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Dismantling Kynect Could Mean Higher Costs, Less Coverage for Kentuckians

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Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin's plan to dismantle Kynect, the state's health insurance exchange, and transition to the federal exchange would hurt Kentuckians, despite what some contend.  It likely will mean that they'll face higher premiums and have a harder time getting and staying covered.Health reform provides a "no wrong door," seamless el

With Gains in Health Coverage, Latino Children Also Gain More Equitable Opportunities for Success

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By Steven Lopez, Health Policy Project, NCLR and Sonya Scwhartz, Georgetown University Center for Children and FamiliesSonya Schwartz, Georgetown CCF Our new report with Georgetown University's Center for Children and Families finds that the uninsured rate for Hispanic kids hit a historic low and the coverage gap between Hispanic kids and their pe

Congress Should Enact Obama's Medicaid Proposal

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Congress should quickly enact a proposal, which President Obama will include in his 2017 budget, to give all states three years of full federal funding when they expand Medicaid -- whether they've already expanded or will in the future.When policymakers enacted health reform in 2010, they assumed that all states would expand Medicaid in 2014. 

Tallying the Successes of Medicaid Expansion

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With threats to health reform and its Medicaid expansion continuing to loom, it's worth looking at some of the successes that such an effort would endanger.  Specifically, the 30 states and the District of Columbia that have expanded Medicaid under health reform have realized big drops in their uninsurance rates and substantial budget savings,

CBO: Senate-Passed Budget Bill Would Reverse Almost All of Health Reform's Coverage Gains

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The Senate-passed budget reconciliation bill would boost the number of uninsured Americans by at least 22 million starting in 2018, relative to current law, according to preliminary Congressional Budget Office (CBO) coverage estimates (see chart).  Thus, virtually all (at least 92 percent) of the historic health coverage gains that CBO expects

Health Insurance Is Great - Navigators Needed to Help People Use It

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This spring, Adriann Barboa and her colleagues at Strong Families New Mexico went on a five-county tour, fanning out across the state to share findings from the Breaking Barriers study they'd conducted on progress under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The report is part of a ten-state series by the Alliance for a Just Society."In all the towns we we

SCOTUS Affordable Care Act Ruling Impacts All Iowans, Including Those Who Are LGBT

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The Supreme Court of the United States of America today affirmed the Fourth Circuit in King v. Burwell in a 6-3 decision with Chief Justice Roberts and Justices Kennedy, Ginsburg, Breyer, Sotomayor, and Kagan ruling in the affirmative. This simply means that those who get their health insurance through an exchange established by the federal govern
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