Now on Kaiser Health News’ blog, KUHF’s Carrie Feibel reports on efforts in Texas to sign up young people: "Young adults may be key to the success of Obamacare. Insurance companies need a mix of ages, and a mix of healthy and sick people to balance out the costs for everyone – and young people tend to be healthier. But persuading them to sign up for health insurance is no easy task. Many don’t know about the law, don’t think they need coverage, or are confused about how to sign up" (Feibel, 3/10).
Also on the blog, WHYY's Elana Gordon reports on Pennsylvania's Medicaid expansion: "Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett has backed away from a controversial work search requirement in his Medicaid overhaul proposal that’s now under federal review. Even so, experts say it’s unclear whether that move will be enough for the plan to gain final approval. At stake are billions of dollars in federal funding for Pennsylvania and new health care options for up to half a million residents" (Gordon, 3/10). Check out what else is on the blog.