After defending his position to expand Medicaid during the first Republican presidential debate, Ohio Gov. John Kasich's administration reported the program cost $2 billion below estimates in the most recent fiscal year.
In the two years since the Affordable Care Act's two main mechanisms took effect, the rate of uninsured adults has dropped in many states--especially those that set up their own health insurance exchanges and expanded Medicaid, according to a new Gallup poll.
As financial hardships continue for hospitals in states that didn't expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, the role of community health centers is evolving to fill the gap.
Virginia, one of the most populous states that has not expanded Medicaid eligibility under the Affordable Care Act, is investigating other ways to obtain and use federal funding.
Americans' access to healthcare coverage and overall health improved after the Affordable Care Act's first round of open enrollment in October 2013, according to a study from the Journal of the American Medical Association.
There is a constituency paying a steep price decisions not to expand Medicaid eligibility under the Affordable Care Act: local and regional hospitals, and often facilities that serve the public.
While a recent report indicated that newly eligible Medicaid enrollees may be more costly than anticipated to cover, a Health Affairs study points to one promising cost-reduction solution--care coordination.
While more than a dozen states that chose to expand Medicaid have experienced enrollment success past projected numbers, that latest surge raises concerns that the pricey program is jeopardizing states' budgets.
For insurance plans, the King v. Burwell decision affirms tax credits will be available for the 6.4 million who might have lost coverage. It also has the immediate effect of temporarily stabilizing premiums and likely participation in the 19,000,000 enrollee individual insurance market. But beyond this, a number of issues and challenges relevant to insurers remain as part of the unfolding of the Affordable Care Act's implementation.
Alaska Gov. Bill Walker made moves Thursday to expand Medicaid to his state's low-income residents.