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Medicaid expansion

health insurance special enrollment period for COVID-19

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

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

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

Utah state employees who take high-cost specialty drugs are being given the option of traveling to Mexico in order to obtain their drugs at a much lower cost – and the state is reimbursing them for travel expenses.

The Scoop: February 12, 2020 Edition

February 12, 2020 – In this edition: DC exchange offers SEP for residents who weren't aware of DC's individual mandate; Virginia lawmakers approve bills to… 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: January 29, 2020 Edition

January 29, 2020 – Headlines in this edition of The Scoop: New York extends open enrollment; Legislation introduced in Maryland would create state-based… Read more

The U.S. Supreme Court this week denied requests to fast-track an appeal of the Texas v. Azar/U.S. lawsuit. Supreme Court photo by Rena Schild/Shutterstock

The Scoop: January 22, 2020 Edition

January 22, 2020 – Headlines in this edition of The Scoop: Open enrollment ends tonight in Colorado and Connecticut; Medicaid expansion might be a reality in… Read more

Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly and Senate Majority Leader Jim Denning have announced bipartisan legislation that calls for Medicaid expansion in Kansas starting in January 2021.

The Scoop: January 15, 2020 Edition

January 15, 2020 – Headlines in this edition of The Scoop: Open enrollment ends tonight in Colorado and Connecticut; Medicaid expansion might be a reality in… Read more

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam is considering a transition to a state-run health insurance exchange, as well as a reinsurance program that could reduce premiums in the state’s individual insurance market.

The Scoop: January 8, 2020 Edition

January 8, 2020 – Headlines in this week's edition of The Scoop: Open enrollment continues in DC and five states; Legislation filed in Virginia to create a… Read more