• South Dakota Brings the Number of States That Have Adopted Medicaid Expansion to 39, Plus D.C.

    Voters in South Dakota approved a ballot measure on November 8, 2022 which adds Medicaid expansion to the state constitution. The state must implement expansion coverage beginning July 1, 2023. To date, 39 states and DC have adopted Medicaid expansion and 11 states have not. Our interactive map shows the landscape of state expansion decisions across the country.
  • Medicaid State Fact Sheets

    Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) provide health and long-term care coverage to almost 90 million low-income children, pregnant women, adults, seniors, and people with disabilities in the United States. Medicaid is a major source of funding for hospitals, community health centers, physicians, and nursing homes. Our fact sheets help illustrate the imprint of Medicaid on every state.
  • Section 1115 Waiver Watch: Approvals to Address Health-Related Social Needs

    Recent Medicaid waivers approved in Arkansas, Arizona, Massachusetts and Oregon include services to address food insecurity and/or housing instability for targeted populations. We examine how these and other Section 1115 waivers aim to address health-related social needs, also refered to as social determinants of health.
  • A Look at Waiting lists for Home and Community-Based Services from 2016 to 2021

    About 656,000 people across the U.S. were on state waiting lists for home and community-based services financed through Medicaid waivers in 2021. But such lists are an incomplete and often inaccurate measure that can both overstate and understate unmet need.
  • Ongoing Impacts of the Pandemic on Medicaid HCBS Programs: A 50-State Survey

    Chronic workforce shortages exacerbated by the pandemic are the biggest challenge facing state Medicaid home and community-based services programs. We examine how states are coping in our 20th survey of Medicaid HCBS programs in all 50 states and DC.

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