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
President says others have been denied the law’s benefits because many states haven’t expanded Medicaid.
But the number of enrollees, especially those between 18 and 34, continues to lag expectations.
With less than four weeks to go before the deadline, ads and direct appeals take aim at young people, Latinos and others without insurance coverage.
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.