In communities of color, where rates of uninsurance and poor health outcomes are higher than in white communities, the differences between those who have insurance and those who lack it are stark.
Several states are still considering expanding their Medicaid programs, and many will use Medicaid waivers for these expansions. This guide tells advocates when and how they can engage in the Medicaid waiver process.
We’ve examined data from 22 states showing that working adults make up the majority of those who could benefit if states expanded Medicaid. View our new infographic and issue brief about the top occupations of the working but uninsured residents in Idaho.
This issue brief provides a comprehensive look at the EPSDT benefit, including a plan-to-plan comparison with large scale health plans in two states and the Federal Employee Health Benefit Program (FEHBP). That comparison shows that Medicaid’s EPSDT benefit consistently offers more comprehensive coverage for children and greater financial protections for families. It is the gold standard in children’s health coverage.
Examines four kinds of protections states have put in place that are designed to protect low-income, uninsured, or underinsured Americans from medical debt
Discusses opportunities to protect consumers by requiring that insurance companies spend a minimum percentage of premium dollars on health care instead of administrative costs, marketing, and profits.
Explains the new federal financing rules under the Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act (CHIPRA), including how funding will be distributed among the states.
Explores the debate about whether navigators should be licensed as agents or brokers, explains how navigators are different from brokers and agents.
Explains the problems with allowing health insurance companies to sell plans in states where they are not licensed, including insurers evading and undermining consumer protections.
Explores how the Affordable Care Act expands the practice of offering immediate, temporary Medicaid coverage to people who appear to be eligible based on income.