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
- InfographicJuly 2016
- ReportJune 2016
Federal Standardized Health Insurance Plans Could Help Improve Access to Care without Raising Premiums
Health insurance companies should offer marketplace plans that make the cost of basic outpatient care—like primary care, specialty care, and prescription drugs—affordable to consumers. This report shows that the new federal standardized silver plans will help consumers by covering this care before people meet their deductible.
- Short AnalysisJune 2016
The new federal rules, which states must implement by 2018, are a step in the right direction toward ensuring that people with a Medicaid managed care plan can see the right health care provider when they need to.
- Short AnalysisJune 2016
This is the second in a series that looks at what advocates should know about the newly released standards for Medicaid managed care plans.
- Short AnalysisMay 2016
The first in a series of short analyses explaining certain provisions of the sweeping new standards issued by the Obama administration to guide the operation of state Medicaid managed care plans. Here, we look at changes affecting the enrollment process.
- 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.
From The Blog
It’s been only two months since the Louisiana Medicaid expansion—dubbed Healthy Louisiana—went into effect, and already Louisianans are reaping the benefits.
New data show that Medicaid expansion has helped over 305,000 Bayou State residents get health coverage. But coverage through Healthy Louisiana means more than just an insurance card. New enrollees are using their coverage to get vital preventive care and treatment.