Posts for Medicaid and Medicaid Expansion

The Takeaway: Math Problems

As Republicans struggle to come to agreement on how far to go with ACA repeal and what to put in its place, they are confronted with three interlocking math problems.

Just Another Messaging Document Masquerading as an ACA Replacement Plan

Yesterday, House Republican leadership released another "replacement plan," the Obamacare Repeal and Replace Policy Brief and Resources. After nearly seven years, Republicans continue to call for replacement of the Affordable Care Act but have yet to put forward a plan...

Why We Love CHIP – Because It’s Much More Than Coverage

One of the most shameful failures of our public safety net system is when structural harm goes unaddressed. The lead crisis in Flint, Michigan remains a painful reminder of when blind commitment to cost savings results in irreversible harm for...

The Takeaway: Same Old Snake Oil In A New Bottle

While the change is a welcome testament to the success of the resistance to date, it does not reflect any change in purpose on the part of most Republicans in Congress.

Recent Victories and Forward Momentum: February is a Key Time for Action

In the wake of Republican efforts to unwind the Affordable Care Act while failing to coalesce around a replacement plan, consumers are increasingly concerned that they will lose the coverage and protections they have gained since passage of the ACA....

The Replacement Charade Begins: Collins, Cassidy and Paul release “plans” to repeal and replace ACA

Republicans recently introduced two bills to “replace” the Affordable Care Act – one co-authored by Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Bill Cassidy (R-LA) and another by Senator Rand Paul (R-KY). Neither bill has been endorsed by Republican congressional leadership and...

States Face Immense Budget Impacts If the Affordable Care Act Is Repealed

Thanks to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the uninsured rate in the United States declined to 8.6 percent in the first quarter of 2016, the lowest level on record.

Beware of Block Grants: Along With ACA Defense, We Need to Protect Medicaid Too

Kellyanne Conway signaled the new administration’s desire to convert funding for the Medicaid program to block grants to states, with the assertion that doing so would mean "those closest to the people in need will be administering the program."

Double Jeopardy for Children with Disabilities

As we face a future that could hold the repeal of the ACA and the emergence of a Department of Education that does not stand up for the civil rights of children with disabilities, I am acutely aware of the lose-lose situation for kids and their families.