Tag Archives: Medicaid expansion
The ACA repeal and replace plan, dubbed the American Health Care Act, has the major components needed for effective health reform. However, the plan falls short on several crucial details, details that can and should be changed before the bill clears Congress and goes to the president to become law.
March 10, 2017
A conservative critique of the ACA’s expansion of Medicaid eligibility is that it may discourage “able-bodied” individuals from working. This false understanding of Medicaid recipients and their health insurance options has already influenced policymaking at the state level.
March 6, 2017
As states and the federal government jointly design Medicaid’s future, it will be important to incorporate what we have already learned about what works --and what does not.
February 10, 2017
Every day, an average 78 Americans die from opioid abuse. The coverage expansions and protections under the ACA can help lessen the epidemic and save lives.
January 30, 2017
Though the ACA reinforced the status quo approach of maintaining separate medical and dental care financing and delivery systems, there have been some interesting lessons worth highlighting.
January 13, 2017
Wherever possible, we need to rely on evidence from rigorous research---rather than compelling anecdotes---to get an accurate assessment of a policy’s effects.
December 9, 2016
Medicaid expansion appears to result in large coverage gains in the first year of its implementation. In addition, Medicaid expansion states continue to outperform non-expansion states in reductions in the uninsured rate for non-elderly adults across key demographic and income groups.
October 5, 2016
Findings published this week in an AHRQ statistical brief offer new insights into the changes that have occurred in the coverage mix of ambulatory care.
October 5, 2016
A new Obama administration report concludes that Medicaid expansion is associated with 7 percent lower age-adjusted marketplace premiums for the second-lowest cost silver plan.
August 26, 2016
Kentucky had one of the nation’s most successful Affordable Care Act (ACA) implementations, with an effective state exchange and expanded Medicaid program. The new Kentucky Medicaid plan, however, relies on policies that have been shown to be counterproductive.
August 25, 2016