Tag Archives: Section 1115 Waivers

Medicaid Waivers Should Backstop The Exchanges

Temporary Medicaid buy-in would be a useful tool for state regulators to improve the quality of plans offered in counties that otherwise would have been bare.

September 14, 2017

What Medicaid Recipients And Other Low-Income Adults Think About Medicaid Work Requirements

Instead of Kentucky HEALTH’s focus, which one participant said, “is not going to fix the problems that exist,” participants wanted a bridge between Medicaid and employer-sponsored coverage.

August 30, 2017

At It Again: Texas Continues To Undercut Access To Reproductive Health Care

Texas and the Trump administration could set dangerous new precedents that could undermine family planning care in Medicaid programs nationwide.

July 18, 2017

Are Section 1115 Waivers A Panacea For Draconian Medicaid Funding Reductions?

Section 1115 is not a license to the HHS Secretary to rewrite the Medicaid statute to fit a dramatically altered federal funding environment.

July 17, 2017

State Medicaid Lessons For Federal Health Reform

Evidence remains sparse on whether policies to increase enrollee engagement and responsibility have reduced program costs. However, the experience of states with 1115 waivers can offer useful lessons on the design and effectiveness of these types of Medicaid reforms.

June 7, 2017

Medicaid Work Requirements: Who’s At Risk?

Work requirements, such as those proposed in the AHCA, might pressure a small number to gain work on a temporary basis, but is it worth the trade off of causing millions to lose their health insurance coverage?

April 12, 2017

Medicaid Responds To The Opioid Epidemic: Regulating Prescribing And Finding Ways To Expand Treatment Access

Nearly 12 percent of adults covered by Medicaid have a substance use disorder. It is important to recognize that Medicaid programs remain on the front lines -- and to consider how to most effectively support individual state responses.

April 11, 2017

Oregon’s High-Risk, High-Reward Gamble On Medicaid Expansion

Health policy in Oregon is like football in the SEC: not only a contact sport but also a source of intense civic pride. The state's Medicaid expansion was similarly turbulent.

January 10, 2017

Medicaid Expansion Through Section 1115 Waivers: Evaluating The Tradeoffs

A Symposium On Health Law. Just 32 states including DC have expanded Medicaid pursuant to the ACA. Some have successfully negotiated customized expansions with CMS through Section 1115 waivers, seeking to expand Medicaid only on their terms. However, this new set of waivers should give us pause.

March 15, 2016

Medicaid Expansion In Michigan: The Second CMS Waiver

The second waiver request was submitted to CMS in order to continue the Healthy Michigan Plan beyond April 30, 2016, and required individuals enrolled in Healthy Michigan for 48 cumulative months to choose one of two options: a Marketplace qualified health plan or stay on the Healthy Michigan...

January 5, 2016