Posts for Medicaid and Medicaid Expansion

States to Decide Medicaid Eligibility for Same-Sex Couples

The Supreme Court’s decision on the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) was met with much elation by advocates pursuing marriage equality. The federal government has been working, since that momentous decision was released, to clarify just how it impacts various...

50-state Report: Kids Coverage Improving Thanks to Medicaid and CHIP

Our friends at Georgetown Center for Children and Families today released their 50-state report on children’s health coverage, which provides a detailed picture of the coverage landscape for kids. Overall, the news is positive: 92.8 percent of kids have insurance...

Focus on Few, Increase Savings for Many: The “Genius” of Targeting “Super-utilizers”

“[The patient] had severe congestive heart failure, chronic asthma, uncontrolled diabetes, hypothyroidism, gout, and a history of smoking and alcohol abuse. He weighed five hundred and sixty pounds. In the previous three years, he had spent as much time in...

Behind Every Great Medicaid Champion is an Even Greater Advocacy Community

Ohio recently became the 25th state (plus DC) to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act.

Connecting the Dots between Hospital Financial Assistance and the ACA

It is time to connect hospital financial assistance to the rest of the ACA. It could make a difference for millions of people.

Enrolling Thousands of Medicaid Beneficiaries is a Snap (Pun Intended!)

A handful of states are quickly enrolling certain Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) participants into Medicaid.

I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For: Improving Behavioral Health in Medicare and Medicaid

Senators Max Baucus and Orrin Hatch recently asked the behavioral health community to help answer questions about barriers to behavioral health care and effective integrated care models.

Health Equity in Focus: Equality in Coverage: Getting 293,932 LGBT Georgians Health Care

To celebrate National Coming Out Day we wanted to showcase the partnership Georgians for a Healthy Future and Georgia Equality have formed over the past year to advance access to health care for the state’s nearly 300,000 LGBT citizens.

Dig Into Our New Managed Care Checklist

We recently unveiled a checklist for making managed care consumer-focused.