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False Claims That the Medicaid Expansion Is Causing Waiting Lists

March 20, 2017

Pushing for huge Medicaid cuts, including ending the Affordable Care Act’s Medicaid expansion for low-income adults and imposing a per capita cap, some congressional Republicans continue to claim falsely that the Medicaid expansion is squeezing out funding for other Medicaid...

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Kentucky’s Medicaid Changes Would Undermine Health Care Access

March 1, 2017

With the Senate Finance Committee voting tomorrow on Seema Verma’s nomination to head the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), it’s worth another look at Kentucky’s proposed Medicaid changes, which she helped develop — and which would require CMS approval. As we’ve...

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Medicaid Cuts Are Real Threat to Home- and Community-Based Services

February 23, 2017

Republican plans to severely cut federal Medicaid funds by converting the program to a block grant or a per capita cap represents a severe threat to funding for home- and community-based services (HCBS), despite recent claims to the contrary.

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TANF Block Grant Offers a Cautionary Tale for Medicaid

February 22, 2017

House Republicans plan to fast track their proposal to cut federal Medicaid funding by converting the program to a block grant or per capita cap and phasing out the Affordable Care Act’s Medicaid expansion, House Republican...

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The Healthy Indiana Plan’s Uncertain Impact

February 7, 2017

Indiana just sent the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) a plan to extend its Healthy Indiana Plan (HIP) 2.0 — the state’s Medicaid expansion that HHS nominee Tom Price called a model for...

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ACA Medicaid Expansion Costs Falling, as Expected

January 24, 2017

State spending per person on adults who are newly eligible for Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) Medicaid expansion fell by 6.9 percent in 2016 and will keep falling in future years, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) estimates. The...

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Medicaid Funding Caps Would Lead to Program Cuts, Impede Innovation

January 18, 2017

Plans by President-elect Trump, House Speaker Paul Ryan, and Health and Human Services Secretary-nominee Tom Price to radically change Medicaid’s structure by converting it to a block grant or “...

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Defunding Planned Parenthood Would Leave Thousands of Women Without Care

January 3, 2017

Republicans will likely bar states from providing Medicaid funds to Planned Parenthood when they vote to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) early this year, if they use the reconciliation bill President Obama vetoed in 2016 as a guide. That would cause thousands...

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Republican Health Reform Repeal Plan Would Leave 30 Million More Uninsured

December 7, 2016

Republican congressional leaders’ plan to repeal most of the Affordable Care Act without replacing it would double the number of uninsured people.

In Focus: Repealing Affordable Care Act (ACA) Would Double Number of Uninsured

Marketplace Participants Won’t Be Unknowingly Enrolled with New Insurers

October 13, 2016

Recent news reports have raised concerns that the federal government will enroll some people who get their health insurance coverage...

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