Despite Calling Medicaid Expansion Funds Unreliable, Wisconsin Lawmakers Rely on Other ObamaCare Funds

By: Wednesday September 3, 2014 7:09 pm

In the Wisconsin debate about whether to accept federal funding for expanding BadgerCare, there has been little attention paid to a significant inconsistency used in the arguments made by many opponents of using those funds. They contend that it would be risky to pay for newly-eligible childless adults with the increased federal Medicaid funds set aside by the Affordable Care Act (ACA) for that purpose; however, their alternative plan (which is much more expensive for state taxpayers) relies on another source of ACA funds.

 

Pennsylvania to Expand Medicaid

By: Friday August 29, 2014 1:31 pm

After much negotiation, Pennsylvania is finally going to take part in the Medicaid expansion which was part of the Affordable Care Act.

Medicaid Was Responsible for Most of the Newly Insured in California

By: Wednesday July 30, 2014 2:20 pm

Roughly 3.4 million previously uninsured adult Californians say they have obtained health insurance since the beginning of the year, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation. This means that 58 percent of the once uninsured population in the state now have an insurance policies of some type.

Medicaid Works Well at Expanding Coverage

By: Wednesday April 16, 2014 8:02 am

That should be the simple conclusion from this new Gallup data. They found that there was a noticeable drop in the uninsured in states that took part in the Medicaid expansion as part of the Affordable Care Act – but a much slower drop in the states that did not.

Come Saturday Morning: January Economics Results and Medicare for All

By: Saturday March 8, 2014 6:45 am

Imagine how much more money all Americans could have if programs like Medicare and Medicaid applied to everyone. Well, you don’t have to imagine it — just look at places like Canada and Germany and the UK and France, places that unlike the US still have thriving middle classes.

What That Letter Should Have Said

By: Thursday February 20, 2014 3:55 pm

On Valentine’s Day, Senator Bernie Sanders sent a letter to the President, authored by himself and signed by 15 other Senators, all Democrats. The letter was a response to the rumors that the President intends to include his Chained CPI proposal to cut Social Security benefits in the budget he will soon send to Congress.

Expanding Medicaid Increases ER Use

By: Friday January 3, 2014 8:01 am

If your goal is to promote quality of life and provide financial protection for regular people other studies have proven expanding Medicaid will do that very well.

Medicaid Expansion Going Well, Exchange Improved but Still Lagging

By: Wednesday December 11, 2013 9:10 am

On the plus side the exchanges are working better and this is helping to increase the number of people selecting plans. Over 360,000 people selected a private insurance plan on one of the exchanges in the first two month, with 227,478 selecting plans on the state run exchanges and 137,204 selecting plans on the federal Healthcare.gov.

“Separate but Equal” Shuts Down Women’s Health Care

By: Sunday December 1, 2013 5:20 pm

This week has a certain nostalgia for me. I am working the last four shifts in my home, Humboldt County. Nestled between pristine redwoods and dramatic cliffs overlooking the west coast of California, I want to stay here, but cannot. I am feeling the full force of the United States health care crisis. In the four years I have worked here eight of ten obstetricians in the southern half of the county have left, and now I find I am one of them.

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