With little apparent chance of bipartisan agreement, talks on expanding Medicaid in the final 12 holdout states had largely been tabled. Rep. Lloyd Doggett (D-TX) hopes his new COVER Now Act will change that. Last week, the Texan Democrat introduced a new measure that would give local governments the ability to expand Medicaid in their area, even if their state government has refused expansion. The legislation hopes to extend coverage to the remaining 2.2 million low-income Americans left without coverage in non-expansion states. Even if the bill does not pass, it could inspire President Biden to include some expansion-related provisions in his upcoming legislative packages. Read More >>>

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