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Affordable Care Act (Obamacare)

Affordable Care Act (Obamacare)
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  • Last day for Affordable Care Act enrollment for 2015

    Last day for Affordable Care Act enrollment for 2015
    The special enrollment period to obtain health insurance through Virginia's federally facilitated Affordable Care Act marketplace, http://www.healthcare.gov, ends at midnight on Thursday. "There has been steady interest in this option. We have...
  • States find savings through Medicaid expansion

    WASHINGTON Medicaid expansion has given a budget boost to participating states, mostly by allowing them to use federal money instead of state dollars to care for pregnant women, inmates, and people with mental illness, disabilities, HIV/AIDS, and breast...
  • Gov. Scott: Take up budget without LIP, Medicaid expansion

    Gov. Scott: Take up budget without LIP, Medicaid expansion
    TALLAHASSEE – Gov. Rick Scott weighed in on the essentially dead legislative session Thursday, saying he will set up a commission to look at taxpayer support for hospitals, as well as how to reduce health care costs and increase access. He...
  • GOP unveils budget plans in face of Obama opposition

    Republicans controlling Congress Wednesday unveiled a budget plan for the upcoming year and beyond, setting up a confrontation with President Barack Obama over his signature health care law and his vow to boost spending on domestic programs like...
  • Indiana lawmakers OK needle exchange programs

    Lawmakers looking to prevent a repeat of an HIV outbreak that has rocked a southern Indiana county sent Republican Gov. Mike Pence a measure Wednesday that would allow communities to implement needle-exchange programs if they can prove they're in the...
  • Mayo: House Speaker drops gavel on poor

    Mayo: House Speaker drops gavel on poor
    The gavel that Florida House Speaker Steve Crisafulli slammed down Tuesday to bring an abrupt halt to the 2015 legislative session is made from the wood of orange trees planted by his great-grandfather and grandfather in the 1930s and 1940s. Those...
  • Group leaves Washington, but no Medicaid deal yet

    Gov. Gary Herbert and Republican legislative leaders said they were optimistic Wednesday after leaving a meeting in Washington with federal officials, but they're still without a deal or new flexibility to expand Medicaid in Utah. The group said they...
  • House leaders failed Fla. by ending session early: Editorial

    House leaders failed Fla. by ending session early: Editorial
    It would be much too charitable to give the Florida House a grade of incomplete for this year's regular legislative session. For ending the session three days early this week, we'd give the House an F — as in failure or fiasco. Think about it:...
  • Senate and House health committees reject Medicaid expansion

    Louisiana's lawmakers have turned back efforts to expand the state Medicaid program to give the working poor government-funded health insurance, the third year of defeats for the legislation. The Senate health care committee voted 5-3 Wednesday against a...
  • Montana governor signs Medicaid expansion into law

    After several years and a long bumpy road to passage, the governor signed a bill into law Wednesday to expand Medicaid eligibility to about 70,000 low-income Montanans. Democratic Gov. Steve Bullock signed the Montana Health and Economic Livelihood...
  • Insurers navigate health overhaul to rising profits

    Several of the nation's biggest health insurers have hiked earnings expectations for 2015 after blowing past first-quarter forecasts and heading into a much more stable future than they faced this time last year. A better understanding of the health care...