Short Analysis
May 2016

Medicaid Managed Care Rule: Improving the Enrollment Experience

The first in a series of short analyses explaining certain provisions of the sweeping new standards issued by the Obama administration to guide the operation of state Medicaid managed care plans. Here, we look at changes affecting the enrollment process.

Short Analysis
April 2016

Charging Medicaid Premiums Hurts Patients and State Budgets

This is the first in a series of analyses that examines the impact of efforts by conservative states to use Section 1115 waivers to modify their Medicaid expansions. Our analysis uses data these states report to CMS. First up: How charging Medicaid patients premiums hurts their care and state budgets.

Short Analysis
January 2016

What Advocates Should Know about 1332 State Innovation Waivers

Beginning in 2017, the Affordable Care Act permits states to apply for waivers to begin experimenting with strategies to provide residents with access to high-quality, affordable health insurance. Known as 1332 state innovation waivers, these waivers can be an important vehicle for the next round of state improvements in health care. 

Short Analysis
January 2016

How Could a 1332 Waiver Affect Medicaid and CHIP?

While these waivers are related to private health insurance, there are several ways these waivers could affect Medicaid and CHIP coverage. This analysis describes how new federal guidance on these waivers provides some guardrails designed to protect the Medicaid and CHIP populations.

Short Analysis
May 2015

Explainer: Medicaid Uncompensated Care Pools

What are uncompensated care pools (also known as a “low-income pool” in Florida)? And why are they getting attention now? This short analysis explains what these pools are and how they relate to the CMS process of approving Medicaid Section 1115 waivers. 

Short Analysis
March 2015

King v. Burwell Twitter Chat

The day after the Supreme Court hears oral arguments in King v. Burwell, experts from Families USA, the American Public Health Association, the National Women’s Law Center, and the Center for American Progress will discuss the case on Twitter

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