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Trump's New Medicaid Rules Aren't About Empowering People. They're About Punishing The Poor.

Trump's New Medicaid Rules Aren't About Empowering People. They're About Punishing The Poor.

President Donald Trump’s administration has provided states with a new weapon to exact revenge on lazy poor people who have the temerity to be on the losing end of the American economy and also sometimes need to go to the doctor. Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines

January 13, 2018 | By | Reply More
Kentucky is first state ever to require Medicaid recipients to work

Kentucky is first state ever to require Medicaid recipients to work

The federal government has approved Kentucky’s waiver allowing it to require certain Medicaid recipients to work. Economic news – CNNMoney.com

January 12, 2018 | By | Reply More
Wyoming Senate rejects Obamacare Medicaid expansion

Wyoming Senate rejects Obamacare Medicaid expansion

By Ruffin Prevost CODY, Wyo. (Reuters) – The Wyoming Senate on Friday rejected a bill that would have supported the state's expansion of the Medicaid program for the poor under President Barack Obama's healthcare reform law, effectively shutting the door for the remainder of year. A companion bill in the state's House of Representatives was […]

February 8, 2015 | By | Reply More
Why Rick Perry Could Warm To Obamacare’s Medicaid Expansion

Why Rick Perry Could Warm To Obamacare’s Medicaid Expansion

  Political pressures and a threat to state financial coffers from rising numbers of uninsured have Texas lawmakers thinking about ways to expand the Medicaid insurance program for the poor including a deal with the Obama administration. Last week, while a grand jury indictment against Gov. Rick Perry grabbed much of the […] Forbes Real […]

August 17, 2014 | By | Reply More
New Medicaid enrollments top 7 million under Obamacare

New Medicaid enrollments top 7 million under Obamacare

More than seven million Americans have gained health coverage through government programs including Medicaid since enrollment in Obamacare health insurance was launched October 1, the U.S. administration said on Friday. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) said 7.2 million new participants in Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program by June brought […]

August 8, 2014 | By | Reply More
Wisconsin Senate approves delay in state Medicaid changes

Wisconsin Senate approves delay in state Medicaid changes

By Brendan O’Brien MILWAUKEE (Reuters) – Wisconsin lawmakers on Thursday approved delaying by three months a plan to shift thousands of people from a state Medicaid program onto the federal health insurance marketplace that has been plagued by technical problems. The Republican-led state Senate voted 18-12 to approve the proposal that would allow 72,000 people […]

December 20, 2013 | By | Reply More
Ohio panel OK’s Medicaid expansion in win for Obamacare

Ohio panel OK’s Medicaid expansion in win for Obamacare

CLEVELAND (Reuters) – An Ohio legislative panel on Monday voted in favor of the state expanding its Medicaid program for the poor in a victory for President Barack Obama’s signature federal health reform law. Reuters: Politics

October 22, 2013 | By | Reply More
21 states say ‘no’ to Obamacare Medicaid expansion

21 states say ‘no’ to Obamacare Medicaid expansion

Those opting out are forgoing billions of dollars in federal funds. Economic news – CNNMoney.com

July 1, 2013 | By | Reply More