Tag Archives: Section 1115 Waivers
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
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
Texas and the Trump administration could set dangerous new precedents that could undermine family planning care in Medicaid programs nationwide.
July 18, 2017
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
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
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
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
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
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