Posts for Medicaid and Medicaid Expansion

Policymakers Across the Country Take Note: Maine Voters Weigh in For Coverage, Against Obstruction

Yesterday, the people of Maine voted overwhelmingly to extend Medicaid coverage to 70,000 low-income Mainers. This finally ends the five-year-long battle to close the coverage gap in the state.  Maine’s legislature has passed Medicaid expansion with broad support five times...

CHIP: One Step Forward, Three Steps Back.

On Friday, CHIP refunding moved forward, ending Halloween week with a trick not a treat.

Fighting the Latest Threat to Addiction Services and Supports: The Graham-Cassidy Repeal Bill

Here we are again. Another disastrous health care repeal bill is gaining momentum, threatening the progress we’ve made in treating substance use disorders.

Veterans Protected Us, Now We Need to Protect Their Care

As veterans have fought so hard to defend us, we must fight to defend the health coverage they need and deserve.

Zombie Graham-Cassidy Bill Detracts from Bipartisan Efforts to Support Children’s Health

While Senators Hatch (R-UT) and Wyden (D-OR) are working on bipartisan solutions that support children’s access to health insurance, Senators Graham (R-SC) and Cassidy (R-LA) are throwing their energy into bringing Affordable Care Act (ACA) repeal back from the dead....

New Research Confirms Coverage For Parents Has Rolled Out “Welcome Mat” to Enrollment For Their Kids

New research confirms what we’ve known all along – the Affordable Care Act (ACA) improves the lives of families. According to a recent Health Affairs analysis, over 700,000 children who were eligible for Medicaid or Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)...

Handle with Care: Back to School Amidst Charlottesville

For many families across the country, August is the month of “back to school.” For us in the health advocacy world, it is commonly the month that we focus on health care program enrollment.

Senate Repeal Bill 2.0: The Same Old Problems with a New Bad Idea

Yesterday, after three more weeks of backroom deals and secret negotiations, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell unveiled a ‘new’ health care repeal bill that features all the same failings of the previous version.

The BCRA’s Capped Medicaid Funding Would Heighten States’ Budgeting Woes for Decades

CBO found that the proposed legislation would cut $772 billion from Medicaid – slashing its funding by 26 percent in 2026, compared to current projected funding.