California seniors protest against Social Security and Medicare cuts
Worries climb that benefits programs could be on the chopping block. Hundreds of California senior citizens from around the state recently turned out to protest possible government cuts to Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid programs. The California Alliance for Retired Americans (CARA) organized the demonstration to voice opposition to any changes to benefits programs.
Arizona Residents Losing Medicaid Coverage
In January 2023, 2.5 million Arizona residents enrolled in Medicaid. The benefits and extensions provided by President Biden during the two-year economic shutdown ended. The state will begin cutting people off from government-funded plans. The people most at risk are the ones added during the pandemic.
Major Medicaid and food benefit updates for Illinois residents
If you are on health insurance through Medicaid or receive food through Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits, you'll want to know that major changes are coming soon to these programs in Illinois. Anywhere from about 384,000 to 700,000 people in Illinois are expected to lose their Medicaid health coverage this year, as federal protections put in place during the pandemic fade.
Connecticut faces Medicaid coverage changes as pandemic comes to an end - Hispanics affected most
HARTFORD, CT. - As the pandemic draws to a close this spring, Medicaid's "continuous coverage" requirement will also end, and the state of Connecticut is set to determine who will remain eligible for coverage by May 2024. However, many are expected to lose their coverage, with some facing greater risks than others.
900% increase in congenital syphilis cases in Mississippi over five years as trends cause concern countrywide
A very concerning development is raising alarm in the poorest state in the United States poorest state. Congenital syphilis occurs when a mother who has syphilis infects her child during birth. “According to hospital billing data shared with NBC, the number of babies who have been treated for the sexually transmitted disease has increased by more than 900% over five years.”
Find Out How to Keep Your Medicaid/CHP+ Eligibility in Colorado
If you're a resident of Colorado who became a member of Health First Colorado or Child Health Plan Plus (CHP+) in 2020, there's an important deadline coming up that you should be aware of. The federal government declared a public health emergency (PHE) in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, which allowed all Health First Colorado and CHP+ members to keep their coverage, regardless of changes in eligibility. However, this provision is set to expire in May 2023, which means that all states, including Colorado, must review the qualifications of all members of the medical assistance programs.
Their house could be auctioned; Widower, covered by Medicaid and national guard insurance asked to reimburse state
It’s way beyond adding insult to injury. Four weeks after Fran Ruhl died, her family received a letter from the Iowa Department of Human Services. To blunt the impact of their next statement, the letter started by offering the department’s “sincere condolences”. The letter then went to the heart of its message. “Iowa's Medicaid program had spent $226,611.35 for Ruhl's health care, and the government was entitled to recoup that money from her estate, including nearly any assets she owned or had a share in. If a spouse or disabled child survived Ruhl, the collection could be delayed until after their death, but the money would still be owed.”
Controversial work requirement proposed for South Dakota medicaid expansion
PIERRE, SD. - After receiving voter approval last fall, South Dakota is preparing to launch its Medicaid expansion this summer. However, a recent legislative push seeks to improve the eligibility process. A plan to ask voters in 2024 whether the expanded Medicaid program should include a work requirement is expected to receive more attention from a Senate committee. The House has already approved the resolution, which stated that "able-bodied" recipients would be subject to the requirement.
Exploring the Causes of the "Dementia Walk" - How Does Dementia Affect Gait and Mobility?
We spend a lot of time thinking and writing about dementia and in this article we will talk about the “Dementia walk”, a term sometimes used to describe a type of gait, or walking pattern, that is commonly observed in individuals with dementia. This walking pattern is often slower and characterized by shorter steps that are more variable and asymmetric. Additionally, individuals with dementia may spend longer periods of time with both feet on the ground during the walking cycle.
Millions Of New Yorkers At Risk Of Losing Medicaid In April
Millions Of New Yorkers At Risk Of Losing Medicaid In AprilPhoto by(@FlyViewProductions/iStock) In April, a massive healthcare overhaul is expected to take place. Millions of Americans in New York will be at risk of losing their Medicaid healthcare coverage.
Wyoming considers Medicaid extension for new mothers: 12 months of postpartum coverage proposed
CHEYENNE, WY. - Wyoming is considering new legislation extending Medicaid coverage to women for twelve months after giving birth. Sponsored by the Joint Labor, Health & Social Services Interim Committee, the bill, known as HOUSE BILL NO. HB0004 aims to provide Medicaid medical assistance to qualifying pregnant women temporarily.
Medicaid Coverage For Texas Children, Young Adults, and New Moms To End
Millions of Texas residents were on Medicaid during the pandemic. Most of these subscribers are young adults, children, and new moms. The state plans to re-evaluate eligibility soon. It will mean some people's coverage ends after almost three years.
Senator "Shocked" To Learn That Oklahoma Teachers Don't Have Paid Leave; New Laws Will Expand Medicaid, TANF Benefits
Family leave for new mothers, along with expanding Medicaid and more cash assistance for expectant mothers is now being discussed at Oklahoma's capitol. Programs like this have been pushed before by proponents on the political left, but with the banning of abortions in Oklahoma, Republicans in the new legislative year are considering how they can support new mothers and families:
Don't Lose Your Medicaid Coverage: Navigating the New Upcoming Changes
As the COVID-19 public health emergency continues to impact the nation, many people rely on Medicaid to meet their healthcare needs. However, with the end of the continuous coverage requirement, many are concerned about losing their coverage.
Florida Department of Children and Families to cut back on Medicaid benefits in April
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Pulaski Free Clinic expands services to fill a growing need
Rural areas in Virginia often do not have their own doctors or hospitals. Decades ago in Betetourt County, everyone in the Blue ridge area went to a physician in Roanoke and it was not until later that a medical practice was set up on 460 East. In Pulaski, the Pulaski Free Clinic was established in 1984 with the purpose of providing primary medical care for those in Pulaski who don't have medical insurance and currently up to 500 patients at one time have been seen. The Facebook page lists its mission as follows:
Iowa set to impose restrictive changes on SNAP benefits: What food recipients can no longer buy at the grocery store
DES MOINES, IA. - Iowa is set to introduce a series of stringent restrictions on its SNAP benefits program, potentially limiting what food recipients can buy at the grocery store. House File 3, presented by Republican representatives in the Iowa House of Representatives, outlines proposed changes to several public assistance programs, including Medicaid and SNAP.
Expansion of Medicaid coverage results in 17% reduction in postpartum hospitalizations for low-income individuals
A new research study recently released by Brown University and New York University found that expanding Medicaid coverage during and after pregnancy significantly reduces hospitalizations in the postpartum period.
Christian Group Calls for Medicaid Expansion as Part of "Moral Agenda" for Tennessee
Southern Christian Coalition calls on General Assembly to take action on healthcare in this session. Pastors affiliated with the Southern Christian Coalition are calling on the Tennessee General Assembly to expand the state's Medicaid program as part of what the group is calling a "moral agenda" for Tennessee.
Medicare for Morristown Residents, Explained
Everything Morristown residents need to know about Medicare and Medicaid plans, eligibility, requirements, payments, and more. Like most things coming from the government, Medicare and Medicaid eligibility, requirements, premium determination, and available plans are far from self-explanatory or easily defined.