• 06.26.18

    Virginia Expands Medicaid

    On June 7, 2018, Virginia joined 32 other states and the District of Columbia in expanding Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act to adults with incomes at or below 138% of the federal poverty level (FPL).

  • 05.24.18

    Is Momentum for Medicaid Expansion on the Upswing?

    To date, 33 states, including the District of Columbia, have expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) to adults with incomes at or below 138% of the federal poverty level (FPL)—newly covering more than 12 million Americans by the end of 2015.

  • 05.17.18

    State Action on Market Stabilization

    During the open enrollment period for the 2018 plan year, approximately 11.8 million people enrolled in Marketplace coverage and 74 million people enrolled in Medicaid, leading to an uninsured rate in the U.S. of 12.2 percent.

  • 12.18.17

    Part 1: Megatrends Reinventing How Patients Think

    In early 2017, California Assembly member Jim Wood introduced Bill AB-265, banning the use of copay coupons in California when a generic equivalent drug covered by an individual’s health plan exists.

  • 02.28.17

    Medicaid at a Crossroads: What's at Stake?

    Today, Medicaid is the nation's largest health insurer and the single largest payer in every state, covering more than 20 percent of the total U.S. population.

  • 02.22.17

    Securing the Safety Net for America's Vulnerable Populations

    Many older Americans have insufficient income and assets to protect them through retirement.

  • 05.23.16

    Actions to Advance Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health

    In the first three years of life, a child's brain grows faster than any other time, charting the course for all areas of brain development.

  • 07.02.14

    Manatt on Medicaid: The Emerging Conversation About the Future of CHIP

    During passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), a debate erupted over the future of the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), a well-established program that now offers coverage to 8 million children in low- and moderate-income families.

  • 03.27.14

    Manatt on Medicaid: The Basic Health Program

    The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) gives states the option to establish a Basic Health Plan (BHP)—an alternative coverage vehicle for lower-income individuals who would otherwise be eligible for Marketplace coverage.