Senators introduce bill to lower prescription costs for seniors with chronic illnesses

Sens. Tom Carper (D-Del.) and Bill Cassidy (R-La.) on Wednesday introduced a bill that would allow people enrolled in the Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) to choose their prescription drug plan under Medicare Part D and save more in monthly medication costs. PACE is a Medicare/Medicaid program that provides medical and social … Read more

Health Care — Voters solidify pro-abortion stance at the polls

A new video game has officially dropped, and even KFC is excited about it.  Today in health, we’re looking at the states where abortion access is projected to be enshrined into their respective state constitutions and where anti-abortion measures were shot down.  Welcome to Overnight Health Care, where we’re following the latest moves on policy and news … Read more

South Dakota votes to expand Medicaid coverage

South Dakota on Tuesday became the seventh GOP-led state to expand Medicaid coverage by ballot initiative. More than 42,000 additional people stand to gain coverage, according to state estimates. Michigan voters enshrine abortion rights in state constitution Elon Musk sells $3.95 billion worth of Tesla stock The measure was passing with 56.2 percent support and … Read more

Health Care — States to vote on abortion, Medicaid and marijuana

It is officially Election Day. Many of you dear readers may feel stressed as you wait for the results, so we invite you to take a break and instead consider voting on names for these newborn lion cubs at the Oklahoma City Zoo.  Today in health, we’re looking at the ballot measures up for vote across … Read more

Five ballot measures to watch on Tuesday

In addition to who represents them in Congress and in state legislatures, voters on Tuesday will weigh in directly on issues including abortion, marijuana and vaping. Here are the measures we’re watching on Tuesday: Abortion Five states will have abortion on the ballot Tuesday, the most abortion-related ballot initiatives ever to take place in a … Read more

Introducing the Health Insurance Marketplace®

Published on June 21, 2013 If you’re uninsured, there’s a new way for you to buy health insurance for 2014. It’s called the Health Insurance Marketplace®. Getting covered in the Health Insurance Marketplace® No matter where you live, you can use the Marketplace to find a high-quality health plan and enroll to get coverage. With … Read more

7 ways to save in the Health Insurance Marketplace®

Published on July 25, 2013 There are several ways you can save money in the Health Insurance Marketplace®. How you save, and how much you save, depends on several things, including family size and income. You may be able to get lower costs on your monthly premiums when you enroll in a Marketplace health insurance … Read more

Millions transitioning to coverage | HealthCare.gov

Published on January 8, 2014 Since October 1st, more than 6 million people have enrolled in coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace® or Medicaid. If you’ve completed an application and chosen a plan on the Marketplace, you may still need to take a couple of steps in order to ensure that your coverage takes effect. … Read more

How to use your new Medicaid or CHIP coverage

Published on April 15, 2014 Now that you’ve joined the millions of Americans enrolled in the Medicaid program or the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), it’s important to use your new coverage. If you have questions, contact your state Medicaid or CHIP agency. When you visit these two pages, just scroll down and select your … Read more

Still open – Coverage in Medicaid and CHIP

Published on April 16, 2014 You can apply for Medicaid or Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) coverage, even though Marketplace Open Enrollment for 2014 is over. Medicaid and CHIP are joint state and federal programs that provide coverage to millions of Americans with limited incomes and some people with disabilities. There’s no limited enrollment period … Read more