Posts for Medicaid and Medicaid Expansion

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...

Medicaid Expansion in Idaho Highlights Excitement and Fears in Latinx Community

After many years of persistent advocacy, Idaho voters passed a ballot initiative in 2018 in favor of expanding Medicaid, and health coverage for the newly eligible is scheduled to begin on January 1, 2020. Medicaid enrollment officially began on November...

How Low Can They Go? Trump Administration Approves South Carolina’s Work Reporting Requirements

Last week, CMS reached a new low by approving South Carolina’s request to impose work reporting requirements in its Medicaid program, making it the first state to impose work reporting requirements primarily on low-income parents and caretakers.

How Medicaid Coverage & Political Participation Go Hand-in-Hand

A new Data for Progress memo is the latest piece of research to suggest that Medicaid expansion has impacts far beyond just health outcomes, this time suggesting expanding Medicaid coverage leads to increased political participation.

Utah’s Waiver Comments Expose Barriers to Coverage for People with Disabilities

Without Medicaid expansion, it is incredibly difficult for disabled people to prove that they are disabled enough to be eligible for the low-income program.

What the Kentucky & Virginia Election Results Could Mean for Medicaid

Yesterday’s election results in Kentucky and Virginia sent a clear message to policymakers across the country: health care continues to be a decisive issue, and voters reject barriers to Medicaid coverage.

On the Road for Expanding Medicaid Services in Schools

As students of all ages settle into their classes, Community Catalyst staff have been traveling across the country talking about Medicaid in K-12 schools.

The Same Old Story: GAO Report Confirms Work Reporting Requirements Don’t Work

A GAO report published on October 10 reveals that several states that received federal approval to institute Medicaid work requirements are projected to spend tens, and in one case hundreds, of millions of dollars to implement them.

The Health Care Repeal Lawsuit: Texas v. U.S. Harms Children & Families

The Health Care Repeal Lawsuit is an effort to take away health insurance coverage and consumer protections from millions of Americans. If the Texas coalition succeeds, the outcome would be devastating to children and their families.
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