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The House Budget Committee Plan — Not Medicaid — Makes Empty Promises

March 23, 2015

The House Budget Committee’s budget plan, which the House will consider on the floor this week, states that “Medicaid’s promises are empty,” claiming that beneficiaries don’t have health care providers who will see them and thus don’t have access to needed care.

That’s not true; research shows that Medicaid beneficiaries have...

What States Can — and Can’t — Do Under Health Reform’s “State Innovation” Waivers

February 11, 2015

“Waivers for state innovation,” also known as “1332 waivers” for the section of the Affordable Care Act creating them, are attracting attention as a way for states, beginning in 2017, to pursue their own approaches to expand coverage under health reform.  But there’s considerable uncertainty about the scope of these waivers.  Our ...

Indiana’s New Medicaid Waiver Requires Close Watch

February 3, 2015

With Indiana becoming the 29th state to adopt health reform’s Medicaid expansion, we’re happy to see another state expand Medicaid (see map below) — but it remains to be seen whether Indiana will meet its coverage goals and whether enrollees will get the care they need. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) last week approved the Healthy Indiana Plan (HIP) 2.0 Medicaid...

Medicaid and CHIP - Indiana Map