Posts for Medicaid and Medicaid Expansion

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

Something to Celebrate: Three Big Birthdays, One Short Week

Three programs vital to the health care security to millions of Americans celebrated birthdays last week. Medicaid and Medicare turned 47, and their “little sibling,” the Children’s Health Insurance Plan (CHIP), also marked 15 years of ensuring low-income

Basic Health Program: This Wallflower is About to Bloom

The Basic Health Program isn’t the most flashy or popular provision in the Affordable Care Act. But anyone who’s watched a classic – or even a less-than-classic - teen romantic comedy knows that the shy, somewhat awkward wallflowers often have tremendous

Medicaid Makes States an Offer That Is Too Good To Refuse

Today, the Supreme Court will hear arguments on whether the Affordable Care Act (ACA)’s Medicaid expansion (the planned increase in the number of low-income adults who are able to receive Medicaid coverage in 2014) is constitutional. The plaintiffs will a
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