• 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 ...

  • 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, ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 02.02.17

    Leveraging CHIP to Protect Low-Income Children From Lead

    Despite dramatic improvements over the past few decades, lead poisoning continues to be a serious hazard for many children in the U.S., presenting significant risks to their health and learning. At least four million households with children are exposed to high levels of lead, and approximately ...

  • 01.13.17

    Review of the Organization of Entry Points for Publicly Funded Health and Social Services in Marylan

    Maryland residents can apply for health coverage and social services programs through a broad number of “entry points,” including online websites operated by the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange (MHBE) and Department of Human Resources (DHR); by contacting a call center; or by ...

  • 12.21.16

    Capping Federal Medicaid Funding: Key Financing Issues for States

    President-elect Donald Trump and Republican congressional leadership have called for a repeal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and a fundamental overhaul of the Medicaid program that would include imposing caps on federal funding to states. If adopted, capped funding would replace the central ...