Despite congressional GOP candidates' promises, health policy analysts doubt whether victorious Republicans would move to replace those ACA protections with equally strong measures to cover people with health conditions as part of repeal legislation.
For states that haven't expanded Medicaid, the push to do so isn't just about leaving money on the table. It's also about no longer subsidizing other states without benefit, according to Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam of Virginia.
Echoing industry concerns over "Medicare for all," providers warn that Medicaid buy-in proposals may drive more cost-shifting in the healthcare system.
In a speech to insurers, CMS Administrator Seema Verma claimed patients would struggle to find a doctor if the U.S. implements "Medicare for all."
More than 4,100 Medicaid expansion enrollees in Arkansas will lose coverage for the rest of 2018 because they did not comply with the state's work requirement. That's on top of the 4,353 people who were dropped last month.
Low-income people in states that haven't expanded Medicaid are much more likely to forgo needed medical care than the poor in other states, according to a government report. Several states have Medicaid expansion on the ballot in November.
The battle over pre-existing condition protections has become particularly heated in two toss-up House races in Iowa, even as unregulated Farm Bureau health plans that can use medical underwriting will go on sale Nov. 1.
For the first time ever, average monthly premiums for benchmark silver plans will drop on the federal Obamacare markets, after a nearly 40% spike last year.
Colorado Lt. Gov. Donna Lynne says industry needs to get behind efforts to address affordability.
The federal government doled out more than $2 billion in fiscal 2018 to support medical and social services for people living with HIV/AIDS. Advocates say the program's success should serve as a model for commitment needed to address the opioid crisis.
Wisconsin Democrat Sen. Tammy Baldwin's forced vote to overturn the Trump administration's plan for short-term health insurance failed in a tie, although the Democrats gained one Republican ally.
A week after the FBI began an additional investigation into sexual assault allegations against Judge Brett Kavanaugh, the Senate held a procedural vote to advance his nomination to the Supreme Court with one key undecided senator opposing. His final confirmation is down to the remaining swing votes.