Posts for Medicaid and Medicaid Expansion

Proposal to Change Official Poverty Measure Endangers Health and Well-Being of Millions of Low-Income Americans

On May 7, the Trump administration launched yet another attack on low-income individuals. In a notice on the Federal Register, the administration proposed a change to the Census Bureau’s Official Poverty Measure (OPM) calculation that will effectively block millions of...

What Is At Stake For Vietnamese Communities If The Affordable Care Act Is Struck Down?

After the war, my family and I joined over a million other Vietnamese immigrants who made the journey to reside in the U.S. and try the best we could to make it our second home.

In the Spirit of Sabotage - Limited Expansions and Other Half-Baked, Harmful Plans

In Idaho, Nebraska and Utah, elected officials seem hell-bent on defying the will of their voters, who all decided to pass Medicaid expansion without any cuts or barriers in the November 2018 midterm elections.

Confronting the Wounds of Racism

During our recent visit to Montgomery, Alabama, we had the opportunity to confront our nation’s history of slavery, mass incarceration and racism, while also having our faith in our democracy elevated by witnessing energetically engaged consumer advocacy.

Medicaid - A Lifeline for Rural America

As we continue to celebrate Medicaid Awareness Month –an initiative led by the Protect Our Care -- to highlight the value of Medicaid, we turn our attention to the vital role of Medicaid for rural communities.

A Bridge Plan to Where? CMS Grants Unprecedented Restrictions to Utah's Voter-Approved Medicaid Expansion

Today, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) approved a proposal from Utah that imposes harmful and unprecedented restrictions on the Medicaid expansion program that Utah voters approved last November.

A Health Advocacy Victory – Medicaid Work Requirements Halted in Arkansas and Kentucky

As of March 27, 2019, Medicaid work reporting requirements were struck down in both states in the cases of Stewart v. Azar and Gresham v. Azar and, therefore, will be halted in Arkansas and won’t be implemented in Kentucky.

Schools Health Gains Momentum….One SPA at a Time

In 2014, the Centers for Medicaid and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a state Medicaid director letter that gives states the ability to allow local education agencies (LEAs) to expand their school-based Medicaid programs

North Carolina Secures School-Based Medicaid Services to Keep Kids Healthy and In the Classroom

In February, North Carolina received CMS approval to expand Medicaid school-based services, creating a new opportunity to support both school based providers like Nurse Smith and expand health services.
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