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November 21, 2018

The Trump Administration has re-approved Kentucky’s Medicaid waiver after a federal district court struck down an almost identical earlier version, but the Administration still didn’t show how a waiver that would take coverage away from beneficiaries who...

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November 20, 2018

With open enrollment in full swing for 2019 coverage through the Affordable Care Act (ACA) marketplaces, Thanksgiving is the perfect time to remind eligible friends and family to enroll. Here are five things to tell your loved ones about marketplace health plans.

Marketplace plans provide comprehensive benefits, including no-cost preventive care. All plans must...
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November 16, 2018

This week at CBPP, we focused on state budgets and taxes, health, family income support, and the federal budget and taxes.

On state budget and tax , Michael Leachman, Michael Mitchell, Nicholas Johnson, and Erica Williams underlined ways that states can...
Wealthiest 10 Percent of White Households Own Two-Thirds of U.S. Wealth
November 16, 2018

Some 3,815 Arkansas Medicaid beneficiaries lost coverage on November 1 for not reporting at least 80 hours of work or work-related activities for three months, the state reports. That brings to 12,277 the number of beneficiaries who have lost coverage since the state...

Very Few Arkansas Medicaid Beneficiaries Met Reporting Requirement in October
November 15, 2018

The Trump Administration’s proposal to radically change immigration rules relating to “public charge” determinations has understandably stoked fears about how applying for public benefit programs could affect peoples’ current or future immigration status. But...

Open Enrollment
November 15, 2018

States and localities can do more to help undo the harmful legacies of racism and the damage of continuing racial bias and discrimination, a major new Center report finds. If state policymakers can design their budget and tax policies to better address these harms and...

November 13, 2018

Promoting the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program as a model, some state and federal policymakers are considering, or have imposed, policies to take away SNAP (food stamps), Medicaid, or housing assistance from people who don’t work or engage in work-related activities for a specified number of hours each month. But, as our...

1990s Pilot Programs with Work Requirements Raised Deep Poverty
November 9, 2018

This week at CBPP, we focused on health, state budgets and taxes, food assistance, the federal budget and taxes, and the economy.

On health, Jesse Cross-Call recommended that states quickly implement voter-approved Medicaid expansions. We...
363,000 People Expected to Gain Medicaid Coverage in Idaho, Nebraska, and Utah
November 9, 2018

Voters in a number of states approved ballot measures on Tuesday that should substantially enhance equity and inclusion. As newly elected governors — several of whom campaigned on boosting funding for schools and health — and legislators join with returning lawmakers in January, they should advance policies that ensure everyone has the chance to fulfill their potential regardless of where they...

November 7, 2018

Idaho, Nebraska, and Utah voters approved ballot initiatives yesterday to adopt the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) Medicaid expansion that, when implemented, will provide Medicaid coverage to an estimated 363,000 more people.

In Focus: 363,000 People Expected to Gain Medicaid Coverage in Idaho, Nebraska, and Utah