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Kentucky becomes first U.S. state to impose Medicaid work provisions

Kentucky Becomes First State to Impose Medicaid Work Provisions

Democrats and health advocacy groups blasted the federal policy on Thursday, saying it would make it tougher for the most vulnerable Americans to have access to healthcare.

U.S. Healthcare Spending Growth Slowed in 2016, insurance, Medicaid, Medicare

U.S. Healthcare Spending Growth Slowed in 2016

Health spending increased 4.3 percent to $3.3 trillion compared to a 5.8 percent growth rate in 2015.

Lower Medicaid Fees Linked to Scarcer Primary Care Appointments

Lower Medicaid Fees Linked to Scarcer Primary Care Appointments

Reductions in Medicaid funding that lead to lower physician fees will compromise patient access to primary care providers.

Uncertainty Over Healthcare Funding Worries Schools

Uncertainty Over Healthcare Funding Worries Schools

Proposed cuts to Medicaid would have a dire, direct effect on services for students with disabilities.

Senate Republican Bill Would Slash Medicaid by 2036

Senate Republican Bill Would Slash Medicaid by 2036

The original draft of the Republican bill was opposed by at least nine Republican senators.

States’ Medicaid Spending to Increase Under Senate Bill: Report

States’ Medicaid Spending to Increase Under Senate Bill: Report

The Urban Institute, a Washington, D.C.-based think tank, estimated state Medicaid spending would increase by $565 million in 2022 under the proposed legislation.

Senate Republicans Delay Healthcare Bill Vote

Senate Republicans Delay Healthcare Bill Vote

Republicans can afford to lose only two votes among their own ranks in the Senate.

VA Hospitals Fall Short on Patient Satisfaction

Health Insurers Says Senate Bill’s Medicaid Cuts to Hurt States

Hospital groups came out against the Senate bill the day it was unveiled.

WNBA Team Plans to Give Planned Parenthood Major Assist

WNBA Team Plans to Give Planned Parenthood Major Assist

Meanwhile, in the latest healthcare bill draft, Republicans once again promised to defund the healthcare provider — despite its essential services that aid one in five women.

After Weeks of Secrecy, Senate to Unveil Healthcare Bill

After Weeks of Secrecy, Senate to Unveil Healthcare Bill

An estimated 23 million people could lose their healthcare under the House plan, according to the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office.

California to Give Health Clinics $20 Million to Counter Possible Trump Cuts

California to Give Health Clinics $20 Million to Counter Possible Trump Cuts

No other state appears to be developing a similar grant program.

Activist Campaign Puts a Face To Those Most Affected By Medicaid Cuts

Activist Campaign Puts a Face To Those Most Affected By Medicaid Cuts

“This is not about healthcare. This is about wealth care,” said Sen. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.).

Trump Budget Cuts Food Stamps, Medicaid

Trump Budget Cuts Food Stamps, Medicaid

Loyal supporters among those most hurt.

Trump Seeks to Slash Government Spending in Budget Plan

Trump Seeks to Slash Government Spending in Budget Plan

More than $800 billion would be cut from the Medicaid program for the poor and more than $192 billion from food stamps.

GOP Health Care Plan: Older, Low-Income, and People with Preexisting Conditions to Suffer

GOP Health Care Plan: Older, Low-Income, and People with Preexisting Conditions to Suffer

“Make no mistake, many people will die as a result of this bill,” said Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Florida).

Texas Moves to Cut Medicaid Funding for Planned Parenthood

U.S. Judge Blocks Texas Plan to Cut Planned Parenthood Medicaid Funds

The threatened funding cut could affect nearly 11,000 patients across Texas.

Debate over Affordable Care Act Strikes Fear in Homeless Population

Debate over Affordable Care Act Strikes Fear in Homeless Population

The homeless population widely relies on the Affordable Care Act for healthcare.

As Out of Pocket Costs Rise for Family Caregivers, Congress Introduces Tax Credit Remedy

As Out of Pocket Costs Rise for Family Caregivers, Congress Introduces Tax Credit Remedy

Families serving as caregivers for a child with a disability lose about $3,200 a year due to added responsibilities, study found.

Advocates Fear What Trump Presidency Will Mean for People with Disabilities

Advocates Fear What Trump Presidency Will Mean for People with Disabilities

President-elect Donald Trump has not been clear on his ideas regarding people with disabilities but notably mocked a reporter with a disability during his campaign.

Potential Legislation Aims to Expand Savings Options for People with Disabilities

Potential Legislation Aims to Expand Savings Options for People with Disabilities

Expansion of ABLE Act to allow more financial opportunities and incentivize employment.

Disability Providers Exempt from Harmful Labor Law

The new rule, which has been temporarily delayed, could significantly hinder services provided to people with disabilities.

Trans Day of Action in NYC 2012

What Repeal of Medicaid Exclusion Means for Transgender New Yorkers

New York has updated its language on healthcare, signaling progress in transgender rights at the state level.