Medicaid Work Requirements: Bad Policy for All, Particularly Harmful to People With Addictions and People of Color

Time after time, the Trump administration talks about our country’s drug overdose crisis, yet its relentless attacks on health care simultaneously undermine access to life-saving treatment and services for people with substance use disorders. The most recent example: forcing Medicaid...

Voters Weigh in For Medicaid (Again)

In a special election two days ago, Oregonians voted overwhelmingly in support of their Medicaid program. Over 60 percent of voters cast their ballot in favor of keeping the provider taxes that cover the state’s share of Medicaid expansion costs....

CHIP Is Finally Funded. What Now?

What did Congress leave on the table?

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.