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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

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

Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear

The Scoop: December 18, 2019 Edition

December 18, 2019 – In this week's edition of The Scoop: Open enrollment still underway in eight states and DC; Kentucky’s Medicaid work requirement… Read more