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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

No Difference: New Senate Bill Would Still Effectively Bar More States from Expanding Medicaid

July 17, 2017

The new version of the Senate Republican bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA), as we explained about the previous version, would effectively end the ACA’s Medicaid expansion in the 31 states and Washington, D.C. that adopted it, causing millions to...

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Urban Institute: Huge Coverage Losses in All States Under Senate GOP Bill

June 28, 2017

The number of uninsured non-elderly people would rise dramatically in every state under the Senate GOP health care bill, new Urban Institute estimates show.

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State Analyses: GOP Health Bills Will Fuel Deep Medicaid Cuts

June 27, 2017

Republican senators and Administration officials claim the Senate health bill’s Medicaid changes won’t leave anyone worse off, but both the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) and a growing number of state-based analyses are concluding that millions of people all over America would lose their Medicaid coverage due to the huge federal Medicaid funding cuts under both the House and Senate bills....

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House-Passed Bill Would Undermine Medicaid’s Critical Role in Rural America

June 7, 2017

Medicaid, according to Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney, “is designed for more of an urban poor population than a rural poor.” In fact, Medicaid plays a disproportionately greater role in providing health coverage in rural areas than urban areas — especially for children and...

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