Posts for Medicaid and Medicaid Expansion

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...

The Takeaway: Health Care and the Election - The Fight For Health Care Justice Must Continue

How the voters thought about health care The election is over and Donald Trump, to the surprise of most people (including, apparently, the Trump campaign team) will be the next president of the United States. Although this will have profound...

For More than 73 Million People, It Is Critical that We Protect Medicaid and CHIP

73 million. 73 million. This is the number of people who rely on Medicaid for their health coverage - and almost half of them are children. It’s the number that stands out on the screen as we read Kaiser Health...

Serving Those Who’ve Served: Close the Coverage Gap for Uninsured Veterans

On November 11, many of us will gather to mark Veterans Day and to honor the courageous individuals who have served our country.

New England Leads Trends For Growth In Children’s Health Coverage

Coverage success for children did not happen overnight and is not static. As we enter the next open enrollment period, we are reminded that coverage and maintaining coverage is ongoing and requires year-round support.

States’ Role in Preventing Churn: The Good and the Bad

Thanks to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), 20 million people have gained health insurance coverage, creating a pathway to better health. However, holding on to that coverage is not always easy and barriers remain for many consumers. Even with the...

CMS Provides Arizona Families with a ‘Waiver’ of Relief

On Friday, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced some good news for Arizona’s children and families.

Advocates and CMS Agree, Ohio’s Medicaid Waiver is Not Healthy for Ohio

Last week, the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) rejected Ohio’s “Healthy Ohio” Medicaid waiver proposal, which included provisions that would have undermined health coverage for many low-income Ohioans. Among other changes, the state requested permission to require low-income...