Why Are Coronavirus Deaths Surging?

TIME By: William Barber II and Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove As the coronavirus surges across the U.S., states across the South and West have reported sharp increases in their daily number of new cases. Many of these same states refused to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, denying access to health care to hundreds of thousands […]

Coronavirus has not hit Medicaid the way California feared

L.A. Times By: Rachel Bluth and Angela Hart The predictions were dire: Coronavirus lockdowns would put millions of Americans out of work, stripping them of their health insurance and pushing them into Medicaid, the health insurance program for low-income people. In California, Gov. Gavin Newsom’s administration projected that the pandemic would force about 2 million […]

Medicaid Expansion Will Benefit Missouri Kids

Next week, on August 4th, voters in Missouri will have a chance to weigh in on Medicaid expansion — becoming the 6th state to do so. Oklahoma voters just passed a similar expansion measure on June 30 of this year, leaving only 13 states left still refusing federal Medicaid funding to extend affordable health coverage […]