The COVID-19 health emergency could end soon, and tens of thousands of new mothers could lose their health-care coverage unless legislators in Mississippi and Alabama take action.
“The Holdouts” is a reporting collaborative of more than a dozen newsrooms committed to shedding light on the people and places most impacted by lawmakers’ refusal to expand Medicaid coverage in 12 states. Read more about the series, the media partners and the funders.
In a move that many health care advocates have been pushing for years, the state Senate introduced a bill on Wednesday that would expand the state’s Medicaid program to some half million-plus low-income North Carolinians.
The plight of Katy Everitt reflects the struggles of many Kansans who aren’t eligible for Medicaid coverage. GOP opposition has left Kansas among 12 states without broadened eligibility for the program.
Enrollment in Medicaid programs has reached an all-time high, but millions of low-income people are likely to lose coverage unless states conduct aggressive outreach.
Texas ranks dead last in access to health care and has the highest uninsured rate in the country. So two longtime doctors in rural Henderson County created a homegrown safety net to fill the gap.