Arkansas Becomes Third State to Impose Medicaid Work Requirements, and a Particularly Punitive Version

Yesterday, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) approved Arkansas’s Medicaid Section 1115 waiver amendment application.

As Health Advocates, How Can We Respond to Horrific Events?

Right now, we all need to be focused on both healing and action.

Black History Month Profile: Byllye Avery’s Contributions to Advancing Black Women’s Health

In celebrating Black History Month, we had the honor of interviewing Byllye Avery, a leader in advancing Black women’s health for over 40 years.  Her work began in 1974, when she co-founded the Women’s Health Center in Gainesville, Florida, and...

Work Requirements for Medicaid Would Deepen Disparities in North Carolina’s Infant and Maternal Health

The Trump Administration’s recent guidelines endorsing work requirements for Medicaid beneficiaries could entrench existing barriers to successful pregnancies.

Medicaid Work Requirements Will Undermine the Well-Being of Children and Their Families

By imposing work requirements, the Trump Administration is giving states a tool that could undermine the well-being of children and families.

Medicaid Work Requirements Will Have Devastating Impacts for People with Complex Health Needs

For people with disabilities or complex medical conditions, accessing health care services is an absolutely necessary and often times incredibly stressful endeavor. Just getting the care needed to live a healthy and productive life can involve managing multiple appointments with...

“Public Charge” Would Create a Public Health Crisis for Immigrant Families

The most likely effect of the revised rule is that it will scare immigrants away from using benefits they are legally eligible to utilize, hurting children and families.

Director's Corner: What I’m Learning as I’m Teaching

Over the past ten years, I’ve had the opportunity to teach in a health policy course for medical students. And over the course of that decade, I’ve enjoyed working with dozens of future doctors as they study the rapid changes...

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.
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