Posts for Medicaid and Medicaid Expansion

Medicaid is Ready to Serve: Fund It

The alarming numbers at which people of color, particularly Black people, are dying from COVID-19 has and should ignite a conversation about structural racism. In addition to the health care, social and economic inequities that place some at more risk...

The CARES Act is Replenished. Now Let’s Develop a Package that Fully Meets the Moment

Late Tuesday afternoon, Congress reached agreement to replenish funds in the CARES Act to the tune of a $484 billion package. The major pieces of the deal include $310 billion for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) that provides forgivable loans...

Righting Historic Wrongs: An Opportunity for Southern States in the Face of COVID-19

The evidence continues to mount: for Southern states, COVID-19 will be particularly devastating.

A Rare COVID-19 Victory: Advocate Pressure Wins Suspension of Medicaid Work Rules in Utah

Until April 2, Utah was the last state standing with a work reporting requirement in place. It took a pandemic coupled with an economic crisis for the state to finally suspend its onerous paperwork barrier to Medicaid coverage. After federal...

The COVID-19 Pandemic is Exhibit A for Why Medicaid Block Grant Proposals Are Bad Policy

The coronavirus pandemic has already revealed some important lessons for us. One of the most important lessons for our country, and especially the state of Tennessee, is that our health care infrastructure matters. Public health measures, such as physical and...

House Bill’s Key COVID-19 Health Provisions Represent Important First Steps

On March 14, the House passed H.R. 6201, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act of 2020. Monday night, the House passed a “technical corrections” bill that slightly changed some provisions.

Trump’s Dystopian Health Care Vision: Budget Continues Three-Year War on Health Security

President Trump released his proposed fiscal year 2021 budget this week, and you can at least give the administration credit for consistency – almost $1 trillion in cuts to the ACA and Medicaid – mirroring the budget request of 2020.

The Farce of Flexibility – Lifting the Veil on the Trump Administration’s Plans to Cap Medicaid Funding

This post is one in our series of blog posts on the harmful impacts of Medicaid block grants. On January 30, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services issued a letter to state Medicaid directors allowing states to cap the...

Looking Back/Looking Forward: Taking Stock of 2019 and What to Anticipate in 2020

When it comes to health care, 2019 was an intense year full of many challenges and also some bright spots. As it recedes in the rear view mirror, let’s take a look at some of the key developments from 2019...
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