Updated for the 2019 plan year, Families USA and the Children’s Dental Health Project published this guide to help families choose a pediatric oral health plan in their state’s marketplace. During open enrollment, choosing an oral health plan can be confusing, especially because dental coverage is often sold separately from a family’s health coverage. This guide explains what sorts of oral health plans you are likely to find and how to choose the one that works best for your family.
Partial Expansion Does Not Really Close the Coverage Gap: The Impact of Individual Market vs. Medicaid Expansion Coverage for 100-138% FPL Population
This analysis highlights the coverage and financial burden that non-elderly adults between 100-138% of the Federal Poverty Level experience when enrolled in individual market coverage compared to coverage under Medicaid expansion. We show that Marketplace coverage is simply not adequate or appropriate for near poor individuals and families.
Idaho state officials sought to create “state-based plans” for health insurance that would set a precedent for individual market insurance plans that could deny coverage for preexisting conditions. The Idaho health insurance guidelines would put older and sicker residents at a disadvantage.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.