A one-page distillation of data about the opioid epidemic and Medicaid’s role in covering addiction treatment services.
- Medicaid expansion has served as a key impetus for re-entry efforts.
- States can facilitate connections to coverage for individuals transitioning into/out of incarceration by suspending eligibility for those who enter incarceration with Medicaid and providing enrollment assistance before release.
- States are advancing coordination of care and access to services, including MAT, to support successful re-entry by individuals into the community.
Medicaid Financial Eligibility for Seniors and People with Disabilities: Findings from a 50-State Survey
Medicaid covers over 6.9 million people age 65 or older, nearly 7 million nonelderly adults with disabilities and, with the Children’s Health Insurance Program, about 6.1 million children with special health needs.
Medicaid and CHIP covered 47% of the 13.3 million children with special health needs in 2017.
See our state Medicaid expansion fact sheets.
Though the Medicaid pharmacy benefit is a state option, all states cover it. We provide an overview of Medicaid’s prescription drug benefit and trends in spending and utilization.
Three briefs draw upon our recent 50-state survey and examine:
- 18,164 individuals lost coverage in 2018
- 1,910, have reapplied for and regained coverage in 2019 (the clock reset in January for non-compliance)
- As of March 7, 7,066 enrollees had one month of non-compliance and 6,472 enrollees had two months of non-compliance in the new year
- Implications of Work Requirements in Medicaid: What Does the Data Say?
- Implications of a Medicaid Work Requirement: National Estimates of Potential Coverage Losses
- What Do Different Data Sources Tell Us About Medicaid and Work?
- What’s in the Kentucky Medicaid Waiver that was Re-approved in November 2018?
- The Relationship Between Work and Health: Findings from a Literature Review
View states’ approved and pending waivers according to topic:
- Work Requirement Waivers
- Waivers with Eligibility and Enrollment Restrictions
- Waivers with Benefit, Copay, and Healthy Behavior Provisions
- Waivers with Behavioral Health Provisions
Findings from 202 studies of the impact of state Medicaid expansions published between January 2014 and February 2018.
- Access, Utilization, Affordability and Health Outcomes
- Economic Outcomes
- 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.