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States Not Expanding Medicaid

On the 50th Birthday of Medicare and Medicaid, We're Stronger Thanks to the Affordable Care Act

Sylvia Mathews Burwell | Posted 01.07.2015 | Politics
Sylvia Mathews Burwell

The Affordable Care Act is the biggest coverage expansion in 50 years and is contributing to bringing health cost growth under control.

Shadee Ashtari

Another GOP Governor Flips For Medicaid Expansion

HuffingtonPost.com | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 12.03.2014 | Politics

One year after rejecting federal funds to expand Medicaid coverage under the Affordable Care Act, Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead (R) is pushing the state’s ...

Perry-Appointed Board Backs Medicaid Expansion

The Texas Tribune | Edgar Walters | Posted 11.14.2014 | Politics

A board of medical professionals appointed by Gov. Rick Perry said Wednesday that the state should provide health coverage to low-income Texans under ...

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...

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 ...

Mercy Health Blames Lack Of Medicaid Expansion In Plan To Lay Off Hundreds

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 06.10.2014 | Politics

Mercy Health, the sixth-largest Catholic health care system in the U.S., last week announced plans to lay off approximately 200 to 300 employees acros...

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...

Faith Leaders Condemn States Blocking Medicaid Expansion: 'This Is People's Lives At Stake'

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 05.29.2014 | Politics

Faith leaders called Thursday on the Republican governors and lawmakers in the 24 states refusing to expand Medicaid coverage under the Affordable Car...

Former Florida Governor Hammers Rick Scott For Failing To 'Lift A Finger' On Medicaid Expansion

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 04.03.2014 | Politics

Former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist (D) criticized Gov. Rick Scott (R) on Wednesday for his failure to expand Medicaid in the Sunshine State, accusing t...

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 ...

Jeffrey Young

Obamacare Exchanges To Poke State Officials For Blocking Medicaid Expansion

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeffrey Young | Posted 07.19.2013 | Politics

The federal government wants poor residents of states not expanding Medicaid under President Barack Obama's health care reform law to know who's denyi...