During the first few months of health insurance enrollment in the new system, Washington state signed more people up for insurance than all but a handful of states.
A new study has found that people enrolled recently in Medicaid went to the emergency room 40 percent more frequently than others, often seeking help for conditions that could be treated less expensively in a doctor’s office or an urgent care clinic.
Washington state officials say more people signed up for health insurance through the state’s health exchange in November.
Some immediate fixes can address problems that are becoming evident as provisions of the new law take effect.
With all the problems facing the rollout of President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul, nowhere is the situation worse or more surprising than in Oregon.
Gov. Sean Parnell on Friday rejected calls to expand Medicaid in Alaska, citing cost concerns.
The rollout of an expensive, new computer program that will run complicated Montana Medicaid payments is behind schedule and has forced the lead contractor to seek an extension.
Until now, it’s all been talk. Starting Tuesday, health care reform will move from speculation to reality when insurance exchanges in Washington state and across the nation open for business.
Several health coverage and care options are now available for individuals and families in lower income brackets.
With 400,000 uninsured Oregonians expected to get health insurance in the coming years, the state and medical community are scrambling to make sure there are doctors, nurses and other health care providers available to treat them.