Updated: Closing the Gap Through a Waiver

Dear Partners,

As more states began to close the coverage gap by putting their own stamp on their state’s Medicaid program, often by seeking federal approval of a Section 1115 waiver, we released two resources to help prepare your coalitions for these policy compromises and to navigate the waiver process.

To account for the recently approved 1115 waiver in Indiana, as well as several amendments to existing 1115 waivers, we updated the following resources to reflect the most recent waiver information: 

  • Policy Brief. This brief walks through some of the themes we’ve seen in recent 1115 waivers that have been approved by CMS.
  • Coalition Guide. This resource offers tips, tools, and best practices to use in preparing your coalition to respond to policy compromises and to potentially develop coalition principles for how to close the coverage gap.

If you have any questions about these resources, please contact Katherine Howitt at khowitt@communitycatalyst.org.

Thank you for your continued advocacy,

Community Catalyst Close the Gap Team


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