Posts for Medicaid and Medicaid Expansion

New Study Builds Case for Expanding Medicaid

A new study in the New England Journal of Medicine confirms what consumer health advocates have known for decades: Medicaid is essential for keeping low-income households on stable financial footing.

The Morning After

OK. Sequestration has happened. That means funding cuts for community health centers, public health and medical research. Medicare provider payments will be shaved by two percent while Medicaid and CHIP are exempt.

Improving Medicaid: Federal help to expand home care

Is your state still stowing in nursing homes people who could live at home with adequate help ? Is the state spending millions of Medicaid dollars on institutional long-term care when they could get federal funds to expand the less expensive community ser

The Insider: Health care and the fiscal debate: Where are we now and where are we going?

As the final days of 2012 slip away, little time remains for Congress and the President to strike a deal on tax rates and spending levels. If there is no deal, a host of tax cuts enacted under both Presidents Bush and Obama will expire (along with a numbe

Highlights from 2012 NEACH Children’s Health Care Summit

On November 14, Community Catalyst’s New England Alliance for Children’s Health (NEACH) hosted its annual Children’s Health Care Summit in Worcester, Massachusetts. The summit covered topics such as consumer assistance programs, foster youth and the Affor

Washington State First to Receive Approval to Implement a Managed Fee-for-Service Duals Demonstration Program

Last month, Washington became the second state to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) to participate in a duals demonstration project. Washington is pursuing a managed-fee-for-service financial model u

Navigating Managed Care’s Strange New World

State Medicaid programs have been moving at warp speed to turn over long-term services and supports (LTSS) to managed care companies. For some states, this marks the first journey into the tricky terrain of mandatory managed care for seniors and people wi

Medicaid’s Got Friends in High Places

Recently, a stakeholder group in Iowa put out a bold statement urging state legislators not to reject the Medicaid expansion: “Failure to seize this historic opportunity to significantly address the plight of uninsured Iowans has negative consequences for

Ensuring Better Care and Health Outcomes for Individuals with Sickle Cell Disease

The Sickle Cell Treatment Act (SCTA) provides an important opportunity to advocate for implementing public policies that will lead to better care and health outcomes for individuals living with sickle cell disease (SCD). In 2003, Senators Jim Talent (R-MO
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