Posts for Medicaid and Medicaid Expansion

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...

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.