Tag Archives: Medicaid Expansion

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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the Medicaid expansion gap

Last week, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett announced that the state had worked out an alternative Medicaid expansion plan with the federal government, bringing 500,000 low-income Pennsylvanians to the Medicaid rolls. According to numbers from the Kaiser Family Foundation, about 281,000 … Continue reading

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missing out on Medicaid – part 2

On Wednesday, I posted information from the Kaiser Family Foundation on the number of individuals in states that will fall into the Affordable Care Act’s coverage gap – people who would have qualified for Medicaid if their state opted to … Continue reading

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