Kentucky HEALTH: the “Kitchen Sink” of Bad Medicaid Waivers

On Friday, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) approved the Kentucky HEALTH Medicaid Section 1115 demonstration waiver, which contains very alarming barriers to coverage and care.

Picking Up Where We (and They) Left Off

Undeterred by either the stubborn refusal of facts to conform to their narrative or the unpopularity of their efforts to undermine the ACA and Medicaid, the Trump administration has picked up right where they left off.

Tapadh Leat!* For Global Lessons on Consumer and Community Engagement

Now that winter is fully upon us (see, e.g., last week’s “bomb cyclone” along the East Coast of the U.S.), I find myself reflecting back on my past few months of work at the Center. Without a doubt, one of...

By Opening the Door to Work Requirements in Medicaid, CMS Takes a Concerning New Direction of Prioritizing Penalties Over Coverage

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced in guidance today that they would allow work requirements in Medicaid through 1115 waivers, taking the program in an unprecedented and deeply troubling new direction.

What’s the Hold Up? Congress Must Fully Fund CHIP Now

Despite urgent pleas from governors, providers and families, Congress has yet to deliver long-term funding for this vital program.

The Hits Keep on Coming - Medicaid Expansion Helps Rural Hospitals Stay Open

This blog is part of a series highlighting recent research illustrating various benefits of expanding Medicaid - from improving health and state budget savings to reducing rates of uninsurance and uncompensated care costs.

CDC Report Highlights Stark Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Infant Mortality

In the first week of the New Year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a report on infant mortality, and the news is not good.

Looking Ahead Toward Strengthening Broader Partnerships in 2018

In the coming year, we will once again need to come together with grassroots activists on the ground to defend the Affordable Care Act and Medicaid.

The Takeaway: A Year of Living Trumpishly

Let’s take a few minutes to consider what has happened during this first year of the Trump presidency, and what it suggests for health care policy and politics in the year ahead.
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