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 ›

On January 11, the Trump administration announced that it would allow states to impose work requirements on Medicaid recipients who are able-bodied. Community engagement activities, such as volunteer work, may be substituted for employment in some cases. Positive and Lasting Difference According to the administrator of the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS),… Continue Reading ›

States that didn’t expanded Medicaid under Affordable Care Act guidelines may soon extend their programs thanks to the Trump administration’s willingness to grant waivers allowing work requirements. Under Obamacare, states have the option to expand their Medicaid programs to cover people earning up to 133 percent of the federal poverty line. To date, 32 states… 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 ›

The synergy that can sometimes occur between opposing factors in politics can be interesting to watch. Donald Trump spent a lot of time on the campaign trail telling everyone that he wants the states to bear more of the responsibility for funding Medicaid because it was designed to be a state-run program in the first… Continue Reading ›

It’s Time to Get Creative About Your Health Insurance As an artist, writer, photographer or other creative professional, you may love the freedom you have working for yourself and building a solid portfolio. But as a freelancer, you already deal with unpredictable income, which can make it difficult to budget properly. Unfortunately, the fact that… Continue Reading ›