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Medicaid news and analysis from The Nation
October 17, 2018
The Austerity Hawks Are Coming for Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid
Mitch McConnell just revealed the scheme: cut taxes for the billionaires class, create deficits, and then shred the social safety net.
September 26, 2018
In These Red States, the Health of More Than 450,000 People Is on the Ballot
The Koch brothers and Big Tobacco are fighting initiatives to expand Medicaid in Idaho, Montana, Nebraska, and Utah.
August 7, 2018
Republicans Want to Force People to Work for Their Health Care—What Could Go Wrong?
By tying Medicaid benefits to work requirements, the Trump administration could deprive thousands of much-needed care.
August 6, 2018
How Medicare Was Won
The history of the fight for single-payer health care for the elderly and poor should inform today's movement to win for Medicare for All.
May 4, 2018
Should States Tax Opioid Manufacturers to Pay for Addiction Treatment?
Legislation has been introduced in at least 15 states to tax the companies that make and distribute painkillers like Vicodin and OxyContin.
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April 18, 2018
Virginians Want a Medicaid Expansion. Will the Legislature Deliver?
In every legislative district in the state, voters want to see expanded coverage.
March 20, 2018
This Is the Most Dangerous Time in Decades to Be an American Living in Poverty
Republicans have launched a “breathtaking” assault on a range of safety-net programs—from health care to housing to legal aid.
February 8, 2018
Work Requirements Failed Once, and They’ll Fail Again
Requiring Medicaid recipients to find employment is a cruel solution to a nonexistent problem.
January 30, 2018
Under Trump, Red States Are Slashing the Safety Net and Blue States Are Fighting Back
Is America turning into two different republics sharing one set of borders?
January 18, 2018
The Medicaid Work Requirements Could Make it Impossible to Qualify for Medicaid in Most States
In all but five states, a minimum-wage worker abiding by the Trump administration’s proposed work requirements would earn too much to qualify for Medicaid.