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