These Volunteers Are Battling Idaho’s Government To Expand Medicaid
State legislators in Idaho have refused to accept federal funding that could help thousands without health insurance get coverage. Meet “Reclaim Idaho,” the group that’s trying to do what elected officials won’t and put Medicaid expansion up for a vote in November.
The New Health Care Bill Would Mean Big Cuts For Opioid Addiction Treatment
Medicaid currently covers 3 in 10 people with an opioid addiction, and faces a proposed $830 billion cut. The new health care bill would, as written, be “a death sentence for millions of Americans,” said one treatment advocate.
Republicans May Bring Back Pre-Existing Condition Protections, Winning Them A Key Swing Vote
Senate Republicans are considering breaking with their House colleagues to pass a bill that bans health insurers from charging higher rates to people with pre-existing conditions, but it’s still far from clear they’ll have the votes.
Trump's Health Secretary Nominee Won't Commit To Uphold His Promise Not To Cut Medicare Or Medicaid
Rep. Tom Price would not commit to uphold Trump's promises to maintain funding for entitlement programs, ensure health insurance for all, and let Medicare negotiate drug prices with pharmaceutical companies.
This Is How John Kasich Explains His Decision To Expand Medicaid Under Obamacare
"I've been, you know, criticized for this decision. Do you think it bothers me? It doesn't. And we've helped a lot of people. And my folks have probably saved some lives in the process. And so I think it was the right decision."