Posts for Medicaid and Medicaid Expansion

OIG report shows only 5 States protected from drug pricing fraud

An OIG report issued Monday found that only a few state Medicaid programs have made plans to replace a widely-used but fraud-ridden pricing system for pharmacy reimbursement that will be discontinued this coming September in response to a consumer lawsui

Paving the Way for New Models of Care

Providing insurance to low-income populations, as Medicaid does, improves their overall health and helps maintain financial stability. A new study by the National Bureau of Economic Research, says that Medicaid recipients, on average, were more likely to

Setting the Record Straight on Medicaid

Earlier today, Community Catalyst joined 118 groups representing consumers, people of faith, and health care providers in 34 states to raise our collective voices in support of Medicaid. Together, we sent a response to the letter that Senator Hatch and Co

Guess what? Medicaid Matters

A new study today, the most robust of its kind in 40 years, concludes that Medicaid makes a big difference for its enrollees. The study, authored by the National Bureau of Economic Research, documented that Medicaid recipients, on average, were more like

States of Innovation 1

Saving Money, Saving Lives: Maryland Paves the Way on Payment Reform 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 fo

Solving the Specialty Care Issues for Medicaid and CHIP Children

The New York Times ran an article last week on the results of a new study published in The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) on access to outpatient specialty care for children on Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). The study

When “State Flexibility” Means “Cutting Vulnerable Americans off Health Insurance”

On Tuesday, Senator Orrin Hatch and Congressman Phil Gingrey unveiled new legislation, The State Flexibility Act, which they touted as providing states with “greater Medicaid flexibility in order to innovate and better target health care spending.” Let’s

A Tale of Two Deficit Reduction Approaches

In his speech on Wednesday, President Obama laid out his plan for deficit reduction, and last week, Congressional Republicans released their 2012 budget proposal. Both plans reduce federal expenditures on Medicare and Medicaid, but they take strikingly di

Obama's Speech Today: A Listeners Guide for Health Care Advocates

Later today when the President speaks about the national debt, what should health care advocates be expecting and hoping to hear? Given that long-term projections of rising public debt rest almost entirely on growth in health spending, we should expect at
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