In her State of the State address on Monday, Governor Brewer announced that Arizona will participate in the Medicaid expansion. Governor Brewer is now the third Republican governor to make the decision to expand health coverage through Medicaid.
This past year has been pivotal for the health care justice movement. Thanks to the Supreme Court decision and the re-election of Barack Obama, the Affordable Care Act is here to stay. Unfortunately, our opponents haven’t stopped threatening not only the Affordable Care Act, but also Medicaid and Medicare, with devastating cuts.
As a child, going to the dentist is almost a rite of passage—like your first haircut or your first day of school. But for many American children, visiting the dentist is a childhood tradition they don’t have the luxury of experiencing. And what these children are missing out on isn’t as simple as getting a toothbrush emblazoned with their dentist’s name or having a fun story to tell their friends—they are missing out on important health care. The lack of dental care for our nation’s children is a health care crisis that has for too long been woefully ignored.
Buried deep in the fiscal cliff deal passed last week was a big win for low-income kids. With the change of one number, Congress made it easier for tens of thousands of kids to get and keep health coverage.
How did they do it? They extended for another year the option for states to use Express Lane Eligibility to enroll kids in coverage.
A recent New York Times editorial explored the exciting potential of allowing alternative health providers give patients routine care. This step could help meet the growing demand for primary care services as we face a shortage of primary care physicians in many areas. And, it could save both consumers and the health system money.
On Tuesday, Congress passed a deal to avert the “fiscal cliff.” It passed both the Senate and the House with large majorities. The deal did not cut Medicaid or Medicare benefits.
This piece by Ezekiel J. Emanuel was originally posted in The New York Times Opininoater section.
It is conventional wisdom that end-of-life care is an increasingly huge proportion of health care spending. I’ve often heard it said that people spend more on health care in the year before they die than they do in the entire rest of their lives. If we don’t address these costs, the story goes, we can never control health care inflation.
Explains the differences between navigators and assisters and discusses how in-person assistance works in each type of health insurance marketplace.
Find out which key issues you'll want to tackle in your state this year and get tips on how to stay involved.
Provides an overview of the requirements for health insurance navigator programs and answers key questions states will face as they establish effective navigator programs.