Since the beginning of the year, more than 200,000 children enrolled in Texas’ Medicaid program — more than 75 percent of whom most likely transferred from the state’s Children’s Insurance Program (CHIP), the federal-state program for families with incomes too high to qualify for Medicaid but too low to afford private insurance. Florida experienced a similar spike in enrollment, with 137,000 new children joining — more than 62,000 of whom counted among former members of the state’s CHIP program.
“As pro-democracy protests exploded over the weekend in Hong Kong, Instagram users in China are finding they can’t access their accounts after the government blocked access the photo-sharing site Monday.”—
The report finds that there are now fewer uninsured people going to the emergency room and being admitted to the hospital — which translates into big savings for hospitals. Since people without insurance typically don’t have any means to cover their medical bills, the cost of their treatment ends up falling on the hospital itself.
“If you think of the power of having all of these fraternities on a particular campus going through similar programming and similar messaging, it could definitely impact the culture on that campus fairly quickly”—Some fraternities have recently made headlines for other policy changes intended to make similar changes to the prevailing culture.
“The President will announce a suite of planned tools that will harness the unique scientific and technological capabilities of the United States to help vulnerable populations around the world strengthen their climate resilience”—White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest, on the eve of the UN climate summit.
“Ohio Supreme Court ruled 6-1 to potentially allow part of a state wildlife area to be strip-mined for coal.”—Ruling could open up $2 million of coal to be dug out of a 651-acre section of the Brush Creek Wildlife Area owned by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.