A Maryland measure that’s the first of its kind could help people without health insurance find out if they qualify for free or low-cost insurance after they file their taxes.
The Trump administration on Wednesday appealed recent rulings in a closely watched case involving health care for the poor, after a federal judge blocked work requirements for some low-income people on Medicaid.
President Donald Trump, Democrats trying to retire him in 2020, and congressional incumbents of both parties all say they want action. Democrats and Republicans are far apart on whether to empower Medicare to negotiate prices, but there’s enough overlap to allow for agreement in other areas.
Maryland’s Medicaid program will now cover hearing aids for all adults under a rewrite of state regulations. Previously, the health insurance program for low-income Marylanders only covered medically necessary hearing aids for children and young adults under 21.
Thousands of uninsured, low-income Virginians will have new health care coverage starting in the new year.
Virginia has submitted its proposed work requirement plan for some Medicaid recipients to the federal government for approval.
About 400,000 newly eligible low-income Virginia adults can start enrolling in Medicaid.
Gov. Ralph Northam announced Thursday that the state would begin accepting applications for new coverage that will begin at the start of 2019.
The Trump administration early this year started allowing states to require that their Medicaid beneficiaries work and, to date, 11 states have applied for waivers to set such work rules.
Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam is set to sign a new state budget that will expand Medicaid to as many as 400,000 low-income adults.
Northern Virginia leaders are praising the state’s long-awaited budget deal, while also expressing concerns.
After months of inaction, Virginia’s General Assembly passed a budget Wednesday that expands Medicaid to around 300,000 low-income Virginians.
All 19 Senate Democrats are expected to be joined by up to four Senate Republicans to support a budget with Medicaid expansion and related budget increases.
The date toward a possible government shutdown in Virginia is getting closer, but state senators have again pushed off budget discussions in favor of a committee meeting to discuss a new proposal next week.
Virginia’s General Assembly will not resolve a standoff over Medicaid expansion and the two-year state budget until at least next week, lawmakers said after they convened Wednesday for a special session.
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