Thursday, November 26, 2015
Planned Parenthood rally

Planned Parenthood Sues Texas Over Medicaid Funding

Planned Parenthood and 10 of its patients sued the state of Texas on Monday to block officials from cutting off Medicaid funds, calling the state’s actions “political” and part of a long-term pattern of denying reproductive health care to women.

November 24, 2015

The North Carolina Experiment: How One State Is Trying To Reshape Medicaid

North Carolina is in the process of overhauling its Medicaid program.

October 27, 2015
Republican 2016 U.S. presidential candidate and businessman Donald Trump reacts near the end of the first official Republican presidential candidates debate of the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign in Cleveland

5 Depressing Things To Expect If A GOP President And Congress Win in 2016

If Republicans win in 2016, expect the worst. And if we let this happen after seeing what they did the last time we had a GOP president and Congress — 2001-2006 — know that we deserve it.

October 12, 2015
hospital entrance

How To Get Sicker, Die Sooner, And Pay More For It

Our system is less fair, less efficient, makes us less healthy and gives us shorter lives.

September 24, 2015
Agents from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office (HHS) of the Inspector General are pictured during a morning briefing in this undated photograph provided on April 28, 2015. REUTERS/U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Inspector General/Handout via Reuters

Banned Medicaid Providers Still Participate In Some States, Report Says

New Mexico and Massachusetts lead the list of states with the most terminated providers still participating in the program.

August 5, 2015

Republican Governors Buck Party Tenets To Seek Expanded Medicaid

Republican governors are pressing forward to expand Medicaid even after being stymied by lawmakers in their own party.

July 30, 2015
Scott Walker Wisconsin protests

5 Ways Conservatives Make Workers Poorer, Sicker, And More Dependent On Government

Conservative policies give workers weaker families, dimmer futures, and corporate governance. So why do they punish themselves by voting conservative?

July 27, 2015

5 Things To Remember About John Kasich

Some consider him the “Heartland Chris Christie.”

July 21, 2015
Texas confirms Ebola case in Dallas

Not Expanding Medicaid Can Cost Local Taxpayers

Dallas County citizens paid over $467 million in taxes last year in order to cover care for the uninsured, a cost that could be reduced by expanding Medicare.

June 26, 2015
2016 GOP Candidates

5 Ways Republicans Dare You To Vote Against Them

Republicans’ fiercest opponents are themselves. Actual reality has proven to be a powerful countervailing force, when enough Americans vote.

May 25, 2015

Luis Lang Discovers GoFundMe’s Much Worse Than Obamacare

Even though Luis Lang, a Republican, refused to buy coverage under the dreaded “Obamacare,” he thought it would be available to him in an emergency.

May 18, 2015
Boehner RS

Sympathy For The Speaker

When it comes to the Affordable Care Act, the Republican House Speaker is stuck between a rock and a hard place.

May 15, 2015
rick scott

Florida Gov. Scott No Help In Time Of Crisis

Rick Scott isn’t a functioning governor. He is the emptiest of empty suits — no talent for leadership, no muscle for compromise, no sense whatsoever of the big picture.

May 12, 2015
Workers pay more out-of-pocket for health care as wages stagnate and employers shrink back there coverage.

What Conservatives Get Wrong On Medicaid

If conservative states do expand Medicaid, it is often complicated, discourages enrollment, and penalizes the poor by requiring premium payments.

April 16, 2015
Republican Governor Rick Scott of Florida

Florida Gov. Scott Hints At Opposition To Medicaid Expansion

Should Gov. Rick Scott ultimately oppose Medicaid expansion, it would be a reversal of his previous position.

April 7, 2015
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Supreme Court Bars Judges From Setting Medicaid Rates

Medicaid rates are so low that the Supreme Court was needed to forbid health care providers from continually suing certain states.

March 31, 2015
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Baton Rouge Emergency Room Closing Shows Cost Of Obamacare Fight

By rejecting Obamacare, Bobby Jindal opts out of Medicaid assistance for Baton Rougean, forcing neighborhood hospitals to close.

March 25, 2015
Gov. of Utah Gary Herbert Talks About Medicaid Expansion

A Separate Peace: GOP Governors And The Medicaid Expansion

Some GOP governors are trying to expand Medicaid — without enraging their right-wing bases.

February 18, 2015
Matt Mead

Republicans Hold The Line Against Medicaid Expansion

Despite some compromises, many Republicans continue to pushback against Medicaid expansion.

February 17, 2015
Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam (Photo: Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce via Flickr)

More States Lean Toward Medicaid Expansion

These red states are considering expanding Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act.

February 3, 2015
Mitt Romney speaks to fellow Republicans at a dinner during the Republican National Committee's Annual Winter Meeting aboard the USS Midway on January 16, 2015 in San Diego, California (AFP/Sandy Huffaker)

End Poverty? Reduce Inequality? What Republicans Must Do First

Republican candidates say they want to reduce poverty and inequality. But how can they become the change?

January 27, 2015
Jan Brewer

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer Dealt Legal Blow Over Medicaid Expansion Plan

This Arizona Supreme Court ruling is terrible news for the state’s uninsured population.

December 31, 2014
hospital entrance

Some States Retreat On Mental Health Funding

Many red states have significantly slashed their mental health budgets.

December 16, 2014

How Are Federal Dollars Divided Among States?

Find out which states rely the most on government spending.

December 10, 2014
In Arizona, swings in Medicaid access show program's impact

In Arizona, Swings In Medicaid Access Show Program’s Impact

Medicaid expansion made a big difference in Arizona — but the state’s Republicans may roll it back anyway.

December 2, 2014
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