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Is It Still a Health Care Bill if It Hurts Working Families?

Is It Still a Health Care Bill if It Hurts Working Families?

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell released his new but still-reeling health care bill Thursday, bidding for conservative support by letting insurers sell low-cost, skimpy policies and reaching for moderates with added billions to combat opioid abuse and help states rein in consumers’ skyrocketing insurance costs.  However, allowing insurers to offer bare-bones plans […]

Repeal and Replace: The True Cost of Repealing Obamacare

Repeal and Replace: The True Cost of Repealing Obamacare

NECTAR, Ala. — Hank Adcock’s family has farmed the rolling hills of this small town in Northern Alabama for more than a century. Adcock took over the farm from his father, who inherited it from his father. At 62, Adcock was planning to pass the 300 acres – where his family raises everything from peaches and […]

Immigrant Youth in California Likely to Get Health Care

Immigrant Youth in California Likely to Get Health Care

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — In a move that adds momentum to efforts to integrate immigrants, California is on the cusp of becoming the largest state in the nation to extend state-subsidized health care coverage to children from low-income families who are in the country illegally. Democrats, immigration groups and health care advocates celebrated the […]

Uninsured Workers Throughout Kentucky Could Gain Health Care with Medicaid Expansion

Uninsured Workers Throughout Kentucky Could Gain Health Care with Medicaid Expansion

Medicaid expansion in Kentucky would provide health coverage to more than 146,000 uninsured workers across the Kentucky, according to a new report by the Kentucky Center for Economic Policy using data from the American Community Survey. The expansion would offer health coverage to workers in a broad range of industries and services that help drive […]

Kentucky Veterans Would Get Health Insurance With Medicaid Expansion

Kentucky Veterans Would Get Health Insurance With Medicaid Expansion

Nearly 11,000 Kentucky veterans without health insurance and thousands of their family members could gain coverage if the state moves forward with the Medicaid expansion currently under consideration, according to a new policy brief by the Kentucky Center for Economic Policy (KCEP). Throughout the country, 1.3 million U.S. veterans  lack health insurance. Nationally, almost half […]

Tennessee Governor Turns Down Health Insurance Exchange

Tennessee Governor Turns Down Health Insurance Exchange

After two years of studying options and more than $9 million in taxpayer funds, Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam announced this week that his administration won’t pursue a state-based health insurance exchange. “While not a complete surprise, we are a little disappointed that the governor did not seize this opportunity to provide state-based solutions to a […]