Posts for Medicaid and Medicaid Expansion

And Then There Were Two: Healthy Indiana Plan 2.0 Becomes Second Medicaid Program To Add Work Requirement

Today, the Trump Administration and newly-confirmed Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) Alex Azar renewed the Healthy Indiana Plan (HIP) 2.0 Section 1115 waiver, including a work requirement on the Medicaid expansion population.

Medicaid Work Requirements: Bad Policy for All, Particularly Harmful to People With Addictions and People of Color

Time after time, the Trump administration talks about our country’s drug overdose crisis, yet its relentless attacks on health care simultaneously undermine access to life-saving treatment and services for people with substance use disorders. The most recent example: forcing Medicaid...

Voters Weigh in For Medicaid (Again)

In a special election two days ago, Oregonians voted overwhelmingly in support of their Medicaid program. Over 60 percent of voters cast their ballot in favor of keeping the provider taxes that cover the state’s share of Medicaid expansion costs....

Kentucky HEALTH: the “Kitchen Sink” of Bad Medicaid Waivers

On Friday, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) approved the Kentucky HEALTH Medicaid Section 1115 demonstration waiver, which contains very alarming barriers to coverage and care.

Picking Up Where We (and They) Left Off

Undeterred by either the stubborn refusal of facts to conform to their narrative or the unpopularity of their efforts to undermine the ACA and Medicaid, the Trump administration has picked up right where they left off.

By Opening the Door to Work Requirements in Medicaid, CMS Takes a Concerning New Direction of Prioritizing Penalties Over Coverage

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced in guidance today that they would allow work requirements in Medicaid through 1115 waivers, taking the program in an unprecedented and deeply troubling new direction.

The Hits Keep on Coming - Medicaid Expansion Helps Rural Hospitals Stay Open

This blog is part of a series highlighting recent research illustrating various benefits of expanding Medicaid - from improving health and state budget savings to reducing rates of uninsurance and uncompensated care costs.

Massachusetts: State Plan Amendment Paves the Way for Medicaid in Schools

Earlier this year, Centers on Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) gave Massachusetts the green light to amend their Medicaid state plan, opening the door for schools to bill Medicaid health services provided to all their Medicaid-enrolled students, not just those receiving...

The Hits Keep on Coming: Medicaid Expansion Shows a Myriad of Benefits

The list of benefits that expanding Medicaid provides to both individuals and states just keeps on growing. A comprehensive review of studies of the impacts of Medicaid expansion have found dramatic differences in Medicaid expansion versus non-expansion states along factors...