Access to affordable health care can mean the difference between managing diabetes well or suffering its most debilitating outcomes. The risks rise where diabetes and uninsured rates are high.
Thousands in Georgia — one of 10 states without Medicaid expansion — are at risk of losing coverage during the unwinding, and advocates say some outreach efforts aren’t reaching vulnerable communities.
Thousands of uninsured and underinsured residents of Henderson County depend on the clinic for care.
Texarkana is split into twin cities — one in Arkansas with Medicaid expansion, one in Texas without it. More than a decade after the Affordable Care Act was signed, differences have emerged.
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When North Carolina’s governor signed a bill enacting Medicaid expansion, advocates gathered to celebrate and recall nearly a decade of fighting for the change.
A recent inspection could lead to millions of federal dollars for the East Texas Community Clinic, which mostly serves the uninsured and underinsured.
Florida County Offers Free Health Plan for Residents Ineligible for Medicaid. Sign-Ups Are Falling Short.
Hillsborough County’s program uses a half-cent sales tax to pay for health care for thousands of residents earning up to 175% of the federal poverty level. But enrollment isn’t as high as it could be.
The Republican-led House and Senate are not keen to broaden eligibility under the Affordable Care Act.
More than two-thirds of Texans support Medicaid expansion. But on the eve of the midterm elections, the subject is still taboo for the state GOP. Why?
RURAL HEALTH CARE
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.
Writers Kim Krisberg and David Leffler tell their story about reporting on two doctors in Gun Barrel City, Texas, who opened a clinic for low-income, uninsured residents and the impacts of their investigation.
When an El Paso mother experienced headaches and high blood pressure in the months after giving birth, she turned to a discount program at University Medical Center to cover the costs of a checkup. Another El Paso mother with postpartum concerns scheduled an appointment with a health care provider in Ciudad Juárez. Neither woman realized…
As a family physician in Austin’s community clinics for 13 years, I saw hundreds of patients without health insurance. Some of their stories still haunt me.
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.
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.
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.
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.