Short Analysis
January 2019

Making Family Unity and Child Well-being a Priority in Immigration Enforcement

As a Trump administration-bred humanitarian crisis rages at the U.S. border, President Trump remains resolute that the answer is $5.7 billion in funding to erect steel border barriers. 
 
This administration has time and again been steadfast in its approach to immigration -- intolerant, malicious and obstructive at every turn. 
 
Short Analysis
January 2019

The Government Shutdown Aggravates an Already Strained Indian Health Services

The partial government shutdown enters its 27th day and no end is in sight. Although major health care programs like Medicaid and Medicare are funded, this is not true for the Indian Health Services (IHS). The IHS is a health care agency run by the Department of Health and Human Services but funded by the Department of the Interior (DOI).

Short Analysis
December 2018

Five Things You Need to Know about Texas v. US Litigation

On December 14, Judge Reed O’Connor, Texas Federal District Court, issued an initial ruling in the case Texas v. United States. This case threatens access to health care and financial security for millions of Americans. The dangerous ruling would strike down the entire Affordable Care Act (ACA), including the provisions that protect people with pre-existing conditions and those who get coverage from their employers, improve the long-term financial stability of Medicare, expand Medicaid, make improvements in hospital and nursing home care, and more.
Short Analysis
November 2018

Beware! New Guidance on Section 1332 Waivers Opens 
the Way for Serious Harm

New Guidance on Section 1332 waivers, issued in October 2018, can undermine key consumer protections and pave the way for federal dollars to subsidize plans that provide few benefits. The public can comment on the federal guidance through December 24, 2018. People should also find out if their states are developing waiver proposals, and comment on those to both the state and federal governments. This analysis explains what issues to watch.

Short Analysis
October 2018

The Public Charge Rule: What it Means and What You Can Do to Stop It

On October 10, 2018, the Trump administration published a proposed rule in the Federal Register that would make it much harder for immigrants to obtain visas (including visas to study or work in the U.S.), extend their visas, or adjust their status to become lawful permanent residents.

Short Analysis
October 2018

The Trump Administration’s Continued Attacks on Immigrant Children and Families: Dismantling the Flores Settlement Agreement

On September 7, the Trump administration took another step toward eliminating basic protections for immigrant children and their families who enter the U.S. without documentation—including those legally seeking asylum, by issuing a notice of proposed rulemaking (proposed regulation) that would dismantle constitutional protections for children established by the Flores Settlement Agreement governing the detention and treatment of children in U.S.

Short Analysis
September 2018

Red Tape Results in Thousands of Arkansans Losing Coverage

NOTE (January 17, 2019):  From August through December 2018, Arkansas disenrolled over 18,000 from Medicaid for failure to meet the work hours reporting requirement. Each individual disenrolled was locked out of Medicaid coverage from the point of disenrollment until January 2019, when they can reapply for coverage. At the point individuals re-enroll, the three month “clock” for reporting work hours begins again.

Short Analysis
August 2018

Texas v. United States: The Latest Court Case to Threaten Health Coverage for Millions

Update: Judge O’Connor heard oral arguments in Texas v. United States on September 5, summarized in this Health Affairs article. It is not clear how quickly the judge will rule on a preliminary injunction. The Department of Justice, despite arguing to undo preexisting condition protections, has admitted that a negative decision, even if appealed, would bring chaos and uncertainty during open enrollment this fall.

Pages

Subscribe to Short Analysis