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I opted out of health insurance and then had a medical emergency. Here’s how Medicaid is rescuing me from $50,000 in medical bills.

Olivia Young qualified for Medicaid during a hospital visit that led to over $50,000 in medical bills. She writes that it spared her "a lifetime of debt."
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tony Evers speaks at an election eve rally in Madison, Wisconsin, U.S. November 5, 2018. Evers on Tuesday won the governor's race in the state, beating incumbent Scott Walker

3 red states just expanded Medicaid —here’s what the midterm election means for healthcare

The midterms will have a big impact on healthcare. Three states voted to expand Medicaid, while two others adopted new anti-abortion measures.

The midterm elections cemented Obamacare’s legacy and showed Democrats can actually win on healthcare

Democrats in the House ran and won on healthcare, cementing the legacy of Obamacare and ensuring that the law will not be repealed anytime soon.
Andrew Gillum, the Democratic candidate for governor in Florida, could expand Medicaid using Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act for over a million poor Floridians.

The midterm elections could decide whether 2.7 million Americans have access to healthcare

2.7 million Americans could gain access to healthcare depending on the outcome of Tuesday's midterm elections in Florida, Georgia, Idaho, and more.
President Donald Trump listens to Seema Verma, administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Trump’s Medicare chief tweeted a shirt with ‘Medicare for All’ on it and called it ‘this year’s scariest Halloween costu...

Seema Verma, President Donald Trump's Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services chief, went after Medicare for All in a Halloween-themed tweet.
Donald Trump and Mitch McConnell

Americans hate Republicans’ idea to cut Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security to bring down the soaring deficit. And they have another idea th...

Americans would rather deal with the federal deficit by reversing the GOP tax law instead of cutting entitlements like Medicare and Social Security.
President Donald Trump listens to Seema Verma, administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Medicaid enrollment didn’t grow in 2018 for the first time in a decade — and it’s thanks to the booming US economy

Medicaid enrollment barely budged in 2018, according to a new study by the Kaiser Family Foundation, with the number ofpeople covered by the government healthcare program falling 0.6%. Spending grew 4.2% for the year due to a higher number of seniors entering the plan.
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell

Mitch McConnell’s call to cut Medicare, Social Security, and Medicaid also perfectly laid out why it won’t happen anytime soon

Mitch McConnell said Tuesday that both parties should come together to reform entitlement in order to cut the deficit but there is almost no way Democrats would get on board with that idea.
A person holds an American flag as they participate in a ceremony to become an American citizen during a U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services naturalization ceremony at the Miami Field Office on August 17, 2018 in Miami, Florida.

Dozens of doctors tasked by the US government with screening immigrants have histories of abuse or crime — one doctor even tried to have a patie...

Thousands of doctors across the US are charged with screening immigrants who have applied for green cards. But dozens of those doctors have troubling backgrounds including serious criminal convictions or histories of patient abuse, according to a federal watchdog's report.

Oklahoma is implementing a new program that only pays big pharma full price if their drugs work

In a move to hold drugmakers responsible for their products, Oklahoma's Medicaid program becomes the first-in-the-nation to implement a rebate program where it will only pay companies full price for the drug if it works as advertised.