Medicare & Medicaid
News articles in this section include actions by federal regulators like the CMS and HHS, as well as information on Medicare and state Medicaid coverage and benefits.
The Affordable Care Act continues to divide Californians, who remain skeptical four years after its passage despite the state's relatively smooth launch in which more than 1.2 million people enrolled in health insurance coverage.
Millions Have Joined Medicaid Under Obamacare. Here’s What They Think of It.
The Medicaid program, already the nation's largest insurer, has quickly added millions to its rolls since the start of Obamacare's coverage expansion.
Obamacare Has Reduced The Uninsured Rate For Virtually Everyone – Except Kids
By now, the evidence seems pretty clear that Obamacare has reduced the ranks of the uninsured across virtually every demographic since the start of the law's coverage expansion in January.
Americans living in rural areas will be a key target as states and nonprofit groups strategize how to enroll more people in health law insurance plans this fall.
Hospitals across Orange County, and nationwide, are reporting sharp to moderate increases in ER visits. And many of them attribute it to the millions of people who are newly insured on account of the health reform law.
States and the federal government will spend at least $700 million this year to pay the tax for their Medicaid health plans. The three dozen states that use Medicaid managed care plans will give those insurers more money to cover the new expense.