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What to Watch in Medicaid in 2019 from the Administration, Congress and the States

  • Medicaid expansion developments
  • Medicaid work requirements, including litigation and pending waivers
  • Medicaid and the opioid epidemic, controlling Rx drug costs and expanding community-based long-term care
  • “Public charge” changes and Medicaid

Key Facts About the Uninsured Population

The number of uninsured people rose in 2017, the first increase since implementation of the ACA. We have detailed data on state-by-state changes in the uninsured rate.

Health Insurance Marketplace Calculator

Use this tool to estimate what your premiums and tax credits for 2019 Affordable Care Act marketplace coverage could be based on your zip code, income, family size and age.

Analysis: Why do short-term plans have lower premiums than ACA plans?

Short-term plans can charge premiums that are 54 percent lower by:

  • Excluding coverage of pre-existing conditions or denying insurance altogether to people with such conditions.
  • Limiting or not covering benefits such as prescription drugs, maternity care, mental health and substance use treatment.

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.

Medicaid Section 1115 Waivers: Interactive Map

Our Medicaid wavier tracker captures approved and pending state waivers involving Medicaid expansion, work requirements, benefit restrictions and other categories.

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