Posts for Medicaid and Medicaid Expansion

Hand Over the Megaphone: New CMS Regulations Strengthen the Consumer Voice

In the obscure pages of the Federal Register, consumers recently won an important victory -- a victory whose implications for Medicaid beneficiaries are anything but obscure. Last week, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released a fin

Confronting Our Dirty Little Secret

After a decade of reports and tragedy a lot of progress must be made to improve our oral health A decade ago, the Surgeon General released a report on oral health that described unmet oral health needs as a “silent epidemic”. Five years ago, a 12 year old

Guest Blog: Home Care Workers Need Your Support

On December 15, 2011, President Obama announced that the Department of Labor planned to amend the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) to guarantee minimum wage and overtime protections for 2.5 million home care workers. Since 1974, when Congress amended the F

The New Boom in Managed Care: Long-term Services and Supports

A new report from AARP captures the changes coming for people who depend on Medicaid for services that help them live with chronic illnesses and disabilities. The number of states that actively manage long-term services and supports in Medicaid will nearl

A Principled Approach to Better Care for Seniors and People with Disabilities

Efforts to improve care for seniors and people with disabilities across the country are speeding forward as states take advantage of funding and flexibility offered by the federal government. These initiatives to serve people eligible for both Medicaid an

States of Innovation 3

Paying Pharmacies Honest Prices for Prescription Drugs As policymakers across the country look to balance their budgets, some are turning to Medicaid, recycling the same harmful policies they’ve used year-after-year: eliminating coverage for vulnerable A

Oh so close…

While the New England states are leaders in the nation in reducing the number of uninsured children, with coverage rates from 94 to 98 percent across the region, there is one area where New England is falling woefully behind. According to a new report fro

The Unhealthy Consequences of Congressional Dysfunction

After caving in to a rebellion from the tea-party wing of the House Republican caucus, Speaker Boehner has pulled the plug on a bipartisan agreement to do a two month extension on a number of expiring federal policies -- including a patch on the Medicare

Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program Buffer the Impact of the Recession on Children

In most respects, children have not been exempt from the impacts of the current economic downturn. The number of children living in poverty in the United States rose to 15.7 million in 2010—a 19 percent increase from 2008. Despite this bleak picture, a ne
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