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Posted on 23 January 2018 | 10:58 am | Google News
Oregonians to vote on Medicaid taxes as costs soar
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Oregon aggressively expanded its Medicaid rolls under the Affordable Care Act, adding enough people to leave only 5 percent of its population uninsured - one of America's lowest rates. Now, with the reduction of a federal match ...
Special Election in Oregon Will Determine Fate of Medicaid Expansion
Election day arrives in Oregon; voters have until 8 pm to drop off ballots
Posted on 23 January 2018 | 10:13 am | Google News
The Health 202: CHIP won in the government shutdown. But community health centers did not.
OUCH: Oregon vastly expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act to the point where just 5 percent of residents remain uninsured. But as the federal government is now set to reduce Medicaid payments, Oregon needs help paying for that expanded ...
Posted on 23 January 2018 | 9:31 am | Google News
Medicaid expansion may be unlikely in Tennessee, even as backers seek compromise
“Since we didn't do that, we had the closing of the Decatur County Hospital. Not necessarily that expansion would have kept it open, but it would have enhanced its chances of being able to survive financial instability.” House Minority Leader Craig ...
Posted on 21 January 2018 | 7:00 am | Google News
Medicaid Expansion Splits TN Gubernatorial Candidates in Health Forum
The Democrats, ex-Nashville Mayor Karl Dean and state House Minority Leader Craig Fitzhugh, called for expansion of Tennessee's program, TennCare. They cited recent rural hospital closures. Republicans focused elsewhere, such as personal responsibility ...
Posted on 19 January 2018 | 4:24 pm | Google News
By the Numbers: Did Medicaid Expansion Save Hospitals?
Now a paper published in the January issue of Health Affairs has found the rate of hospital closures slowed down in states that expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, while accelerating in states that opted out of expansion. Richard C ...
Posted on 18 January 2018 | 5:15 pm | Google News
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