Medicaid Work Requirements Increase Coverage Gaps

The following excerpt comes from the February 28, 2019, article by Sara R. Collins from The Commonwealth Fund. In January, Arkansas announced it had disenrolled more than 18,000 adults from Medicaid who had not submitted the required paperwork to prove they were working, a new requirement for continuing to receive coverage. The Trump administration has … Continue reading Medicaid Work Requirements Increase Coverage Gaps

State Strategies for Establishing Connections to Health Care for Justice-Involved Populations: The Central Role of Medicaid

An issue brief released in January  by The Commonwealth Fund explored the “emerging trends on the care delivery models that state Medicaid programs use for former inmates.”  The key findings include: “ The care delivery models for individuals leaving jail or prison provide comprehensive primary care, typically including: data exchange to ensure providers are notified … Continue reading State Strategies for Establishing Connections to Health Care for Justice-Involved Populations: The Central Role of Medicaid

How are States Using Medicaid to Pay for Home Visiting? New Paper Offers More Clarity

The following excerpt comes from the January 24, 2019, article by Elisabeth Wright Burak on the Georgetown University Health Policy Institute Center for Children and Families Say Ahhh! Blog. As we’ve sought to identify concrete ways Medicaid can better support young children’s development, one of the clearest opportunities of high interest to policymakers is expanding … Continue reading How are States Using Medicaid to Pay for Home Visiting? New Paper Offers More Clarity

Medicaid improves access to care, but effects vary by race

The following excerpt comes from the December 5, 2018, article by Majorie S. Miller in Medical Xpress. Among a national sample of previously uninsured Americans, enrollment in Medicaid was found to lead to a substantial reduction in out-of-pocket costs, increased prescription drug utilization, and improved access to health care services as compared to individuals who … Continue reading Medicaid improves access to care, but effects vary by race

How Have Workers Fared Under the ACA?

In November, the Urban Institute released an issue brief discussing the impact of Affordable Care Act provisions on labor market outcomes in occupations that saw coverage gains from 2010 to 2016. Key findings included: From 2010 to 2016, occupations that experienced greater coverage gains under the ACA  were not more likely to experience adverse labor … Continue reading How Have Workers Fared Under the ACA?

For the Poor, Obamacare Can Reduce Late Rent Payments

The following excerpt comes from the December 4, 2018, article by Kriston Capps on CityLab. When Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts wrote the decision in 2012 to uphold the Affordable Care Act, the court set the stage for a natural experiment in economics. His majority opinion in NFIB v. Sebelius invalidated the part of … Continue reading For the Poor, Obamacare Can Reduce Late Rent Payments

Promoting Young Children’s Healthy Development in Medicaid and CHIP

The following excerpt comes from the report by Elisabeth Wright Burak released October 17, 2018, by the Georgetown University Health Policy Institute Center for Children and Families. A child’s brain develops most rapidly in the earliest years of life, building the foundation for learning, behavior and health. Medicaid—as the primary source of health coverage for … Continue reading Promoting Young Children’s Healthy Development in Medicaid and CHIP

Health Insurance Coverage in Small Towns and Rural America: The Role of Medicaid Expansion

In September, the Georgetown University Health Policy Institute Center for Children and Families released a report by Jack Hoadley, Joan Alker, Mark Holmes highlighting the impact of Medicaid expansion on rural areas. Key findings include: The uninsured rate for low-income adult citizens (below 138 percent FPL) has come down since 2008/09 in nearly all states, … Continue reading Health Insurance Coverage in Small Towns and Rural America: The Role of Medicaid Expansion

Medicaid Expansion Helped Reduce Disparities Among Different Groups With Cancer

The following excerpt comes from the Agust 30,2018, article by Allison Inserro on the In Focus Blog at AJMC. The expansion of Medicaid may mitigate health disparities in cancer diagnosis, according to a recent study that found state variation in reductions in the percentage of uninsured patients aged 18 to 64 years diagnosed with cancer. … Continue reading Medicaid Expansion Helped Reduce Disparities Among Different Groups With Cancer

Positive Economic Effects from Louisiana’s Medicaid Expansion Provides Example for Southern States

The following excerpt comes from the July 5, 2018, article by Allexa Gardner on the Say Ahhh! Blog from the Georgetown University Health Policy Institute for Children and Families. A new report produced by Louisiana State University shows Louisiana’s decision to expand Medicaid to non-elderly adults below 138%of Federal Poverty Level (FPL) has resulted in … Continue reading Positive Economic Effects from Louisiana’s Medicaid Expansion Provides Example for Southern States