This issue brief examines some of the other options policymakers may consider to extend coverage to people in the gap, including increased fiscal incentives for states, a narrower public option, and making people with incomes below the poverty level eligible for enhanced ACA premium subsidies.
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The American Rescue Plan Act, the COVID-19 relief package that became law on March 11, 2021, contains a number of provisions designed to increase coverage, expand benefits, and adjust federal financing for state Medicaid programs. These provisions are briefly described below and summarized in Table 1. Separate briefs summarize provisions in the new law relating to the Marketplaces and public health.
This data note documents differences by sex in the work status of non-elderly (19-64) adult Medicaid enrollees who were not receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and were not dually eligible for Medicare in 2019, and highlights differences between different subgroups of women and by parenting status.
Though the Trump Administration has left office, the Supreme Court is set to decide whether Medicaid work requirements – a controversial policy advanced by the Trump Administration – are legal.
To provide context to the current landscape of Medicaid and work, this brief explores work status and characteristics of Medicaid enrollees as well as perspectives from enrollees who participated in focus groups prior to the pandemic.
The two-page fact sheets provide a snapshot with key data for those who would become eligible for Medicaid under expansion in non-expansion states.
With the inauguration of President Biden and Democrats holding a slim majority in Congress, policymakers are likely to consider whether and how to reverse various health policy regulations issued by the Trump Administration.
This issue brief takes a close look at Section 1115 waiver activity in the final days of the Trump Administration, including approval of Tennessee’s TennCare III program, to understand implications for the Biden Administration.
As the Biden Administration takes office, the ongoing effects of the coronavirus pandemic and related economic downturn are the key issues that will substantially shape Medicaid coverage and financing policy in the year ahead.
The recent election of former Vice President Joe Biden as well as the on-going effects of the coronavirus pandemic and related economic downturn are the key issues that will substantially shape Medicaid policy over the next year.