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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

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.

Fact Sheet

States and Medicaid Provider Taxes or Fees

Provider taxes are an integral source of Medicaid financing, with all but one state (Alaska) relying on them as of FY 2016. We explain the role of provider taxes and the possible impact of proposals to limit their use.

State Medicaid Fact Sheets

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

Infographic: Medicaid’s Role in Addressing the Opioid Epidemic

A 1-page distillation of information and statistics about the opioid epidemic and Medicaid’s role in covering addiction treatment services.

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

  • All states could be affected by reduced federal funding, but those with certain characteristics would be hit harder.
  • States with limited Medicaid programs could face more challenges coping with per capita caps or block grants.
  • Some Medicaid expansion states could face more disruption in financing and coverage than others.

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.

What Does the Research Show About the Effects of Premiums and Cost Sharing on Low-Income Populations?

  • Premiums serve as a barrier to obtaining and maintaining coverage.
  • Even small levels of cost sharing are associated with reduced use of care.
  • State savings from premiums and cost sharing in Medicaid and CHIP are limited.

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.

Medicaid's Role for Seniors

Next Steps for CHIP: What is at Stake for Children?

The Children’s Health Insurance Program covers 8.4 million children with family incomes above Medicaid eligibility limits. New legislative authority is needed to continue funding beyond September 2017.

Data Note: Three Findings about Access to Care and Health Outcomes in Medicaid

  • Most doctors (70%) accept new Medicaid patients
  •  Access to care in Medicaid is comparable to private insurance
  • Evidence about Medicaid’s impact on health outcomes continues to emerge

Data Note: Medicaid’s Role in Providing Access to Preventive Care for Adults

Chronic illness is prevalent in the adult Medicaid population. This data note focuses on Medicaid’s role in providing access to preventive care for low-income adults.

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.

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.

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 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.

Infographic: Medicaid's Role for Children with Special Needs

There are 11.2 million children in the U.S. with special health care needs such as Down syndrome, cerebral palsy and autism.

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

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.

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