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Children’s Uninsured Rate Rises for First Time in a Decade

November 30, 2018

The uninsured rate among children rose in 2017 from 4.7 percent to 5 percent, a new report from Georgetown University’s Center for Children and Families finds — the first increase since Georgetown began producing this annual report a decade ago (see chart)....

States Should Quickly Implement Voter-Approved Medicaid Expansions

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

Opponents Recycling Falsities About Medicaid Expansion’s Impact on Seniors, People With Disabilities

October 11, 2018

With Idaho, Nebraska, and Utah voters deciding in November whether to expand their Medicaid programs under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), opponents are recycling a false claim that expansion hurts vulnerable groups like seniors and people with disabilities by making it less likely that they get the services they need to help them remain in their homes. (Opponents are also making exaggerated or...

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Medicaid Expansion Cut Uninsured Rate in Half for Low-Income Rural Residents

September 25, 2018

The uninsured rate has fallen by more than half for low-income, non-elderly, rural adults in states that expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), says a new report from the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families and the University of North Carolina (UNC...

In Medicaid Expansion States, Uninsurance Way Down Among Low-Income Rural Residents

More Evidence That Medicaid Expansion Improves Health, Supports Employment

August 27, 2018

Health coverage under Ohio’s Medicaid expansion continues to improve the physical and mental health, financial well-being, and ability to work of low-income Ohioans, according to a new report from the state’s Medicaid agency based on a survey of beneficiaries and analysis of enrollment data....

Medicaid Expansion Helps Low-Income Ohioans Work and Look for Work

Revised Michigan Medicaid Proposal Would Still Reduce Coverage and Access to Care

June 6, 2018

Update, June 7:  We’ve updated this post to reflect House passage of the bill.

The Michigan House has passed a revised version of a bill the Senate passed in April that would take Medicaid coverage away from people who don’t meet a work requirement.  While the Senate and Governor Rick Snyder must still sign off on the revised bill, it retains the same core structure as the...


Hundreds of Thousands of Virginians Will Gain Coverage from Medicaid Expansion, But Eligibility Restrictions Will Lessen Gains

May 30, 2018

Virginia lawmakers agreed today to adopt the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) Medicaid expansion by the end of this year, providing health coverage to nearly 400,000 low-income Virginians. Virginia can expect some of the...

Status of State Medicaid Expansion in 2018

Michigan Medicaid Proposal Would Harm People in All Parts of the State

May 21, 2018

A bill before Michigan lawmakers that would take Medicaid coverage away from people who can’t meet a rigid work requirement has been rightly criticized because of a provision that would make the requirement less rigid for people in mainly white, rural areas with high unemployment than people...

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Ohio Medicaid Proposal Would Mean Coverage Losses, New Costs for Local Governments

May 2, 2018

Ohio has submitted a waiver proposal to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to impose rigid work requirements on Medicaid beneficiaries who gained coverage through the Affordable Care Act’s Medicaid expansion. Ohio acknowledges that its proposal will...

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Michigan’s Medicaid Proposal Would Harm Low-Income Workers — And Can’t Be Fixed

April 30, 2018

The Michigan House is now considering a bill, which the Senate has passed, that would take coverage away from Medicaid beneficiaries who don’t meet rigid work requirements. As our...