Posts for Medicaid and Medicaid Expansion

Top Three Reasons Why CMS Should Deny Georgia’s 1332 Waiver

Section 1332 of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was intended to allow states to apply for waivers to reshape their health insurance and health care delivery systems in order to improve access to high-quality, affordable and comprehensive health coverage.

Another Medicaid Victory in OK: State Withdraws Block Grant Waiver Request

Thanks to the tireless efforts of health advocates in Oklahoma, a waiver application that would have weakened Oklahoma’s Medicaid program has now been withdrawn.

Putting FMAP on the Map: Senate Must Follow House Democrats’ Leadership in Bolstering Medicaid

Congress is in the midst of developing a second federal relief bill in response to the devastating economic and health effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Efforts to finish the bill are being thwarted not only by partisan differences but also...

Coverage is Critical for Reducing Dental-Related ER-Use

The availability of Medicaid adult dental benefits varies by state and ranges widely from only covering emergency treatment in some states to full comprehensive care in others.

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...
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