Uncertain Healthcare Exemptions to Broken Promises of the ACA
Affordable Care Act / Healthcare / Medicaid / Medicaid Expansion / Politics

Uncertain Healthcare Exemptions to Broken Promises of the ACA

It has been a week of whirlwind, frustrations, and disappointments for the Affordable Care Act (ACA). To better describe it in the words of Senator Max Baucus (D-MO.), “I just see a huge train wreck coming down.” First of all, there has been speculation that lawmakers and Capitol Hill aids could be exempt from entering … Continue reading

High Percentage Rate of Uninsured Population Across the United States
Debt / Healthcare / Medicaid / Medicaid Expansion

High Percentage Rate of Uninsured Population Across the United States

Last week, Gallup released a report analyzing 43 U.S. Metropolitan areas and found that more than one in five Americans are uninsured. The study looked at the top 10 areas with the highest percentage rate of uninsured individuals, not surprisingly, located in highly populated states: California, Florida, Texas, Nevada, and Washington. The survey was among … Continue reading

Debt / Economy / Healthcare / Medicaid / Medicare / Tax

The President’s Budget Proposal Clashes with Health Care Priorities

The White House finally released the President’s FY 2014 budget proposal last week. Not only has it garnered the media’s attention due to the fact that President failed to keep his deadline (more than two months late) but also both the Democrats and Republicans are equally unsatisfied with the President’s proposal. Here are some key … Continue reading

Medicaid Expansion: ‘Free’ Federal Money?
America / Economy / Healthcare / Medicaid / Politics

Medicaid Expansion: ‘Free’ Federal Money?

Figure 1. States position on Medicaid Expansion under the ACA. Via: The Advisory Board Company To expand, or not to expand Medicaid, that is the question. Why are some states skeptical about Medicaid expansion and making the assumption that the “plan is [too] costly?” If the states expand their Medicaid program, they would receive federal … Continue reading