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Issue Brief
May 2015

Medicaid Expansion Debates and the Waiver Process: Timeline for State Advocate Engagement

Several states are still considering expanding their Medicaid programs, and many of these states will use Medicaid Section 1115 waivers for these expansions. This guide explains when in the waiver process advocates can have input to make sure those waivers are as consumer-friendly as possible:

  • early on as the legislation is being formulated and debated 
  • throughout the waiver drafting and approval process
  • after the program is up and running 

Read our guide to find out what action steps advocates can take at each stage of the Medicaid waiver process.