Many factors could prevent numerous communities from fully participating in the 2020 Census. These factors include underfunded Census outreach, a proposed Census question asking about citizenship, and broader policy changes that could increase immigrants’ fears about responding to the Census. Without vigorous action to prevent a significant undercount, states will suffer major cuts to federal health care funding, with grim results for health care and other critical state services.
The House Republican bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and cut the Medicaid program would cause immediate and critical problems for American Indian and Alaska Native peoples. Repeal would take funding away from federally recognized tribes and tribal organizations that now provide comprehensive health services in Alaska.
Explains how states and health assistance programs handle billing disputes for Medicaid beneficiaries, answers questions about Medicaid billing issues.
Turning Medicaid into a block grant would ultimately mean cuts in services to people who need health care the most. It would also put states completely on the hook for unanticipated health care costs.
Examines the negative effects on children's health when they lose health coverage during the year due to fluctuating family income and discusses how coverage disruptions place a costly burden on states.
If Republicans in Congress end the ACA's Medicaid expansion or radically change the structure of the Medicaid program by capping or cutting funding, it could severely hurt rural Americans and cripple state economies across the country.
When members of Congress threaten to cut federal Medicaid funding, they ignore the facts about the program’s efficiency. Cuts to Medicaid or changes in its structure should be off the table.
Efforts in Congress to cut Medicaid jeopardize a critical source of health coverage for veterans. Approximately 1.75 million veterans—nearly 1 in 10—have Medicaid as a source of coverage.
This series lays out arguments against cutting health care programs like Medicaid and Medicare in an effort to reduce government spending.
Use this checklist to determine whether the Senate's ACA repeal bill protects those with pre-existing medical conditions.