By Kathryn Watson | Watchdog.org, Virginia Bureau
ALEXANDRIA, Va. — An alarming report suggests expanding Medicaid in Virginia could actually reduce access to care for the most needy.
The report by the Virginia General Assembly’s auditing arm shows varied access to care for the most needy already on Medicaid. With Medicaid paying roughly two-thirds of what private insurance [...]
Monthly enrollment figures for individual policies under the Affordable Care Act in New Mexico dropped 41.8 percent between Jan. 1 and Feb. 1.Read More →
By Kenric Ward | Watchdog.org Virginia Bureau
RICHMOND, Va. — A Senate plan to subsidize health care coverage for lower-income Virginians could cost more than expanding Medicaid, a congressional study says.
The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office estimates that state premium assistance would run $9,000 per beneficiary per year. That compares to $6,000 for traditional Medicaid.
Arkansas instituted a subsidy [...]
By Jon Street | Watchdog.org
BURLINGTON, Vt. — More questions and concerns are being raised as problems persist with Vermont Health Connect, the federal health insurance exchange required under the Affordable Care Act, also known as “Obamacare.”
That’s prompted some to question whether the government is really capable of looking out for the interests of health care consumers.
Rep. Paul [...]