Posts for Medicaid and Medicaid Expansion

Happy Birthday, Medicaid!

This month marks the 54th anniversary of President Lyndon B. Johnson signing Medicaid into law through the Social Security Amendments of 1965.

New Guidance Encourages States to Better Address Children and Youth’s Access to Mental and Behavioral Health Services

Despite challenges, there are opportunities to improve the health and well-being of young people.

A Day of Action To Stop ACA Repeal… Again.

On Tuesday, Attorney General Becerra, backed by 19 Democratic state attorneys general, the District of Columbia and the U.S. House of Representatives, presented oral arguments to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Much at Stake for States Defending the ACA in Texas v. United States

If the Court decides that the Democratic defendants do not have standing, the Court could also decide to leave the district court decision striking down the ACA in place, as well as open up other legal questions.

Puerto Rico and the Territories Face Medicaid Cliff: Congress Must Act

Earlier this month, the US House Energy and Commerce committee held hearings inviting one government representative overseeing the administration of Medicaid from each territory to testify their respective needs for long-term program funding.

The Trump Administration Is Escalating Its Attack On People With Pre-existing Conditions

The Trump administration is flexing its administrative and judicial muscles to limit access to health coverage and deny people with pre-existing conditions access to care.

Study Confirms Work Reporting Requirements in Arkansas Don’t Work

Following a full year of operation, the “data and information” out of that state has illuminated very troublesome results for those who have pushed for work reporting requirements.

The Dark Horse Lawsuit Threatening America’s Health (And Why You Should Care)

On July 9th, at around 1 p.m. in New Orleans, lawyers representing 17 Republican-led states will file into one of the courtrooms of the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals for the case of Texas v. United States.

Congress Can Make Health Care Better While Building the Path to Universal Coverage

Tomorrow, the House Ways and Means Committee will hold a hearing entitled “Pathways to Universal Coverage.” We applaud House leaders for encouraging serious discussion about the road to universal health coverage. Beyond that, we hope this is the beginning, rather...
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