March 25, 2015

Medicaid Expansion Linked to Earlier Diagnosis and Treatment of Diabetes

Andrea Callow

Associate Director of Medicaid Initiatives

New research suggests that the expansion of Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act is linked to better diagnosis of one of America’s most lethal and costly diseases: diabetes. In a study published last week by Diabetes Care: The Journal of the American Diabetes Association, researchers from the medical testing company Quest Diagnostics and Tulane University found a dramatic increase in the number of Medicaid patients with newly diagnosed diabetes in states that expanded Medicaid.

March 24, 2015

Medicaid Expansion States See Financial Savings and Health Care Jobs Growth

Patrick Willard

Senior Director of State and National Strategic Partnerships

States that have expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act are seeing major budget savings, according to reports released in the past month. These budget savings coupled with new data linking Medicaid expansion to job growth in the health care sector add to the reasons why the program makes good sense for states.

March 19, 2015

Budget Proposals Set the Stage for Cutting Access to Health Care. Again.

Ben D'Avanzo

Special Projects Manager

This week, leaders in Congress released their budget plans for FY 2016. The budget plans put forward by Senator Mike Enzi (R-Wyoming) and Rep. Tom Price (R-Georgia) (the Senate and House budget chairmen) include massive cuts to the health care safety net and, in that respect, are similar to previous budget proposals advanced by former House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin).

March 10, 2015

Trending: Legislative Sessions Find Medicaid Expansion on the Table

Patrick Willard

Senior Director of State and National Strategic Partnerships

Andrea Callow

Associate Director of Medicaid Initiatives

Republicans swept the governor’s races last November, dashing hopes that those who opposed Medicaid expansion would be replaced in 2015. Instead, Republican governors put their alternative proposals on statehouse agendas in the South and the West, pitting them against GOP lawmakers. Some legislative sessions will be wrapping up this month and those Medicaid expansion proposals are generating some political battles, as you’ll see below.

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