When people enter the criminal justice system, states can suspend their Medicaid coverage. This is smart policy that makes it easier for people leaving incarceration to obtain quick access to health care.
Research and Publications
- InfographicMay 2016
- Short AnalysisApril 2016
This is the first in a series of analyses that examines the impact of efforts by conservative states to use Section 1115 waivers to modify their Medicaid expansions. Our analysis uses data these states report to CMS. First up: How charging Medicaid patients premiums hurts their care and state budgets.
- Fact SheetApril 2016
Turning Medicaid into a block grant would ultimately mean cuts in services to people who need health care the most. It would also put states completely on the hook for unanticipated health care costs.
- InfographicFebruary 2016
This infographic shows the basic facts about where states stand on Medicaid expansion in 2016.
- Issue BriefFebruary 2016
Must-read guide for enrollment assistance organizations looking to share people’s stories for story banking.
- ReportFebruary 2016States that have expanded Medicaid are doing more to help working residents than states that choose not to expand Medicaid.
- Fact SheetFebruary 2016
A set of principles laying out Families USA’s vision for health system transformation that achieves the triple aim of better care, lower cost, and better health. Health care stakeholders can use these to inform policy decisions.
- Fact SheetJanuary 2016
Families USA and the Institute for Clinical and Economic Review (ICER) have produced a new series of consumer guides to help patients and clinicians focus on which tests or treatments to choose when several reasonable options exist.
- InfographicJanuary 2016
The road that a policy idea must travel before it becomes a federal law can be long and winding. This infographic shows the steps that nearly every bill takes on its journey to the president’s desk.
- InfographicJanuary 2016
Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders are more likely to have certain health problems than whites. Finding and treating these problems early can make a huge difference. Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, most health insurance plans must cover preventive services for free.
From The Blog
As a freelance writer and director of a small nonprofit that provides expressive arts experiences to refugees in Tucson, Arizona, Marge is already very busy. But last year, Marge spent so much time trying to find a primary care physician in her health plan’s network that it began to feel like her third part-time job. Marge spent months calling doctors who were listed in her plan’s online provider directory, but this critical consumer resource proved to be inaccurate.