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Video Slideshow: What’s at Stake Under a Medicaid Block Grant or Per Capita Cap?

An explainer on how Medicaid is financed, whom it covers and how spending is distributed across groups, as policymakers consider restructuring the program.

10 Things to Know about Medicaid: The Facts

In the debate about Medicaid’s future, some critics have made statements at odds with data, research, and basic information about Medicaid. Let’s get the facts straight.

Infographic: Medicaid's Role for Children with Special Needs

There are 11.2 million children in the U.S. with special health care needs such as Down syndrome, cerebral palsy and autism.

State Variation in Medicaid Per Enrollee Spending for Seniors and People with Disabilities

We document how Medicaid spending per enrollee for seniors and people with disabilities varies greatly by state and discuss potential implications of a Medicaid per capita cap.

Data Note: Medicaid’s Role in Providing Access to Preventive Care for Adults

Chronic illness is prevalent in the adult Medicaid population. This data note focuses on Medicaid’s role in providing access to preventive care for low-income adults.

Proposed Medicaid Section 1115 Waivers in Maine and Wisconsin

  • Work requirements
  • Time limits
  • Premiums with lock-out for nonpayment

State Medicaid Fact Sheets

Our fact sheets highlight the role and reach of Medicaid in every state.

Data Note: Three Findings about Access to Care and Health Outcomes in Medicaid

  • Most doctors (70%) accept new Medicaid patients
  •  Access to care in Medicaid is comparable to private insurance
  • Evidence about Medicaid’s impact on health outcomes continues to emerge

Infographic: Medicaid's Role in Behavioral Health

Medicaid coverage and financing facilitate access to a variety of behavioral health services.

The Role of Medicaid in Rural America

A look at Medicaid’s role for 52 million nonelderly children and adults living in the most rural areas in the United States.

The Effects of Medicaid Expansion under the ACA: Updated Findings from a Literature Review

Our summary reviews findings from 108 studies of the impact of state Medicaid expansions under the ACA published between January 2014 and January 2017.

Infographic: Medicaid’s Role in Addressing the Opioid Epidemic

A 1-page distillation of information and statistics about the opioid epidemic and Medicaid’s role in covering addiction treatment services.

Key Themes in Section 1115 Medicaid Expansion Waivers

We look at waivers that implement the ACA’s Medicaid expansion and highlight themes in approved, pending, and denied provisions to date as well as key issues to watch.

All About Section 1115 Medicaid Waivers

Section 1115 waivers provide states an avenue to test new approaches in Medicaid that differ from federal program rules. They generally reflect priorities identified by states and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

Key Questions: Section 1115 Medicaid Demonstration Waivers

A look at the current landscape of demonstration waivers and what to watch going forward.

Medicaid Expansion States, By Governors' Political Party

Total newly eligible Medicaid expansion
enrollees: 10.7 million

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