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    05.03.17

    Medicaid Family Planning Programs: Six Years Post-ACA Implementation

    The Affordable Care Act (ACA) brought sweeping changes to the Medicaid program that have had profound implications for family planning coverage, services and providers. In particular, in the 17 states with family planning programs that have expanded Medicaid, many women have moved from limited ...

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    05.03.17

    Medicaid’s Role in Public Emergencies and Health Crises

    When it comes to natural disasters and public health crises, it is not surprising—in fact, it is expected—that federal agencies such as the Federal Emergency Management Association (FEMA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention step in and help the victims. While less known, ...

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    03.27.17

    Medicaid’s Role in the Delivery and Payment of Substance Use Disorder Services in Montana

    The State of Montana is grappling with a serious and growing public health problem in substance use disorders (SUDs)—including alcoholism, methamphetamine use and opioid abuse and overdose—as well as the related, profound economic and social consequences of these conditions. Montanans ...

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    03.23.17

    Changes to Medicaid Expansion in the American Health Care Act

    The House currently is considering the American Health Care Act (AHCA), a bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Among other things, the bill will phase out enhanced federal funding for the expansion of Medicaid to low-income adults with incomes below 138 percent of the federal ...

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    03.14.17

    Repealing Eligibility and Enrollment Modernization—What Would it Mean for States?

    While the focus of debate regarding repeal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has been on Marketplaces and the Medicaid expansion, a myriad of other provisions of the ACA are at risk of repeal—including those that streamline Medicaid eligibility and enrollment systems and implement a national, ...

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    03.09.17

    Proposals to Cap State Medicaid Funding: Massachusetts Considerations

    In a new chart pack commissioned by the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation for the Massachusetts Coalition for Coverage and Care, Manatt Health provides an overview of proposals to cap federal Medicaid funding under the American Health Care Act (AHCA), the House bill to repeal and ...

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    03.07.17

    Repealing the Medicaid Expansion: Implications for Montana

    Congress is currently debating whether and how to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA). In a new report for the Montana Healthcare Foundation, Manatt Health analyzes the potential impact on the State of Montana of a possible repeal of one key portion of the ACA—the Medicaid ...

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    03.02.17

    Capped Federal Medicaid Funding: Implications for Texas

    Since its inception, Medicaid has been financed jointly by the federal and state governments. There are no caps on the federal government’s core financial obligations; federal funding is guaranteed as a share (known as a match) of all state expenditures that follow federal rules. Republican ...

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    02.23.17

    Medicaid at a Crossroads: What’s at Stake?

    Since its inception 50 years ago, Medicaid has evolved from a small welfare program into an integral part of the nation’s health insurance system, now covering more than one in five low-income children and adults. As Medicaid coverage has expanded and stabilized, states are making strides to ...

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    02.17.17

    Building the Coverage Continuum: The Role of State Medicaid Directors and Insurance Commissioners

    The Affordable Care Act has expanded coverage to 20 million newly insured individuals, split between state Medicaid programs and commercially insured marketplaces, with limited integration between the two. The seamless continuum of coverage envisioned by the law is central to achieving the full ...