Posts for Medicaid and Medicaid Expansion

How the Affordable Care Act Helps Youth Aging Out of Foster Care

Mandatory Medicaid coverage for former foster care youth who have aged out of the foster care system but are in care as of their eighteenth birthday—an important provision in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) that isn’t as widely known as it should be—is fina

Debt-Ceiling Compromise Kicks Medicaid Fight Down The Road

Yesterday, the president signed a bill that ended months of intense negotiations over lifting the country’s debt-ceiling. But for the fate of Medicaid – and the millions of seniors, people living with disabilities, and low-income children who rely on the

Medicaid and the Media: Sharing Stories for Good

The past few months have been rife with intense debate over our nation’s budget and the debt ceiling. Predictably, entitlement programs, especially Medicaid, have been on the chopping block in these conversations. While legislators were proposing plans th

OIG report shows only 5 States protected from drug pricing fraud

An OIG report issued Monday found that only a few state Medicaid programs have made plans to replace a widely-used but fraud-ridden pricing system for pharmacy reimbursement that will be discontinued this coming September in response to a consumer lawsui

Paving the Way for New Models of Care

Providing insurance to low-income populations, as Medicaid does, improves their overall health and helps maintain financial stability. A new study by the National Bureau of Economic Research, says that Medicaid recipients, on average, were more likely to

Setting the Record Straight on Medicaid

Earlier today, Community Catalyst joined 118 groups representing consumers, people of faith, and health care providers in 34 states to raise our collective voices in support of Medicaid. Together, we sent a response to the letter that Senator Hatch and Co

Guess what? Medicaid Matters

A new study today, the most robust of its kind in 40 years, concludes that Medicaid makes a big difference for its enrollees. The study, authored by the National Bureau of Economic Research, documented that Medicaid recipients, on average, were more like

States of Innovation 1

Saving Money, Saving Lives: Maryland Paves the Way on Payment Reform 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 fo

Solving the Specialty Care Issues for Medicaid and CHIP Children

The New York Times ran an article last week on the results of a new study published in The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) on access to outpatient specialty care for children on Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). The study
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