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Medicaid Expansion’s Far-Reaching Benefits

October 2, 2018

With voters in Idaho, Nebraska, and Utah deciding in November if their state should adopt the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) Medicaid expansion, our...

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Medicaid Works for Vulnerable Communities

February 2, 2018

The Trump Administration has started letting states make counterproductive work requirements a condition of Medicaid eligibility, and it’s expected to approve Indiana’s request today to impose such requirements in its Medicaid program.  These Medicaid changes and others that policymakers have recently considered would undermine the program’s ability to provide tens of millions of Americans —...

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Medicaid Expansion Essential to Address Opioid Epidemic

October 5, 2017

Some Affordable Care Act (ACA) critics claim that its Medicaid expansion is fueling the opioid epidemic by giving Medicaid beneficiaries access to prescription opioid medications, but they’ve got it backwards. In reality, the Medicaid expansion has provided a critical lifeline for people with substance use...

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