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National Survey of the Public’s Views About Medicaid

National Survey of the Public’s Views About Medicaid This national survey of the public reveals that Americans view the Medicaid program positively and are reluctant to see state and federal cuts to the program. The survey also asked the public about their knowledge of the Medicaid program. Chartpack Toplines

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Stresses to the Safety Net:  The Public Hospital Perspective

The nation’s safety net financing is fragmented; consequently, providers must knit together resources from many different funding sources to create a stream of revenue to cover the costs of providing a very broad range of services. This report describes those sources of revenue, documenting that nearly 40% of all safety…

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Medicaid:  An Overview of Spending on “Mandatory” vs. “Optional” Populations and Services

Medicaid: An Overview of Spending on “Mandatory” vs. “Optional” Populations and ServicesThis issue brief provides an overview of Medicaid’s optional beneficiaries and services. The brief demonstrates that although “optional” populations account for only 29 percent of Medicaid enrollment, 60 percent of all Medicaid expenditures for both “mandatory” and “optional” populations…

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Medicaid Enrollment and Spending by “Mandatory” and “Optional” Eligibility and Benefit Categories

Medicaid Enrollment and Spending by “Mandatory” and “Optional” Eligibility and Benefit CategoriesThis report presents new estimates of the proportion of Medicaid beneficiaries and spending that is mandatory and optional to promote an increased understanding of how Medicaid restructuring proposals might affect the various groups and services covered by the program.Report…

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Medicare Prescription Drug Improvement and Modernization Act Implementation Timeline: June 2004 – December 2006 Key Dates

Key Implementation Dates for the Medicare Prescription Drug BenefitThis timeline presents important dates and deadlines of key implementation activities related to the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act of 2003 (MMA). It runs from the beginning of 2005 through the end of 2006, the first year of the new…

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The Latest Data on Mandatory and Optional Populations and Benefits in Medicaid

With discussions on restructuring Medicaid occurring in state capitols and Washington, two new reports provide the latest data on how much of Medicaid's spending is for covering mandatory versus optional populations and services. The analysis shows that although optional populations account for 29 percent of Medicaid enrollment, 60 percent of…

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The Use of Oregon’s Evidence-Based Reviews for Medicaid Pharmacy Policies: Experiences in Four States

This report explores how four state Medicaid programs — Washington, Wyoming, Minnesota, and North Carolina — differ in their use of Oregon’s Drug Effectiveness Review Project (DERP) to manage their prescription drug benefit.Report (.pdf)

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Increasing Premiums and Cost Sharing in Medicaid and SCHIP: Recent State Experiences

Over the past few years, a number of states have implemented new or increased existing out-of-pocket costs for beneficiaries in their Medicaid, SCHIP, or other public coverage programs. This brief reviews the key findings from this recent activity, including the impact on enrollment in public coverage programs, access to care,…

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Medicaid’s Role in Long-Term Care: Q & A

Financing long-term care for the nearly 10 million Americans who need services and support to assist them in life’s daily activities continues to challenge the nation. While Medicaid is the nation’s major source of financing for long-term care services, paying for over 40% of total long-term care, its role is…

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Migrant and Seasonal Farmworkers:  Health Insurance Coverage and Access to Care

Migrant and Seasonal Farmworkers: Health Insurance Coverage and Access to CareNearly three million workers earn their living through migrant or seasonal farm labor. Migrant and seasonal farmworkers and their families confront health challenges stemming from the nature of their work, their extreme poverty and mobility, and living and working arrangements…

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