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.
Medicaid Alternative Benefit Plans: What States Should Consider When Designing Coverage for the Expansion Population and the Role for Advocates
Examines issues states should consider when designing benefit plans for people who are newly eligible for Medicaid; outlines opportunities where advocates can engage in the process.
Shows how many people will be able to get affordable, comprehensive insurance through the new health insurance marketplaces and how many people the Affordable Care Act has helped so far.
Starting on October 1, millions of Americans will be able to sign up for health coverage through health insurance marketplaces. In addition to private insurance, consumers can use the marketplaces to apply for Medicaid, which is a public insurance program that offers health care at little or no cost to people with low incomes. Here, we address three common questions about Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act
Lays out options for states determining benefit packages (called Alternative Benefit Plans) for those who are newly eligible for Medicaid, including key factors states should consider when designing these benefits.
A New Report Shows that Michigan Medicaid Beneficiaries Are Very Satisfied with Their Health Coverage
A new report by the Center for Healthcare Research and Transformation in Michigan found that Medicaid beneficiaries in the state are very satisfied with their health coverage. As lawmakers in the state and across the country decide if they will take the opportunity under the Affordable Care Act to expand Medicaid coverage to more of their state residents, they should take into consideration this and other reports that show that Medicaid is good coverage.
A few weeks ago, the Washington Post ran an article about Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia, and some tough decisions it is confronting related to financial strains it anticipates and services it may have to cut because Georgia’s governor has rejected the Medicaid expansion.
New HHS Rules: People Determined Ineligible for Medicaid Due to Their State Not Expanding Medicaid Will Be Exempt from the Individual Mandate
On June 26, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued final rules that defined eligibility for exemptions from the individual shared responsibility payments and how certificates of exemption will be granted. HHS made clear in this rule that people who are determined to be ineligible for Medicaid solely because their state did not expand the program will not be required to pay a penalty for not purchasing insurance.
We’ve said it over and over—expanding Medicaid is not just a good deal for people who gain health insurance coverage, but it’s a good deal financially for states. And now a new report by the Urban Institute, “Medicaid Expansion Under the ACA: How States Analyze the Fiscal and Economic Trade-Offs,” reaches that same conclusion. The study (issued by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation) takes an in-depth look at economic analyses of Medicaid expansion in ten very different states.
A RAND Corporation Study released this week concludes that states would be smart to expand Medicaid. This is yet another study demonstrating what we have known for a while: The Medicaid expansion is a good deal for states.