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Insights Column 07.05.2016

10 Health Advocacy Highlights from the 2016 Legislative Sessions

Despite a divided Congress in Washington, many state policymakers around the country, supported by advocates, reached across the aisle to make needed improvements to the health care system. Governors, lawmakers, and regulators made strides…

Insights Column 07.04.2016

ACA Assisters Can Help Consumers Register to Vote

Assisters wear many hats, from conducting outreach and education to enrolling consumers in coverage, and, later, helping consumers use their coverage. Assisters can serve another valuable role: helping consumers register to vote. Applications for…

Insights Column 07.01.2016

Missouri’s Medicaid Waiver Spends More to Provide Less

Missouri’s 1115 waiver program, named the "Missouri Mental Health Crisis Prevention Program," was recently submitted to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and is awaiting approval. The goal of Missouri’s waiver is…

Insights Column 06.28.2016

Louisiana’s Medicaid Expansion Takes Off

Beginning July 1, Louisiana will provide health coverage to more than 225,900 low-income adults after only one month of enrolling people in the state’s new Healthy Louisiana program. It is a remarkable success for…

Insights Column 06.27.2016

State 1332 Waiver Update: Vermont and Hawaii

Section 1332 of the Affordable Care Act allows states to request a waiver for certain provisions of the law in order to implement a state reform that will provide health coverage that is as…