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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.

Implications of Medicaid and Work: What Does the Data Say?

  • Vast majority of enrollees targeted by work requirements are already working or would qualify for an exemption
  • Low-wage and part-time work may not be sufficient to overcome poverty
  • Many non-working enrollees who could be exempt would need to navigate an exemption process

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.

Snapshots of Recent State Initiatives in Medicaid Prescription Drug Cost Control

Rising Medicaid spending on prescription drugs has prompted many states to look for new ways to control such costs. We look at current state initiatives aimed at addressing the issue.

Infographic: Medicaid’s Role in Addressing the Opioid Epidemic

A 1-page distillation of information and statistics about the opioid epidemic and Medicaid’s role in covering addiction treatment services.

Implications of Emerging Waivers on Streamlined Medicaid Enrollment and Renewal Processes

Recently approved and proposed waivers and other proposed policies include new eligibility and enrollment requirements and restrictions that run counter to the ACA’s streamlined processes.

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