On March 14, 2019, federal judge James Boasberg of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia will hear oral arguments on the legality of Medicaid work requirements in Arkansas and Kentucky. The Arkansas work requirement program took effect June 1, 2018, resulting in approximately 18,000 people losing Medicaid coverage so far; it is estimated an additional 30,000 people will lose coverage if the program continues in 2019.
The new Families USA report A Case for Solidarity: Common Challenges Involving Health and Health Care in the United States reveals that, among both whites and people of color, in rural and urban areas alike, working-class women are particularly likely to experience serious problems with poor health and unaffordable health care.
Washington, D.C.—On Tuesday, September 18, Families USA held a press telebriefing to discuss what’s at stake for Medicaid in the upcoming November elections. The call included leaders of Medicaid expansion ballot initiatives and a review of key state elections that may affect Medicaid expansions and waiver proposals.
Families USA and Kentucky Voices for Health held a telebriefing for media discussing in detail the recent series of Medicaid eligibility restrictions approved by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) under executive branch waiver authority.
Older Americans (age 50+) would be among the hardest hit under the House plan due to higher premiums, reduced financial assistance, massive cuts to Medicaid and threats to the future of Medicare.
This media teleconference, hosted by the National Partnership for Women & Families, discusses how ACA repeal attempts threaten access to essential health benefits.
This media teleconference discusses how the Republican proposals of continuous coverage penalizes people by allowing insurance companies to discriminate and/or charge more for not having coverage continuously.
This fourth teleconference call hosted by our partner Community Catalyst, discusses the Republican proposals to rely on high risk pools to cover individuals with pre-existing conditions.
This call discussed how the Republican proposal will increase cost sharing. As part of this we spoke to health savings accounts (HSAs) – cornerstones of the Republican proposal.
Our experts on the call: Lydia Mitts Associate Director of Affordability Initiatives at Families USA and Shelley Fuld Nasso, Chief Executive Officer at National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship.