A majority of states are taking advantage of federal funds and expanding their Medicaid programs under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Several states have done so using Section 1115 waivers to modify aspects of their Medicaid program, like benefits, premiums, and cost-sharing. Our new Medicaid Expansion Waiver Center outlines what’s in state expansion waivers and gives state advocates resources for challenging potential harmful proposals.
Presents new national and state data showing how cutting Medicaid would harm seniors, people with disabilities, their families, state workers, and the long-term care infrastructure.
With a new president and Congress, the health care gains made throughout the last six years face their greatest threat yet. Congress has voted more than 60 times to roll back the historic progress that has been made to expand health coverage to millions of people in this country and to improve coverage for those who already had it. These proposed changes will put the health—and lives—of countless Montanans at risk. Here’s what Montana stands to lose if the new president and Congress move forward to upend our health care system:
Estimates the number of Americans who die prematurely because they don't have health insurance, has state-level breakdowns by week, month, and year.
This infographic shows the populations—uninsured adults, parents with dependent children, working but uninsured adults, and uninsured veterans and their spouses—that would benefit from extending Medicaid.
This 50-state infographic series features state-specific data on how many people will be able to receive financial assistance for health insurance.
Discusses the gaps in the current health coverage system in each state and explains how the Affordable Care Act will fill those gaps and help state residents.
Learn why expanding home- and community-based care is cost-effective in the long run and how states can do it using two new Medicaid options in the Affordable Care Act.
Estimates that more than 25.7 million Americans will get help paying for health coverage in the health insurance marketplaces .
By Erinn Ackley - Red Lodge, Montana
Inclusion of a fair and expeditious appeals process that holds health insurance plans accountable is a very important component of the Affordable Care Act. In 2006, my father struggled through his insurer's appeal process in order to receive his prescribed treatment, a potentially lifesaving bone marrow transplant. Up until his doctor requested approval for the transplant, my father's insurer had freely covered all of his pre-treatment tests (including those to find his donor) and treatments.