26 States With a Big Health Coverage Gap

This week, Health Insurance Marketplaces opened in states across the country.  It’s true: Many more Americans will now have access to affordable health care.  But, other hard-working people, who live in states that have not yet committed to expanding Medicaid, will fall into a new coverage gap. That’s right: In the 26 states that have not accepted federal funding to expand Medicaid, adults who earn up to $15,000 a year will not qualify for any type of subsidy through the …

Feds to Run Insurance Marketplaces in Half the States

By Phil Galewitz and Alvin Tran, Staff Writers, Kaiser Health News It’s official. The Obama administration will be running new health insurance marketplaces in half the states – including the major population centers of Texas, Florida and Pennsylvania. The federal government had hoped more states this week would agree to form a partnership exchange – the deadline to apply was Friday – but the offer was largely rebuffed. New Jersey, Ohio and Florida, several of the biggest states that had not …