State-to-State

Medicaid-Logo State-to-State provides insight into how other states are implementing healthcare reforms and best practices, including Medicaid. How are other states handling implementing? Download the April 28 State Alternatives for coverage updated to include Montana’s Governor signing Montana’s expansion alternative into law.

Medicaid

Alaska Gov. Bill Walker will announce  July 16 his plans to expand Medicaid,  bringing him closer to fulfilling one of this top campaign promises. Read more here.
Ohio will seek a waiver from the CMS allowing the state to drop adult beneficiaries who don’t pay into a health savings account, regardless of their income. Read more here.

Arkansas cancels cost-sharing for poorest in Medicaid expansion. Read more here.

Screen Shot 2015-05-01 at 3.25.55 PM Options for states to reduce avoidable Medicare and Medicaid hospitalizations for dually eligible enrollees in nursing facilities. Read more here.

Feds pressure Florida Medicaid expansion. Read more here.

Medicaid Expansion

Every year, thousands of people diagnosed with advanced stage of cancer, call the National Cancer Information Center, desperate to find some kind of health insurance. A few years ago, the call center would have had few solutions. But between 2012 and 2014, when the major coverage expansion made possible by the Affordable Care Act began, the share of callers connected with coverage more than doubled from 12 percent to 27 percent, according to data provided to the Los Angeles Times. Many callers from states such as Texas and Florida that haven’t expanded their Medicaid safety nets aren’t so lucky. Call center data show just 18 percent of callers from those two states got connected to coverage in 2014, compared with 35 percent in California and New York, which both expanded Medicaid. Read more here.

Arkansas, Delaware, Pennsylvania get Federal approval for health insurance marketplaces. Read more here.

Screen Shot 2015-06-08 at 9.23.54 AM Where Medicaid expansion matters: Small Illinois hospital expands while Missouri counterparts cut back. Read more here.

 

 

Screen Shot 2015-05-12 at 3.35.41 PM Five years after the Affordable Care Act passed, its Medicaid expansion provision is still causing huge fights in state legislatures. Read more here.

 

Screen Shot 2015-05-01 at 10.35.12 AM Three studies from the Kaiser Family Foundation examine the Affordable Care Act impact on hospitals in Medicaid expansion states, private insurance enrollment growth, and the favorable-unfavorable division on healthcare reform. Read more here.

 

Screen Shot 2015-04-15 at 10.15.35 AM Benefits of closing healthcare coverage gaps in Texas counties are highlighted in by the Center for Public Policy Priorities. Read more here. 

 

Medicaid Managed Care
Missouri state senate approves budget step that could privatize Medicaid managed care. Read more here.

King v. Burwell

Rep. Bruce Poliquin, R-Maine, is warning that, without a plan, consumers will likely face chaos in the insurance marketplace if the Supreme Court justices rule against the Medicaid expansion provision. Read more here.

Supreme Court of the Unites States (SCOTUS) Blog

Kaiser Issue Brief on King v. Burwell

Families USA: What’s at stake in King v. Burwell

 

Affordable Care Act (ACA)

Modern Healthcare: The ACA Turns 5