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Medicaid is one of the most hotly debated topics in the US. It is discussed everywhere from family dinner tables to universities to institutions of government. So, to help you remain informed about all the latest Medicaid news, Wiser has created a free daily email digest on the topic. Medicaid is a program through which millions of Americans receive health care. It is a social program funded by the government - state and federal. It is available to those on low incomes and is allocated based on need. States often deal with budgetary issues in terms of funding Medicaid, while there are ongoing debates regarding whether to expand the program or not. Finding alternatives through the Affordable Care Act — which was made law in 2010 — is also part of the debate. If you have an interest in how Medicaid is administered, or in the discussions surrounding its implementation, you should sign up for the Medicaid news email from Wiser. Each day you will receive a comprehensive digest featuring the latest news and information from the best sources on the internet.

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Your Weekly Recommendations Wednesday, March 29, 2017
 
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Editorial: No excuses! Expand Medicaid now
@NCCapitol
Outside the Box: How Washington just upended your dreams of early retirement
MarketWatch
Trump Should Form a Bipartisan Coalition to Get Real Reforms
CounterPunch • Jesse Jackson
State on Rise as Family Dies
Ali Meyer Articles • Susan Jones
Ralph Nader: Crash Of Trumpcare Opens Door To Full Medicare For All – OpEd
Eurasia Review • Ralph Nader
Suburban drug overdoses fuel spike in premature death rate
USA Today • Darla Carter, Frank Gluck, Jayne O'Donnell
Kasich calls for health-care flexibility
Toledo Blade Latest Headlines
Lawmakers eye lower health care cost as way of lowering budget
Alaska Public Media • Andrew Kitchenman, Aprn, Juneau, Ktoo
The Wall Street Journal: More states look to expand Medicare after health-care bill’s failure
MarketWatch
Red states eye Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion after GOP bill failure
RT - Daily news • Rt
 
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Editorial: No excuses! Expand Medicaid now
@NCCapitol
A CBC Editorial: Wednesday, March 29, 2017; Editorial # 8141 ​The following is the opinion of Capitol Broadcasting Company State legislative leaders have run out of excuses, as lame as they are anyway, to continue to deny health insurance to at least...
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Economic Policy, Finance
Outside the Box: How Washington just upended your dreams of early retirement
MarketWatch
Getty Images We thought we had our health-care plan for early retirement all figured out. We were going to buy a silver plan off the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, exchange, we’d have a predictable premium because we’d have a low income,...
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Barack Obama, Health Care Costs
Trump Should Form a Bipartisan Coalition to Get Real Reforms
CounterPunchJesse Jackson
The decision of House Republicans to torpedo the American Health Care Act, their own leadership’s plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, is a stunning defeat for President Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan. It also rescues the 24 million...
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Kaiser Family Foundation, Marriage
State on Rise as Family Dies
Ali Meyer ArticlesSusan Jones
In 1947, two years after the United States won World War II, 96.4 percent of the babies in this country were born to a married mother and father. Not a single American was on Medicaid that year. The program did not exist....
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Barack Obama, Health Care Costs
Ralph Nader: Crash Of Trumpcare Opens Door To Full Medicare For All – OpEd
Eurasia ReviewRalph Nader
You can thank House Speaker Ryan and President Trump for pushing their cruel health insurance boondoggle. This debacle has created a big opening to put Single Payer or full Medicare for all prominently front and center. Single Payer means everybody in, nobody...
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Affordable Care Act, Barack Obama
Suburban drug overdoses fuel spike in premature death rate
USA TodayDarla Carter, Frank Gluck, Jayne O'Donnell
Premature deaths among those aged 25-44 were way up in 2015, due in large part to a surge of drug overdoses in suburban areas, a report out Wednesday shows. Drug deaths are also accelerating among 15- to 24-year-olds, but almost three times...
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Barack Obama, Health Care Costs
Kasich calls for health-care flexibility
Toledo Blade Latest Headlines
COLUMBUS — Gov. John Kasich on Tuesday told advocates for those with mental health issues that while governors should have flexibility when it comes to providing health care for their citizens, coverage for the mentally ill and addicted should remain mandates. “Whether...
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Barack Obama, Economic Policy
Lawmakers eye lower health care cost as way of lowering budget
Alaska Public MediaAndrew Kitchenman, Aprn, Juneau, Ktoo
The amount Alaska’s state government spends on health care is one of the biggest drivers of state spending. That’s why the legislature is looking at ways to reduce health care costs. Alaska provides health care for a lot of different groups. There’s...
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Affordable Care Act, Barack Obama
The Wall Street Journal: More states look to expand Medicare after health-care bill’s failure
MarketWatch
Shutterstock.com A growing number of states are considering expanding their Medicaid programs under the Affordable Care Act, after last week’s abrupt collapse of the GOP health bill and a development that could make it harder for Republicans to undo the law in...
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Affordable Care Act, Barack Obama
Red states eye Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion after GOP bill failure
RT - Daily newsRt
Starting in 2014, the Affordable Care Act (ACA, commonly known as Obamacare) expanded Medicaid to everyone making less than 138 percent of the Federal Poverty Level, covering 11 million more people in 31 states where the federal government pays 100 percent of...
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