Short Analysis
May 2016

Medicaid Managed Care Rule: Improving the Enrollment Experience

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 Analysis
April 2016

Charging Medicaid Premiums Hurts Patients and State Budgets

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 Sheet
April 2016

Block Grants: A Bad Idea for Medicaid

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.

Infographic
January 2016

How Does a Health Care Idea Become a Law?

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. 

Fact Sheet
January 2016

Proven Best Choices

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.

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