More than 7 million people in states with federally run marketplaces currently receive health insurance subsidies. If they suddenly had to pay unsubsidized premiums, most would no longer be able to afford their coverage.
Medicaid is the single largest payer for healthcare services in every state. With nearly 10 million people enrolling in 2014 alone, total enrollment nationally tops 68 million, or one in five Americans.
On January 27, 2015, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) approved Indiana’s waiver request under Section 1115 of the Social Security Act to implement its Medicaid expansion.
In a highly anticipated speech on January 22, 2015, the newly inaugurated Governor of Arkansas, Asa Hutchinson, laid out his vision for charting the future of Medicaid in Arkansas.
On January 8, 2015, Tennessee released a proposal to expand its Medicaid program through an amendment to its current TennCare II waiver under Section 1115 of the Social Security Act.
By the end of 2014, 27 states and the District of Columbia had expanded Medicaid eligibility to adults with incomes up to 133% of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL).
Prior to the implementation of the ACA, most state Medicaid programs did not cover childless adults and covered only a limited number of parents.
Medicaid plays a central role in financing mental health and substance use disorder (SUD) services, accounting for 26 percent of all spending on behavioral health services in this country.
Patients are using the Internet, personal health records (PHRs) and mobile applications or “apps” to collect and manage personal health information. Many are seeking to share this information with their healthcare providers and clinical care teams to achieve health goals. At the same ...
Increasingly, states are moving beyond their traditional Medicaid programs to embrace new roles as leaders of statewide payment and delivery system transformation.