Tag Archives: Medicaid Expansion

A Contradiction in Terms–Pence as Governor Expanded Medicaid Using ACA Dollars

Indiana was one of the states (and a rarity in Republican-led governorships) that elected to expand Medicaid eligibility under the ACA.  As the Vice President elect, he sits squarely in opposition to the new administration’s stated goal of ACA repeal.

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Will Tennessee Allow for ACA Medicaid Expansion?

When the Affordable Care Act first rolled out a few years ago, several states (and large on partisan lines) rejected the federal government’s call for states to adopt Medicaid expansion.  However, this has started to change as hospital and religious organizations lobby state legislators to change this.  Tennessee is one of the states that is looking to expand Medicaid if (and that’s a big if) they can get it passed by their state legislators.

Read more here on the previous proposal that was rejected and the current one to replace it.

Healthcare Delivery Changes Come to Arkansas. Yes, Arkansas.

Arkansas has taken a quiet lead in making changes to its healthcare system.  This state averages a lower life expectancy than most other state and has a host of high rates of chronic illnesses for its citizens.  However, it has elected to expand Medicaid coverage through the ACA.  Their government has also taken strides in making changes to keep their citizens out of the hospital and into settings that foster greater well-being and lower costs.

Read more here.