Posts for Medicaid and Medicaid Expansion

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States Face Immense Budget Impacts If the Affordable Care Act Is Repealed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

Medicaid Innovation Would Flatline Under Block Grants and Per Capita Caps

[Medicaid] has meant many more kids, grandparents and people with chronic health conditions have been able to get the care they need

Uncertainty Around ACA Stirs Fear In Immigrant Communities

Following the election of Donald Trump, immigrant communities have grown increasingly anxious about their safety and well-being.

The Takeaway: Pay No Attention to the Plan Behind the Curtain

It's funny, or at least it would be if it weren't so sad and so dangerous. Lack of transparency in health care is a problem that has often been decried. You buy health insurance, but you don't really know which providers are in-network.

The Takeaway: Will the Real Donald Trump Please Stand Up?

It is often said that the first casualty of war is the truth. In the coming war on health security for the American people, one question is whether Donald Trump was sincere when he said he would not cut Medicare...

The Takeaway: How Do the Political Scientists Explain This One?

One curious feature of our current moment in health policy is how divergent the impending course of action pledged by Republicans in Congress and the incoming Trump administration is from the preferences of major health care industry stakeholders. Dominant models...