Explains three reasons why states should use data from SNAP (formerly known as food stamps) data to enroll adults in Medicaid without requiring a full application.
New findings from the Oregon Health Study reaffirm that Medicaid is good health coverage: The study showed that Medicaid beneficiaries were more likely than the uninsured to receive needed health care services (including preventive care), they experienced improved mental health as a result of coverage, and they were more financially secure. These findings, published last week in the New England Journal of Medicine, are part of an ongoing study of Oregon’s state Medicaid program.
Families USA and the National Health Law Program worked together to develop a checklist to help advocates ensure that their states implement health insurance exchanges that meet the needs of people with limited proficiency in English.
Explains that some low-income families may not be able to afford health coverage in the health insurance marketplaces until CHIP premiums are reduced or eliminated.
Estimates that more than 25.7 million Americans will get help paying for health coverage in the health insurance marketplaces .
Outlines five key elements of consumer-friendly health insurance marketplaces (also known as exchanges) offers tips for making sure plans sold in those marketplaces meet consumers' needs .