Total Results: 10700

Lawmakers In Ohio, Nebraska, Iowa Consider Bills Affecting Children’s Health Issues

KHN Morning Briefing

Ohio Republicans dismiss Gov. John Kasich’s call to raise the income requirements for families in a state program for medically fragile children, while legislators in Nebraska come in for criticism on plans to cut some state contracts with agencies helping foster families, and Iowa lawmakers weigh changes in the income tax forms that children’s advocates say could lead to more uninsured kids. Other legislative news from Colorado, Texas, Minnesota, Florida and Maryland.

N.C. Medicaid Expansion Bill Seeks To Lend A Hand To ‘Working Adults’

KHN Morning Briefing

The plan, advanced by four Republicans, faces a tough road in the legislature. Also in Medicaid news, troopers arrest protesters in the Tennessee governor’s office, Connecticut offers long-acting contraceptive options to enrollees after they give birth and enrollees in Oklahoma raise concerns about cutbacks.

On Recess, Republicans Face Antagonistic Home Crowds Over Health Bill

KHN Morning Briefing

Rep. Joe Wilson, the South Carolina Republican who gained a measure of infamy after shouting “you lie” at President Barack Obama during a joint session of Congress in 2009, got the same treatment when he answered questions about health care. Other lawmakers were subjected to criticism, too.

Mass. House Weighs A Budget Without Governor’s Proposal To Help Fund Medicaid

KHN Morning Briefing

As the number of workers moving onto the Medicaid rolls grows, Gov. Charlie Baker says he would like to have an assessment on employers who don’t offer health benefits to employees. Also, proposed cuts in Medicaid payments to health providers in Oklahoma could affect services available to enrollees, and some Republican leaders in North Carolina discount the chances of a Medicaid expansion proposal getting through the legislature.

Following ‘Replace’ Debacle, Vulnerable GOP Lawmakers Dodge Town Halls

KHN Morning Briefing

USA Today looks at which members are facing their constituents during recess — and there are only a few swing-district Republicans who supported the health bill doing so. Meanwhile, ads are being launched from both sides of the aisle over lawmakers’ health care stances.