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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

More Evidence Medicaid Expansion Boosts Health, Well-Being

January 8, 2018

The Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) Medicaid expansion has produced not only historic health coverage gains but other far-reaching positive effects as well, a large and growing body of research...

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Maine Should Now Move Quickly to Implement Medicaid Expansion

November 8, 2017

Now that Maine voters overwhelmingly approved a ballot initiative to adopt the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) Medicaid expansion and provide health coverage to about 70,000 low-income Mainers, Gov. Paul LePage and lawmakers should move quickly to implement the new law.

With yesterday’s vote, by...

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Debunking — Again — Gov. LePage’s Claim That Medicaid Expansion Threatens People With Disabilities

November 1, 2017

Maine voters will consider a ballot initiative next Tuesday to adopt the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) Medicaid expansion and provide coverage to 70,000 low-income Mainers. Gov. Paul LePage opposes the measure and continues to say that expansion would jeopardize care for...


Without New Federal CHIP Funds, States Will Soon Cut Health Coverage for Children

October 31, 2017

With the President and Congress missing the September 30 deadline to extend funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), states will soon begin to close or scale back their programs, a new report from Georgetown University’s Center for Children and Families shows. That puts the coverage of...

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Senate’s Cassidy-Graham Focus Jeopardizing Health Coverage for Millions of Children

September 20, 2017

Senate Republicans’ efforts to pass the Affordable Care Act (ACA) repeal bill from Senators Bill Cassidy and Lindsey Graham are derailing bipartisan efforts to extend federal funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). Many states will exhaust their remaining CHIP funds soon after...

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States Will Begin Exhausting Federal CHIP Funds by December — Unless Trump and Congress Act

September 5, 2017

The Senate Finance Committee will hold a hearing Thursday on extending funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), and for good reason: no additional CHIP funding is available for fiscal year 2018, which starts October 1. That places at severe risk a program that...

In Focus: Children's Health Insurance Program, Created in 1997, Spurred Large Drop in Children's Uninsured Rate