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ACA Repeal Lawsuit Threatens Medicaid Expansion Coverage for Millions

October 21, 2020

If the Trump Administration and a group of 18 states convince the Supreme Court to strike down the Affordable Care Act (ACA), its Medicaid expansion — which covers more than 12 million low-income adults across the country — would end along with the rest of the law.

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House Bill Would Help Millions Get Health Coverage, Cut Costs for Millions More

June 29, 2020

The House is expected to vote today on a bill that would lead 4 million people to gain health coverage, the Congressional Budget Office estimates, while making coverage more affordable for at least 13 million more, likely benefiting well over 17 million people in total. The Patient Protection...

House Bill Would Make Marketplace Coverage More Affordable

Medicaid “Maintenance of Effort” Protections Crucial to Preserving Coverage

May 13, 2020

States received a temporary increase in federal Medicaid funding in the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. In exchange, they can’t impose new Medicaid eligibility restrictions or take away people’s coverage during the...

MOE Protections Prevented Most Medicaid Eligibility Cuts During and After Great Recession

Congress Should Reject Attempts to Weaken Medicaid Protections Enacted in Bipartisan COVID-19 Response Bill

March 30, 2020

States received a significant temporary increase in federal Medicaid funding in the bipartisan Families First Coronavirus Response Act, which was signed into law on March 18. In exchange for this increase in federal funding, they can’t impose new Medicaid eligibility restrictions, or take away people’s coverage, during the...

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President’s “Health Reform Vision”: $1 Trillion in Cuts, No Plan to Protect People With Pre-Existing Conditions

February 11, 2020

For months, the Administration has promised that it has a plan for Americans’ health care if it wins its lawsuit seeking to...

In Focus: Trump 2021 Budget Proposes $1 Trillion in Cuts to Medicaid and the ACA

Medicaid “Block Grant” Guidance Will Likely Encourage States to Undermine Coverage

January 29, 2020

Tomorrow’s expected Medicaid guidance from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will reportedly encourage states to seek federal waivers capping their federal funding for the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) Medicaid expansion and weakening federal protections for the low-income adults it covers.

Here are four points to keep in mind in evaluating the guidance, along with...

In Focus: Medicaid Expansion Could Save as Many Lives as Seatbelts

States Can’t Protect Themselves From Harmful Effects of ACA Repeal

January 10, 2020

The Trump Administration and 18 state attorneys general are asking the courts to strike down the entire Affordable Care Act (ACA) as unconstitutional. With a cloud of uncertainty...

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New Research: Medicaid Expansion Saves Lives

November 6, 2019

Since the start of the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) Medicaid expansion to low-income adults, evidence has poured in that the expansion is helping enrollees access and afford care.

In Focus: Medicaid Expansion Could Save as Many Lives as Seatbelts

Trump’s Health Care Plan Would Do Much the Same Damage as His Effort to Repeal the ACA Through the Courts

July 8, 2019

A federal appeals court will hear oral arguments tomorrow in Texas v. Azar, the lawsuit in which the Trump Administration and 20 Republican attorneys general are asking the courts to invalidate the entire Affordable Care Act (ACA). If the courts ultimately adopt the Administration’s position,...

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Blocking Trump Rule on Short-Term Health Plans Would Benefit Consumers

May 14, 2019

By blocking the rule and making other changes, the House bill would increase the number of people with comprehensive health coverage.

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