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May 30, 2018

Virginia lawmakers agreed today to adopt the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) Medicaid expansion by the end of this year, providing health coverage to nearly 400,000 low-income Virginians. Virginia can expect some of the...

Status of State Medicaid Expansion in 2018
May 30, 2018

Arkansas, which received Trump Administration approval for a demonstration project (or “section 1115 waiver”) to take Medicaid coverage away from people who don’t work or engage in work activities for a set number of hours each month, will begin implementing the new rules on June 1.  The Administration has also approved work requirement proposals from Indiana, Kentucky, and New Hampshire and...

Health Insurance Forms
May 29, 2018

The Trump Administration has proposed a rule to exclude many qualified safety net family planning clinics from participating in the Title X family planning program, which would sharply reduce access to essential family planning and other health care services for low-income women and men: more than 18 million women (...

May 23, 2018

Proposals to take Medicaid coverage away from people who don’t work or engage in work activities for a set number of hours each month will lead to large coverage losses, worse access to care, and less financial security, previous CBPP analyses showed. And they...

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May 23, 2018

Numerous states have proposed or are considering Medicaid waivers that would take coverage away from people who don’t meet rigid work requirements, pay premiums, or renew their coverage on time.  In addition to causing large numbers of people to lose coverage and...

Health - Money and Stethoscope
May 22, 2018

May is mental health month, a time to focus on efforts to ensure that people with mental health conditions have the resources they need to live in the community.  Stable housing and health care are both essential for good mental health, but housing instability and lack of...

Doctor and Patient
May 21, 2018

May 22, 2018: This post has been updated to clarify Rep. Andy Barr’s introduction of legislation that would address the post-treatment needs of people with substance use disorders by adding funding to the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

The Trump Administration and...

Renters' Credit - appt
May 21, 2018

A bill before Michigan lawmakers that would take Medicaid coverage away from people who can’t meet a rigid work requirement has been rightly criticized because of a provision that would make the requirement less rigid for people in mainly white, rural areas with high unemployment than people...

Stethoscope and American Flag
May 16, 2018

The House Energy and Commerce Committee will consider a bill tomorrow to partially repeal a longstanding policy — known as the Institutions for Mental Disease (IMD) exclusion — prohibiting the use of federal Medicaid funds for care of patients ages 21-64 receiving treatment for substance use disorders...

May 16, 2018

The pending House farm bill authorizes up to $65 million to help agricultural organizations set up association health plans (AHPs) to cover their members. But expanding AHPs could lead to higher premiums and reduced choices in other insurance markets that serve farm workers and their families....