Veterans remain at higher risk of experiencing homelessness than the rest of the population. Although some veterans have access to health care through the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Medicaid plays an important role for this population, particularly those experiencing homelessness. This brief describes Medicaid’s role for veterans experiencing homelessness and provides insight into how the Affordable Care Act (ACA) Medicaid expansion has affected their coverage and access to care. It shows:
The bill's sponsors say their plan to reallocate federal health funding among states is more equitable. It also would cause largely Democratic states to lose funding while Republican states gain.
There are still no Medicaid Managed Care Organizations at Decatur’s two major hospital groups, but there are options to keep Medicaid patients from going without coverage.
Medicaid has been a vital part of the American health care safety net for more than 50 years. Today, Medicaid, along with the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), covers more than 74 million people, ranging from children in poverty to persons with developmental disabilities and serious mental illnesses to the frail elderly requiring long-term care. In 32 states (including the District of Columbia) that took up Medicaid expansion pursuant to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), Medicaid also covers low-income, non-disabled adults. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) estimates combined federal and state outlays for Medicaid in 2017 will be $586.5 billion, or 17.3 percent of national health expenditures.
This brief describes the role that Medicaid plays for 10 million Medicare beneficiaries to help inform upcoming debates about proposals to restructure Medicaid financing in ways that could reduce federal funding.
On Thursday, February 23, the Kaiser Family Foundation will host a web briefing for journalists to explain how block grant and per capita cap spending proposals for Medicaid would work and what the possible implications are.
Headlines across the country mention looming changes to the Medicaid Program. Make no mistake when reading these articles, what they mean by change is severe cuts. The threats facing Medicaid in Washington, D.C. point to a fundamental problem facing our nation: a civil rights crisis that affects us all.
Under the ACA, as of 2014, Medicaid coverage is extended to poor and near poor adults in states that have opted to expand eligibility, and tax credits are available for low and middle-income people who purchase coverage through a health insurance Marketplace.
An estimated 3.6 million Americans don't get the health care they need because they don't have transportation to and from their doctors' appointments.
A national study by researchers at the National Center for Children in Poverty (NCCP), Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health--- shows an uneven picture of states' use of Medicaid to help families with young children gain access to mental health services.
My 74-year-old wife applied for Medicaid because she needs long term skilled nursing care. How much will Medicaid pay monthly for her care and how much can I earn?
Certain Medicaid payments to doctors had been increased to Medicare levels since 2013, but those increases stop on August 1.
Giving Medicare the same drug discounts as Medicaid would mean the biggest drug makers would take, on average, a 15 percent hit on earnings, a report says.
A new study from the University of California, Berkeley, shows that over one-third of manufacturing workers in the U.S. are on some form of public assistance. The percentage shoots up to a shocking 50% when temporary manufacturers are factored in.
Medicaid marks its 50th anniversary this week, and a new report examines the lifelong benefits the program has provided to some of Illinois' most vulnerable children. According to the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families, kids who receive Medicaid benefits grow into healthy adults with better educational outcomes and greater financial security. Margaret Stapleton, healthcare justice director with the Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law, says the benefits are invaluable. ...
A Texas lawmaker was wary that the waiver wouldn't be renewed next year.
The Texas Legislature in Senate Bill 760 removed barriers to Medicaid recipients receiving healthcare services and required improved access for services through managed care plans. United States Food, Drugs, Healthcare, Life Sciences BakerHostetler 8 Jul 2015
Linda Joyner, at 64, just got health coverage.
State leaders have said they didn't want to consider expanding North Carolina's Medicaid program until the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on the latest challenge to the Affordable Care Act. Now that the case is decided, lawmakers and the governor are looking ahead.
News that the U.S. Supreme Court has once again upheld the Affordable Care Act, ruling that subsidies are valid to purchase private coverage in all states no matter what government exchange an American uses, the focus on future growth will be Medicaid, the expanded program for the poor that is also a key part of the health law.