Posts for Medicaid and Medicaid Expansion

Getting to Work at Unwinding Medicaid Work Requirements

On January 28, the Biden administration released an executive order directing federal agencies to “re-examine” Medicaid policies that “may reduce coverage or undermine the program,” as well as “policies that make it more difficult to enroll in Medicaid.” And on...

MACPAC’s Recommendations Hit the Mark on Immediate Ways to Improve Medicaid

During its January meeting, the non-partisan Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission (MACPAC) made several recommendations to Congress that could pave the way for additional improvements to Medicaid with a more receptive administration and new Congress. MACPAC’s recent recommendations...

President Biden’s Executive Orders Take First Steps to Demonstrate the Full Potential of Medicaid

On Thursday, January 28, President Biden signed several executive orders intended to strengthen “Americans’ Access to Quality, Affordable Health Care,” including the Affordable Care Act and Medicaid.

Last Ditch Approval of Tennessee's Medicaid Block Grant Proposal Causes Alarm

While the country was distracted and reeling in the aftermath of the violence that had been perpetrated just days earlier at the United States Capitol, CMS approved Tennessee’s 1115 Medicaid block grant proposal on Jan. 8.

The Urgent Need for Extension of Emergency Protections to Housing Security and Access to Medicaid Coverage

As we near the end of the year and face the holidays during a surging pandemic, many people will struggle with isolation and sadness at being away from loved ones. Additionally, COVID-19 has unleashed a series of crises that are...

How the #SickofItTX Campaign is Building Power & Fighting for Texans’ Health

Texas has the nation’s worst uninsured rate, with more than five million Texans uninsured, but state lawmakers consistently refuse to take any meaningful action to ensure all Texans can access affordable health insurance coverage.

CMS Rule Goes Against Congressional Intent and Risks Stripping Emergency Medicaid Coverage Guarantees

CMS issued an interim final rule allowing states to terminate coverage for certain individuals, reclassify coverage into tiers, and eliminate optional Medicaid benefits while still receiving the 6.2% increase in FMAP.

Waiving Goodbye to Better Health Care Access Amidst a Global Pandemic

Yesterday, the Trump administration approved one of Georgia Governor Brian Kemp’s two waiver applications and is on track to approve the other in the coming days. Both are likely to present challenges to the way Georgians access their health care.

House Democrats Have a Plan for COVID-19 Relief (Again). Will the Senate Step Up?

House Democrats have made another effort to enact a meaningful coronavirus relief package to address the severe economic and health care challenges posed by the pandemic. To appease Senate Republicans’ concerns over the cost of their original coronavirus relief package...
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