Posts for Medicaid and Medicaid Expansion

North Carolina’s Direct Care Workers in the Coverage Gap

A recent paper from the Paraprofessional Healthcare Institute indicates that of North Carolinians who are affected by the Medicaid coverage gap nearly 10 percent are direct-care workers.

Celebrating the Golden Anniversary of Medicare and Medicaid – Looking Ahead to the Next 50 Years

Fifty years ago today, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed into law the landmark amendments to the Social Security Act that created the Medicare and Medicaid programs.

Closing the Gap in Indian Country

Right now, Hannah is uninsured. She can’t afford health insurance and doesn’t make enough to qualify for tax credits.

Medicaid: A Win for Families and our Future

At Voices for Virginia’s Children, we are reflecting on Medicaid’s 50th anniversary and what the program has meant to generations of children and families here in Virginia.

The Takeaway: Michael Miller's Congressional Forecast, The Weather Looks Stormy

Michael Miller's The Takeaway, featured in On Message on July 24, 2015.

Investing in Medicaid is Paying Off for Colorado

On Medicaid’s 50th anniversary, it’s worth a look back at how the biggest expansion in the program’s history has helped Coloradans.

Medicaid reform – A Tale of Two States

Medicaid provides health and financial security for millions of low-income, working Americans. Despite the fact that Medicaid is as efficient as (or even more efficient than) private insurance, it is often a target of state budget cuts.

Closing the Gap Is About More Than Just the Bottom Line, But It Helps

Failing to close the gap is a missed opportunity for consumers, hospitals and states. The uninsured rate in the 30 states (including D.C.) that have closed the gap fell from 18 percent to just below 11 percent.

Yes, Remove the Flag. And Close the Coverage Gap to Really Address Racial Inequality

South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley has called for the removal of the Confederate flag from the State House. Yet, she remains adamantly opposed to accepting the federal dollars set aside to extend Medicaid coverage to low-income South Carolinians.