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Community Health Centers Are Seeing an Increase in Patients with Opioid Addiction

Survey finds 73% of health centers saw an increase in patients with an addiction to opioids in the last three years.

Drew Altman: The Big Warning in the Kentucky Medicaid Decision

“The court decision on Kentucky’s Medicaid waiver may be more sweeping than has been recognized … it shows how any state proposal to impose work requirements, or make other changes that reduce coverage, could be immediately vulnerable to legal challenges.”

Federal Legislative Proposals Related to Medicaid and Opioids: What to Watch

Legislation to address the opioid epidemic is advancing in both the House and Senate.

Medicaid Waiver Tracker: Which States Have Approved and Pending Section 1115 Medicaid Waivers?

Use our interactive map to view states’ approved and pending waivers according to category:

  • Medicaid expansion
  • Work requirements
  • Eligibility and enrollment restrictions
  • Benefit restrictions, co-pays, healthy behaviors
  • Behavioral health
  • Managed Long Term Services and Supports
  • Delivery system reform

The Coverage Gap: Uninsured Poor Adults in States that Do Not Expand Medicaid

Nationally, 2.2M poor uninsured adults are in the “coverage gap” that results from state decisions not to expand Medicaid.

Status of State Action on Medicaid Expansion

See the latest information regarding states’ decisions about adopting the Medicaid expansion.

How Does the Trump Administration Drug Pricing Blueprint Affect Medicaid?

While Medicaid-specific provisions focus on increasing manufacturer rebates, other discussion in the Blueprint suggests concern over Medicaid rebates leading to higher prices system-wide.

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