The State Innovation Model (SIM) grant program gives states funding and technical assistance to design and test new ways to provide and pay for health care. This brief examines the six states that received Round 1 SIM Testing grants to identify best practices for consumer advocate engagement.
Research and Publications
- Issue BriefSeptember 2015
- Fact SheetSeptember 2015
The Medicaid program is a reliable source of funding for states that bolsters their economies. Medicaid allows states to do more to meet their residents’ health care needs than they could do on their own.
- InfographicJuly 2015
This infographic shows the basic facts about where states stand on Medicaid expansion in 2015, along with brief analysis of states to watch.
- Short AnalysisJuly 2015
Learn about the multiple benefits of Medicaid expansion that are fueling the movement to expand Medicaid across the country.
- Issue BriefJune 2015
This guide explains how to interpret health insurers’ annual statements. This knowledge can be helpful to advocates who are challenging rate increases during the rate review process.
- Short AnalysisMay 2015
Resources to help organizations participate effectively in the rate review process to push back against unfair premium hikes.
- Issue BriefMay 2015
Several states are still considering expanding their Medicaid programs, and many will use Medicaid waivers for these expansions. This guide tells advocates when and how they can engage in the Medicaid waiver process.
- ReportMay 2015
Non-Group Health Insurance: Many Insured Americans with High Out-of-Pocket Costs Forgo Needed Health Care
Our report finds that one-quarter of consumers who buy insurance on their own still have problems being able to afford needed care.
- Fact SheetMay 2015
When members of Congress threaten to cut federal Medicaid funding, they ignore the facts about the program’s efficiency. Cuts to Medicaid or changes in its structure should be off the table.
- Issue BriefApril 2015
When states don’t extend Medicaid, Americans are hit the hardest. Our brief compares two neighboring states, Missouri and Iowa. Iowa has extended Medicaid coverage, but Missouri has not.