Georgia launches Medicaid expansion in closely monitored test of job requirements

FIILE - Cassandra Welchlin, executive director of the Mississippi Black Women Roundtable, speaks during a news conference on groups pushing for lawmakers to extend postpartum Medicaid from 60 days to 12 months, Jan. 26, 2023, at the Mississippi State Capitol in Jackson.  A Mississippi law that goes into effect on Saturday, July 1, 2023 authorizes one full year of postpartum Medicaid coverage.  (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)

ATLANTA (AP) Georgia is offering a new deal to some uninsured adults starting Saturday: Go to work or school and the state will cover you. But advocates denounce the plan, which will insure far fewer people than a full-blown state Medicaid program, as unnecessarily restrictive and expensive. The program is likely to be followed as … Read more

Federal health care rulings highlight shopping in court

Illustration of a judge wearing a stethoscope

Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios A handful of conservative justices, especially in the South, are wielding enormous influence on health care policy in the Biden era. Because matter: Thanks in part to former President Trump’s record of judicial appointments, conservatives ended up with a fast track of friendly judges handing down sweeping decisions. The big picture: Advocacy … Read more