Tag: Medicaid

Florida Restricts Doctors From Providing Gender Treatments to Minors

“I feel very strongly that this is a misuse of their power,” said Dr. Meredithe McNamara, an adolescent medicine physician at Yale who treats transgender children and testified at the meeting. Mr. DeSantis nominated Dr. Ladapo, a physician and clinical researcher then at the University of California, Los Angeles, as surgeon general in September 2021. […]

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Voters Have Expanded Medicaid in 6 States. Is South Dakota Next?

“With people being put on Medicaid, you’re taking purpose from people, you’re taking dignity from people,” Mr. Moore said. “People need to work.” But advocates say South Dakotans who need health care are already working; the state’s unemployment rate is 2.3 percent, the lowest figure in more than a decade. The prospect of new jobs […]

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How Liberals Should Confront a Right-Wing Supreme Court

To confront a hostile Supreme Court, the people and their elected leaders need to be confident that they, too, have the power and the obligation to interpret the Constitution, as Franklin Roosevelt forthrightly argued during the Great Depression. Facing a court hellbent on striking down New Deal reforms, Roosevelt declared that the Constitution is “a […]

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As Hospitals Close Children’s Units, Where Does That Leave Lachlan?

BROKEN ARROW, Okla. — It was Lachlan Rutledge’s sixth birthday, but as he mustered a laborious breath and blew out one candle, it was his mother who made a wish: for a pediatric hospital bed in northeast Oklahoma. The kindergartner has a connective tissue disorder, severe allergies and asthma. Those conditions repeatedly landed him in […]

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Op-Ed: Extending Postpartum Medicaid Coverage Is Important To Addressing The Black Maternal Health Crisis

NewsOne Featured Video Source: enigma_images / Getty After one of my pregnancies, I found myself listlessly counting down the days that passed after giving birth to my daughter. At the time, I could not explain what fueled my low feelings and emotions. Later on, after I had gained access to high-quality health care, I was […]

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Health Insurance Guide: Navigating Coverage in Your 20s

Georgia Lee Hussey, the chief executive of Modernist Financial, a planning firm in Portland, Ore., that helps clients make financial decisions aligned with their progressive values, noted that some young people who are working as independent contractors or interns may qualify for Medicaid. She said it was important for young adults to aim for financial […]

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The Black Maternal Health Crisis And Why Extending Postpartum Medicaid Coverage Is So Important 

NewsOne Featured Video Aysha-Samon Stokes and her daughter Nyla, 6, watch Midwife Allegra Hill and student Midwife Maryam Karim take the heartbeat of two-week-old Nikko during a postpartum visit to the South Los Angeles birthing center, Kindred Space LA, on May 26, 2021. | Source: MediaNews Group/Los Angeles Daily News via Getty Images / Getty […]

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Phil Gramm Thinks Poor People Have It Too Easy

Emphasize broad-based inequality. As I explained in my 2012 book, The Great Divergence, there is not one income-inequality trend, but two coinciding trends. The starker trend, mapped by Saez and Thomas Piketty, shows huge gains in the pre-tax share of national income by the top 10 percent, the top 1 percent, and the top 0.1 […]

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Planning for Your Retirement, and for a Child’s Special Needs, All at Once

Rachel Nagler, 39, has worked part time since she was 22, but she will never be financially independent, according to her father. She is legally blind with a seizure disorder and mild cognitive impairment, the result of birth trauma. For her parents, Sam and Debra Nagler of Concord, Mass., planning for retirement required them to […]

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Advocates Urge Mississippi to Expand Medicaid for Mothers After Abortion Ban

JACKSON, Miss. — Like low-income pregnant women around the country, nearly every patient at the Sisters in Birth clinic here is covered by Medicaid, the public health insurance program for the poor. But they face the prospect of losing the coverage two months after their babies are born, when they are still at high risk […]

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Advocates Urge Mississippi to Expand Medicaid for Mothers After Abortion Ban

JACKSON, Miss. — Like low-income pregnant women around the country, nearly every patient at the Sisters in Birth clinic here is covered by Medicaid, the public health insurance program for the poor. But they face the prospect of losing the coverage two months after their babies are born, when they are still at high risk […]

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Biden promotes health care proposals in reconciliation package on Medicare, Medicaid anniversaries

President Biden emphasized the provisions on health care in the health, climate and tax package that is set for a Senate vote in a statement recognizing the 57th anniversaries of the creation of Medicare and Medicaid.  Biden said in the statement that the legislation, called the Inflation Reduction Act, will maintain the eligibility improvements to […]

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States With Abortion Bans Are Among Least Supportive for Mothers and Children

In Mississippi, which brought the abortion case that ended Roe v. Wade before the Supreme Court, Gov. Tate Reeves vowed that the state would now “take every step necessary to support mothers and children.” Today, however, Mississippi fares poorly on just about any measure of that goal. Its infant and maternal mortality rates are among […]

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The New Gun Reform Law Is the Biggest Expansion of Medicaid Since Obamacare

But it’s also the fact that Democrats like Stabenow made it easier. “I didn’t lean in the beginning on emphasizing Medicaid,” she said. “I know it’s Medicaid. He knew it was Medicaid. But we just talked about what should be funding this.… I was trying to get them to see, look, we have this system […]

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