For People Living with Disabilities, Medicaid Block Grants Have Devastating Consequences

The Trump administration's plan to offer states the option of converting their Medicaid funding into block grants is a radical and dangerous shift in how the Medicaid program is currently funded.

Consumers Call on Congress to Do The Right Thing – Pass Legislation To End Surprise Medical Bills Now!

Who might guess that doing the right thing – going in to be tested for the novel coronavirus after the onset of flu-like symptoms following a trip to China – could result in a surprise medical bill of more than...

Does the Trump Public Charge Rule Apply To You? Empower Yourself and Others with the Facts

By now many immigrants, like me, have heard of the public charge rule — a wealth test on immigrant families who are seeking a healthy, productive and stable future in the U.S. Here's what you need to know.

An Open Letter to State Medicaid Directors: Medicaid Block Grants are Bad Medicine for Addiction

This post is one in our series of blog posts on the harmful impacts of Medicaid block grants. Dear State Medicaid Director: I’m following up on a letter you received from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) last...

Trump’s Dystopian Health Care Vision: Budget Continues Three-Year War on Health Security

President Trump released his proposed fiscal year 2021 budget this week, and you can at least give the administration credit for consistency – almost $1 trillion in cuts to the ACA and Medicaid – mirroring the budget request of 2020.

Director's Corner: A Spark of Sun

In “January,” John Updike writes, “The days are short, The sun a spark, Hung thin between the dark and dark.”

The Farce of Flexibility – Lifting the Veil on the Trump Administration’s Plans to Cap Medicaid Funding

This post is one in our series of blog posts on the harmful impacts of Medicaid block grants. On January 30, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services issued a letter to state Medicaid directors allowing states to cap the...

The Hits Keep on Keeping – Medicaid Expansion Improves Health in the South

A recent study found that Medicaid expansion slowed the rate of self-reported health decline, helped increase Medicaid coverage, and boosted the likelihood of maintaining one’s health in Southern states.

Billions of Opportunities: Health Plan Investment in Affordable Housing and Community Development

In a recent paper, we argue that health plans should consider investing some of their capital in affordable housing and community development.