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.

Courage, Tenacity, Passion.

These are the hallmarks of effective advocates willing to press and keep pressing for needed change, and these are all attributes of Germán Parodi, the winner of the 2019 Speak Up for Better Health award.

Executive Order on Medicare Advantage Plans: Few Details but Important to Monitor

In October, ahead of the Medicare open enrollment period, President Trump issued an executive order that would make Medicare increasingly privatized by favoring private Medicare Advantage plans over the traditional Medicare program.

Transparency in Coverage Proposed Rule — A Fake Holiday Promise to Consumers

In an effort to advance their health care agenda, the Trump administration has released a new Transparency in Coverage proposed rule which if implemented would fall short of its promise to make care more affordable for consumers.

Landmark Maternal Health Bills Pass E&C Committee

The Energy and Commerce Committee in the House of Representatives took a major step forward in addressing our nation’s maternal health crisis by passing two landmark bipartisan bills last week.

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.

Kaiser Family Foundation’s Medicaid Survey Highlights the Importance of Consumer Engagement

The Medicaid program is leading the way in many innovations in health care payment and delivery. Many of the dedicated advocates we work with are working to improve their state Medicaid programs, which is why I was excited to attend...

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.
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