medicaid expansion Tag


23 Jan MEDICAID IN 2019

Last year, there were multiple attempts to reform the Medicaid program. While efforts at the federal level met resistance, multiple reform initiatives took place at the state level.  These measures included legislation, program expansion, demonstration waivers, eligibility restrictions, and work requirements. Some of these changes...

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Medicaid Expansion Midterm Elections


Medicaid expansion was an important issue in the 2018 midterm elections. Three states – Idaho, Nebraska, and Utah - successfully passed ballot initiatives to expand their Medicaid programs, while Kansas and Maine elected pro-expansion governors. As a result, almost 500,000 additional low-income citizens will be...

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Medicaid Expansion Map

17 Jul Medicaid Expansion Has Improved Access To Quality Care

While Medicaid expansion supporters are pleased with the recent developments in Maine and Virginia, there are concerns about the access to quality care as the Medicaid population expands.  To address these concerns, a number of studies have been conducted to help guide the states considering...

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15 May Medicaid Expansion Round-Up

During the 2016 Presidential campaign and shortly after assuming office, President Trump was adamant about repealing the ACA's provisions for Medicaid expansion. In fact, President Trump and the administrator of The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), Seema Verma, are now considering waivers to...

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virginia medicaid expansion

13 Apr Update on the Virginia Medicaid Expansion Debate

Lawmakers in Virginia were unable to approve the Commonwealth’s biennial spending plan earlier this year; which included provisions for Medicaid Expansion. Due to a divide in Republican support within the House and Senate, the legislators agreed to reconvene for a special session, which took place...

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