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How Will Medicare-for-all Proposals Affect Medicaid?

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Nationally, Medicaid covers 75 million low-income adults, children, pregnant women, seniors, and people with disabilities.


Medicaid Managed Care Tracker

Sixty-nine percent of Medicaid beneficiaries nationally receive care through MCOs. Our market tracker now includes state-level, plan-level and parent-firm data.


Community Health Centers Prepare for Funding Uncertainty

The Community Health Center Fund is set to expire on Sept. 30 unless Congress extends it.

Medicaid’s Role in Addressing the Opioid Epidemic

A one-page distillation of data about the opioid epidemic and Medicaid’s role in covering addiction treatment services.

What Does the Research Show About the Effects of ACA Medicaid Expansion?

Findings from more than 300 studies published between January 2014 and June 2019.

Puerto Rico & USVI: Heading for a Fiscal Cliff When Temporary Medicaid Funds Expire

An overview of the status of the health care systems and Medicaid programs in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands about one and a half years after Hurricanes Irma and Maria struck the territories in September 2017.

How Connecting Justice-Involved Individuals to Medicaid Can Help Address the Opioid Epidemic

  • 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 Waiver Tracker: Approved and Pending Section 1115 Waivers by State

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

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.