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Medicaid Funding Caps Would Lead to Program Cuts, Impede Innovation

January 18, 2017

Plans by President-elect Trump, House Speaker Paul Ryan, and Health and Human Services Secretary-nominee Tom Price to radically change Medicaid’s structure by converting it to a block grant or “...


Defunding Planned Parenthood Would Leave Thousands of Women Without Care

January 3, 2017

Republicans will likely bar states from providing Medicaid funds to Planned Parenthood when they vote to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) early this year, if they use the reconciliation bill President Obama vetoed in 2016 as a guide. That would cause thousands...


Republican Health Reform Repeal Plan Would Leave 30 Million More Uninsured

December 7, 2016

Republican congressional leaders’ plan to repeal most of the Affordable Care Act without replacing it would double the number of uninsured people.

In Focus: Repealing Affordable Care Act (ACA) Would Double Number of Uninsured

Marketplace Participants Won’t Be Unknowingly Enrolled with New Insurers

October 13, 2016

Recent news reports have raised concerns that the federal government will enroll some people who get their health insurance coverage...


2.5 Million People Could Save by Buying Marketplace Health Coverage

October 5, 2016

About 2.5 million people who aren’t buying health coverage on health reform’s insurance marketplaces could get help paying for their coverage if they did so, according to new research from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) — including 313,000 people in California, 252,000 in...

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Kentucky’s Medicaid Proposal Puts Recent Health Gains at Risk

August 24, 2016

Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin today submitted a proposal to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) that would change the state’s Medicaid expansion, leading to tens of thousands of people becoming uninsured.  While Gov. Bevin says the changes are necessary to improve...


Medicaid Works: Evolving to Improve Health, Lower Costs

August 9, 2016

This is the next in our “Medicaid Works” blog series, which aims to inform the debate over Medicaid’s future by providing the latest facts and figures on this essential and ...


Medicaid Expansion’s New Cost Estimate Isn’t Alarming

August 3, 2016

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Actuary has raised its estimate for how much states spent to cover adults newly eligible for Medicaid under health reform in 2015, but the actual costs are likely lower than the estimates, and risk-sharing...


Replicating Indiana’s Medicaid Waiver Would Take Kentucky Backward

August 1, 2016

A state-commissioned evaluation that finds serious issues with Indiana’s Medicaid waiver (the Healthy Indiana Plan 2.0, or HIP 2.0), provides further evidence that a proposal from Kentucky Governor...

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Medicaid Works: A Critical and Evolving Pillar of U.S. Health Care

July 19, 2016

Medicaid is in the news, with Louisiana this month becoming the latest state to implement health reform’s Medicaid expansion even as, in Washington, House Republican leaders propose ...

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