Will California pass a health insurance bill for undocumented immigrants?

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The state recently introduced the measure to request permission from the federal government. California legislators are currently facing a controversial health insurance bill that would request permission from the federal government to allow the state to be able to sell coverage over its official exchange, Covered California, to people who are unable to prove that their residence in the country is a legal one. The Assembly Health Committee democrats already gave their approval to SB20 last Tuesday. The proposal of the health insurance bill was first put forward by Senator…

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Ongoing funding for children’s health insurance sought by Senator Bob Casey

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The U.S. Senator has stated that he is in opposition of the push by congressional Republicans to reduce the funds. If congressional Republicans were to have their way, then the popular federal children’s health insurance program (CHIP) would be reduced in size, in a move that U.S. Senator Bob Casey has said that he will oppose. Casey explained that he would like Congress to progress with a reauthorization of CHIP into 2019. Senator Casey held a conference call with reporters in which he explained that he is hopeful that Congress…

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Health insurance in Pennsylvania becomes more child-friendly

Children’s Health Insurance Program

New law targets Children’s Health Insurance Program Health insurance for children in Pennsylvania has won a victory thanks to a new bill signed by Governor Tom Corbett. The bill has to do with the state’s Children’s Health Insurance Program, which provides insurance coverage to more than 188,000 children currently enrolled in the program. The program is nearly two decades old and has often been criticized for being inaccessible to those that need it most. The new bill signed by Governor Corbett aims to resolve some of the issues that the…

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Insurance industry in California receives new approval

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Lawmakers have given their approval to a couple of consumer protection bills for discrimination prevention. The lawmakers in California have just sent a couple of consumer protection bills to Governor Jerry Brown, which – if signed – will change the health insurance industry in the state by preventing insurers from discrimination against individuals who have pre-existing conditions, and placing a limit on the amount that they will be able to charge older people. These bills are meant to change the laws in California in order to have them match federal…

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Health insurance coverage decision in Washington blocks abortion coverage

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The State Senate has stopped a discussion on a plan that would make this coverage a requirement. The Washington state Senate – a coalition dominated by Republicans – has just stopped a discussion for a plan in the state to add a requirement for health insurance companies to provide coverage for abortion. The procedural motion was voted down after a heated exchange in the chamber. Some of the Democrats from the Washington Senate had moved to add a health insurance bill before a primary deadline. They said that they had…

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Health insurance proposal in Arkansas receives its approval from the House

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The bill had previously struggled but has now passed to support the purchase of coverage for low income residents. A proposal faced by the House in Arkansas that would use money that would otherwise have been designated for Medicaid, to purchase private health insurance for residents of the state in the lower income brackets has now been passed. The hope is that it will assist in the overall efforts that are being made for healthcare reform in the state. Other states with Republican led legislatures have been closely watching the…

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Health insurance measure in Arkansas failed to pass

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The state House did not move forward a proposal to use Medicaid funds to purchase private policies. A proposal in Arkansas faced the House but failed to pass as it proposed to use Medicaid money in order to purchase private health insurance to provide coverage to residents of the state within the lower income brackets. The legislation fell short of the votes that it would have required in order to obtain approval. According to an Arkansas House of Representatives spokesperson, Cecillea Pond-Mayo, there were 75 votes that would have been…

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