As 2022 Legislative Sessions End, Most States Are Adopting New Option to Extend Medicaid Postpartum CoverageTwo-thirds of states (33 + DC) have extended or plan to extend Medicaid postpartum coverage to 12 months. We review recent action as the rollback of abortion rights has refocused attention on the importance of coverage for pregnancy and postpartum care..
Demographics and Health Insurance Coverage of Nonelderly Adults With Mental Illness and Substance Use Disorders in 2020The pandemic has exacerbated mental illness and substance use disorders and may have increased access problems. We examine key characteristics and coverage and health status of nonelderly adults with mental illness or substance use disorders in 2020.
- Medicaid’s option to extend postpartum coverage could prevent hundreds of thousands of enrollees from losing coverage in the months after delivery. 33 states have adopted the option, which is getting more attention after Roe v Wade was overturned..
- Many of the very states that have banned abortion following the Supreme Court’s overturning of Roe v. Wade have not taken advantage of current federal options to strengthen health coverage for their state residents, most notably for women who give birth and children.
- The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted and exacerbated longstanding racial and ethnic disparities in health and health care. Our analysis provides insight into the role Medicaid can play in advancing racial health equity by answering three key questions:
– How does health coverage vary by race and ethnicity?
– How can Medicaid help to reduce racial health disparities?
– What are key issues to watch looking ahead?
Bookmark our Medicaid waiver tracker page for the latest information on pending and approved Section 1115 Medicaid waivers.
- The COVID-19 pandemic exacerbated existing health disparities for a broad range of populations, but specifically for people of color. We examine how adults are faring on a range of social determinants of health.
- Twelve states have not adopted the ACA Medicaid expansion. Who would become eligible for Medicaid if these states chose to expand?
- In our mini-survey update, state Medicaid agencies project the state share of Medicaid spending will increase sharply by 14% in FY 2023, following the expected end of the Public Health Emergency and the loss of pandemic-related enhanced federal funding.
- Sixty-nine percent of Medicaid beneficiaries are enrolled in comprehensive managed care plans nationally. We describe 10 themes related to the use of comprehensive, risk-based managed care in the Medicaid program and highlight significant data and trends.