Posts for Medicaid and Medicaid Expansion

A Rare COVID-19 Victory: Advocate Pressure Wins Suspension of Medicaid Work Rules in Utah

Until April 2, Utah was the last state standing with a work reporting requirement in place. It took a pandemic coupled with an economic crisis for the state to finally suspend its onerous paperwork barrier to Medicaid coverage. After federal...

The COVID-19 Pandemic is Exhibit A for Why Medicaid Block Grant Proposals Are Bad Policy

The coronavirus pandemic has already revealed some important lessons for us. One of the most important lessons for our country, and especially the state of Tennessee, is that our health care infrastructure matters. Public health measures, such as physical and...

House Bill’s Key COVID-19 Health Provisions Represent Important First Steps

On March 14, the House passed H.R. 6201, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act of 2020. Monday night, the House passed a “technical corrections” bill that slightly changed some provisions.

Trump’s Dystopian Health Care Vision: Budget Continues Three-Year War on Health Security

President Trump released his proposed fiscal year 2021 budget this week, and you can at least give the administration credit for consistency – almost $1 trillion in cuts to the ACA and Medicaid – mirroring the budget request of 2020.

The Farce of Flexibility – Lifting the Veil on the Trump Administration’s Plans to Cap Medicaid Funding

This post is one in our series of blog posts on the harmful impacts of Medicaid block grants. On January 30, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services issued a letter to state Medicaid directors allowing states to cap the...

Looking Back/Looking Forward: Taking Stock of 2019 and What to Anticipate in 2020

When it comes to health care, 2019 was an intense year full of many challenges and also some bright spots. As it recedes in the rear view mirror, let’s take a look at some of the key developments from 2019...

Medicaid Expansion in Idaho Highlights Excitement and Fears in Latinx Community

After many years of persistent advocacy, Idaho voters passed a ballot initiative in 2018 in favor of expanding Medicaid, and health coverage for the newly eligible is scheduled to begin on January 1, 2020. Medicaid enrollment officially began on November...

How Low Can They Go? Trump Administration Approves South Carolina’s Work Reporting Requirements

Last week, CMS reached a new low by approving South Carolina’s request to impose work reporting requirements in its Medicaid program, making it the first state to impose work reporting requirements primarily on low-income parents and caretakers.

How Medicaid Coverage & Political Participation Go Hand-in-Hand

A new Data for Progress memo is the latest piece of research to suggest that Medicaid expansion has impacts far beyond just health outcomes, this time suggesting expanding Medicaid coverage leads to increased political participation.
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