The 24-hour news cycle is filled with politics coverage, but not everything gets the attention it deserves. Here are five politics stories you may have missed in the past week.
By Casey Moss, STAT
A new study released Monday reports a crucial consequence of that divide: Nonexpansion states have suffered a significant increase in hospital closures. States that expanded benefits, on the other hand, saw their rate of closures decline.
By Alan Fram, Associated Press
Financing for the program expired last fall. Congress has temporarily extended its funding, but growing numbers of states have moved closer to exhausting their money.
By Sarah Varney, Jason Kane
Voters in Maine overwhelmingly approved a ballot measure to expand Medicaid to most low-income adults -- that's at least 70,000 residents who stand to gain health insurance. But the law's fate is still unclear because Gov. Paul LePage says lawmakers…
While you have dodged a health care bullet so far, the odds are you will need substantial health care in your later years.
A couple finds that insuring the husband through the wife's employer plan is too expensive and doesn't cover much. Could a Medicare option save them money?…
By Associated Press
Sen. John Cornyn of Texas told reporters on Tuesday: “We’re going to repeal the tax on poor Americans.”…
By Laura Santhanam
Maine voters said they want to offer Medicaid to more people in the state, but in the face of opposition from Governor Paul LePage and the Trump administration, will it happen?…
By Philip Moeller
A grandfather who is planning a move to another state wonders if it matters where he buys a Medigap plan.
By Associated Press
Maine's governor says residents of his state made an expensive mistake when they voted to expand access to Medicaid, and he is hesitant to implement it at all.
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