Despite ongoing attempts to undermine and repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA), independent industry analysts have consistently reaffirmed that the individual market under the law was continuing to stabilize and improve as of early 2017.
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.
The ACA extended coverage to millions of previously uninsured and improved affordability and quality of coverage for those who were already covered.
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.
Explains how the new state exchanges required by the Affordable Care Act will improve health coverage for state residents and small businesses.
Make no mistake: Decisions made by President Trump and the Republicans in Congress remain the primary threat to the stability of the market and the future of the ACA.
A work requirement in Medicaid is not only a bad idea, it’s unnecessary and counterproductive.
The latest health care proposal out of Congress would cut funding for Medicaid expansion and financial assistance that helps low-wage works and moderate-income families.
Evidence shows that people with Medicaid have access to a regular source of care, are satisfied with that care, and experience other benefits from enrolling in the program, like greater financial security.
For seniors and people with disabilities, Medicaid is a vital health insurance program. It also fills in gaps in Medicare coverage and helps make Medicare more affordable. Without Medicaid, many individuals and families would not be able to afford needed health care, long-term care, or home-based care.