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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

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

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

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

New Mexico has gone a step further than most states, requiring insurers to cover medical services related to COVID-19 as well as influenza and pneumonia.

The Scoop: Special Edition 2.0

March 18, 2020 – In this edition, we continue to provide updates on state efforts to improve health coverage in response to the coronavirus… Read more

Te states have ordered state-regulated health plans to provide COVID-19 testing with no cost-sharing.

The Scoop: Special Edition

March 12, 2020 – In this special edition of The Scoop, we look at how states are taking steps to improve health coverage in response to the coronavirus… Read more

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced this week that state-regulated health plans will be required to fully cover the costs of Coronavirus testing for their members.

The Scoop: March 4, 2020 Edition

March 4, 2020 – In this edition of The Scoop: New York requires state-regulated health plans to fully cover coronavirus testing; More than 18,000 select… Read more

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed legislation Monday that eases reporting rules for adults facing Medicaid work requirements.

The Scoop: February 26, 2020 Edition

February 26, 2020 – In this week's edition: Michigan governor wants federal judge to quickly overturn state's Medicaid work requirement; Virginia House, Senate… Read more

Lawmakers in Colorado and Maryland are considering legislation aimed at improving coverage of in vitro fertilization under state-regulated health plans.

The Scoop: February 19, 2020 Edition

February 19, 2020 – In this edition: Covered California offers special enrollment through April 3; Court of Appeals rules against Arkansas work requirement;… 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

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