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Instead of getting a doctor’s prescription, these patients opt to use leftover, unfinished medication from previous ailments.
Immigration status and low incomes are barriers to health care and health insurance for many.
Louisiana’s decision to accept the federal health law program to provide coverage to more low-income residents is being watched around the South, including in Georgia, where deep-seated opposition is showing some small signs of cracks.
Many immigrants lack access to affordable services due to lack of citizenship and legal residency.
The proposal from Reps. Pete Sessions, R-Texas, and Bill Cassidy, R-La., would repeal the individual and employer mandates. Also in the news are programs to help migrant farm workers in North Carolina sign up for coverage and proposals to increase premiums in Georgia.
In California, backers of a plan to allow adults living in the country illegally to buy coverage on the state’s exchange hurry to get federal approval — fearing opposition or inaction under a new administration.
The health law’s health insurance coverage expansions are in large part credited with driving this change.
A selection of opinions on health care from around the country.
California is inching closer to a first-in-the-nation request for a federal ruling that would allow the state’s Obamacare exchange to sell health plans to immigrants who are living in the country illegally.
Entrará en vigencia una nueva ley del programa estatal de cuidado de salud de bajos ingresos para los niños en EE.UU. sin papeles.
Many low-income households that claim earned income tax credit lack health insurance, Urban Institute finds.
New law applies state’s low-income health care program to children in the U.S. illegally.
La ley federal de salud está poniendo a los agricultores en una situación difícil. Muchos contratistas que suministran trabajadores tienen que ofrecer cobertura de salud. El seguro es costoso, y los contratistas se preocupan sobre las consecuencias para la inmigración.
The novel expansion model is testing how far a state can go under Obamacare in making poor people share responsibility for the cost of health care.
Over the course of the year, the number of people signed up and paying premiums on exchange plans went down 25 percent, from 11.7 million to 8.8 million. In other health law news, a few of the troubled insurance cooperatives could turn profits in 2016. And Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois hopes for a financial turnaround after last year’s flop.
A consumer’s guide to the tax penalties for not having insurance.
The Supreme Court is set to hear several health care cases, including ones on abortion, insurers, and the health care law. If the court is split 4-4, the decision of the lower court is upheld.
Former Gov. Steve Beshear, a Democrat who helped implement the Affordable Care’s Medicaid expansion in the state and set up a highly successful insurance marketplace, is trying to galvanize opposition to his successor’s plans to dissolve those programs.
The Democratic candidates sparred over universal health care at their latest debate on Thursday, with Hillary Clinton painting Bernie Sanders’ proposal as unrealistic. But Sanders defended his vision, saying “health care is a right of all people.”
The federal health law is putting farmers in a tough spot. Many contractors supplying workers have to offer health coverage. Insurance is costly, and contractors worry about immigration fallout.