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The Midterm Elections and Medicaid Expansion

A look at the ballot initiative votes in Idaho, Nebraska, Utah, and Montana, and the implications of the gubernatorial elections in Kansas, Maine and Wisconsin.

A Look at November State Data for Medicaid Work Requirements in Arkansas

  • 16,932 people lost coverage since September 2018 due to non-compliance
  • 1,428 met the work and reporting requirements in November

What's in the Kentucky Medicaid Waiver that was Re-approved in November 2018?

  • A work requirement as a condition of eligibility
  • Premiums of up to 4% of income
  • Multiple coverage “lock-out periods”
  • Elimination of retroactive eligibility coverage and NEMT benefit for most expansion adults
  • New deductible and incentive rewards accounts

The re-approved waiver includes very few changes from the version approved in January 2018.

The Effects of Medicaid Expansion under the ACA: Updated Findings from a Literature Review

Findings from 202 studies of the impact of state Medicaid expansions published between January 2014 and February 2018.
  • Coverage
  • Access, Utilization, Affordability and Health Outcomes
  • Economic Outcomes

Potential Changes to Medicaid Long-Term Care Spousal Impoverishment Rules

The pending expiration of an ACA provision regarding Medicaid spousal impoverishment rules could tip the balance of financial incentives toward institutional long-term care and away from home and community-based services.

Status of State Medicaid Expansion Decisions

Our interactive map provides the latest information regarding states’ decisions about adopting the Medicaid expansion.

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

Medicaid State Fact Sheets

An updated collection of state Medicaid fact sheets provides snapshots of Medicaid coverage and spending nationally and in each state.

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.

Federal Legislation to Address the Opioid Crisis: Medicaid Provisions in the SUPPORT Act

We look at the key Medicaid provisions in the bipartisan anti-opioids legislation.

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.

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