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Missouri Medicaid expansion signatures

The Scoop: health insurance news this week

August 5, 2020 – In this week's edition: Missouri voters approve constitutional amendment to expand Medicaid; Colorado individual market insurers propose… Read more

The Scoop: health insurance news this week

July 29, 2020 – In this edition: California COVID-19 SEP ends Friday; Missouri residents vote on Medicaid expansion next week; eligible Nebraska residents… Read more

Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt has announced his plan for Oklahoma to be among the first states to seek a Medicaid waiver that would include additional federal funding and a Medicaid work requirement. | Photo by Alonzo Adams/AP/Shutterstock

The Scoop: February 5, 2020 Edition

February 5, 2020 – Headlines in this edition; Open enrollment is mostly over; tax season has begun; HHS proposes federal health insurance rules for 2021; HHS… Read more

The Affordable Care Act ensures that coverage is guaranteed-issue for people with pre-existing conditions such as diabetes (which affects 30 million Americans).

50 populations whose lives are better thanks to the ACA

November 19, 2019 – Millions of Americans would have worse health insurance – or none at all – without Obamacare's provisions. But the law's protections… Read more

Kansas legislation allows Farm Bureau to sell medically underwritten health coverage that’s not subject to ACA rules. The plans became available for purchase this month.

The Scoop: October 23, 2019 Edition

October 23, 2019 – In this week's edition of The Scoop: Most of the state-run exchanges have enabled window shopping for 2020 plans; Arizona has indefinitely… Read more

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis says a reinsurance pool approved by the federal government will drive down insurance premiums in the state.

The Scoop: August 2, 2019 Edition

August 2, 2019 – In this edition of The Scoop: North Dakota and Colorado state reinsurance programs receive federal approval; CMS rejects Utah's request for… Read more

Katya Powder

Enrolling like their lives depend on it

February 7, 2018 – More Americans are appreciating the Affordable Care Act more than ever – and they're showing it by continuing to enroll in ACA-compliant… Read more

Trumpcare steals from the poor

The poor get poorer under GOP’s tax credit scheme

March 10, 2017 – The AHCA would result in higher premiums for older people, smaller tax credits for poorer and older people, reduced access to Medicaid for… Read more

Ticked off about subsidizing other people's insurance?

About that health insurance you’ve been subsidizing

June 23, 2016 – As tax payers, we've been subsidizing health insurance benefits for high-net-worth Americans for decades. In fact, since 1954,… Read more

Obamacare helps MS patients.

Obamacare: a game changer for MS patients

January 13, 2016 – Obamacare has absolutely been a game-changer for people with MS and other chronic illnesses. But there is still work to be… Read more

Scott "Walkercare" means hurt for women.

WalkerCare gives women reasons to worry again

August 23, 2015 – The “open market” Walker would establish would be the kind of health insurance market that existed before Obamacare. There would be no… Read more

Post King decision.

Wriggling out of a post-King crisis

May 18, 2015 – If a SCOTUS ruling for the plaintiffs deep-sixes subsidies, could Congressional Republicans manage a 'Houdini-like'… Read more