Tag Archives: Medicaid Expansion

Medicaid expansion in Virginia

Yesterday, Virginia became the latest state to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act. What changed? The 2017 statewide elections which broke GOP control of the Virginia legislature and governorship. Votes matter – and in some cases your well-being depends … Continue reading

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The wage of the nation

Just some food for thought… Also, in case you were wondering, to be eligible for Medicaid according to the Affordable Care Act, individuals have to make less than $16,040 in a year.  For someone working 40 hours a week, 52 … Continue reading

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Medicaid while you work

It’s a tagline from politicians that we’ve heard before for the Welfare program – and now they have their eyes set on Medicaid.  If you are able bodied to work and you want Medicaid, you better find employment or be … Continue reading

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Health insurance rates by state

The uninsured rate in the US dropped to its lowest level ever last year – 9.1% to be exact.  But that drop in the uninsured rate hasn’t been equally felt across the country, and data recently released from the Census … Continue reading

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Mammograms for Medicaid

For low-income women, living in a state that expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act means you’re more likely to get a mammogram for breast cancer screening. According to new research, low-income women living in states that expanded Medicaid by … Continue reading

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Expanding Medicaid and catching diabetes

When the Affordable Care Act was penned into law, the hope was that reducing the cost of health insurance and eliminating copays and deductibles for preventative care would lead to increased use of the health system by the previously uninsured. … Continue reading

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the city you live in might determine your health insurance status

The US Census Bureau released figures this week of the uninsured rate in America’s major metropolitan areas. Seven of the largest metro areas where the uninsured rate was higher than the 14.5% percent national average are located in states that … Continue reading

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