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    Number of Uninsured Americans Rose by 3.2 Million in 2017

    By Michael Rainey

    The uninsured rate for U.S. adults hit a low of 10.9 percent at the end of 2016, but it’s been on the rise since then, Gallup reported Tuesday. By the end of 2017, the rate had risen to 12.2 percent...

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    Kentucky Gets the Go-Ahead on Medicaid Work Requirements

    By Michael Rainey

    Just a day after the Trump administration issued new rules allowing states to enforce work requirements for Medicaid recipients, Kentucky received permission to begin doing so Friday. The approval is...

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    Trump Opens the Door to Medicaid Work Requirements

    By Michael Rainey

    The Trump administration will allow states to create work requirements for some Medicaid recipients for the first time, in what The Wall Street Journal calls “one of the biggest changes in the...

  • Extending CHIP Would Actually Save Taxpayers Money: CBO

    By Michael Rainey

    The Congressional Budget Office produced a new cost estimate for extending the Children’s Health Insurance Program, finding that a 10-year extension would produce net savings of $6 billion. An...

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    CHIP Renewal Would Cost Less Than Expected

    By Michael Rainey

    The Congressional Budget Office said Friday that the cost of extending the Children’s Health Insurance Program would be $800 million over five years, far less than the $8.3 billion cited previously...

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