Phil Galewitz covers Medicaid, Medicare, long‐term care, hospitals and various state health issues. He has covered the health beat for nearly two decades. He is a board member of the Association of Health Care Journalists. In 2004‐05, he was a Kaiser Media Fellow and wrote about community solutions to the uninsured. Before coming to KHN, he was at The Palm Beach Post and was a national health industry writer for the Associated Press and The Patriot‐ News in Harrisburg, Pa. He has a BA in health planning and administration and a master's in public administration with an emphasis in health policy. | Contact: PGalewitz@kff.org | @PhilGalewitz
Experts say that costs may rise for some enrollees, but rates have been largely stable for most.
The number of young adults still lags, but the pace of signups has increased.
Insurers say that safety is their No.1 concern, but consumer advocates and nursing home owners are wary.
Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe discusses his state’s experiment expanding Medicaid using a so-called "private option" strategy.
A decision to end the plan would cost tens of thousands of enrollees their coverage and have a chilling effect on other states.
Many Hendry County residents earn too little for federal subsidies but are ineligible for Medicaid since state lawmakers opted against expanding the program.
This group of people aged 18 to 34, who make up about 40 percent of the potential market, is vital to the health of the insurance exchanges.
A growing number are starting managed care plans to boost revenue and gain more control over patient care.
State Medicaid programs have not received data on many applicants because of healthcare.gov’s software problems.
How valuable people find their new health coverage will help shape public opinion of the law going forward.