Biden’s HIPAA expansion on abortion draws criticism, threats of lawsuits

Lynn Fitch speaks into microphones at Central Mississippi Correctional Facility in Pearl, Miss.

There is absolutely potential for lawsuits, said Roger Severino, who served as head of the HHS Office of Civil Rights under former President Donald Trump and is now the vice chairman of domestic policy at the Heritage Foundation. I imagine, at the very least, that a challenge would come from the state attorneys general, because … Read more

Medicaid expansion has improved access to palliative care for cancer patients

ARPA Reduced Tax Challenges on the CA Affordable Care Act Market

By Kelsey Waddill July 13, 2023 — Medicaid recipients with advanced-stage cancer may have greater access to palliative care in states that have adopted Medicaid expansion, according to a study published in Health Affairs. The researchers leveraged the National Cancer Database to perform this assessment. The individuals in the sample ranged in age from 18 … Read more

Biden reverses Trump’s expansion of ‘junk’ health care plans.

President Joe Biden comments on his plan to protect Americans' access to affordable health care in Virginia Beach, Virginia on February 28, 2023.

WASHINGTON President Joe Biden is cracking down on what the White House calls junk health insurance plans, which is less robust, short-term coverage that the Trump administration has expanded as a cheaper alternative to Obamacare plans. Insurance rules set out in the Affordable Care Act, for example, require plans to cover pre-existing conditions. That’s not … Read more

Georgia launches Medicaid expansion in closely monitored test of job requirements

FIILE - Cassandra Welchlin, executive director of the Mississippi Black Women Roundtable, speaks during a news conference on groups pushing for lawmakers to extend postpartum Medicaid from 60 days to 12 months, Jan. 26, 2023, at the Mississippi State Capitol in Jackson.  A Mississippi law that goes into effect on Saturday, July 1, 2023 authorizes one full year of postpartum Medicaid coverage.  (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)

ATLANTA (AP) Georgia is offering a new deal to some uninsured adults starting Saturday: Go to work or school and the state will cover you. But advocates denounce the plan, which will insure far fewer people than a full-blown state Medicaid program, as unnecessarily restrictive and expensive. The program is likely to be followed as … Read more