Posts for Medicaid and Medicaid Expansion

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.

Trump’s 2020 Budget – A Laundry List of Failed and Unpopular Policies

The newly-released 2020 budget from President Trump proposes policies and significant cuts would make health care harder to access and afford. Not only that, but they are policies that broad swaths of the American people have already opposed.

Medicaid Expansion Improves Health and Access to Care, Survey of Montanans Finds

The hits keep on coming! A new survey of Montana Medicaid expansion enrollees confirms that Medicaid expansion dramatically improves access to health care, as well as overall health.

Fighting for Families: Five Health Care Policies State Legislators Should Push this Session

This week state legislators across the country are engaging in an annual week of action to lift up policies that promote economic opportunity and security for all families.

Screening for Social Needs: How Medicaid Can Address Social Determinants of Health

Several states are in the beginning stages of allowing their Medicaid program to deliver care to patients in ways that address their health-related social needs.
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