Tag Archives: Medicaid expansion

Republicans Should Take The Time Necessary To Improve The American Health Care Act

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

Myths About The Medicaid Expansion And The ‘Able-Bodied’

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

The Future Of Medicaid: When Improving Upon The Wheel, Start With Something Round

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

Repealing The ACA Could Worsen The Opioid Epidemic

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

Obamacare, Trumpcare, And Your Mouth

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

What’s The Story With Obamacare?

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

The Uninsured Drop Slowed But Continued Between 2014 and 2015

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

In Medicaid Expansion States, Uninsured Adults’ Share of Physician and ED Visits Has Declined

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

ASPE: Medicaid Expansion Lowers Marketplace Premiums

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

In Kentucky’s New Medicaid Plan Evidence Takes A Back Seat

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