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September 6, 2018

A growing number of low-income families and children are going without nutrition and health services due to immigration-related fears, health providers are warning, with potential immediate and long-term impacts on children’s health.

Agencies overseeing the WIC nutrition program for low-income women, infants, and...

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September 4, 2018

The House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Health Subcommittee will hold a hearing tomorrow to consider the EMPOWER Care Act, which would reauthorize and fund the successful, cost-effective Money Follows the Person (MFP)...

Quality of Life Improves for Medicaid's "Money Follows the Person" Participants
August 28, 2018

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) used faulty measures to distribute funds last year among navigator groups, which provide outreach and enrollment assistance to people buying marketplace health coverage, a new Government Accountability Office (GAO) report found. In addition, HHS’ decision not to set numeric targets for...

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August 27, 2018

Health coverage under Ohio’s Medicaid expansion continues to improve the physical and mental health, financial well-being, and ability to work of low-income Ohioans, according to a new report from the state’s Medicaid agency based on a survey of beneficiaries and analysis of enrollment data....

Medicaid Expansion Helps Low-Income Ohioans Work and Look for Work
August 22, 2018

Although a federal court has rejected the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) approval of a Kentucky Medicaid waiver that will take away people’s Medicaid coverage if they don’t work or participate in work-related activities, CMS is again considering Kentucky’s proposal. In a...

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August 21, 2018

Over 5,400 Arkansas Medicaid beneficiaries have two months of non-compliance with the state’s new work requirement policy and could lose coverage as soon as the end of this month — and be locked out of Medicaid for the rest of the year — if they have one more month of non-compliance, state data for...

Very Few Arkansas Medicaid Beneficiaries Met New Reporting Requirements in Second Month of Work Requirement
August 13, 2018

A new Cityscape paper authored by CBPP analysts offers insights about how states and localities can create new rental assistance programs, or improve existing ones, to better serve vulnerable people, such as people experiencing homelessness.


August 1, 2018

New federal rules, released today, allow short-term plans exempt from pre-existing condition protections and benefit standards to last for up to one year and to be renewed. It’s now up to states to protect their residents and their insurance markets from an expansion of...

Landing - State Limitations on the Duration of Short-term Health Insurance Plans, 2018
July 30, 2018

Several recent studies counter the Council of Economic Advisers’ (CEA) recent claims that proposals to take away people’s SNAP (food stamps), Medicaid, or housing assistance if they don’t meet rigid work requirements would “be a beneficial way to increase work...

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July 30, 2018

Today marks 53 years since the enactment of Medicaid, an essential and popular part of the nation’s health...

Medicaid Beneficiaries Most Likely to Rate Quality of Health Care Highly