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Fact Sheet 01.15.2019

Restrictive Medicaid 1115 Waivers: Status in the States

Update 2/5/2019: On January 18, 2019, CMS approved an amendment to Arizona’s 1115 waiver that added a work requirement, premiums, and waived retroactive eligibility. CMS denied Arizona’s request to add time limits on Medicaid eligibility.…

Advocacy Toolkit 01.10.2019

Medicaid Expansion Toolkit

As state health care leaders look to leverage new opportunities to expand Medicaid in 2019, Families USA’s Medicaid Expansion Leadership Team (MELT) is developing resources and guides to assist state health care leaders and policy makers…

Fact Sheet 01.09.2019

State Plan Amendment Approval Time Frames

There are various ways that states can change their Medicaid program. A change that complies with Medicaid law, such as a straight Medicaid expansion like those approved in recent ballot initiatives in Idaho, Nebraska,…

Comment 01.08.2019

Families USA’s Public Comments on the Proposed Program Integrity Rule

On November 7, 2018—the morning after Election Day—the Trump administration proposed an “Exchange Program Integrity” rule governing coverage provided in health insurance marketplaces. Some parts of the proposal appear useful. Some changes offer potential help to…

Fact Sheet 01.06.2019

State Plan Amendment vs Medicaid 1115 Waiver Process and Timelines

    As more states consider expanding Medicaid, it is important for legislators and policy-makers to understand that adding expansion features which require federal approval—like a work requirement —will delay people from receiving health coverage,…