Posts for Medicaid and Medicaid Expansion

Think Medicaid Work Requirements Will Save Money? Think Again

In a previous blog, we wrote about how states hoping to impose work requirements on their Medicaid enrollees were touting projected cost savings - while failing to mention that these alleged cost savings result from people losing their health care...

Let’s Call the Alleged ‘Savings’ From Work Requirements What They Really Are: People Losing Access to Health Care

As more and more states begin to cite 'savings' as a reason to implement Medicaid work requirements, let's take a look at where that savings is coming from.

Happy 8th Birthday, ACA: Celebrating the ACA’s Important Role in Improving Health Equity

Eight years ago today, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) became law of the land, and this year’s birthday is truly one to celebrate.

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.

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 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...

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....