Expert analysis of the latest health reform issues

The Scoop: June 10, 2020 Edition

June 10, 2020 – In this edition: COVID-19 special enrollment periods end Monday in Maryland, New York, Vermont; Maryland marketplace insurers propose rate… Read more

Oklahoma Medicaid expansion vote

The Scoop: June 3, 2020 Edition

June 3, 2020 – In this edition: special enrollment continues for uninsured in five states and DC, and for millions who've lost coverage due to crisis;… Read more

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The Scoop: May 27, 2020 Edition

May 27, 2020 – In this week's edition of The Scoop: Your health insurance SEP might be ending this weekend; Washington State exchange will have 13… Read more

Legislation to mandate infertility coverage in state-regulated health plans

The Scoop: May 20, 2020 Edition

May 20, 2020 – In this edition: COVID-19 special enrollment period in Massachusetts ends on Monday; Americans are much more likely to become uninsured as… Read more

Wyoming lawmakers are again considering Medicaid expansion for the state.

The Scoop: May 13, 2020 Edition

May 13, 2020 – In this edition: COVID-19 special enrollment for uninsured residents in Vermont, Nevada ends Friday; Colorado's insurance commissioner asks… Read more

Under a new West Virginia law, the state's Medicaid program will cover adult dental care, providing up to $1,000 in non-cosmetic dental services per adult enrollee, per year.

The Scoop: May 6, 2020 Edition

May 6, 2020 – In this edition: COVID-19 SEP in Washington State ends Friday, May 8; Missouri voters likely to see Medicaid expansion question on 2020… Read more

The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled in favor of health insurers that had sued the federal government over the massive funding shortfalls for the Affordable Care Act's risk corridors program.

The Scoop: April 29, 2020 Edition

April 29, 2020 – In this edition: COVID-specific SEPs end Thursday in Colorado, Rhode Island; insurance regulators warn Americans about COVID-19 scams;… Read more

Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt has declared that a ballot initiative to expand Medicaid will appear on the state's June 30 primary ballot.

The Scoop: April 22, 2020 Edition

April 22, 2020 – In this edition: Uninsured residents in 9 states and DC can enroll in health coverage amid the COVID-19 pandemic; HealthCare.gov relaxes… Read more

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The Scoop: April 15, 2020 Edition

April 15, 2020 – In this edition: VT, RI, NV, and NY extend COVID-19 special enrollment periods; California exchange has enrolled 58,000 people during… Read more

Utah has enacted a law that will cap out-of-pocket costs for insulin at $30 a month on state-regulated health plans.

The Scoop: April 8, 2020 Edition

April 8, 2020 – In this week's edition: Several state-run exchanges have extended their COVID-19 special enrollment periods for uninsured residents:… Read more

Legislation to mandate infertility coverage in state-regulated health plans

The Scoop: April 1, 2020 Edition

April 1, 2020 – In this edition of The Scoop: In this edition: Virginia passes seven additional health reform bills; Maryland and Colorado legislatures… Read more

Many Americans who lose their jobs during the coronavirus crisis will be eligible either for Medicaid or for subsidized private plan coverage in the ACA marketplace.

Uninsured in a pandemic? Seek help – it’s likely available.

March 20, 2020 – Many Americans who lose their jobs during the coronavirus crisis will be eligible either for Medicaid or for subsidized private plan… Read more