Trump Administration Expands Availability of Junk Healthcare Plans

The Trump administration issued new insurance rules early Wednesday to encourage more Americans to buy inexpensive, skimpy health plans originally designed for short-term use. The policies will be available for 12 months at a time, up from a current limit of three, and customers will be able to renew them for additional years. The short-term … Continued

Study: Medicaid Expansion Leads to Higher Employment

People with disabilities are more likely to be employed in states where Medicaid coverage has been expanded as part of the Affordable Care Act. New research published Thursday in the American Journal of Public Health found the number of people who report not working due to their disability has decreased significantly in states where Medicaid has … Continued

Megan and Sofia: their story

My name is Megan Robenalt and I come from a family of hard-working people, originally copper miners, who have contributed to Arizona’s economy for five generations. I live in Kearny, AZ in eastern Pinal County, with my six-year old daughter Sophia.  Our community is small, good jobs are hard to come by, and healthcare resources … Continued

Many fear they can’t meet Medicaid “work requirements”

When it comes to her Medicaid coverage, Mary Ellen Guy feels like she’s living in limbo. The Greenville woman can’t meet the 80-hour work requirement — as it is most often called — because she cares for her parents, Anna and Harold Guy, who are in their 80s. Until two years ago, Mary Ellen Guy … Continued

“KidsCare has brought peace of mind, my boys are healthy, and I’ve only used it for preventive care, but I know if something did happen they have the health coverage they need”

“My partner and I work as hard as we can to provide a loving home for our 4 children”, says Heather, a 36-year-old Phoenix mom. Together for 11 years, Heather’s partner was able to provide health care coverage for the family under his employee plan. A couple of years ago, the company he worked for … Continued

Almost half of Americans can’t afford basics like rent or food

The economy may be chugging along, but many Americans are still struggling to afford a basic middle class life. Nearly 51 million households don’t earn enough to afford a monthly budget that includes housing, food, child care, health care, transportation and a cell phone, according to a study released Thursday by the United Way ALICE … Continued

“Ramon is a walking miracle”

My son, Ramon is a walking miracle. It was 2010 when he heard the news that his cousin was killed in Afghanistan, He left home that evening to meet with friends, and never returned the same. At the age of 28, Ramon, my 3rd child, fell predator to a carjacking crime. He was placed in the … Continued

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Trump Administration Expands Availability of Junk Healthcare Plans

The Trump administration issued new insurance rules early Wednesday to encourage more Americans to buy inexpensive, skimpy health plans originally designed for short-term use. The policies will be available for 12 months at a time, up from a current limit of three, and customers will be able to renew them for additional years. The short-term … Continued

Study: Medicaid Expansion Leads to Higher Employment

People with disabilities are more likely to be employed in states where Medicaid coverage has been expanded as part of the Affordable Care Act. New research published Thursday in the American Journal of Public Health found the number of people who report not working due to their disability has decreased significantly in states where Medicaid has … Continued

Many fear they can’t meet Medicaid “work requirements”

When it comes to her Medicaid coverage, Mary Ellen Guy feels like she’s living in limbo. The Greenville woman can’t meet the 80-hour work requirement — as it is most often called — because she cares for her parents, Anna and Harold Guy, who are in their 80s. Until two years ago, Mary Ellen Guy … Continued

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