February 16, 2018

Still Lurking: Federal Threats to Health Care

While it may seem that Congress has moved on from its reckless quest to repeal the Affordable Care Act and cut Medicaid, many lawmakers are not giving up.

It’s important that we remind members of Congress that we’re watching them and will mobilize to defend health care.

Short Analysis
February 2018

The Trump Administration’s Blueprint for Health Care

Earlier this week, the Trump Administration released its proposed budget for fiscal year 2019. This is the president’s first full budget proposal since taking office and it outlines the administration’s vision for the future. Although the budget proposal is non-binding and many elements need congressional approval for enactment, the administration can implement some of these policies on its own, through regulations, executive orders, and guidance. This is an eye-opening and chilling road map for where the administration wants to take health care for families and children.

Video
February 2018

Medicaid Waivers Webinar: Work Requirements and Beyond

Listen to our webinar on on how state advocates can address Medicaid waiver proposals that include work requirements and other restrictions, as well as tools available for state advocates to address similar proposals.

Fact Sheet
February 2018

Health Insurance Down Payments: The Maryland Plan

The Republican tax plan that President Trump signed into law in late December ended the federal government’s enforcement of the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) individual mandate. Starting tax season in 2020, people who were uninsured the previous year will no longer pay penalties on their federal income tax returns.

Fact Sheet
January 2018

America’s Seniors Need Medicare Oral Health Coverage

Nearly 60 million seniors and disabled persons rely on the Medicare program – and only about one-third of them have any coverage for oral health care. The Medicare statute currently excludes coverage for almost all oral health care. As a result, people with Medicare coverage suffer the physical and financial consequences of untreated dental problems.

Issue Brief
December 2017

Using Hospital Community Benefits to Improve Access to Oral Health Care

As part of their tax obligation to provide benefits to the community beyond hospital care, nonprofit hospitals can fund oral health initiatives such as community dental clinics, mobile dental services, vouchers for dental care and oral health advocacy coalitions in the communities they serve. In this issue brief we explain how to advocate for such initiatives.

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