamacare

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeffrey Young | Posted 01.28.2015 | Politics

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence on Tuesday became the latest Republican governor to accept an expansion of Medicaid to cover more poor residents under the Aff...

Jeffrey Young

5 New GOP Governors Could Undercut Medicaid Expansion

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeffrey Young | Posted 11.07.2014 | Politics

The Republican wave at the polls Tuesday didn't just give the GOP more power to obstruct Obamacare in Congress and block Medicaid expansion in more th...

Sam Stein

This Election IS About Obamacare For These Uninsured People

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 11.04.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The last few years of Tarika Collins’ life have been a series of horrendous medical complications. Four separate car accidents in 201...

Texas And Florida Expand Medicaid -- For Kids

Kaiser Health News | Phil Galewitz | Posted 09.29.2014 | Politics

Republican lawmakers in Florida and Texas snubbed the Affordable Care Act’s Medicaid expansion for adults, but their states did broaden the progra...

Jeffrey Young

Hospitals In States That Won't Expand Medicaid Left With More Unpaid Bills

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeffrey Young | Posted 09.24.2014 | Business

States that refuse to accept Obamacare's Medicaid expansion aren't just leaving behind poor residents, they're also hurting hospitals' bottom lines. ...

Jeffrey Young

More Proof That Anti-Obamacare States Desperately Need Obamacare

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeffrey Young | Posted 09.22.2014 | Business

In a lot of big urban areas where a large share of residents lack health insurance, help isn't on the way. Seven of the 11 large metro areas where ...

Samantha Lachman

Republican Mayor Partners With Moral Monday Movement, Walks 273 Miles For Rural Health Care Access

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 07.15.2014 | Politics

A Republican mayor has partnered with the progressive-backed Moral Monday movement to protest the closure of his small-town's hospital. Belhaven, ...

Jeffrey Young

In States That Didn't Expand Medicaid, Obamacare's Not Reaching The Poor

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeffrey Young | Posted 07.10.2014 | Business

Twenty-five states didn't take up the Obamacare Medicaid expansion at the beginning of this year, and the results speak for themselves: A new survey s...

Report: Urban Cities In States Expanding Medicaid Will See Huge Drop In Uninsured Rate By 2016

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 06.19.2014 | Politics

The rate of uninsured residents in large, urban cities could drop by an average of 57 percent by 2016 in states that moved to expand Medicaid coverage...

State Lawmakers Pass Budget Eliminating Medicaid Expansion For 400,000 Virginians

Reuters | Posted 08.13.2014 | Politics

June 13 (Reuters) - Virginia's Republican-controlled legislature passed a two-year budget late on Thursday that shot down the Democratic governor's ...

Hospitals Saving Millions In States That Expanded Medicaid: Study

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 06.10.2014 | Politics

Hospitals in states that have expanded Medicaid coverage under the Affordable Care Act have witnessed a significant decrease in the volume of uninsure...

Indiana Governor Calls For Obamacare Repeal, Promotes Alternative Health Care Proposal

AP | KEN THOMAS | Posted 05.19.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Indiana Gov. Mike Pence said Monday President Barack Obama's health care law must be repealed but urged his fellow conservatives t...

The Debate Is Over on Repealing Obamacare

Brian Normoyle | Posted 06.02.2014 | Politics
Brian Normoyle

Ten million Americans who didn't have health insurance now do and there is much more work to do moving forward. Why should we step back from that and what would conservatives like to go back to?

Sabrina Siddiqui

Progressives Hit GOP For Rejecting Medicaid Expansion

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 03.03.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- MoveOn.org, the progressive advocacy group, launched an ad campaign Monday targeting the Republican governors who have yet to embrace Ob...

Here's Where The GOP Is Depriving Americans Of Health Care

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 02.12.2014 | Business

Many of the Americans who need access to affordable health care the most live in areas where they won't get it under Obamacare, thanks to their Republ...

Republicans Working To Strip Health Coverage From 85,000 People In Arkansas

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 02.04.2014 | Politics

Republicans in Arkansas are threatening to revoke health care coverage from some 85,000 state residents who have already signed up for benefits. U...

5 Million People To Miss Out On Health Insurance Because Of Their Governors

AP | MARC LEVY | Posted 12.31.2013 | Politics

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — About 5 million people will be without health care next year that they would have gotten simply if they lived somewhere else ...

Government Health Programs Save Everyone Money: Study

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 12.30.2013 | Business

More and more it seems that, when the government subsidizes health insurance, patients' share of health care costs go down. The latest evidence: In...

Jeffrey Young

Uninsured Iowans Get Some Good News

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeffrey Young | Posted 12.11.2013 | Politics

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services gave Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad (R) the go-ahead Tuesday to expand Medicaid in his state under Presiden...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Top Georgia Democrat Fights To Prove Obamacare Can Overcome Deep South Resistance

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 12.07.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- For Democrats like Stacey Abrams, Georgia's House minority leader, advocating for the Affordable Care Act in a strongly conservative sta...

State's Big Medicaid Expansion Plan Gets Approved

Reuters | Posted 11.27.2013 | Politics

Sept 27 (Reuters) - The U.S. government said on Friday that it had approved Arkansas' proposal to use federal money targeted for expanding the Medic...