Tens of thousands of people who were previously eligible for Medicaid but had not signed up are now signing up through the exchanges even in states that have refused to participate in the health reform law’s Medicaid expansion program.
Healthcare reform will still leave 30 million Americans without health insurance. Many, however, may be able to get cancer screenings, check ups and family planning help through range of existing preventive programs.
The Affordable Care Act will broaden health care coverage for many of the 1.1 million Americans infected with HIV, especially those who live in the 25 states and the District of Columbia that have opted to expand Medicaid. In those states, the larger Medicaid programs will cover about 60 percent of the mostly uninsured patients currently receiving help from federal-state HIV programs. Medicaid will cover all of their health needs, not just their AIDS/HIV treatments.
Before, primary care doctors typically would refer those patients to a psychologist. But very few patients actually go see the psychologist …
Lacking enough psychiatrists, psychologists and psychiatric nurses, some states will call on a different category of caregiver to meet the surging demand for mental health services under Obamacare.
About half the births in the United States are paid for by Medicaid — a figure higher than previous estimates – and the numbers could increase as the state-federal health insurance program expands under the Affordable Care Act.
These days, patients are often transferred from a hospital to a nursing home to recover. But, then, some never leave. One program works on getting them back home.
If every state expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, at least 85 percent of the residents in each one would have some form of health insurance, according to a new report by the Kaiser Family Foundation and the Urban Institute.
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Inside Room 101 at Emerald Hills, a covert campaign was under way in the fall of 2008. Potentially lethal bed sores were spreading across Joan’s body, and workers were trying to improvise help.
Under the Affordable Care Act, 17 million Americans were to obtain coverage through the expansion of Medicaid. But so far, only 21 states and D.C. have decided to expand their Medicaid programs. A Stateline info graphic lays out the impact of the states’ decisions.
Public Health – Seattle & King County will receive $1.6 million to help King County residents without health insurance obtain coverage through programs created by the 2010 health reform law.
Starting January 1, an estimated 180,00 King County residents will become eligible to obtain coverage either through an expanded Medicaid program or by purchasing coverage through [...]
Many people assume that the nation’s 12.5 million non-elderly veterans receive health benefits through the VA. But only two-thirds of those veterans are eligible for VA health care and only one-third are enrolled.
President Obama’s health law was expected to cover 32 million uninsured Americans by 2022. But that number will be much smaller if some states don’t buy in.