GovBeat: affordable care act


Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 01/07/2014

Session Preview: Missouri debates how much, not whether, to cut taxes

After failing to override a veto last year, Republicans are scaling back tax cut plans.

By Reid Wilson  |  12:30 PM ET, 01/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  affordable care act, medicaid expansion, Missouri, obamacare, session preview, tax cuts, taxes

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 01/07/2014

Session Preview: Nebraska governor’s last lap

Dueling tax reform proposals will dominate Gov. Dave Heineman’s final legislative session.

By Reid Wilson  |  10:00 AM ET, 01/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  affordable care act, budget, health care, medicaid, Nebraska, obamacare, prisons, session preview, States, taxes

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 01/07/2014

Session Preview: Virginia’s new beginnings

Gov.-elect Terry McAuliffe will press Republicans on Medicaid expansion.

By Reid Wilson  |  06:00 AM ET, 01/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  affordable care act, health care, medicaid expansion, minimum wage, obamacare, session preview, States, virginia

Posted at 12:05 PM ET, 01/06/2014

Session Preview: Maryland, where politics comes first

Politics will dominate as Democrats jockey for position.

By Reid Wilson  |  12:05 PM ET, 01/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  affordable care act, health care, Maryland, minimum wage, obamacare, session preview, States

Posted at 02:13 PM ET, 01/03/2014

Kentucky Republicans aim to reel in governor’s power in wake of Obamacare

After Gov. Steve Beshear embraced Obamacare, Republicans will pitch a constitutional amendment to scale back his powers.

By Reid Wilson  |  02:13 PM ET, 01/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  affordable care act, Kentucky, newsletter, obamacare, States

Posted at 01:17 PM ET, 12/16/2013

In Nevada, the Republican governor who doesn’t completely hate Obamacare

Brian Sandoval is embracing ObamaCare. That should scare Harry Reid.

By Reid Wilson  |  01:17 PM ET, 12/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  affordable care act, brian sandoval, Harry Reid, Nevada, newsletter, obamacare, States

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 12/12/2013

Cuomo spars with Obama administration over Medicaid exemption

Cuomo’s administration wants to use $10 billion to reform the state’s Medicaid system.

By Reid Wilson  |  06:00 AM ET, 12/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  affordable care act, medicaid, New York, obamacare, States

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 12/06/2013

Study: Refusing Medicaid expansion will cost states billions of dollars

Texas stands to lose $9 billion in federal funding in a single year by refusing to expand Medicaid.

By Reid Wilson  |  06:00 AM ET, 12/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  affordable care act, health care, medicaid, medicaid expansion, newsletter, obamacare, States

Posted at 09:23 AM ET, 12/04/2013

Texas wants background checks for health-care navigators

The state will require background checks, additional training and certification of financial responsibility.

By Reid Wilson  |  09:23 AM ET, 12/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  affordable care act, health care, newsletter, obamacare, States, texas

Posted at 10:50 AM ET, 12/03/2013

South Dakota Gov. Daugaard won’t rule out future Medicaid expansion

Gov. Dennis Daugaard may be hinting he’s open to expanding Medicaid in the future.

By Reid Wilson  |  10:50 AM ET, 12/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  affordable care act, health care, medicaid, obamacare, South Dakota, States

Posted at 08:37 AM ET, 12/02/2013

Wyoming governor says no to Medicaid expansion

Democrats counter that refusing the expansion means leaving hundreds of millions on the table.

By Reid Wilson  |  08:37 AM ET, 12/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ACA, affordable care act, medicaid, medicaid expansion, obamacare, States, wyoming

Posted at 11:13 AM ET, 11/26/2013

Walker calls special session on BadgerCare

Wisconsin legislators will delay moving 77,000 residents off the state’s Medicaid program.

By Reid Wilson  |  11:13 AM ET, 11/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  affordable care act, medicaid, newsletter, obamacare, States, wisconsin

Posted at 12:06 PM ET, 11/25/2013

Vermont health-care Web site security breached

Documents show a security breach went further than the state first reported.

By Reid Wilson  |  12:06 PM ET, 11/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  affordable care act, health care, States, VERMONT

Posted at 10:17 AM ET, 11/18/2013

Alaska says no to Medicaid expansion

The state will forgo up to $3.7 billion in federal funding, leave 40,000 uninsured.

By Reid Wilson  |  10:17 AM ET, 11/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  affordable care act, Alaska, medicaid, obamacare, States

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 11/16/2013

Health-care law’s flaws threaten Obama’s governing thesis, and his party

President Obama won by pledging to make government work. His party will suffer when it doesn’t.

By Reid Wilson  |  06:00 AM ET, 11/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  affordable care act, campaigns, elections, health care, newsletter, Obama, obamacare

Posted at 06:01 AM ET, 10/25/2013

State insurance boards frustrated with Obamacare technical glitches

Questions go unanswered even as HealthCare.gov slowly improves.

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Tags:  affordable care act, health care, obamacare, States

Posted at 10:41 AM ET, 10/23/2013

Where ObamaCare enrollees actually live

Bookmark this state-by-state breakdown of applications created and processed.

By Reid Wilson  |  10:41 AM ET, 10/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  affordable care act, health care, obamacare, States

Posted at 06:02 AM ET, 10/17/2013

New Hampshire will hold special session on Medicaid expansion

New Hampshire legislators working towards bipartisan Medicaid expansion that would net $2.5 billion in federal funds.

By Reid Wilson  |  06:02 AM ET, 10/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  affordable care act, medicaid expansion, New Hampshire, obamacare, States

Posted at 10:01 AM ET, 10/16/2013

The Affordable Care Act won’t help these 5 million people

Millions of Americans living in poverty make too much and aren’t old enough to qualify for Medicaid.

By Reid Wilson  |  10:01 AM ET, 10/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  affordable care act, health care, obamacare, Rankings, States

Posted at 03:58 PM ET, 09/30/2013

How states are spreading the word on health-care exchanges

States are already running aggressive campaigns to introduce health care marketplaces, which launch Tuesday.

By Reid Wilson  |  03:58 PM ET, 09/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  affordable care act, health care, Kentucky, Koch brothers, obamacare, Oregon, States

Posted at 08:09 AM ET, 08/29/2013

GOP-led states blocking Obamacare

Some Republican-led states have come up with new ways to thwart Obamacare.

By Reid Wilson  |  08:09 AM ET, 08/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  affordable care act, health care, missouri, obamacare, ohio, States

Posted at 10:02 AM ET, 08/22/2013

Local governments cutting hours over Obamacare costs

Cities and counties facing the prospect of paying new health-care costs are opting instead to reduce the hours their part-time employees work.

By Reid Wilson  |  10:02 AM ET, 08/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  affordable care act, economy, jobs, new jersey, obamacare, taxes, texas, virginia, wisconsin