States’ experience shows that Medicaid expansion at the enhanced federal match can generate state savings across multiple budget areas. Those savings can be substantial, offsetting most or all of the state’s share of expansion costs. A full analysis the budget impact of expanding Medicaid must include an assessment of those savings.
The House Republican bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and cut the Medicaid program would cause immediate and critical problems for American Indian and Alaska Native peoples. Repeal would take funding away from federally recognized tribes and tribal organizations that now provide comprehensive health services in Alaska.
Explores why low-income people with Medicare struggle to pay for their health care and offers three ways to enable more Medicare beneficiaries to afford the care they need.
Many factors could prevent numerous communities from fully participating in the 2020 Census. These factors include underfunded Census outreach, a proposed Census question asking about citizenship, and broader policy changes that could increase immigrants’ fears about responding to the Census. Without vigorous action to prevent a significant undercount, states will suffer major cuts to federal health care funding, with grim results for health care and other critical state services.
This series of fact sheets explains why cutting health care programs like Medicaid and Medicare in an effort to reduce spending will hurt American families and the economy.
Explains how the Affordable Care Act improves health coverage and care for Latinos, including more consumer protections and new, affordable coverage options.
The Medicaid program is a reliable source of funding for states that bolsters their economies. Medicaid allows states to do more to meet their residents’ health care needs than they could do on their own.
The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ approval of Kentucky’s Medicaid waiver on January 12, 2017, opens a new front in the Trump Administration’s campaign to roll back the gains in coverage and health care achieved under the Affordable Care Act and Medicaid.
Changing Medicaid to a per capita cap payment system would shift costs and risks to states and children, seniors, people with disabilities, and working families who rely on Medicaid for their health insurance and long-term care.