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Kentucky becomes first state to impose Medicaid work provisions

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Kentucky on Friday became the first U.S. state to require that Medicaid recipients work or get jobs training, after gaining federal approval for the fundamental change to the 50-year-old health insurance program for the poor. The Centers for Medicare and Me...

By the numbers: Medicaid in Pennsylvania

The Trump Administration’s proposal to institute work requirements for Medicaid — government health insurance for the poor — is unlikely to affect Pennsylvania soon. Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf vetoed a work-search requirement passed last year by the Republican-controlled sta...

Hatch announces he will not seek re-election

WASHINGTON – Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah said Tuesday he will not seek re-election after serving more than 40 years in the Senate, opening the door for former GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney to run for his seat. Hatch, 83, said he’s always been a fighter, “but...

Hatch announces retirement after 40+ years in Senate

WASHINGTON — Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah said Tuesday he will not seek re-election after serving more than 40 years in the Senate, opening the door for former GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney to run for his seat. Hatch, 83, said he's always been a fighter, "but eve...

Maine Voters Will Decide If They Want More Access To Medicaid

Maine Voters Will Decide If They Want More Access To Medicaid Maine is one of 19 states that rejected Medicaid expansion through the Affordable Care Act. But on Tuesday, it could be the first to...

Health-care bill is fair

Before Obamacare, state governments were the chief regulators of health insurance. Obamacare put the federal government in that role. The latest Republican health-care bill, sponsored by Sens. Li...

Medicaid Delivers as Obamacare Survives

Medicaid got a reprieve from the budget axe with the GOP’s failure so far to repeal, let alone replace, Obamacare. Suddenly, the program for the poor that began in 1965 seems less like a scape...

A Better Resolution to the Medicaid Expansion Divide | RealClearHealth

Senate Republicans are divided on how they want to address the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) expansion of Medicaid. Not surprisingly, Senators from states that expanded coverage under the ACA are...

What Constitutional Crisis?

Trump's firing of Comey does not fit the bill, but there was a president whose entire strategy was to cause such crisis. When Donald J. Trump was sworn in as our nation’s 45th president, Democ...

Michael Dorf: Will Neil Gorsuch make the Supreme Court less polarized?

The confirmation of Neil Gorsuch brings the Supreme Court back to full strength for the first time since the death of Justice Antonin Scalia last February. Gorsuch’s record provides strong evi...

Did the CBO Get It Right?

Monday's release of the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) estimate of the economic and insurance impact of the Republicans' Affordable Care Act (ACA) replacement plan shined a spotlight on a litt...

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