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Medicaid

What to Watch in Medicaid in 2019 from the Administration, Congress and the States

  • Medicaid expansion developments
  • Medicaid work requirements, including litigation and pending waivers
  • Medicaid and the opioid epidemic, controlling Rx drug costs and expanding community-based long-term care
  • “Public charge” changes and Medicaid
Health Reform

Drew Altman: The Detail That Could Make Medicare for All Generous — and Expensive

“…the burden of rising out-of-pocket costs is one reason the plan could have appeal for many Americans — even if it’s not possible to get rid of them completely.”
Women's Health Policy

Potential Impact of Proposed Regulations on Abortion Coverage in Marketplace Plans

The day after the 2018 midterm elections, the Trump Administration issued proposed regulations that would require ACA Marketplace plans to issue separate bills to individuals who have abortion coverage as part of their benefit package.
Uninsured

Key Facts About the Uninsured Population

The number of uninsured people rose in 2017, the first increase since implementation of the ACA. We have detailed data on state-by-state changes in the uninsured rate.

Medicaid

A Look at November State Data for Medicaid Work Requirements in Arkansas

  • 16,932 people lost coverage since September 2018 due to non-compliance
  • 1,428 met the work and reporting requirements in November
Disparities Policy

Estimated Impacts of the Proposed Public Charge Rule on Immigrants and Medicaid

  • Medicaid/CHIP enrollment likely to decline.
  • Over 14M Medicaid and CHIP enrollees live in a household with a noncitizen.
  • 94 percent of noncitizens who entered the U.S. without legal permanent resident status have characteristics the government could weigh against them in public charge determinations.
Women's Health Policy

Proposed Changes to Title X: Implications for Women and Family Planning Providers

The Trump Administration proposed new regulations in June for the Federal Title X family planning program that could significantly impact the network of providers currently available to low-income women.

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