Posts for Medicaid and Medicaid Expansion

The New Boom in Managed Care: Long-term Services and Supports

A new report from AARP captures the changes coming for people who depend on Medicaid for services that help them live with chronic illnesses and disabilities. The number of states that actively manage long-term services and supports in Medicaid will nearl

A Principled Approach to Better Care for Seniors and People with Disabilities

Efforts to improve care for seniors and people with disabilities across the country are speeding forward as states take advantage of funding and flexibility offered by the federal government. These initiatives to serve people eligible for both Medicaid an

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Paying Pharmacies Honest Prices for Prescription Drugs As policymakers across the country look to balance their budgets, some are turning to Medicaid, recycling the same harmful policies they’ve used year-after-year: eliminating coverage for vulnerable A

Oh so close…

While the New England states are leaders in the nation in reducing the number of uninsured children, with coverage rates from 94 to 98 percent across the region, there is one area where New England is falling woefully behind. According to a new report fro

The Unhealthy Consequences of Congressional Dysfunction

After caving in to a rebellion from the tea-party wing of the House Republican caucus, Speaker Boehner has pulled the plug on a bipartisan agreement to do a two month extension on a number of expiring federal policies -- including a patch on the Medicare

Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program Buffer the Impact of the Recession on Children

In most respects, children have not been exempt from the impacts of the current economic downturn. The number of children living in poverty in the United States rose to 15.7 million in 2010—a 19 percent increase from 2008. Despite this bleak picture, a ne

Super Committee Failure: It Could Have Been Worse!

Late Monday, the 12 members of the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction (aka the “Super Committee”) announced their failure to agree to a debt-reduction package. How should consumer health advocates react to the news? A Plague on Only One of Your

First Quarter: Supreme Court Ready to Tackle the ACA

The awaited day is here. The Supreme Court announced that it will hear the case against the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) individual responsibility requirement (and other related requests). For those immersed in football season, this is the Super Bowl of le

Basic Health Program: Putting the “Affordable” in the Affordable Care Act

Last week, Community Catalyst submitted comments to HHS about the Basic Health Program (BHP) option in the Affordable Care Act (ACA.) While there are many reasons to be enthusiastic about BHP, its potential to dramatically lower health care costs for some
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