GovBeat: obamacare


Posted at 04:18 PM ET, 03/04/2014

Four states maneuver on Medicaid expansion

New Hampshire, South Dakota, Georgia and Maine are moving toward or away from Medicaid expansion.

By Reid Wilson  |  04:18 PM ET, 03/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  medicaid expansion, obamacare

Posted at 08:45 AM ET, 02/08/2014

The Koch brothers’ group is getting involved in Louisiana’s Obamacare fight

The state chapter of Americans for Prosperity wants lawmakers to pledge opposition to expanding Medicaid.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  08:45 AM ET, 02/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  medicaid, medicaid expansion, newsletter, obamacare

Posted at 11:58 AM ET, 01/29/2014

San Francisco thinks Obamacare can cut costs, crime rates

Signing up prisoners for health-care coverage could cut recidivism rates.

By Reid Wilson  |  11:58 AM ET, 01/29/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  California, health care, obamacare, States

Posted at 10:54 AM ET, 01/24/2014

With Utah on board, a majority of states now back Medicaid expansion

Utah on Thursday became the 26th state to agree to expand the program for low-income residents.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  10:54 AM ET, 01/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  medicaid, medicaid expansion, obamacare, Utah

Posted at 04:16 PM ET, 01/16/2014

Medicaid expansion takes a hit in Arkansas

Republicans have won a special election that puts a unique solution to Medicaid expansion at risk.

By Reid Wilson  |  04:16 PM ET, 01/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Arkansas, medicaid expansion, obamacare, States

Posted at 11:45 AM ET, 01/16/2014

Three states are reconsidering, while one ends, contracts with HealthCare.gov maker

At least four states are reevaluating their contracts with CGI Federal, the contractor behind HealthCare.gov.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  11:45 AM ET, 01/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Hawaii, health care, Massachusetts, North Carolina, obamacare, VERMONT

Posted at 04:51 PM ET, 01/15/2014

South Carolina session preview: First up, dealing with a ‘mega potato farm’

Billions of gallons of public water are at stake.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  04:51 PM ET, 01/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, budgets, health care, Healthcare, legislature, legislatures, obamacare, session preview, South Carolina

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 01/15/2014

Hawaii Session Preview: Lawmakers return today to talk cooling schools

The state will take up policies both familiar and unique.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  06:00 AM ET, 01/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, education, Hawaii, health care, Healthcare, legislature, legislatures, obamacare, session preview

Posted at 02:33 PM ET, 01/14/2014

South Dakota Session Preview: Making peace, with cash

A budget windfall will help make the peace in South Dakota.

By Reid Wilson  |  02:33 PM ET, 01/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, medicaid expansion, obamacare, session preview, South Dakota, States

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 10:30 AM ET, 11/25/2013

States are better at running Obamacare than the federal government

The five best state exchanges have enrolled more than 35 percent of those eligible. The best federal exchange hasn’t even enrolled 6 percent.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  10:30 AM ET, 11/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  California, Connecticut, health care, Healthcare, Maryland, newsletter, obamacare, Rhode Island, VERMONT

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 11/22/2013

A Montana group wants voters to decide on the Obamacare Medicaid expansion

By Niraj Chokshi  |  06:00 AM ET, 11/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  health, health care, Healthcare, Montana, obamacare

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 11/21/2013

How Obamacare has fared in each state

Chart out how many people have applied and been able to choose plans for nearly every state.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  06:00 AM ET, 11/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  health, health care, Healthcare, newsletter, obamacare

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 09:19 AM ET, 11/14/2013

The Obamacare numbers did not play well in local newspapers

The nation’s front pages weren’t kind to the Wednesday report on sign-ups.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  09:19 AM ET, 11/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Front pages, newsletter, obamacare

Posted at 02:16 PM ET, 11/05/2013

Kaiser: 17 million eligible for health-care tax credits

The Kaiser Family Foundation report also found up to 29 million would be eligible to buy from marketplaces.

By Reid Wilson  |  02:16 PM ET, 11/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ACA, health care, obamacare, States

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 02:42 PM ET, 09/25/2013

At $144 a month, Minnesotans will have the cheapest low-cost premium under Obamacare

Premiums for the cheapest of the low-cost plans will be cheapest in Minnesota and most expensive in Wyoming, according to HHS.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  02:42 PM ET, 09/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Healthcare, obamacare

Posted at 12:33 PM ET, 09/25/2013

Obamacare is getting really good local coverage

Around the country, state and regional papers fawned over lower rates under Obamacare.

By Reid Wilson  |  12:33 PM ET, 09/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  health care, obamacare, 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