Explains how states and health assistance programs handle billing disputes for Medicaid beneficiaries, answers questions about Medicaid billing issues.
Examines interstate billing problems, presents the results of a survey of state approaches to out-of-state billing, lists some promising practices for processing out-of-state Medicaid claims.
Explains how a “special enrollment opportunity” works for employer health plans and who is eligible for special enrollment.
Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) Soften the Blow during Tough Economic Times
Explains how Medicaid and CHIP function as a health care safety net; argues that Medicaid expansion must be part of national health reform so more low-income people have access to health care.
Explains why medical debt is different from other kinds of debt, who medical debt affects, and the consequences of medical debt.
Examines the Affordable Care Act's requirement that states keep the same eligibility levels in Medicaid and CHIP until 2014 for adults and until 2019 for children.
Helping People with Long-Term Health Care Needs: Improving Access to Home- and Community-Based Services
Examines how the Affordable Care Act gives states an incentive to expand home- and community-based services in Medicaid for people who need long-term care.
Outlines the main elements of the Affordable Care Act that will go into effect right away, including help for people with pre-existing conditions, free preventive services, and improved Medicare drug coverage.
Explains how the Affordable Care Act provides better health insurance for low-income children and extends coverage to the 7.3 million children who are still uninsured.