On February 2, Indiana became the second state in the U.S. to get approval from the Trump administration to add work requirements to its Medicaid program. Kentucky was granted a waiver to add work requirements to its Medicaid program last month, a historic but controversial move that drew criticism from patient advocacy groups. Indiana, which… Continue Reading ›

Americans who were hoping to hear about healthcare during President Trump’s first State of the Union address were disappointed Tuesday night as the president chose instead to focus his speech on the economy, immigration and international policy. Notably absent from Trump’s lengthy address was any mention of how his administration plans to address healthcare reform…. Continue Reading ›

After a three-day shutdown of the federal government starting Friday, Congress passed a stopgap measure on Monday, January 22, to ensure that operations could continue for the next three weeks. The temporary spending resolution, which funded the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), among other things, included provisions for suspending or delaying implementation of three Obamacare… Continue Reading ›

The federal government officially reopened on Monday, January 22, after being shut down on Friday night thanks to a standstill in the Senate over a government spending bill. Democrats and Republicans came to a short-term agreement on how the nation’s public offices would continue to get funded through February 8. And while there’s no end… Continue Reading ›

Open enrollment to buy health insurance for 2018 ended nationwide on December 15, 2017, but people living in some states may still be able to get major medical coverage. In states that created their own exchanges under Obamacare, residents have a little more time to buy health insurance for next year – but time is… Continue Reading ›

CMS announced on January 11th that states may now impose a work requirement on all Medicaid recipients, a move that has been very popular amongst Republicans in Congress over the past couple of years. Medicaid is a state-run healthcare program for low income families. The threshold to receive Medicaid varies per state and the state… Continue Reading ›

On Thursday, December 21, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released its weekly snapshot for the last full week of enrollment, measuring signups from December 10 through December 15. During this seventh and final week, a little over 4.1 million people enrolled in or renewed their major medical coverage for 2018. These numbers… Continue Reading ›