Posts for ACA Implementation

$25 Million to Tackle Childhood Obesity in Medicaid, CHIP, and Beyond

Many of you may recall that the Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2009 (CHIPRA) authorized childhood obesity demonstration grants aimed at developing an effective model for reducing obesity in children. Thanks to the Affordable Ca

Happy Second Anniversary, CHIPRA!

While the uninsurance rate for adults has risen in recent years, the opposite is true for children: fewer and fewer children are going without health care coverage. This steady decline in uninsured children is due in part to the fact that children’s publi

The Insider: Putting Things in Perspective

Putting the Florida Legal Ruling in Perspective The media is full of stories this morning about the ruling yesterday of Judge Vinson, not only that the Individual Responsibility Requirement (IRR) of the ACA is unconstitutional, but also that the entire la

The grants are coming! The grants are coming!

Word came last week from the Obama administration that the Community Transformation Grant program will begin “very soon,” despite the discussion of federal budget freezes. Speaking at the Families USA Health Action conference, an official said the adminis

The Insider: Wishful Thinking

Wishful Thinking Part One: The Vanishing Voter Mandate for Repeal After a pause to remember those who were killed or wounded in Tucson, Congress is set to resume work this week, and the first order of business is a House vote to repeal the Affordable Care

Choose Your Own Adventure: Possible Paths for ACA Legal Challenges

Please note this post was updated 1/5/2011 In the midst of all of the legal challenges to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), there may be a lack of clarity for the average person regarding how these lawsuits proceed. We thought that we would take a brief mome

Let's Have an "Adult Conversation" about Opting Out of Medicaid

This blog was originally posted here on the Center for Children and Families Say Ahhh! blog Just last August, Texas advocates chuckled and sighed along with our Arizona colleagues when the Onion ran the headline, "Texas Vows to Reclaim Title of Most Regre

Health Homes: Creating a Stronger Medicaid Program While Reducing Costs

Arizona’s decision to eliminate coverage for some heart, liver, lung, pancreas and bone marrow transplants has received a lot of attention because of its immediate life-and-death implications: potentially denying organs to 100 adults currently on the tran

No surprises. ACA opponents win over Virginia Judge

Of the fourteen plus lawsuits brought against the federal government challenging the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), one has succeeded in winning the favor of a Virginia judge. Judge Henry Hudson of the US District Court for the Easter