Posts for Medicaid and Medicaid Expansion

Bipartisan (yes, that's right) passage of Medicaid Expansion in New Hampshire

New Hampshire consumer advocates and supporters of Medicaid Expansion are waking up today to a new chapter in coverage for New Hampshire residents. With bipartisan support, Senate Bill 413 passed yesterday 18-5 in the Republican-controlled Senate. It is expected to...

And This Shout Out Goes to....FLORIDA CHAIN!!

And This Shout Out Goes to...Florida CHAIN!!! Amidst a challenging political environment for Medicaid expansion efforts, Florida CHAIN Organizer Ryan Morris found a way to show how much of a “joke” rejecting Medicaid expansion is for the sick and working...

Going for the Gold by Helping Consumers Get Good Care

If sports offer lessons for life, we might look to Sochi for a few pointers. For starters, the Sochi Olympic Winter Games attracted more participants than ever. But as those of us glued to our televisions have seen, the path...

Happy Anniversary, CHIPRA! Why it matters, and what’s next

Today marks the fifth anniversary of the Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act (CHIPRA), which extended the authorization for CHIP. In honor of this anniversary, we want to reflect on all the great gains in children’s health coverage we've made...

Pharma’s End Run on Medicaid Spending Controls Hits Consumer and Congressional Opposition

Earlier this month, Community Catalyst joined other national organizations calling on the Obama administration to change the direction of economic treaty negotiations that could impact cost containment by federal and state health programs.

Takeaways from NEACH’s 2013 Children’s Health Summit

Earlier this month, the New England Alliance for Children’s Health team gathered with our partners from around New England to discuss current events and future issues in children’s health policy. We were pleased that partners from all six New England...

States to Decide Medicaid Eligibility for Same-Sex Couples

The Supreme Court’s decision on the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) was met with much elation by advocates pursuing marriage equality. The federal government has been working, since that momentous decision was released, to clarify just how it impacts various...

50-state Report: Kids Coverage Improving Thanks to Medicaid and CHIP

Our friends at Georgetown Center for Children and Families today released their 50-state report on children’s health coverage, which provides a detailed picture of the coverage landscape for kids. Overall, the news is positive: 92.8 percent of kids have insurance...

Focus on Few, Increase Savings for Many: The “Genius” of Targeting “Super-utilizers”

“[The patient] had severe congestive heart failure, chronic asthma, uncontrolled diabetes, hypothyroidism, gout, and a history of smoking and alcohol abuse. He weighed five hundred and sixty pounds. In the previous three years, he had spent as much time in...