Medicaid

  • Dr. Tim Ihrig, a palliative care physician, treats Augie Avelleyra, 93, at his home in Fort Dodge, Iowa.
    Courtesy of Paula Avelleyra
    10:49am Dec 17, 2013
    National National Health & Safety

    Doctor Helps Iowa Couple Face Illness On Their Own Terms

    Dr. Tim Ihrig has almost become a member of the Avelleyra family. He's helping Augie and Phyllis, who've been married 60 years, lead the best lives they can under trying health circumstances. When Phyllis was diagnosed with congestive heart failure, Ihrig asked what she wanted from the rest of her life.
  • 7:55pm Oct 25, 2013
    Politics & Government Politics & Government Health & Safety

    Pennsylvania Governor Talks Up Plan To Expand Medicaid His Way

    After initially declining federal funding to expand Medicaid, Gov. Tom Corbett has changed course slightly. He is pursuing an approach for Pennsylvania that would make use of federal funds, but there are some caveats.
  • Brad Stevens used to think he didn't need health insurance.
    Sarah Varney
    11:38am Oct 04, 2013
    National National Health & Safety

    Medicaid Looks Good To A Former Young Invincible

    A 54-year-old California man has never had health insurance and wasn't much interested in the debate over the Affordable Care Act. But after some recent health setbacks, he is eager to sign up for coverage made possible by the law.
  • Susan Mull is a substitute teacher in Lancaster County, Pa. She's lived with HIV for 21 years, the past 13 without health insurance. She says an expansion of Medicaid in Pennsylvania would be "life-changing."
    Jeff Brady / NPR
    8:26am Sep 30, 2013
    National National Health & Safety

    A Medicaid Expansion In Pennsylvania May Take Time

    Gov. Tom Corbett hopes to tap into federal money offered as part of the Affordable Care Act to extend Medicaid coverage to more people. But he has conditions. His alternative would require some people to pay an insurance premium and to look for work.
  • 7:11pm Jun 22, 2013
    National National Health & Safety

    Political Fight Jeopardizes Medicaid In Mississippi

    Medicaid in Mississippi provides insurance to 1 in 5 residents. But funding could stop July 1 if politicians don't act. The Legislature has brought the program to the brink over a debate about expanding it under the Affordable Care Act.
  • 6:20pm Jun 12, 2013
    National National Health & Safety

    In Arizona, An Unlikely Ally For Medicaid Expansion

    Republican Gov. Jan Brewer, one of President Obama's staunchest critics, has confounded conservatives in her own party by pushing for an extension of Medicaid coverage in the state.
  • 7:48pm May 01, 2013
    Health & Safety Health & Safety

    Second Thoughts On Medicaid From Oregon's Unique Experiment

    An influential study of Medicaid in Oregon found that recipients used more health care, spent less money and reported improved health. But the results of a follow-up study are less positive about whether people with coverage were healthier.
  • 7:31pm Feb 25, 2013
    National National Health & Safety

    Governors' D.C. Summit Dominated By Medicaid And The Sequester

    Since the governors last met in July, some have shifted their views on the federal health care law. A few Republicans have even changed their minds about the potential benefits of the president's plan to expand Medicaid.
  • 10:55am Dec 11, 2012
    National National Health & Safety

    Feds Say 'No' To Partial Medicaid Expansion

    In the Supreme Court's Affordable Care Act ruling this summer, it decided that states' plans for expansion of the Medicaid program should be optional. That led governors to ask if they could expand the program in part but still receive federal funding. The administration has said no.