medicaid expansion Tag

Medicaid cost avoidance

23 Jul MEDICAID COSTS PUT EMPHASIS ON RECOVERY EFFORTS

In 1965, Title XIX of the Social Security Act established the Medicaid program to provide health care coverage to low-income individuals. Over time it has developed into one of the nation's largest payers for health care, covering one out of five Americans. In FY 2017,...

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CMS

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

09 Nov 2018 MIDTERMS FAVOR MEDICAID EXPANSION

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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medicaid expansion

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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