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Interactive Map: What's at Stake with ACA Repeal?

Including, for Each State:

  • Number of Traditional & Expansion Medicaid Enrollees
  • Federal & Expansion Medicaid Spending Amounts
  • Reduction in Number of People without Insurance, 2013-2015
  • Estimated Number of People with Declinable Pre-Existing Condition

The Effects of Medicaid Expansion under the ACA: Updated Findings from a Literature Review

Our summary reviews findings from 108 studies of the impact of state Medicaid expansions under the ACA published between January 2014 and January 2017.

Infographic: Medicaid’s Role in Addressing the Opioid Epidemic

Medicaid Expansion States, By Governors' Political Party

Total newly eligible Medicaid expansion
enrollees: 10.7 million

State Medicaid Fact Sheets

Our fact sheets highlight the role and reach of Medicaid in every state.

The Role of Medicaid in Rural America

A look at Medicaid’s role for 52 million nonelderly children and adults living in the most rural areas in the United States.

10 Things to Know about Medicaid: The Facts

In the debate about Medicaid’s future, some critics have made statements at odds with data, research, and basic information about Medicaid. Let’s get the facts straight.

Medicaid's Role in 8 Key States in the Debate Over the BCRA

Infographic: Medicaid's Role in Covering Veterans

Medicaid covered 875,000 nonelderly veterans in 2015, including many with complex needs such as chronic conditions, mental health and substance abuse disorders and traumatic brain injuries.

All About Section 1115 Medicaid Waivers

Section 1115 waivers provide states an avenue to test new approaches in Medicaid that differ from federal program rules. They generally reflect priorities identified by states and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

Proposed Medicaid Section 1115 Waivers in Maine and Wisconsin

  • Work requirements
  • Time limits
  • Premiums with lock-out for nonpayment

Key Themes in Section 1115 Medicaid Expansion Waivers

We look at waivers that implement the ACA’s Medicaid expansion and highlight themes in approved, pending, and denied provisions to date as well as key issues to watch.

Infographic: Medicaid’s Role in Nursing Home Care

  • Medicaid, the primary payer for nursing home care, covers 6 in 10 nursing home residents.
  • 1 in 3 people turning 65 will require nursing home care at some point in his or her life.

How Would Proposed Changes to Medicaid and Marketplace Coverage Affect Real People?

We spoke with people covered by Medicaid and marketplace plans in several states. Their stories are examples of how the changes in Medicaid and the ACA would affect ordinary Americans.

  • Tracy, 38, Albuquerque, NM
  • Jackie, 51, Kansas City, KS
  • Melodie, 23, Richmond, VA
  • Lori, 43, Richmond, VA
  • Brandon, 32, Kansas City, KS
  • Noelle, 33, Richmond, VA

Medicaid’s Role in Financing Behavioral Health Services for Low-Income Individuals

Behavioral health conditions affect a substantial number of people in the U.S. and are especially common among people with low incomes. Our brief looks at the key role Medicaid plays in covering and financing behavioral health care.

Factors in States’ Ability to Respond to Federal Medicaid Cuts: Which States Are Most At Risk?

  • Some Medicaid expansion states could face more disruption in financing and coverage than others.

Data Note: Variation in Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending Across States

Our 2014 data shows Medicaid per enrollee spending varies greatly across states and groups of enrollees. It is higher, on average, among the aged and individuals with disabilities due to the higher use of acute services and long-term care, and lower for other adults and children.

No Easy Choices: 5 Ways States Could Respond to Per Capita Caps in Medicaid

  • Raise taxes or make other budget cuts.
  • Reduce Medicaid “optional” benefits not required by law.
  • Limit coverage of high cost enrollees.
  • Reduce provider rates or implement delivery system reforms.
  • Promote personal responsibility or skin in the game.

Video Slideshow: What’s at Stake Under a Medicaid Block Grant or Per Capita Cap?

An explainer on how Medicaid is financed, whom it covers and how spending is distributed across groups, as policymakers consider restructuring the program.

Medicaid's Role for Seniors

Medicaid’s Role for Children with Behavioral Health Needs: 10 Things to Know

>Restructuring Medicaid financing as proposed in the AHCA could limit states’ ability to care for these children.

Access to Mental Health Services: Medicaid, Private Insurance, and Uninsured

  • Medicaid plays an important role for individuals with mental health conditions, particularly those with low incomes
  • Adults with mental illness on Medicaid more likely to receive treatment than those with private insurance or no insurance
  • Receipt of psychiatric medication is more common among adults on  Medicaid compared to those with private insurance or no insurance

Nursing Facilities, Staffing, Residents and Facility Deficiencies, 2009 Through 2015

This report can help policymakers and the public understand recent trends in nursing facility care.

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