Posts for Medicaid and Medicaid Expansion

Behind Every Great Medicaid Champion is an Even Greater Advocacy Community

Ohio recently became the 25th state (plus DC) to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act.

Connecting the Dots between Hospital Financial Assistance and the ACA

It is time to connect hospital financial assistance to the rest of the ACA. It could make a difference for millions of people.

Enrolling Thousands of Medicaid Beneficiaries is a Snap (Pun Intended!)

A handful of states are quickly enrolling certain Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) participants into Medicaid.

I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For: Improving Behavioral Health in Medicare and Medicaid

Senators Max Baucus and Orrin Hatch recently asked the behavioral health community to help answer questions about barriers to behavioral health care and effective integrated care models.

Health Equity in Focus: Equality in Coverage: Getting 293,932 LGBT Georgians Health Care

To celebrate National Coming Out Day we wanted to showcase the partnership Georgians for a Healthy Future and Georgia Equality have formed over the past year to advance access to health care for the state’s nearly 300,000 LGBT citizens.

Dig Into Our New Managed Care Checklist

We recently unveiled a checklist for making managed care consumer-focused.

There’s A Hole in Our Bucket: Addressing Children’s Health Insurance Churn

Pursuing health coverage for all children can sometimes feel like pouring water into a leaky bucket. Even when outreach and enrollment efforts are strong, a substantial portion of children will lose their insurance at least once.

Some Kids Will Still Face Waiting Periods for CHIP, Unless States Act

Nothing says “long weekend” like a long list of regulations, right? While most of us were still recovering from our Independence Day celebrations, the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) released a 600-page final rule.

Making Medicaid Enrollment Easier -- for People and for States

Advocates, stakeholders, federal and state governments are busy planning strategies for enrolling millions of newly eligible people into health coverage in 2014. But last week, CMS quietly released guidance that could lighten the load on everyone.