Posts for Medicaid and Medicaid Expansion

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.

Going the Extra Mile for Rural Hospitals

This month, a small town mayor, Adam O’Neal, and civil rights activist, Bob Zellner, are leading a 283 mile walk from Belhaven, NC to Washington, DC to call on lawmakers to close the coverage gap and help ensure that rural hospitals can remain open.

Building Bridges to Better Health

To mark Older Americans Month, the Voices for Better Health project has debuted a new video highlighting an important strategy to improve the health and well-being of vulnerable older adults.

Insurance coverage for parents and kids creates long-term success and health

The Institute for Research on Poverty released a new study that provides further confirmation that Medicaid and CHIP contribute to the long-term health and success of children

People Prevail Over Politics in Montana

This week, Montana becomes the 29th state (plus the District of Columbia) to close the coverage gap, and the first state to get legislative approval to expand Medicaid in over a year.