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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...

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Alabama’s Proposal Will Cost Thousands Their Medicaid Coverage, Won’t Encourage Work

March 8, 2018

Alabama, which has refused to expand Medicaid for low-income adults under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), is now proposing to make work a condition of Medicaid eligibility for very low-income parents, stating that it...

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Tobacco Surcharge in Indiana’s Medicaid Waiver Won’t Likely Help Smokers Quit

February 21, 2018

When it recently extended Indiana’s Medicaid waiver for three years, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) let the state raise monthly premiums for Medicaid enrollees who smoke. Indiana claims this policy will test whether a premium surcharge will convince smokers to...

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HHS Extends Indiana's Medicaid Waiver - Though It's Hurting Many Hoosiers

February 2, 2018

HHS approved an extension of Indiana’s Medicaid expansion waiver even though Indiana’s own evaluation shows that it’s made it harder for eligible Hoosiers to get coverage and care.

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Assessing Kentucky’s Pre-Waiver Medicaid Expansion Success

January 16, 2018

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has approved a waiver that will let Kentucky make harmful changes to its Medicaid program for adults, including imposing a work requirement, as we explain in a new paper. The state doesn’t need a waiver to help low-income Kentuckians improve...

Affordable Care Act's Medicaid Expansion Helping Low-Income People in Kentucky