Tag: Medicaid

Opioid Treatment Is Used Vastly More in States That Expanded Medicaid

States that expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act have seen a much bigger increase in prescriptions for a medication that treats opioid addiction than states that chose not to expand the program, a new study has found. The study, by researchers at the Urban Institute, a nonprofit research group, adds to the evidence that […]

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Trump Administration’s New Rule Could Block Visas, Green Cards for Legal Immigrants Who Need Benefits Like Food Stamps

Photo: Alex Wong (Getty Images) Because the Trump administration is made of people like Stephen Miller and those who think like him, on Monday the group of evil white men and complicit white women released a new regulation that would target legal immigrants for needing government benefits. According to CNN, the new rule would make it […]

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This Guy Got Republicans to Vote for a Democrat

BOZEMAN, Mont. — Remember representative democracy? The kind where we voters pick the least objectionable politician to defend the Constitution while we pay our taxes and live our lives? Consider my governor, Steve Bullock of Montana. He is so reasonable, trustworthy and effective that before he started running for president a couple of months ago […]

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States Are Making Progress on Opioids. Now the Money That’s Helping Them May Dry Up

ST. LOUIS — Bryan Garner was homeless and injecting as much fentanyl as he could get his hands on when he found the Missouri Network Outreach Center, a community center in an old brick rowhouse in St. Louis that connects people to addiction treatment. Mr. Garner, 51, accepted the center’s offer of assistance and has […]

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What Happens if Obamacare Is Struck Down?

Updated: July 9, 2019 The Affordable Care Act was already in peril after a federal judge in Texas invalidated the entire law late last year. But the stakes were ramped up in March, when President Trump’s administration changed its position and agreed with the judge that the entire law, not just three pieces of it, […]

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What Would Giving Health Care to Undocumented Immigrants Mean?

Providing comprehensive health coverage to undocumented immigrants has long been nothing more than a wouldn’t-it-be-nice item on the far left’s wish list. But in the crowded field of candidates vying for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, nearly everyone supports it. Almost all of the 19 candidates who responded to a recent New York Times survey […]

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I Shouldn’t Be Forced to Give Birth to a Baby Who Won’t Live

When I was 20 weeks pregnant, I and my husband learned during a routine ultrasound that our baby had not developed a major portion of her brain and never would. The condition, anencephaly, a type of neural tube defect that also stunts the growth of the skull, is terminal. If carried to term, our baby […]

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At 75, Taking Care of Mom, 99: ‘We Did Not Think She Would Live This Long’

Not many years ago, Lynda Faye planned to spend her retirement gardening in Amherst, Mass., and visiting her eight grandchildren. Not on the list of golden-years pursuits: caring for a frail elderly parent. Ms. Faye is 75, and her mother, Yetta Meisel, a widow, is 99. The former art teacher fills her days helping her […]

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‘I’m Republican. I Never Thought I’d Fight for Medicaid.’

By Ricky Clay, Robin Jordan and Carrie McBane Video by Kendall Ciesemier Millions of Americans fall into the Medicaid gap, earning too much to qualify for Medicaid yet too little to afford private insurance or receive subsidies under the Affordable Care Act. Across the country, 4.5 million would stand to benefit from Medicaid expansion. In […]

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What Is the Hyde Amendment? A Look at Its Impact as Biden Reverses His Stance

As a wave of highly restrictive state laws have made abortion a key issue in the 2020 campaign, the Hyde Amendment has drawn new scrutiny. Numerous presidential candidates had already come out against the provision before Wednesday, when former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. became the only one to say he supported it, prompting […]

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What Is the Hyde Amendment? A Look at Its Impact and History

As a slew of highly restrictive state laws have thrust abortion to the forefront of the 2020 campaign, the Hyde Amendment has drawn new scrutiny. Several presidential candidates had already come out against the amendment before Wednesday, when former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. prompted a wave of criticism by saying he supported it. […]

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Fact-Checking Bernie Sanders on the Campaign Trail

Senator Bernie Sanders, second only to former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. in the polls, is seeking to build on the momentum from his 2016 presidential run and shore up support among the left. On the campaign trail, Mr. Sanders often reminds rallygoers that many positions popular among Democratic candidates today were viewed as […]

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