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Medicaid Customers Are Generally Obese and Depressed, Study Shows

Medicaid Customers Are Generally Obese and Depressed, Study Shows
Adults on Medicaid - by definition, those with lower incomes - are in relatively much poorer health than are those who get their healthcare from other sources, reflecting the overall-population finding that poor health is inversely correlated with income.
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Medicaid Expansion Could Save 500 Lives Annually in AL

Medicaid Expansion Could Save 500 Lives Annually in AL
Do no harm, Dr. Bentley? Medicaid expansion doesn't just save lives: it could add thousands of jobs in Alabama. Why don't you care?
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Walker’s Rejection of Obamacare Funds to Cost WI Businesses Upwards of $36 Million

Walker’s Rejection of Obamacare Funds to Cost WI Businesses Upwards of $36 Million
According to a national study by Jackson Hewitt Tax services, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker’s opposition to Obamacare will cost Wisconsin employers between $24.1 million and $36.1 million a year.
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How Much Could States Save By Negotiating Drug Prices? $73 Billion

How Much Could States Save By Negotiating Drug Prices? $73 Billion
State governments could save as much as $73 billion cumulatively over the next ten years if the federal government were to negotiate Medicare prescription drug prices, according to a new issue brief by the Center for Economic and Policy Research.
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Perry's Letter to TX: Increase Medicaid Co-Pays and Deductibles and Leave $100 Billion in Play

Perry's Letter to TX: Increase Medicaid Co-Pays and Deductibles and Leave $100 Billion in Play
Perry sent a letter to Texas's congressional delegation reaffirming his opposition to expanding Medicaid. Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-TX-20th) responded, "Mr. Perry is hard-pressed to explain why the governor from the state with the most to gain is dead-set on standing in the way of Texas families having access to healthcare."
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Democrats to AL Governor: 'Surely A Doctor Would Want to Extend Health Care to Citizens'

Democrats to AL Governor: 'Surely A Doctor Would Want to Extend Health Care to Citizens'
During a speech to the Madison County Democratic Women on Thursday, ADP Chair Mark Kennedy urged Governor Robert Bentley to join other Republican governors and expand Medicaid access. "Even the bald-headed Governor of Florida is doing it."
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TX Medicaid Rally Draws Crowd of 1,200 - Wheelchairs Included

TX Medicaid Rally Draws Crowd of 1,200 - Wheelchairs Included
At least 1,200 protesters marched and rode wheelchairs down Congress Avenue to the south steps of the Texas Capitol on Tuesday to demand that lawmakers expand Medicaid by accepting federal funds. These funds from the Affordable Care Act are estimated to cover an additional 1.5 million Texans.
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OR Awarded $45 Million Grant to Model Health Care Reform

OR Awarded $45 Million Grant to Model Health Care Reform
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced Thursday that it's giving Oregon a $45 million grant to help spread the changes beyond the Medicaid population and share information with other states, making it one of only six states to earn a State Innovation Model grant.
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US Health Care Spending Remains Low for Third Straight Year

US Health Care Spending Remains Low for Third Straight Year
The respite means President Barack Obama and lawmakers in Congress have a window to ease in tighter cost controls this year, if they can manage to reach a broader agreement on taxes and spending. Health care spending is projected to spike up again in 2014, as Obama's law covering the uninsured takes full effect, before settling down to a new normal.
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OK Elects Not to Expand Medicaid Coverage Under the Affordable Care Act

Oklahoma's bordering neighbors Arkansas and Missouri are planning to expand their Medicaid programs under new guidelines in the Affordable Care Act, making sure thousands more of their residents have health insurance.
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